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Amtrak San Joaquins to run special trains to Allensworth State Historic Park for annual Re-dedication Event, Oct. 9

By | Commuter and State Partners, Customer Amenities, News, Services and Schedules, Travel | September 30, 2021

(September 30, Stockton, CA) – Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park is holding a celebratory “re-dedication” event on Saturday, October 9 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, and the Amtrak San Joaquins has scheduled special trains at a 50 percent discount rate to bring visitors to the park for the historically significant event.  

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A message from Amtrak CEO Bill Flynn

By | Company News and Statements, News, Safety, Services and Schedules | September 26, 2021

We are in mourning today for the people who lost their lives due to the derailment of the Empire Builder train Saturday, near Joplin, Montana, on the BNSF Railway, as well as the many others who were injured.  We have no words that can adequately express our sorrow for those who lost a loved one or who were hurt in this horrible event.  They are in our thoughts and prayers.

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Amtrak Police and Law Enforcement Officers Unite for Largest Railroad Safety Initiative in U.S.

By | News, Safety | September 21, 2021

WASHINGTON – Nearly 500 Police and Sheriff’s departments across 43 states and the District of Columbia will join the Amtrak Police Department and Operation Lifesaver Inc (OLI)  to conduct “Operation Clear Track,” the single largest railroad safety law enforcement detail in the U.S. This is the fifth annual event aimed at enforcing state grade crossing and trespassing laws while raising awareness on the importance of making safe choices near railroad tracks and crossings.

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Amtrak Offers 50% Off Fares During National Fall Flash Sale

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Sales and Deals, Travel | September 1, 2021

WASHINGTON – Save big this fall with Amtrak’s 50% off National Fall Flash Sale available for purchase for a limited time between Sept. 1 and Sept. 8. The sale is valid in coach and Acela Business Class for popular destinations from coast to coast with travel dates between Sept. 8 – Nov. 18. From dazzling displays of autumn colors in the Northeast to the breathtaking great plains of the Midwest, to the serene waters of the Pacific Coast and the unique charms of the South, Amtrak connects travelers with some of the most beautiful and popular destinations across the United States. 

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Amtrak Restores Coast Starlight Service Effective August 23

By | News, Services and Schedules, Travel | August 18, 2021

WASHINGTON – Amtrak announces full restoration of Coast Starlight service operating daily between Los Angeles and Seattle following several weeks of service interruption resulting from extensive wildfire damage in Northern California. With infrastructure repairs now completed, customers can leverage Amtrak’s train service to travel up and down the California coast, passing through Santa Barbara, the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento, and Portland beginning August 23. The service restoration has completed two weeks ahead of schedule, and makes full Coast Starlight service available for the upcoming Labor Day holiday period. The new schedule has been updated on all Amtrak reservation systems, including Amtrak.com and the Amtrak app.

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Amtrak Returns Train Service to the Great New York State Fair

By | Commuter and State Partners, Customer Amenities, News, Sales and Deals, Services and Schedules, Travel | August 17, 2021

NEW YORK – Amtrak has continued its partnership with the Great New York State Fair as delicious food, eye-opening exhibits, captivating entertainment and fun games are just an Amtrak away. Between Friday, Aug. 20 and Monday, Sept. 6, Amtrak is resuming direct train service for customers travel to and from the Empire State’s largest annual event. In addition to health and safety measures onboard and in stations, including a mask requirement for passengers and employees, customers can experience a safe, convenient, cost-effective, and more comfortable way to travel to the Fair.

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