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Amtrak Matches ODOT Grant to Improve Nation’s Transportation Infrastructure

By | Commuter and State Partners, Company News and Statements, Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News | July 30, 2019

WASHINGTON – In support of an Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) grant application, Amtrak announced a matching $750,000 contribution to reduce delays in the Pacific Northwest Rail Corridor. ODOT’s grant application, if successful, will restore an out-of-service siding between Portland and Salem. Restoring this siding will improve on-time performance on a rail line segment where the largest cause of delay to Amtrak Cascades customers is freight train interference.

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Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Adds Extra Capacity Ahead of San Diego Comic-Con

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Services and Schedules, Travel | July 16, 2019

ORANGE, Calif. – July 16, 2019 – In anticipation of one of the busiest travel weeks on the Pacific Surfliner, Amtrak is prepared to accommodate the surge of travelers with extra equipment and staff, adding approximately 9,500 additional seats to Pacific Surfliner trains over the five-day period from July 17 to July 21, 2019. In order to accommodate projected passenger demand, Amtrak Pacific Surfliner will be putting 14 additional cars into service to expand capacity on peak days (Wednesday and Sunday).

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Amtrak Offers 30% Discount Ahead of Father’s Day Weekend

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Sales and Deals, Travel | June 13, 2019

Nationwide discount allows friends and families to get carried away on Amtrak

WASHINGTON – This year, there’s no better gift than the gift of train travel. Now customers can receive a discount on travel throughout the country with a 30 percent off sale heading into Father’s Day weekend. Giving customers the gift of an experience and memories that can be kept for a lifetime, Amtrak invites customers to get carried away and share the experience with friends, family and of particular importance, dads.

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Amtrak Trains Return to Historic Springfield Union Station

By | Commuter and State Partners, Customer Amenities, Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News | June 10, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, MA – Amtrak’s Northeast Regional, Lake Shore Limited, and Vermonter trains will return today to the historic Springfield Union Station, after previously using a temporary facility, providing customers with a better customer experience when traveling in, out, and through Western Massachusetts. Customers can now expect to see passenger information display boards (PIDS) and hear train announcements within the station and a customer service desk has also been added, which will be staffed from 5 a.m. to 12 p.m. daily. There is no change in service or timetables for those traveling to or from Springfield.

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Amtrak and NJ TRANSIT Continue Partnership with $31 Million Northeast Corridor Infrastructure Investment

By | Commuter and State Partners, Company News and Statements, Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News | May 14, 2019

NEW YORK – Amtrak and NJ TRANSIT today announced a joint $31 million investment to improve railroad infrastructure along the Northeast Corridor (NEC) in New Jersey and to conduct renewal work throughout spring and summer 2019 as part of their ongoing partnership. The work, which will lead to improved conditions for travelers, will be conducted throughout the state from the north end with projects at Newark Penn Station and Portal Bridge to the southern portion of the state with projects in Trenton. This extensive work and significant financial investment serve as the latest example of the cooperative relationship between NJ TRANSIT and Amtrak to enhance the customer experience for both commuter and intercity rail customers.

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Amtrak Continues Multimillion Dollar Infrastructure Renewal Program at New York Penn Station

By | Commuter and State Partners, Company News and Statements, Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News, Safety, Services and Schedules, Travel | May 2, 2019

NEW YORK – Amtrak will continue its Infrastructure Renewal program at New York Penn Station this summer by performing state of good repair work on JO railroad interlocking which directs Amtrak, Long Island Rail Road and NJ TRANSIT trains heading east and west from the East River Tunnels.

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