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Jason Abrams

Amtrak Begins Next Phase of Infrastructure Renewal at New York Penn Station

By Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News

NEW YORK – Amtrak’s next series of track renewal projects in New York Penn Station, as part of the Infrastructure Renewal program, will begin on Friday, Jan. 5, with revised scheduled train operations commencing on Monday, Jan. 8.

The bulk of the infrastructure renewal work for 2018 is occurring on weekends, as the project scope has not changed since November’s initial announcement. It is still expected to conclude on May 28, 2018, with minor modifications to Amtrak and commuter train weekday operations at New York Penn Station.

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Statement from Amtrak President and CEO Richard Anderson

By Company News and Statements, News, Safety

WASHINGTON – “The installation of Positive Train Control (PTC) on the required routes nationwide will make our whole railroad network safer. Amtrak has been a committed PTC leader – prioritizing, completing and activating installation across the parts of the network that we control even as others in the industry have opposed the PTC mandate and worked to delay it.

“It is imperative that the rail industry urgently work together to get PTC activated on the national network as soon as possible – and certainly by the December 2018 federal deadline, if not before.”

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Wick Moorman To Step Down As Amtrak Co-CEO, Assume Role Of Senior Advisor

By Company News and Statements, News

WASHINGTON – Effective Dec. 31, Wick Moorman will step down from the co-CEO position and assume the role of senior advisor, starting Jan. 1, 2018.

“The Board is grateful for Wick’s significant contributions since he joined the company, and we are pleased that he is continuing to serve as a senior advisor,” said Tony Coscia, Chair of the Amtrak Board of Directors.

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Amtrak Launches FindYourWay App to Help Passengers Navigate New York Penn Station

By Customer Amenities, Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News

Available for iOS and Android, app will share real-time boarding information, streamlining commuter transit

NEW YORK – Amtrak today announced that it launched FindYourWay, a real-time customer information beacon technology-enabled app, for exclusive use inside New York Penn Station. The app provides real-time gate, train, and boarding information for Amtrak customers and also helps direct passengers throughout the station to find gates, exits, ATMs, and restaurants. FindYourWay is currently available for free download on both iOS and Android operating systems.

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Amtrak’s “Track Friday Sale” Returns for Second Year

By News, Sales and Deals

WASHINGTON – This year, there’s no better gift than the gift of train travel as Amtrak has announced its second “Track Friday Sale,” offering customers a Black Friday sale for travel on most Amtrak routes throughout the national network. Amtrak is offering its “Track Friday Sale” for only the second time in the company’s history, following the success of last year’s promotion.

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Amtrak Continues Next Phase of New York Penn Station Infrastructure Renewal Work

By Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News

Amtrak is announcing a series of track renewal projects in New York Penn Station as part of the Infrastructure Renewal program. While the bulk of the renewal work for 2018 will occur on weekends, there will be a series of continuous single-track closures within the Station from January 4, 2018 through May 28, 2018, which will require minor modifications to Amtrak and commuter train weekday operations at New York Penn Station. Amtrak is working with NJ TRANSIT and Long Island Rail Road on an overall service plan that minimizes the impact to all New York Penn Station customers to the greatest extent possible.

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Amtrak Schedules Extra Trains and Additional On Board Capacity for Thanksgiving Travel

By Commuter and State Partners, News, Services and Schedules, Travel

In anticipation of the busiest travel week of the year, Amtrak is accommodating the surge of holiday travelers with extra trains and capacity on several routes in the Northeast, Midwest and West Coast. Amtrak will also operate every available passenger railcar. Tickets sell out quickly, so customers are encouraged to plan ahead and book tickets early.

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