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Amtrak San Joaquins Plan for Thanksgiving Travel This Holiday Season

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Services and Schedules, Travel | October 16, 2018

OAKLAND, Calif. – In anticipation of the busiest travel week of the year, Amtrak is preparing to accommodate the surge of holiday travelers with extra capacity on the Amtrak San Joaquins route, which travels between Sacramento, Oakland, Stockton, Fresno and Bakersfield. Tickets sell out quickly, so customers are encouraged to plan ahead and book tickets early. Last year, Amtrak San Joaquins ridership more than doubled the Sunday following Thanksgiving, saw a 97% increase in ridership the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and a 115% increase the Sunday following Thanksgiving.

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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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