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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 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.

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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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Paoli Station Project Complete; Facility Now Fully AccessibleTo All

By | Commuter and State Partners, Company News and Statements, Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities | September 23, 2019

Federal, state and local officials joined together with SEPTA, Amtrak and their honored guests to officially announce the completion of the Paoli Station Accessibility Improvements Project, a $48 million initiative to improve accessibility, safety and provide operational flexibility at the Paoli Train Station.

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Amtrak Customers Can Now Earn 25% Savings on New Valley Flyer Train Service Between Springfield and Greenfield

By | Commuter and State Partners, Customer Amenities, News, Sales and Deals, Travel | August 30, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, MA – In celebration of its new state supported service train in conjunction with MassDOT, Amtrak is offering customers 25% off full fares on the Valley Flyer. Valid for sale and travel between Friday, Aug. 30 through Thursday, Oct. 31, customers can save and experience this new service, which debuts today. Traveling along the Connecticut River, a region referred to as the Knowledge Corridor, the Valley Flyer makes station stops in Springfield, Holyoke, Northampton and Greenfield, Massachusetts.

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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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Amtrak and MassDOT Announce Start of New Valley Flyer Train Service in Western and Northern Massachusetts

By | Commuter and State Partners, Company News and Statements, Customer Amenities, News, Services and Schedules, Travel | August 27, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, MA – Amtrak, in conjunction with MassDOT, is launching a new state supported seven day a week passenger train on Friday, August 30, called the Valley Flyer. The train will travel along the Connecticut River, a region referred to as the Knowledge Corridor, with trains making station stops in Springfield, Holyoke, Northampton and Greenfield. The trains will also connect with Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor at New Haven and serve stations between New Haven and Springfield. Tickets are now available and can be found on Amtrak.com, the Amtrak app, Amtrak ticket desks and kiosks, and through 1-800-USA-RAIL.

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