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Amtrak Offers 50% Off Fares During National Fall Flash Sale

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Sales and Deals, Travel | September 1, 2021

WASHINGTON – Save big this fall with Amtrak’s 50% off National Fall Flash Sale available for purchase for a limited time between Sept. 1 and Sept. 8. The sale is valid in coach and Acela Business Class for popular destinations from coast to coast with travel dates between Sept. 8 – Nov. 18. From dazzling displays of autumn colors in the Northeast to the breathtaking great plains of the Midwest, to the serene waters of the Pacific Coast and the unique charms of the South, Amtrak connects travelers with some of the most beautiful and popular destinations across the United States. 

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Amtrak Returns Train Service to the Great New York State Fair

By | Commuter and State Partners, Customer Amenities, News, Sales and Deals, Services and Schedules, Travel | August 17, 2021

NEW YORK – Amtrak has continued its partnership with the Great New York State Fair as delicious food, eye-opening exhibits, captivating entertainment and fun games are just an Amtrak away. Between Friday, Aug. 20 and Monday, Sept. 6, Amtrak is resuming direct train service for customers travel to and from the Empire State’s largest annual event. In addition to health and safety measures onboard and in stations, including a mask requirement for passengers and employees, customers can experience a safe, convenient, cost-effective, and more comfortable way to travel to the Fair.

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We’re Honored You Trust Us on Your Journey

By | Commuter and State Partners, Company News and Statements, News, Safety, Services and Schedules, Travel | August 12, 2021

WASHINGTON – Amtrak is setting a new standard of travel with enhanced safety and cleaning measures. With its medical director, public health and safety team and partnership with the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, we have studied, analyzed and made improvements to the Amtrak travel experience – from beginning to end – for the safety and health of our people and travelers. In an effort to simplify and safeguard the travel experience, several cleaning, contact-free and convenience measures have been implemented into every part of the customer journey — from time of booking to the moment of arrival.

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Amtrak Statement on STB Ruling Gulf Coast Access is “Ripe for Adjudication”

By | Commuter and State Partners, Company News and Statements, News | August 6, 2021

“Amtrak thanks the Surface Transportation Board for its decision to dismiss CSX and NS’ attempt to block Gulf Coast passenger rail service. This upholds Amtrak’s right to petition the Board for rail access and sets a schedule for a transparent process that will produce an outcome by the end of this year.

“In the meantime, Amtrak is working with the Southern Rail Commission to take steps to begin to operate Gulf Coast Service as soon as possible next year.”

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Amtrak and Vermont Agency of Transportation Celebrate Restoration of Vermont Trains With One Dollar Tickets, Half Off Summer Travel and Special Events

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Sales and Deals, Services and Schedules, Travel | July 13, 2021

Barre, VT. – To celebrate Amtrak and Vermont Agency of Transportation’s (VTRANS) previous announcement of the restoration of its Vermont train service, customers can take advantage of $1 fares are being offered for travel within Vermont on its first day of service, Monday, July 19 when using the promo code V102 or via Amtrak.com/Vermont. Celebratory events will also kick off with local dignitaries on the same day at 7:30 a.m. at the Rutland Station for the return of the Ethan Allen Express and at 8:30 a.m. at the St. Albans Station for the return of The Vermonter. In addition, customers can save 50% on future summer travel plans when booking now through Thursday, July 15 for travel between Monday, July 19 and Monday, September 6 to select locations throughout New England on either train. Operation Lifesaver of Vermont will also be providing short presentations on rail safety at each event.

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Amtrak to Transform Rail Travel with $7.3 Billion Investment in State-of-the-Art Equipment

By | Commuter and State Partners, Company News and Statements, Customer Amenities, News | July 7, 2021

WASHINGTON – Amtrak is contracting with California-based Siemens Mobility Inc. to manufacture a new fleet of up to 83 multi-powered modern trains that will be leveraged for state and northeast services, with further options for up to 130 additional trains to support Amtrak growth plans. The new fleet will offer modern rail amenities that better serve Amtrak customers.

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Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Schedule Change and Service Expansion Effective June 28, 2021

By | Commuter and State Partners, Customer Amenities, News | June 23, 2021

ORANGE, Calif. – The Amtrak® Pacific Surfliner® will offer expanded service for trains that travel between San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo counties. Service modifications include the partial restoration of the schedule along busier portions of the corridor as well as measures to manage capacity.

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Amtrak and MassDOT Announce Re-Start of Second Valley Flyer Roundtrip Train Service in Western and Northern Massachusetts

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Services and Schedules, Travel | June 22, 2021

SPRINGFIELD, MA – Amtrak, in conjunction with MassDOT, is re-launching the second round trip of the Valley Flyer on July 26, 2021, a state supported seven day a week passenger train. The train service was reduced on March 30, 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic as members of the public were quarantining and traveling less frequently.

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Amtrak Promotes Summer Travel Savings With National ‘Sizzling Summer Sale’

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Sales and Deals, Travel | June 22, 2021

WASHINGTON – Amtrak is offering customers the opportunity to save up to 35% for their summer travel plans with its latest promotion, the ‘Sizzling Summer Sale.” Available on most of its trains throughout the national network for coach and Acela Business class only, this sale is valid between Tuesday, June 22 and Thursday, June 24, for travel between Tuesday, July 6 and Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021 via Amtrak.com/Sizzling-Summer-Sale.

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