WASHINGTON – Bolstered by a demand for both business and leisure travel, Amtrak unveiled its summer schedule featuring the most Acela frequencies since the onset of the pandemic and Northeast Regional departures nearing 80% of pre-pandemic service levels. The new summer schedule also includes the restoration of four long distance trains to daily service.
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WASHINGTON – During one of the most exciting phases for passenger rail in this nation’s history, Amtrak is beginning a new era that offers even more sustainable transportation options for travelers. To bring this transformation to life and as part of Amtrak’s vision for the future, Amtrak pledges to reduce 40% of greenhouse gas emissions, fully transitioning all electricity to carbon-free sources by 2030. As a part of this vision, the acquisition of new ALC-42s will reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions compared to the legacy fleet they are replacing.
For 50 years, Amtrak its state and commuter partners, and our customers have been looking to the Federal government to dedicate the necessary resources to intercity passenger rail so that Amtrak can more completely fulfill its mission to serve the American people in cities, suburbs, and small towns across the country. With the recent enactment of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), Amtrak is about to begin a new era – with a historic level of federal investment for certain critical capital projects and a clear plan to transform and grow our business.
Amtrak and its supplier, Alstom, have reached another milestone in the development of the new Acela trainsets, unveiling the interiors of the fleet that will better serve Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor travelers. Through these photos, you will see how Amtrak is upgrading the experience for millions of passengers and setting the stage for the next generation of train travel in America and on the Northeast Corridor. Elevating the travel experience, the new Acela offers enhancements in comfort, technology, innovation, and safety on Amtrak’s most environmentally sustainable fleet of trains to date.
WASHINGTON – Now through March 29, Amtrak’s USA Rail Pass is available for just $399, a savings of $100 off the regular $499 price. Customers taking advantage of this special offer will pay less than $40 per ride for ten travel segments over 30 days. Offering an affordable way to take a multi-segment train journey on an adventure across America, the USA Rail Pass allows customers to see the country and explore sights at many of Amtrak’s 500 destinations.
Amtrak has been named the official transportation partner for the 2022 CIAA Men’s & Women’s Basketball Tournament in coordination with Visit Baltimore. The tournament is taking place in-person at Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore between Feb. 22-26 following a successful virtual experience in 2021.
WASHINGTON – Skip the flowers and chocolates this year and take advantage of the Amtrak Loves You Sale. Now through February 16, customers can purchase one ticket and bring a companion free for nationwide travel between March 1 and August 31, 2022. Customers can receive discounted tickets by using the discount code (V214) when booking their trip or at amtrak.com/vdaysale.
WASHINGTON – Amtrak received a score of 90 out of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). The nation’s foremost benchmarking survey and report measures corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality.
Amtrak and Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (CP) (TSX: CP) (NYSE: CP) today announced an agreement with Amtrak supporting the proposed combination of CP and Kansas City Southern (KCS) railways.
Amtrak Board Chair Tony Coscia today announced that Bill Flynn will be retiring after leading Amtrak since April 2020 and that Stephen J. Gardner will be appointed as the company’s new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective January 17, 2022.