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 is prepared to accommodate the surge of Thanksgiving travelers with extra trains in Downstate Illinois and Michigan, plus additional capacity on other Amtrak Midwest(SM) network routes for the holiday.
WASHINGTON – In anticipation of the busiest travel week of the year, Amtrak is preparing to accommodate the surge of holiday travelers with extra trains and capacity on several routes. Tickets sell out quickly, so customers are encouraged to plan ahead and book tickets early.
PORTLAND, Maine – A series of track improvement projects between Brunswick, ME and Dover, NH will cause changes and interruptions to Amtrak Downeaster passenger rail service beginning on September 8, 2018 and continue into mid-October.
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.
Bicycles are now accepted between Indianapolis and Chicago both aboard the Amtrak Hoosier State (Trains 850 & 851), sponsored by the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) and the Amtrak Cardinal (Trains 50 & 51), which together provide daily service with intermediate Indiana stops in Crawfordsville, Lafayette, Rensselaer and Dyer.
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.
Easier connections, more pets, bikes & student fares for back-to-school time: Amtrak and the state sponsors of the Amtrak Midwest Network have worked through the summer to make several service improvements in time for back-to-school and other fall travel.
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.
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.