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Essential Service Plan: Updates to Service

By | Commuter and State Partners, Company News and Statements, News, Safety, Services and Schedules, Travel | April 6, 2020

While Amtrak continues to operate across the nation, we have adjusted some services due to significantly reduced demand in key markets. To learn about what scheduled services continue to operate, go to Amtrak.com, and on the home page, select “Book Tickets” and then enter your trip origin and destination in the “From” and “To” fields and your date of travel in the “Depart” field and then click on “Find Trains.”

Impacted services are as follows:

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Amtrak’s Commitment to Safety

By | Commuter and State Partners, Company News and Statements, News, Safety, Services and Schedules, Travel | April 3, 2020

Amtrak Coronavirus Update

The safety of Amtrak’s customers and employees is our top priority. We continue to monitor the coronavirus situation closely and we are taking action based on guidance from public health experts; that includes restoring service to trains and routes once demand returns. In order to maintain a safe environment and address customer concerns and potential business impact, we are taking the following measures:

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Joint Statement by NJ TRANSIT President & CEO Kevin Corbett and Amtrak Chief Operating & Commercial Officer Stephen Gardner on Replacement of Sawtooth Bridges

By | Commuter and State Partners, Company News and Statements, Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News | March 5, 2020

“Amtrak and NJ TRANSIT applaud Secretary Chao, FRA Administrator Batory and the U.S. Department of Transportation for publishing the Environmental Assessment for replacement of the Sawtooth Bridges.

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Amtrak Names William Flynn as CEO and President

By | News | March 2, 2020

WASHINGTON – Amtrak announced that it has named William J. Flynn as its next Chief Executive Officer and President. Flynn, a seasoned business leader with four decades of transportation and logistics experience, will begin his role on April 15, 2020. Flynn succeeds Richard Anderson, who joined Amtrak as CEO in July 2017. Anderson, who fulfills his three-year commitment to the company this year, will remain with Amtrak through the end of the year as a senior advisor to Flynn.

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Updated Fares Provide Increased Options for Savings

By | Company News and Statements, News | February 24, 2020

On March 1, 2020, Amtrak is launching a series of updates to provide customers more options for savings. Amtrak is offering deeply discounted tickets and reduced fares. Keep an eye out for a variety of new, ultra-low Saver Fares in cities including Orlando, Tampa and South Florida —making travel a breeze in the Sunshine State. Discounted Coach fares start at just $9 – a savings of up to 50% off the base fare. Look for more of these offers on March 1!

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New Decatur-Springfield/Champaign Amtrak Thruway Buses

By | News, Travel | February 14, 2020

This Amtrak Thruway Bus service is operated by Illinois Charter with connections at Springfield to Amtrak Lincoln Service and Texas Eagle trains and at Champaign to Amtrak Illini/Saluki and City of New Orleans trains. Lincoln Service, Illini and Saluki trains are operated by Amtrak under a contract with the Illinois Department of Transportation. Illini trains previously directly served Decatur from July 1981 to July 1983.

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Amtrak Marks Major Milestone by Beginning High-Speed Testing of the First Trainset for its New Acela Fleet

By | Company News and Statements, Customer Amenities, News, Safety, Travel | February 13, 2020

WASHINGTON – The first of Amtrak’s 28 new Acela trainsets, scheduled to enter service throughout the Northeast Corridor (NEC) in 2021, will be leaving from Alstom’s facility in Hornell, N.Y. on Monday, Feb, 17 for high-speed testing at the Transportation Technology Center near Pueblo, Colo. Nine months of dynamic testing will include the trainset’s pantograph, railway dynamics, tilting, traction, slip/slide and wayside protection, brakes, and train control management systems. Once complete, the trainset will return to Alstom for installation of its interiors.

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Amtrak Offers Trip for Two with Its Buy One Get One Free Valentine’s Day Sale

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Sales and Deals, Travel | February 13, 2020

WASHINGTON – At Amtrak, we want to show customers how much we love them by offering a Valentine’s Day Buy One Get One Free Sale. Thursday, February 13, through Monday, February 17, customers can buy one coach ticket and get the second free for nationwide travel between March 9 and August 30, 2020, with no blackout dates. Customers can receive discounted tickets by using the code V214 at checkout or at amtrak.com/valentines-day-sale.

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