Passengers can sleep a little longer as weekday departures for Amtrak Virginia Train 174 from Norfolk moves to 5 a.m. beginning on July 29. Recently completed track improvements shave 10 minutes off trip time to Washington, D.C.
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The Illinois Department of Transportation and Union Pacific Railroad are performing another phase of upgrades to Illinois’ signature high-speed route, Chicago-St. Louis, for future 110 mph operation of Amtrak Lincoln Service trains.
Train travel is an even better option this summer for Amtrak Guest Rewards® members who can earn double points on select Amtrak Cascades departures.
Advance reservations are required for travel occurring Friday, July 19, through Sunday, July 21, on all Pacific Surfliner® trains throughout the entire route. Amtrak California passengers are encouraged to book early to ensure a guaranteed seat during this heavily traveled opening weekend of the Del Mar horse races and San Diego Comic-Con convention.
Book travel using promotional code V646 beginning on July 1 to Aug. 29, and take advantage of a special one-way $5 fare for children ages 2-15 to travel on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays to and from any North Carolina destination.
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.
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.