PORTLAND, Maine – A series of track improvement projects between Brunswick, ME and Dover, NH will cause changes and interruptions to Amtrak Downeaster passenger rail service beginning on September 8, 2018 and continue into mid-October.
Customers earn points toward Amtrak travel and other rewards twice as fast
WASHINGTON – Traveling on Amtrak this fall is worth double the points and experience, with the return of the company’s popular Double Days promotion. Amtrak Guest Rewards members typically receive two points per dollar spent on Amtrak travel. During the promotion’s travel period, from Monday, Sept. 17 to Saturday, Nov. 17, registered members will see their points doubled.
Summer Infrastructure Renewal Program completed on schedule
NEW YORK – Amtrak has completed its summer infrastructure renewal work at New York Penn Station, allowing the Empire Service, Ethan Allen Express, Adirondack, and Maple Leaf trains to return to New York Penn Station on Tuesday, Sept. 4 as planned. Since Saturday, May 26, these four trains that travel to and from Northern New York and Canada were running in and out of New York Grand Central Terminal to accommodate the track and infrastructure upgrades.
Book now to save 30 percent for nationwide travel
WASHINGTON –Just in time to travel to their favorite destinations prior this fall, customers who qualify for a senior rate (65 and older) are eligible to save 30 percent off their Amtrak travel on most trains throughout the country. The sale is valid for travel from Wednesday, September 5 to Thursday, November 15 with no blackout dates. The sale runs exclusively on Amtrak.com for booking between Tuesday, August 21 and Friday, August 24. For great savings, please use promo code “V101” and select the passenger type “E” when purchasing.
Travel throughout the Northeast for as low as $19 this fall
WASHINGTON – When the leaves change color, it’s time to change your routine by traveling for less during Amtrak’s latest “Northeast Regional 4 Day Sale” exclusively available at Amtrak.com. Starting Tuesday, August 14 through Friday, August 17, customers can book their autumn day trips, weekend getaways and longer vacations anywhere in the Northeast Corridor (between Washington D.C. and Boston), for travel from Wednesday, Sept. 5 through Thursday, Nov. 15, with no blackout dates.
Service links customers to Amtrak trains in Upstate
WASHINGTON – Amtrak now provides a Thruway bus service, in partnership with Trailways of New York, for customers to connect to the Empire Service, Lake Shore Limited, and Maple Leaf trains across New York State. Convenient and affordable bus connections are available at Amtrak stations in Rochester, Syracuse, Utica, and Saratoga Springs, New York and will be taking customers to new locations, including Cooperstown, Cortland, Ithaca, Glens Falls, Lake George and Oneonta.
WASHINGTON – Whether you’re traveling for leisure or business, the gift of travel is always appreciated, especially with Amtrak gift cards now available at Amtrak.com, various brick and mortar stores and online retailers. The gift cards, which are available in physical cards and digital e-gift cards, are accepted exclusively for train travel purchases and can be redeemed on Amtrak.com and its mobile application, as well as in the station at Amtrak ticket offices and through Amtrak contact centers.
Amtrak trains to make special stop; Kids ride free!
NEW YORK – Amtrak will once again provide direct service for customers traveling to the New York State Fair this year, making it more convenient, cost-effective, family friendly and comfortable way to travel to the Empire State’s largest annual event between Wednesday, Aug. 22 and Monday, Sept. 3.
WASHINGTON – Amtrak is announcing its new summer sale, “Amtrak Across America” to help customers visit many destinations across the country for up to 30 percent off a standard fare. This special fare is available on Amtrak.com from Tuesday, July 31 through Friday, August 3 and valid for travel from Wednesday, August 15, 2018 to Thursday, February 28, 2019.
Amtrak investing $370 million in equipment to improve Corridor
WASHINGTON – Amtrak is investing $370 million over an estimated three-year period for new equipment that will improve the overall experience for those traveling along the Northeast Corridor (NEC). The purchase of this new equipment will double Amtrak engineering efforts on the NEC, accelerating maintenance work.
“More than 890,000 Amtrak customers and commuter passengers rely on the Northeast Corridor for transportation every weekday, and we are working to make their ride smoother and more reliable,” said Amtrak Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Scot Naparstek.