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Olivia Irvin

Amtrak Cascades Encourages Travelers to Book Thanksgiving Tickets Early

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Travel November 15, 2019

SEATTLE – Nov. 14, 2019 – In anticipation of the busiest travel week of the year, Amtrak is encouraging holiday travelers on the Amtrak Cascades route, which travels between Vancouver, Seattle, Portland and Eugene to make ticket reservations early. Last year, the Cascades saw a 60% increase in ridership the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and the Sunday following. Similar passenger counts are anticipated this year. Tickets sell out quickly, so customers are encouraged to plan ahead and book early.

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Amtrak, Capitol Corridor and San Joaquins Increase Capacity for Thanksgiving Travel

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Services and Schedules, Travel November 6, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. – Nov. 6, 2019 – In anticipation of the busiest travel week of the year, Amtrak, the San Joaquins Joint Powers Authority (SJJPA) and the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) are prepared to accommodate the surge of holiday travelers with extra equipment and additional capacity on the Capitol Corridor and San Joaquins service. Tickets sell out quickly, so customers are encouraged to plan ahead and book early. Last year, the Capitol Corridor and San Joaquins saw a 65% increase in ridership the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and a 68% increase the Sunday following Thanksgiving.

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Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Encourages Travelers to Book Thanksgiving Reservations Early

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Services and Schedules, Travel October 23, 2019

ORANGE, Calif. – Oct. 23, 2019 – In anticipation of the busiest travel week of the year, Amtrak is prepared to accommodate the surge of holiday travelers with extra equipment and additional capacity on the Amtrak® Pacific Surfliner® route, which travels between San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo. Tickets sell out quickly, so customers are encouraged to plan ahead and book early.

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Buy One Sleeping Accommodation Bring a Companion Free

By | News, Sales and Deals, Travel October 8, 2019

Limited-time sale offers the perfect opportunity to Get Carried Away on Amtrak

WASHINGTON – The experience of traveling on Amtrak with someone special has never been better. Now when one person purchases a roomette or bedroom, a friend or loved one can join them for free. Ideal for two, Amtrak sleeping accommodations offer meals that are included in the price of a ticket on most routes, comfortable seating by day, and at night, chairs that convert into a comfortable bed. Available exclusively on Amtrak.com between Oct. 8-14, 2019, the sale is valid for travel from November 11, 2019 through April 8, 2020.*

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Amtrak San Joaquins Provides Special Service to Allensworth

By | Commuter and State Partners, Customer Amenities, News, Sales and Deals, Travel October 1, 2019

Receive 30
percent off when booking trip to re-dedication event in celebration of African American
history

STOCKTON,
Calif. – In honor of Allensworth, the only California town to be
founded, financed and governed by African Americans, Amtrak San Joaquins is
offering special
service to one of the year’s most commemorative events. Colonel Allensworth
State Historic Park is holding a celebratory re-dedication event on Saturday,
October 12 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Customers can board the Amtrak San
Joaquins train from Southern California, the Bay Area, Sacramento and points
in between to take part in the annual celebration, featuring live history,
square dancing, self-guided tours of historic buildings, historic games with
prizes and entertainment.

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Amtrak Expands Share Fares Deal Offering Discount on Additional Routes

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Sales and Deals, Travel September 27, 2019

Get carried away with up to 45% off travel when booking six passengers

WASHINGTON – Amtrak announced additional availability as part of its Share Fares deal, offering up to 45% off Amtrak travel. Inspiring customers to explore with friends and families by their side, Amtrak is offering more discounts as part of its Share Fares deal, now available on the Downeaster, Ethan Allen Express, Adirondack, Illinois Service, Wolverine Service, Blue Water, Pere Marquette, Missouri River Runner, Carolinian, Empire Service, Maple Leaf, Piedmont, Heartland Flyer, Cascades and San Joaquins.

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Amtrak Updates Mobile App to Improve the Booking Experience

By | News, Travel September 10, 2019

WASHINGTON – Amtrak is updating its app to make bookings and travel management effortless. Version 4.0 brings significant enhancements to meet customers’ needs, by offering more services, and making booking faster and easier than ever before. Now with the app updates, customers can more effectively book, ticket, change and monitor travel while they are on the go.

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