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Jason Abrams

Amtrak Across America Sale Returns with New 40% Savings

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Sales and Deals, Travel July 9, 2019

WASHINGTON – Make the most of the second-half of 2019, and get a jump start on 2020, by traveling to new cities or revisiting a favorite place. Whether going to the festival you’ve always wanted to experience, traveling to cheer on your favorite team, or visiting family over the holiday season, customers can take advantage of the return of Amtrak’s popular sale, “Amtrak Across America.” Lasting only four days, customers can save 40% on their next trip when booking between Tuesday, July 9 and Friday, July 12. The sale is valid on trips between Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019 and Friday Jan. 31, 2020, and has no blackout dates, allowing travelers to save for popular travel periods like Labor Day Weekend, Thanksgiving, and the winter holiday season.

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Amtrak Adirondack Customers to Receive Savings Up to 45% Off Train Tickets and Free 2-Day Passes to Fort Ticonderoga

By | Customer Amenities, News, Sales and Deals, Travel June 28, 2019

NEW YORK – It’s time to spend less and see more of what New York has to offer. In celebration of the 45th anniversary of the Adirondack train, New York residents and visitors can receive 45 percent off a companion ticket when they purchase a full-priced adult ticket on the Adirondack. Additionally, customers who show their Amtrak ticket to or from Ticonderoga, NY (station code FTC) at Fort Ticonderoga’s ticket office throughout July and August will receive free access to the numerous attractions and experiences on land and water at the iconic fort and historic site that dates back to the 18th century.

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Amtrak Trains Return to Historic Springfield Union Station

By | Commuter and State Partners, Customer Amenities, Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News June 10, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, MA – Amtrak’s Northeast Regional, Lake Shore Limited, and Vermonter trains will return today to the historic Springfield Union Station, after previously using a temporary facility, providing customers with a better customer experience when traveling in, out, and through Western Massachusetts. Customers can now expect to see passenger information display boards (PIDS) and hear train announcements within the station and a customer service desk has also been added, which will be staffed from 5 a.m. to 12 p.m. daily. There is no change in service or timetables for those traveling to or from Springfield.

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Amtrak “Customer Now” Focus Upgrades Stations Nationally

By | Company News and Statements, Customer Amenities, Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News May 28, 2019

WASHINGTON – Amtrak has an ambitious $72.5 million program to improve the customer experience at stations across the network in 2019. “Customer Now” projects are as simple as new door systems, lavatories and platforms at some stations and as complex as the skylight and Great Hall improvement at Chicago Union Station that is the subject of a new documentary.

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Amtrak Northeast Sale Offers BOGO Free Companion For Saturday Summer Travel

By | News, Sales and Deals, Travel May 15, 2019

WASHINGTON – With temperatures heating up in the Northeast, Amtrak is making it easier to enjoy the warm weather and weekends with your favorite travel partner through its “Saturday BOGO Sale.” The sale offers customers one free adult ticket, with the purchase of one adult ticket for Saturday travel throughout the Northeast Corridor (between – and within – Washington, D.C., and Boston.) and the option to travel conveniently and affordably on the Northeast Regional (NER) or experience upscale amenities on the Acela.

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Amtrak and NJ TRANSIT Continue Partnership with $31 Million Northeast Corridor Infrastructure Investment

By | Commuter and State Partners, Company News and Statements, Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News May 14, 2019

NEW YORK – Amtrak and NJ TRANSIT today announced a joint $31 million investment to improve railroad infrastructure along the Northeast Corridor (NEC) in New Jersey and to conduct renewal work throughout spring and summer 2019 as part of their ongoing partnership. The work, which will lead to improved conditions for travelers, will be conducted throughout the state from the north end with projects at Newark Penn Station and Portal Bridge to the southern portion of the state with projects in Trenton. This extensive work and significant financial investment serve as the latest example of the cooperative relationship between NJ TRANSIT and Amtrak to enhance the customer experience for both commuter and intercity rail customers.

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METRO BREEZ and Amtrak Downeaster Partner to Promote Public Transportation Options

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Travel May 13, 2019

PORTLAND, MAINE –Greater Portland Metro and the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority (NNEPRA) have announced a partnership to improve the promotion of public transportation options between the towns of Portland, Freeport, and Brunswick, locations that are currently served by both METRO BREEZ and the Amtrak Downeaster.

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Amtrak Continues Multimillion Dollar Infrastructure Renewal Program at New York Penn Station

By | Commuter and State Partners, Company News and Statements, Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News, Safety, Services and Schedules, Travel May 2, 2019

NEW YORK – Amtrak will continue its Infrastructure Renewal program at New York Penn Station this summer by performing state of good repair work on JO railroad interlocking which directs Amtrak, Long Island Rail Road and NJ TRANSIT trains heading east and west from the East River Tunnels.

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Statement from Amtrak Board Chair Tony Coscia and Amtrak President & CEO Richard Anderson

By | Company News and Statements, News March 7, 2019

“We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Joe Boardman.

“Joe, during his tenure as FRA Administrator, Amtrak Board Member and Amtrak President & CEO, was a tireless advocate for passenger rail and the nation’s mobility. During his eight years at the helm, Joe helped the company make significant progress in reducing our debt, improving our infrastructure and raising our cost recovery performance.

“He leaves a lasting legacy that includes public service and making passenger rail transportation better for millions of people.”