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Amtrak Now Serves Northwest Mississippi Region

By | Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News, Travel | May 3, 2018

New station in Marks, Miss., on the historic City of New Orleans route

MARKS, Miss. – Effective this weekend, Amtrak City of New Orleans trains will stop daily at a new station in Marks, Miss., on the Chicago-New Orleans route made famous in a song by Steve Goodman and recorded by Arlo Guthrie and many others. Service in both directions is effective Saturday, May 5, with a ribbon-cutting event this Friday evening, May 4.

Marks (station code MKS) is about midway between current stops in Greenwood, Miss., and Memphis. Northbound, adult fares from Marks to Memphis start at $20, St. Louis via Carbondale, Ill., $81, and Chicago $87. Southbound, adult fares from Marks to Greenwood start at $20; Jackson, Miss., $27 and New Orleans $47. These fares are each way, with a 14-day advance purchase on Amtrak.com, our mobile apps or by calling 800-USA-RAIL.

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Amtrak Takes Next Step to Enhance the Customer Experience at Philadelphia 30th Street Station

By | Company News and Statements, Customer Amenities, Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News | May 3, 2018

Issues RFQ Seeking Developer Partner

PHILADELPHIA – As part of its ongoing work to enhance the customer experience at Philadelphia 30th Street Station, Amtrak announced today it is seeking a master developer partner to update the historic station. With the release of a Request for Qualifications (RFQ), Amtrak begins a two-phase process that will result in the selection of a preferred developer who will assist in: introducing new customer amenities, reinvigorating the retail and commercial potential of the station, enhancing transit and pedestrian circulation and expanding the station’s concourses to accommodate anticipated increases in ridership.

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Amtrak Announces Summer Infrastructure Renewal Work

By | Company News and Statements, Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News | April 10, 2018

Critical work to benefit New York State, improve reliability for LIRR, NJT and Amtrak customers

NEW YORK – Amtrak will continue its Infrastructure Renewal program at New York Penn Station during Summer 2018 by performing critical reconstruction of three major railroad infrastructure assets in New York City: The Empire Tunnel and the Spuyten Duyvil Bridge, which provides train access between Upstate New York and New York Penn Station, as well as renewal work on Track 19 in New York Penn Station, which will help provide commuters with more reliable service. The total cost of the projects is estimated between $45 and $50 million, which will keep this important infrastructure in a state of good repair for Amtrak and benefit New York State with an upgraded, state-of-the art railroad.

Due to the work on the Empire Connection and Spuyten Duyvil Bridge, Empire Service, Ethan Allen Express, Adirondack, and Maple Leaf trains will all be rerouted from New York Penn Station to Grand Central Terminal between Saturday, May 26, and Tuesday, Sept. 4. The Lake Shore Limited will only operate between Boston and Chicago, with New York City and Hudson Valley customers connecting from Empire Service trains at Albany-Rensselaer.

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Amtrak Begins Next Phase of Infrastructure Renewal at New York Penn Station

By | Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News | January 3, 2018

NEW YORK – Amtrak’s next series of track renewal projects in New York Penn Station, as part of the Infrastructure Renewal program, will begin on Friday, Jan. 5, with revised scheduled train operations commencing on Monday, Jan. 8.

The bulk of the infrastructure renewal work for 2018 is occurring on weekends, as the project scope has not changed since November’s initial announcement. It is still expected to conclude on May 28, 2018, with minor modifications to Amtrak and commuter train weekday operations at New York Penn Station.

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Amtrak Selects Development Team to Partner in Baltimore Penn Station Redevelopment

By | Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News | December 14, 2017

Financial negotiations and project scoping underway

BALTIMORE – Amtrak has selected Penn Station Partners, a Baltimore-based team with global expertise, to negotiate a master development deal for Baltimore Penn Station and neighboring Amtrak-owned properties. The team is comprised of Beatty Development Group, Armada Hoffler Properties, Cross Street Partners, Gensler, WSP USA, Network Rail Consulting and Mace Group among others.

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Amtrak Launches FindYourWay App to Help Passengers Navigate New York Penn Station

By | Customer Amenities, Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News | December 13, 2017

Available for iOS and Android, app will share real-time boarding information, streamlining commuter transit

NEW YORK – Amtrak today announced that it launched FindYourWay, a real-time customer information beacon technology-enabled app, for exclusive use inside New York Penn Station. The app provides real-time gate, train, and boarding information for Amtrak customers and also helps direct passengers throughout the station to find gates, exits, ATMs, and restaurants. FindYourWay is currently available for free download on both iOS and Android operating systems.

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