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Jason Abrams

Amtrak Announces its August Northeast Regional 4 Day Sale

By | News, Sales and Deals, Travel August 14, 2018

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.

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Amtrak Launches Thruway Bus Connection in New York State

By | Commuter and State Partners, Customer Amenities, News, Services and Schedules August 9, 2018

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.

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Amtrak Expands Its Gift Card Program

By | Customer Amenities, News August 2, 2018

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.

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Ride Amtrak to the New York State Fair

By | Commuter and State Partners, Customer Amenities, News, Sales and Deals, Services and Schedules, Travel August 1, 2018

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.

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“Amtrak Across America” Flash Sale Offers Customers Up to 30 Percent Savings

By | News, Sales and Deals, Travel July 31, 2018

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.

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An overview of the operation demonstrates the TLM dropping new ties and replacing the rail.

Smoother, More Reliable Service Coming for Amtrak Northeast Corridor Customers

By | Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News July 26, 2018

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.

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Amtrak in Pursuit of New Equipment

By | Company News and Statements, Customer Amenities, News June 27, 2018

Proven equipment wanted to operate on routes east of the Mississippi

WASHINGTON – In a continued effort to modernize equipment and improve the experience for our customers, Amtrak is going to the marketplace to explore the availability of rail vehicles to eventually replace the current Amfleet I equipment.  This equipment includes single-level passenger cars used primarily on routes east of the Mississippi River such as the Northeast Regional, Keystone, Carolinian and Illinois Service Trains.

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Amtrak Offers Buy One Get One Free Roomette Ticket Sale

By | News, Sales and Deals, Travel June 20, 2018

Cozy roomettes for two are now available for the price of one ticket

WASHINGTON – The benefits of traveling on Amtrak with a family companion or significant other has never been better as Amtrak’s latest sale, “Roomette for Two for the Price of One”, allows one person in a group of two to travel for free. This fare is available exclusively on Amtrak.com from Wednesday, June 20 through Tuesday, June 26 and valid for travel from Monday, August 20 to Friday, February 15, 2019.

Ideal for two passengers, Amtrak Roomettes offer comfortable seating by day, and at night, the chairs convert into a comfortable bed with a drop-down bed directly above. Both are complete with their own bed linens, pillows, temperature controls, lights and bed-side storage nooks. Meals are included in the price of the ticket as well as fresh linen and towel service, complimentary bottled water, and access to ClubAcela and Amtrak Metropolitan Lounges at select stations.

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Amtrak Marks Positive Train Control Milestone

By | Company News and Statements, Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News, Safety June 12, 2018

Activation on BNSF subdivisions is Amtrak’s first host-owned territory implemented with PTC

WASHINGTON – Amtrak, in coordination with BNSF Railway, will implement Positive Train Control (PTC) over several BNSF-owned subdivisions this week, marking the first activation on host-owned territory used by Amtrak.

“Amtrak’s highest priority is ensuring the safety of our passengers, our crews and the communities we serve, and full implementation of PTC will make the entire network safer,” said Amtrak Executive Vice President of Safety Ken Hylander. “While we are excited to achieve this milestone, we must continue to work together to activate PTC and make the national railroad network safer.”

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Skip the hassle of driving and parking; Discover Maine with a new Downeaster Rail Pass

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Sales and Deals, Travel June 7, 2018

PORTLAND, Maine – The Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority (NNEPRA) which manages the Amtrak Downeaster passenger rail service, is introducing a rail pass to make it easier and more economical to discover Maine by train. The Discover Maine Rail Pass, launched this week, is valid for 10 one-way trips on the Amtrak Downeaster between any Maine station within a 7-day period for an introductory price of $19 per person. The pass is designed to encourage car-free travel within the state and highlight the popular Maine destinations served by the Downeaster.

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