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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.*

“Recognizing the need to get more out of every moment, we wanted to offer our customers a truly unique way to experience the country,” said Amtrak President and CEO Richard Anderson. “With our sleeper sale, customers can share the experience while taking in some of the best views and sightseeing opportunities the United States has to offer.”

Here is a selection of special prices available during the sale with fares for two customers as low as:

Pairing Cities Roomette Bedroom
Chicago – Emeryville $496 $875
Los Angeles – Seattle $383 $712
Chicago – New Orleans $272 $322
Chicago – Whitefish $436 $724
New Orleans – New York $417 $600
Chicago – East Glacier Park $426 $703
New Orleans – Washington, DC $372 $487
Memphis – New Orleans $155 $186
Los Angeles – New Orleans $441 $820
Washington, DC – Miami** $345 $630
New York – Atlanta $349 $537
Boston – Chicago $354 $586
**Price does not include meals

While traveling, customers can move around the train, visit the cafe car for beverages or snacks and relax in the comfort of a private room. Choose a trip aboard the Capitol Limited, Cardinal, City of New Orleans, Crescent, Lake Shore Limited or Silver Meteor and experience our new flexible dining service – offered exclusively on these six routes. Customers can also book travel across the national network with sleeping accommodations on trains including the California Zephyr, Coast Starlight, Empire Builder, Silver Star, Southwest Chief, Sunset Limited and Texas Eagle.

Roomettes and bedrooms are complete with bed linens, pillows, temperature controls, lights, electrical outlets and a fold-down table. A dedicated sleeping car attendant will assist with meals, make and take down beds, assist with luggage, notify customers when their stop is close and share great stories of life on the rails.

All prices will be automatically discounted from the standard fare when accessing this promotion at amtrak.com/roomette-bogo, or by using the discount code V550 when booking their trip.  Prices are as shown and cannot be combined with other discounts.

The offer is valid for one free companion rail fare traveling in the same roomette, bedroom or family bedroom with the purchase of one regular full adult fare. The free companion and full fare passengers must travel together in the same room and reserve in the same reservation. This offer is valid for sale between Oct. 8 and Oct. 14, 2019 and is valid for travel between Nov. 11, 2019 and April 8, 2020.* Blackout dates apply. The sale is not valid on the Auto Train. Other terms and conditions apply.

* Sale blackout dates: Nov. 21, 2019 – Dec. 3, 2019; Dec. 21, 2019 – Dec. 23, 2019; Dec. 27, 2019 – Jan. 3, 2020

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 inbetween to take part in the annual celebration, featuring live history, square dancing, self-guided tours of historic buildings, historic games with prizes and entertainment.

Customers can save 30 percent off ticket purchases when booking the following trains that will take customers to Allensworth on October 12. Amtrak San Joaquins will also offer discounts for small or large groups that are attending the event:

  • Northbound: Train 713, 715, 717, 719
  • Southbound: Train 712, 714, 702, 710

The annual re-dedication is presented to renew the commitment of the citizens of California to help the Department of Parks and Recreation preserve the ethnically diverse history of the state. The town of Allensworth is located in the heart of the Central Valley, about 30 miles north of Bakersfield. In 1908, Allensworth was established as a town founded, financed and governed by African Americans. Today the town is celebrated as a key historic icon and in 1974 California State Parks purchased the land to maintain it as a site for visitors to learn and explore Colonel’s house, historic schoolhouse, Baptist church and library.

Visitors interested in attending the re-dedication event can take Amtrak San Joaquins to the Allensworth station. From there, customers will be met by a free shuttle for a short ride to the main property.

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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Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Works with the Los Angeles Angels to Raise Awareness of Rail Safety

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Safety August 28, 2019

ORANGE, Calif. — In recognition of September Rail Safety Month and U.S. Rail Safety Week, the Amtrak® Pacific Surfliner® will highlight the importance of safety around train tracks with a public education and outreach event on September 1 in collaboration with California Operation Lifesaver (CAOL) and the Los Angeles Angels.

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Capitol Corridor Introduces Multi-Ride Discount Ticket and Rewards Program for California Students

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Sales and Deals, Sustainability August 28, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. – With students heading back to school, the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) is introducing a new multi-ride fare ticket as part of a larger rewards program called Stride On Board. The ticket offers students a 25% discount for six rides taken over a one-year period on the Capitol Corridor train and its dedicated connecting buses.

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