Amtrak has reached commercial close for Baltimore Penn Station with the execution of a Master Development Agreement with Penn Station Partners to redevelop and expand the historic station. Amtrak plans to invest up to $90 million in improvements to the historic station as part of the deal, including expansion and modernization to accommodate passenger growth and significantly improve the customer experience.
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On Friday, March 29, 2019, the Amtrak Board of Directors appointed Roger Harris to the position of Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing and Commercial Officer, responsible for corporate marketing, sales distribution, network and consist planning, market research and pricing and revenue management, along with the Northeast Corridor, State-Supported and Long-Distance Service Lines. Harris will succeed Tim Griffin, who has elected to retire from Amtrak on April 12.
Amtrak plans to offer the new schedules next month. While details remain to be finalized, northbound Train 851 will leave Indianapolis later than the current 6 a.m. departure time. Meanwhile, southbound Train 850 will return to Indianapolis earlier than today’s 11:39 p.m. arrival. The times at all the intermediate stops will also change.
This May 4 and 11, Amtrak and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will offer additional service between Chicago and Holland, Mich., for Holland’s annual Tulip Time Festival.
Limited-time offers return for Pacific Surfliner customers: Kids ride free plus savings on the SoCal Resident Ticket for Disneyland® Resort theme parks through May 20, 2019
ANAHEIM, Calif. – Amtrak Pacific Surfliner® has brought back its popular “take the train and save” promotion with limited-time savings for Southern California Residents on train travel and Disneyland® Resort Theme Park admission through May 20, 2019. The Pacific Surfliner train travels to Southern California’s top destinations including Anaheim, the gateway to the Happiest Place on Earth.
WASHINGTON – Amtrak has informed federal, state and local officials along the route of the daily Southwest Chief that, with the enactment of the recent full-year funding bill by Congress, it will provide matching funds to enable a federal grant to be awarded for safety and reliability upgrades on the train’s route in Kansas, Colorado and New Mexico.
WASHINGTON – Amtrak wants to show customers how much we love them with its Valentine’s Day Buy One Get One Free Sale. Starting Thursday, Feb. 14, through Monday, Feb. 18, customers can buy one ticket and get the second one free for nationwide travel between Mar. 25 and July 29, 2019, with no blackout dates.
NEW YORK – At a press conference in New York Penn Station, Governor Murphy, Amtrak Board Chairman Tony Coscia, and NJ TRANSIT Executive Director Kevin Corbett today announced the finalizing of a financial settlement that paves the way to ongoing and future improvements to the infrastructure, customer experience, and safety of our customers. The press conference also shared updates on several joint projects, including Penn Station, critical infrastructure projects, and safety, showcasing a commitment to collaboration and improving the customer experience to the traveling public.
– The Amtrak Northeast Regional will soon offer two weekday departures from Norfolk, Va., to give customers more convenience for travel to Washington, D.C., and the Northeast. Tickets are now available to purchase for travel to and from the waterfront city beginning on March 4.
NEW YORK – The Amtrak Board of Directors has approved an agreement with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to advance two key proposed initiatives: Metro-North commuter rail service to and from New York Penn Station and Amtrak intercity passenger rail service to and from Long Island.