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Amtrak to Transform Rail Travel with $7.3 Billion Investment in State-of-the-Art Equipment

By | Commuter and State Partners, Company News and Statements, Customer Amenities, News | July 7, 2021

WASHINGTON – Amtrak is contracting with California-based Siemens Mobility Inc. to manufacture a new fleet of up to 83 multi-powered modern trains that will be leveraged for state and northeast services, with further options for up to 130 additional trains to support Amtrak growth plans. The new fleet will offer modern rail amenities that better serve Amtrak customers.

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Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Schedule Change and Service Expansion Effective June 28, 2021

By | Commuter and State Partners, Customer Amenities, News | June 23, 2021

ORANGE, Calif. – The Amtrak® Pacific Surfliner® will offer expanded service for trains that travel between San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo counties. Service modifications include the partial restoration of the schedule along busier portions of the corridor as well as measures to manage capacity.

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Amtrak Downeaster Announces a Special Event Stop in Falmouth, ME to serve the Live + Work in Maine Korn Ferry Golf Tournament

By | Commuter and State Partners, Customer Amenities, News, Services and Schedules, Travel | June 15, 2021

PORTLAND, Maine The Amtrak Downeaster will make station stops at the Falmouth Country Club golf course June 24-27, providing access for attendees of the The Live + Work in Maine Open Golf Tournament, part of the Korn Ferry Tour. The train stop is located near Hold 16 on the lower end of the course, just a 10-minute walk from the tournament entrance. The Live + Work in Maine Open is providing free shuttle service to the gate.

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Amtrak Restores Traditional Dining on Western Long Distance Routes

By | Customer Amenities, News, Travel | June 3, 2021

WASHINGTON – As part of its ongoing recovery following the coronavirus pandemic, Amtrak announced today the restoration of traditional dining service beginning Wednesday, June 23 on the California Zephyr, Coast Starlight, Empire Builder, Southwest Chief, Sunset Limited, and Texas Eagle (for service between San Antonio and Los Angeles). Travelers will experience a redesigned menu featuring chef-prepared meals for breakfast, lunch and a three-course dinner. This includes selections for the kids, a new array of appetizers and a complimentary alcoholic drink with dinner and table service offered in the Dining Car with glassware, cutlery and white linen tablecloths. Ceramic dishware is set to debut later this year.

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Pacific Surfliner Offers New Connecting Bus Service Between Los Angeles and Las Vegas

By | Commuter and State Partners, Customer Amenities, News, Travel | May 19, 2021

ORANGE, Calif.– A new Amtrak Thruway bus route is now offering daily service between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, with intermediate stops in San Bernardino, Victorville, and Barstow. While bus-only trips for this service can be purchased without a train segment, these buses also offer guaranteed connections to Pacific Surfliner Trains 579, 580, 763 768, 777, and 796.

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Amtrak Adds Carbon Emission Savings Information on All Northeast Corridor Tickets

By | Company News and Statements, Customer Amenities, News, Sustainability | April 22, 2021

WASHINGTON – Amtrak announced today, in conjunction with Earth Day 2021 that all passengers traveling on the Northeast Corridor (NEC), between Boston and Washington, D.C., will be provided their trip-specific carbon emissions savings. Savings are calculated two ways: first by showing riders how much they saved by not driving and second, how much they saved by not flying. That difference between train travel and each of these alternative modes is the passenger’s carbon emissions savings (Co2e) with taking Amtrak. On the NEC, travel with Amtrak produces 83% less emissions than driving alone and up to 73% less than flying.

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Amtrak Expands Carry-On Pet Program to Weekday Acela Trains

By | Customer Amenities, News, Travel | March 3, 2021

WASHINGTON – Amtrak announced today the expansion of its pet program allowing customers to travel with their dogs and cats up to 20 pounds onboard weekday Acela trains for only $26 or 800 Amtrak Guest Rewards points. Previously available for only weekend trips, there will be eight pet spaces for sale per departure (one per customer) and are booked on a first-come, first-served basis.

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