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Jason Abrams

Amtrak Travelers Can Now Buy Tickets for Berkshire Flyer Service Between Pittsfield and New York City

By Commuter and State Partners, Customer Amenities, News, Sales and Deals, Travel

NEW YORK – Amtrak, in conjunction with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), and New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), is now selling tickets for its newest train service, the Berkshire Flyer, for travel between New York City and Pittsfield, MA via Amtrak.com, the Amtrak app, Amtrak ticket desks and kiosks, and through 1-800-USA-RAIL. Service will begin Friday, July 8 and will operate on weekends through the summer months between Moynihan Train Hall and Pittsfield, MA, via Albany-Rensselaer, NY with several station stops in between.

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“Art at Amtrak” Public Art Program Coming to New York Penn Station in June

By Customer Amenities, Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News, Travel

NEW YORK – Amtrak today announced Art at Amtrak, a year-round public art initiative that will bring a variety of visual works to New York Penn Station (NYP)and provide an unparalleled creative platform for New York and New Jersey artists. Building upon the highly successful public art program at Moynihan Train Hall, the rotating temporary installations commissioned for Art at Amtrakwillfurther enliven the hub that serves as the front door to New York City.

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Amtrak Forces Maximize Weekend Service Outages to Improve Safety, Reliability in North River Tunnel

By Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News, Safety

NEW YORK – Amtrak personnel recently spent a series of consecutive weekends in March remediating damage to the benchwall system in the South Tube of the North River Tunnel that maximized efficiency without interrupting regular train service. The crews were able to take advantage of previously scheduled work that required weekend service outages to replace critical switches near New York Penn Station.

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Amtrak Statement on General and Legislative Annual Report and Fiscal Year 2023 Grant Request

By Company News and Statements, News

For 50 years, Amtrak its state and commuter partners, and our customers have been looking to the Federal government to dedicate the necessary resources to intercity passenger rail so that Amtrak can more completely fulfill its mission to serve the American people in cities, suburbs, and small towns across the country. With the recent enactment of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), Amtrak is about to begin a new era – with a historic level of federal investment for certain critical capital projects and a clear plan to transform and grow our business.

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Amtrak Unveils Interiors For New Acela Trainsets

By Company News and Statements, Customer Amenities, News

Amtrak and its supplier, Alstom, have reached another milestone in the development of the new Acela trainsets, unveiling the interiors of the fleet that will better serve Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor travelers. Through these photos, you will see how Amtrak is upgrading the experience for millions of passengers and setting the stage for the next generation of train travel in America and on the Northeast Corridor. Elevating the travel experience, the new Acela offers enhancements in comfort, technology, innovation, and safety on Amtrak’s most environmentally sustainable fleet of trains to date.

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Amtrak Promotes ‘Northeast Getaway Sale’ for Travel Anywhere in Between Washington, D.C. and Boston

By News, Sales and Deals, Travel

ak’s latest promotion, which offers $49 for Acela Business class tickets and $19 Coach tickets on Northeast Regional trains and other trains traveling along the Northeast Corridor for travel between any two cities from Boston and Washington, D.C. This sale is valid between Wednesday, January 26 and Saturday, January 29, for travel between Tuesday, February 1 and Thursday, May 26, 2022 via Amtrak.com/Northeast-Getaway-Sale. Fares will auto price, no discount code needed.

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Amtrak Opens Full-Service Bar in Metropolitan Lounge at Moynihan Train Hall

By Customer Amenities, Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News

NEW YORK – Amtrak customers can now enjoy bar service at Amtrak’s premium Metropolitan Lounge in the Moynihan Train Hall in New York City. The bar menu offers beer, wine, cocktails, and hot food offerings available for purchase between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.  Nodding to the more than 400 breweries in New York state, the menu features rotating seasonal selections from local New York breweries, including Five Boroughs Brewing, Brooklyn Brewery, Ithaca Beer Company, Empire Brewing Company and Montauk Brewing Company.

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Statement from Amtrak President Stephen Gardner on the House’s Passage of Build Back Better Act

By Company News and Statements, News

We applaud the House’s passage of high-speed rail funding in the Build Back Better Act as part of a comprehensive strategy for reducing carbon emissions from the transportation sector. Amtrak’s high-speed Acela service demonstrates the benefits that fast and frequent trains bring to a region, including enhanced mobility, economic growth, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.  We stand ready to aggressively pursue this funding to substantially expand the sections of the Northeast Corridor where our successful Acela service can perform at sustained high-speed and to partner with states and the private sector to launch new high-speed rail services in appropriate markets across the country.