WASHINGTON – A specially-painted Amtrak P-42 diesel locomotive, emblazoned on both sides with the message, “See Tracks? Think Train!” was released into service today during a special ceremony at Washington Union Station. The black-and-yellow locomotive commemorates the 50th anniversary of Operation Lifesaver, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing railroad safety education and awareness nationwide.
WASHINGTON – Amtrak is launching a flash sale for travelers seeking to skip the hassles of driving I-95 between the Northeast and Florida and bring their vehicle aboard the Auto Train. For a limited time, customers can experience the Auto Train in a private room for as low as $129 or Coach for as low as $29 – plus the cost of your vehicle.
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – As part of the Johnstown Iron-to-Arts Corridor Project, Amtrak is investing more than $16 million into the Johnstown Station, served by the PennDOT supported Pennsylvanian route (operating daily between New York, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh), as part of the ADASP (Americans with Disabilities Act Stations Program) and State of Good Repair Funding. Amtrak’s investment builds on a $24.5 million U.S. Department of Transportation RAISE Grant to be awarded to Johnstown on Nov. 19, which will support additional improvements to Johnstown Station and other key transportation facilities in this city.
WASHINGTON – In anticipation of the busiest travel week of the year, Amtrak is ready to help customers travel safely and comfortably to reconnect with friends and family. Customers are strongly encouraged to buy tickets in advance.
The busiest travel days are the Tuesday and Wednesday before Thanksgiving and the Saturday and Sunday after Thanksgiving.
Amtrak Board Chair Tony Coscia:
“For 50 years, the nation has been waiting for the Federal government to provide Amtrak with the resources we need to fully deliver on our mission to serve the American people. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal fulfills this promise and we are ready to start rebuilding and expanding passenger rail to meet the service demands and sustainable transportation goals of the future. With the signing of this bill today by President Biden, the second great passenger rail revolution is here – and Amtrak and its state and federal partners are ready to lead the way.”
Governor Ralph Northam today announced the launch of expanded rail service from Richmond to the Northeast Corridor. The Amtrak Northeast Regional Route 51 will now offer early morning service from Main Street Station, getting travelers from Downtown Richmond to Washington D.C.
Amtrak CEO Bill Flynn, Amtrak President Stephen Gardner and the company’s chief safety and operations executives are in Montana at the accident site to support National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Railroad Administration investigators and officials to ensure any assistance necessary is made available to them.
Newark – The Hudson Tunnel Project should qualify for advancement to the next phase of the Federal Transit Administration’s Capital Investment Grants Program, based on a new
financial plan submitted today by the Gateway Program Project Partners.
WASHINGTON – Amtrak is launching a fare sale for customers seeking to travel in a safe and relaxing way onboard the Amtrak Auto Train.
WASHINGTON – June is National Safety Month and Amtrak is using the annual observance to remind the public of the importance of railroad safety onboard trains, in stations and around tracks this summer.