The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) and Amtrak announce more than 70,000 passengers have traveled on the passenger rail service route between Washington, D.C., and Norfolk.
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With the temporary bridge nearly in place over the Skagit River and Interstate 5 soon back in business, the additional Washington State Department of Transportation-sponsored Amtrak Cascades service between Seattle and Bellingham will be discontinued on Thursday, June 20.
Amtrak California passengers traveling with bicycles can reserve onboard bike rack space free of charge beginning June 1, 2013 when booking travel on Pacific Surfliner trains.
To help travelers pass the collapsed Skagit River Bridge severing Interstate 5, the Washington state-sponsored Amtrak Cascades train service will provide two extra train trips daily between Seattle and Bellingham. This third, temporary round trip will depart Seattle at 8:15 a.m. and depart Bellingham at 5:15 p.m.
To assist travelers affected by yesterday’s I-5 highway bridge collapse in Skagit County, Amtrak Cascades will add one round trip route between Seattle and Bellingham, Wash., in the coming weeks.
Amtrak is expecting heavy ridership as the summer season kicks off and passengers head to the rails for their family vacations.
Amtrak has upgraded its AmtrakConnect cellular-based Wi-Fi service to take advantage of 4G technologies that are improving performance and enhancing the passenger experience.
mtrak, the City of Hope, Ark. and the Texas Eagle Marketing and Performance Organization (TEMPO) will formally celebrate the commencement of Amtrak Texas Eagle service with a celebration this Saturday, May 18.
More than 1,200 people participated in a month-long survey to name two new Amtrak Cascades trains, and the winners rose easily above the others: Mt. Jefferson and Mt. Bachelor are the names for the two new 13-car trainsets.
The Amtrak Texas Eagle will serve the city of Hope, Ark., starting April 4. Tickets are available to serve the Hempstead County seat, a Southwestern Arkansas community of more than 10,000 that is also the location of former President Bill Clinton’s birthplace, now an historic site under the National Park Service.