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Chelsea Kopta

Select Empire Service Trains to Operate to/from Grand Central Terminal during Infrastructure Renewal Period

By | Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News, Services and Schedules, Travel July 3, 2017

As part of the modified Amtrak service during infrastructure renewal work, select Empire Service trains will operate to/from Grand Central Terminal. In coordination with New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), three roundtrip Empire Service trains (six total trains) will operate between Albany-Rensselaer and Grand Central Terminal during the renewal work period, from July 10 – Sept. 1.

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Amtrak Announces Schedule Changes to Speed Infrastructure Renewal at New York Penn Station

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Safety, Services and Schedules, Travel May 30, 2017

Amtrak is announcing preliminary schedules as part of the Infrastructure Renewal at New York Penn Station, a series of major track and switch renewal projects that will strengthen railroad infrastructure, operations and preparedness and, ultimately improve reliability at America’s busiest rail hub.

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Amtrak & Twentieth Century FOX Promote Family Travel with Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

By | Sales and Deals, Travel May 16, 2017

Amtrak & Twentieth Century Fox have partnered to commemorate the release of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, in theaters on May 19. Summer travel is heating up and with Amtrak’s everyday 50 percent off kids’ fares, families can take in the wonder and fun of the train, while enjoying a trip without baggage fees and traffic stops.

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Amtrak President and CEO Wick Moorman Announces New York Penn Station Improvement Initiatives

By | Commuter and State Partners, Company News and Statements, Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, Safety April 27, 2017

Amtrak President and CEO Wick Moorman today announced a series of initiatives to strengthen railroad infrastructure and improve operations and preparedness at New York Penn Station, the nation’s busiest rail station and transportation facility.

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New York Penn Station Service Update – Friday, April 7

By | Company News and Statements, Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News, Safety April 7, 2017

The major repair work at New York Penn Station has been completed and Amtrak forces are now currently testing and adjusting the installed components to ensure safe and reliable operation. We expect this work to be completed shortly this morning. During this additional period, Amtrak will prioritize the operations of NJ Transit and LIRR trains but passengers may experience some delays as service is returned to normal.

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Be the Boss of Your Own Adventure: Amtrak and DreamWorks Animation Team Up to Promote Discounted Family Travel with the Release of The Boss Baby in Theaters March 31

By | News, Sales and Deals, Travel March 27, 2017

Just in time for families making spring travel plans, Amtrak is collaborating with DreamWorks Animation on the release of its animated family comedy The Boss Baby to promote Amtrak’s year-round discount of 50 percent off travel for kids ages 12 and under on board Amtrak trains nationwide. Children under the age of two ride free.

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