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Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Works with Major League Baseball to Raise Awareness of Rail Safety

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Safety | September 5, 2018

Pacific Surfliner partners with San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Angels and California Operation Lifesaver to highlight the importance of safety around train tracks

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 public education and outreach events in collaboration with California Operation Lifesaver (CAOL) and two Southern California Major League Baseball teams: the San Diego Padres and the Los Angeles Angels.

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Amtrak Launches Thruway Bus Connection in New York State

By | Commuter and State Partners, Customer Amenities, News, Services and Schedules | August 9, 2018

Service links customers to Amtrak trains in Upstate

WASHINGTON – Amtrak now provides a Thruway bus service, in partnership with Trailways of New York, for customers to connect to the Empire Service, Lake Shore Limited, and Maple Leaf trains across New York State. Convenient and affordable bus connections are available at Amtrak stations in Rochester, Syracuse, Utica, and Saratoga Springs, New York and will be taking customers to new locations, including Cooperstown, Cortland, Ithaca, Glens Falls, Lake George and Oneonta.

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Ride Amtrak to the New York State Fair

By | Commuter and State Partners, Customer Amenities, News, Sales and Deals, Services and Schedules, Travel | August 1, 2018

Amtrak trains to make special stop; Kids ride free!

NEW YORK – Amtrak will once again provide direct service for customers traveling to the New York State Fair this year, making it more convenient, cost-effective, family friendly and comfortable way to travel to the Empire State’s largest annual event between Wednesday, Aug. 22 and Monday, Sept. 3.

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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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Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Partners with Disneyland® Resort to Offer Summer Savings to Experience Pixar Fest

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Sales and Deals, Travel | July 26, 2018

Travel on the Pacific Surfliner for less and take advantage of limited-time savings on Disneyland® Resort theme park admission through September 3, 2018

ANAHEIM, Calif. – This summer, travel for less on the Amtrak® Pacific Surfliner® and enjoy limited-time savings on Disneyland® Resort theme park admission to experience Pixar Fest through September 3, 2018. The Pacific Surfliner train travels to Southern California’s top destinations including Anaheim, the gateway to the Happiest Place on Earth.

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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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Skip the hassle of driving and parking; Discover Maine with a new Downeaster Rail Pass

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Sales and Deals, Travel | June 7, 2018

PORTLAND, Maine – The Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority (NNEPRA) which manages the Amtrak Downeaster passenger rail service, is introducing a rail pass to make it easier and more economical to discover Maine by train. The Discover Maine Rail Pass, launched this week, is valid for 10 one-way trips on the Amtrak Downeaster between any Maine station within a 7-day period for an introductory price of $19 per person. The pass is designed to encourage car-free travel within the state and highlight the popular Maine destinations served by the Downeaster.

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