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Amtrak San Joaquins Provides Special Service to Allensworth

By | Commuter and State Partners, Customer Amenities, News, Sales and Deals, Travel | October 1, 2019

Receive 30 percent off when booking trip to re-dedication event in celebration of African American history

STOCKTON, Calif. – In honor of Allensworth, the only California town to be founded, financed and governed by African Americans, Amtrak San Joaquins is offering special service to one of the year’s most commemorative events. Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park is holding a celebratory re-dedication event on Saturday, October 12 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Customers can board the Amtrak San Joaquins train from Southern California, the Bay Area, Sacramento and points inbetween to take part in the annual celebration, featuring live history, square dancing, self-guided tours of historic buildings, historic games with prizes and entertainment.

Customers can save 30 percent off ticket purchases when booking the following trains that will take customers to Allensworth on October 12. Amtrak San Joaquins will also offer discounts for small or large groups that are attending the event:

  • Northbound: Train 713, 715, 717, 719
  • Southbound: Train 712, 714, 702, 710

The annual re-dedication is presented to renew the commitment of the citizens of California to help the Department of Parks and Recreation preserve the ethnically diverse history of the state. The town of Allensworth is located in the heart of the Central Valley, about 30 miles north of Bakersfield. In 1908, Allensworth was established as a town founded, financed and governed by African Americans. Today the town is celebrated as a key historic icon and in 1974 California State Parks purchased the land to maintain it as a site for visitors to learn and explore Colonel’s house, historic schoolhouse, Baptist church and library.

Visitors interested in attending the re-dedication event can take Amtrak San Joaquins to the Allensworth station. From there, customers will be met by a free shuttle for a short ride to the main property.

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Amtrak Debuts New Amenities for Acela Nonstop Service Between New York City and Washington, D.C.

By | Company News and Statements, Customer Amenities, News, Services and Schedules, Travel | September 12, 2019

WASHINGTON – Amtrak today announced the unique amenities exclusive to its Acela Nonstoptrain, which begins its inaugural trip on Monday, Sept. 23, including: complimentary coffee, tea water, and a light snack, “at seat” cashless cart service offering a limited menu of snacks and beverages and onboard phone charging kits for sale. Offering nonstop service between New York Penn Station (NYP) and Washington Union Station (WAS), customers will continue to enjoy the many features available on current Acela service, including the full menu in the Café Car, as well as access to the Quiet Car.

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Amtrak Customers Can Now Earn 25% Savings on New Valley Flyer Train Service Between Springfield and Greenfield

By | Commuter and State Partners, Customer Amenities, News, Sales and Deals, Travel | August 30, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, MA – In celebration of its new state supported service train in conjunction with MassDOT, Amtrak is offering customers 25% off full fares on the Valley Flyer. Valid for sale and travel between Friday, Aug. 30 through Thursday, Oct. 31, customers can save and experience this new service, which debuts today. Traveling along the Connecticut River, a region referred to as the Knowledge Corridor, the Valley Flyer makes station stops in Springfield, Holyoke, Northampton and Greenfield, Massachusetts.

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Amtrak and MassDOT Announce Start of New Valley Flyer Train Service in Western and Northern Massachusetts

By | Commuter and State Partners, Company News and Statements, Customer Amenities, News, Services and Schedules, Travel | August 27, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, MA – Amtrak, in conjunction with MassDOT, is launching a new state supported seven day a week passenger train on Friday, August 30, called the Valley Flyer. The train will travel along the Connecticut River, a region referred to as the Knowledge Corridor, with trains making station stops in Springfield, Holyoke, Northampton and Greenfield. The trains will also connect with Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor at New Haven and serve stations between New Haven and Springfield. Tickets are now available and can be found on Amtrak.com, the Amtrak app, Amtrak ticket desks and kiosks, and through 1-800-USA-RAIL.

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Amtrak Guest Rewards® Mastercard® Cardholders Can Now Receive Up to a 20% Rebate for Amtrak Onboard Food and Beverage Purchases

By | Customer Amenities, News, Sales and Deals, Travel | July 30, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C – (July 30, 2019) – Amtrak Guest Rewards® recently rolled out a new benefit for Amtrak Guest Rewards® Mastercard® cardholders. New and existing cardholders will now get up to a 20% rebate, in the form of statement credit, on onboard food and beverage purchases when they use their card.

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Amtrak Offers Acela Nonstop Service between Washington, D.C. and New York City

By | Customer Amenities, News, Services and Schedules, Travel | July 25, 2019

WASHINGTON – Amtrak today announced the launch of Acela Nonstop, a new offering with direct service between Washington Union Station (WAS) and New York Penn Station (NYP), beginning Monday, Sept. 23, with tickets now available. The initial weekday only schedule includes one southbound (NYP-WAS) and one northbound train (WAS-NYP) per day with an approximate trip time of two hours and 35 minutes. The southbound train will depart NYP at 6:35 a.m. and is scheduled to arrive at WAS around 9:10 a.m. The northbound train will depart WAS at 4:30 p.m., and arrive at NYP around 7:05 p.m.

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Amtrak Adirondack Customers to Receive Savings Up to 45% Off Train Tickets and Free 2-Day Passes to Fort Ticonderoga

By | Customer Amenities, News, Sales and Deals, Travel | June 28, 2019

NEW YORK – It’s time to spend less and see more of what New York has to offer. In celebration of the 45th anniversary of the Adirondack train, New York residents and visitors can receive 45 percent off a companion ticket when they purchase a full-priced adult ticket on the Adirondack. Additionally, customers who show their Amtrak ticket to or from Ticonderoga, NY (station code FTC) at Fort Ticonderoga’s ticket office throughout July and August will receive free access to the numerous attractions and experiences on land and water at the iconic fort and historic site that dates back to the 18th century.

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Amtrak Customers Celebrate 90 Years of Empire Builder Service

By | Customer Amenities, News, Travel | June 11, 2019

CHICAGO – Amtrak today marked the 90th anniversary of the Empire Builder, which travels across the country’s northern tier, allowing customers to experience the grandeur of the Mississippi River Valley, Great Plains, Rockies and the Cascade Range. Daily service between Chicago and the Pacific Northwest provides a vital intercity travel option connecting more than 40 communities in eight states.

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