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Marc Magliari

Amtrak Chicago Union Station Great Hall Project Completed

By | Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News November 29, 2018

Customers of Amtrak, Metra and other users of Chicago Union Station today enjoyed a holiday lighting ceremony like no other in the station’s 93-year history, showing off a Great Hall painted in its original colors, made brighter by a restored skylight and improved lighting accenting the historic space that has been Chicago’s front door since 1925.

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Amtrak Offers Four-Day Sale for Most Chicago Travel

By | News, Sales and Deals October 29, 2018

Daylight Saving Time is ending this weekend, but Amtrak Saving Time starts now with a four-day sale for travel between Nov. 27, 2018, through May 22, 2019, on most routes to and from Chicago. There are no blackout dates, so this is a great time to scoop-up tickets on Amtrak.com or our free mobile apps for our roomy Amtrak coach seats to travel for December holidays, New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day or even spring break.

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Indianapolis-Chicago Amtrak Route Now Bike Friendly

By | Commuter and State Partners, Customer Amenities, News August 27, 2018

Bicycles are now accepted between Indianapolis and Chicago both aboard the Amtrak Hoosier State (Trains 850 & 851), sponsored by the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) and the Amtrak Cardinal (Trains 50 & 51), which together provide daily service with intermediate Indiana stops in Crawfordsville, Lafayette, Rensselaer and Dyer. 

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Entire Amtrak Rail Network Now Bike Friendly in Michigan

By | Commuter and State Partners, Customer Amenities, News July 26, 2018

Pontiac-Detroit-Ann Arbor-Chicago corridor welcomes bicycles

CHICAGO and LANSING, Mich. – Starting July 26, bicycles will be accepted aboard the Amtrak Wolverine Service (Trains 350-355), sponsored by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) with three daily round-trips between Pontiac and Chicago, via Detroit, Dearborn, Jackson and other stops.

There is a $10 charge in addition to the railfare. Bicyclists must make reservations to carry their bikes onto the trains and stow them at the direction of the Amtrak conductors.

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Contemporary Dining Menu Evolves on Two Amtrak Routes

By | Customer Amenities, News, Travel July 12, 2018

Capitol Limited and Lake Shore Limited sleeping car customers now have a hot entree option

WASHINGTON – Contemporary and fresh dining choices for sleeping car customers on Capitol Limited and Lake Shore Limited trains include a hot entrée in addition to chilled meals, starting this week.

“Our plan to provide fresh food choices now includes a hot option, which is based on engaging our sleeping car customers on what they would like and with special training for our train crews,” said Bob Dorsch, Vice President of the Amtrak Long Distance Service Line. “This contemporary style of service has been well received by customers, with meals of their choice and at times they choose. These customers also enjoy having exclusive use of the dining cars.”

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Entire Amtrak Midwest Network Now Pet Friendly

By | Commuter and State Partners, News July 2, 2018

Chicago-St. Louis corridor now included in available itineraries

CHICAGO – In time for travel this summer and back-to-school this fall, the complete five-state Amtrak MidwestSM network will welcome dogs and cats on trains. The Chicago-St. Louis corridor, served by Lincoln Service and Texas Eagle trains, is the final addition to the pet-friendly policy following substantial completion of the major track improvements on that route.

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Students Can Save on Amtrak MidwestSM Travel

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Sales and Deals, Travel May 9, 2018

Includes most services in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri and Wisconsin

CHICAGO – In need of some home cooking? Have to make some college choices for this fall? Want to hang out with old friends at another school? With comfortable, spacious seating, outlets to keep you charged, and free Wi-Fi, you can do just that. Relax, browse, stay connected and maybe even get some schoolwork done. Plus, Amtrak lets you bring up to 150 pounds of carry-on bags at no charge. So free laundry is just an Amtrak ride away.

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