All Posts By

Marc Magliari

Eastbound "Hiawatha" train

Super-Sized Trains Scheduled for Amtrak MidwestSM Thanksgiving Travel

By | Commuter and State Partners, News October 14, 2019

CHICAGO –Amtrak is prepared to accommodate the surge of Thanksgiving travelers with additional capacity on Amtrak Midwest network routes for the holiday in Illinois, Michigan, Missouri and Wisconsin, plus extra trains to Downstate Illinois stations in Normal and Quincy. While we will operate every available passenger railcar, our trains sell out quickly and customers are encouraged to plan ahead and book tickets early.

Read More
Amtrak Train 58 between New Orleans and Hammond, La.

Glad to be back: Full Amtrak City of New Orleans Service

By | News, Sales and Deals August 20, 2019

Since early May, a combination of floodgates opened on a spillway near New Orleans, other route restrictions and scheduled track improvements has resulted in a summer of disruption that is finally ending for Amtrak City of New Orleans customers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. To celebrate the restoration of full service by Trains 58 & 59, Amtrak is offering a buy-one, get-one (BOGO) fare for coach and sleeping car customers traveling to or from all our stations between Memphis and New Orleans.

Read More

Amtrak Customers Celebrate 90 Years of Empire Builder Service

By | Customer Amenities, News, Travel June 11, 2019

CHICAGO – Amtrak today marked the 90th anniversary of the Empire Builder, which travels across the country’s northern tier, allowing customers to experience the grandeur of the Mississippi River Valley, Great Plains, Rockies and the Cascade Range. Daily service between Chicago and the Pacific Northwest provides a vital intercity travel option connecting more than 40 communities in eight states.

Read More

Amtrak to provide matching funds for Southwest Chief route

By | Commuter and State Partners, News February 27, 2019

WASHINGTON – Amtrak has informed federal, state and local officials along the route of the daily Southwest Chief that, with the enactment of the recent full-year funding bill by Congress, it will provide matching funds to enable a federal grant to be awarded for safety and reliability upgrades on the train’s route in Kansas, Colorado and New Mexico.

Read More