Today, Amtrak announces it has named Thomas J. Hall as chief of customer services and Jay Commer as general manager of state-supported services. Both will report directly to vice president of operations DJ Stadtler effective immediately.
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Amtrak and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) are gearing up for track improvements along the former Norfolk Southern Railway (NS) route used by Amtrak Wolverine Service and Blue Water trains from Kalamazoo to Central and Eastern Michigan. Amtrak has responsibility for this infrastructure, effective Feb. 16.
The Winter Park Station is an important part of the Amtrak national network. The Silver Meteor and Silver Star both serve this station, and will continue to do so during construction, providing convenient access south to Miami and north to New York.
Amtrak passengers traveling between Los Angeles and Seattle can ride Amtrak’s Coast Starlight to the San Francisco bay area this spring to experience the city’s vibrant cultural scene.
Amtrak and the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) are joining forces in the search for proven high-speed rail (HSR) train sets currently being manufactured and in commercial service that are capable of operating safely at speeds up to 220 mph on both Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor (NEC) and on California’s developing HSR corridor.
Amtrak has ways to avoid driving, have fun and save money with 20 percent discounts on several Midwestern trains for travel from now through March 31.
Raleigh, N.C. and a North Carolina locomotive are featured on the 2013 Amtrak wall and desk calendars now available at the Amtrak Store.