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Amtrak, Capitol Corridor and San Joaquins Increase Capacity for Thanksgiving Travel

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Services and Schedules, Travel | November 6, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. – Nov. 6, 2019 – In anticipation of the busiest travel week of the year, Amtrak, the San Joaquins Joint Powers Authority (SJJPA) and the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) are prepared to accommodate the surge of holiday travelers with extra equipment and additional capacity on the Capitol Corridor and San Joaquins service. Tickets sell out quickly, so customers are encouraged to plan ahead and book early. Last year, the Capitol Corridor and San Joaquins saw a 65% increase in ridership the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and a 68% increase the Sunday following Thanksgiving.

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Amtrak Adds More Frequencies and Extra Capacity on Most Northeast Trains for Thanksgiving Week Travel

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Services and Schedules, Travel | November 5, 2019

NEW YORK – In response to customer demand during the busiest travel week of the year, Amtrak Acela (Boston – Washington, D.C.) and Northeast Regional (Boston – Virginia) services on the Northeast Corridor (NEC) will operate extended schedules with additional frequencies and capacity during Thanksgiving week to accommodate the surge of holiday travelers. Other services in the Northeast, including the Keystone Service, Pennsylvanian and Empire Service trains will operate full and extended schedules with additional frequencies and added capacity during the Thanksgiving week and require reservations in advance of travel.

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Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Encourages Travelers to Book Thanksgiving Reservations Early

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Services and Schedules, Travel | October 23, 2019

ORANGE, Calif. – Oct. 23, 2019 – In anticipation of the busiest travel week of the year, Amtrak is prepared to accommodate the surge of holiday travelers with extra equipment and additional capacity on the Amtrak® Pacific Surfliner® route, which travels between San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo. Tickets sell out quickly, so customers are encouraged to plan ahead and book early.

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Amtrak Debuts New Amenities for Acela Nonstop Service Between New York City and Washington, D.C.

By | Company News and Statements, Customer Amenities, News, Services and Schedules, Travel | September 12, 2019

WASHINGTON – Amtrak today announced the unique amenities exclusive to its Acela Nonstoptrain, which begins its inaugural trip on Monday, Sept. 23, including: complimentary coffee, tea water, and a light snack, “at seat” cashless cart service offering a limited menu of snacks and beverages and onboard phone charging kits for sale. Offering nonstop service between New York Penn Station (NYP) and Washington Union Station (WAS), customers will continue to enjoy the many features available on current Acela service, including the full menu in the Café Car, as well as access to the Quiet Car.

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Amtrak Set to Complete Summer Infrastructure Renewal Program at New York Penn Station On Schedule, Within Budget and Safely

By | Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News, Safety, Services and Schedules | August 30, 2019

NEW YORK – Amtrak engineering forces have completed the 2019 summer infrastructure renewal work at New York Penn Station, allowing for scheduled operations to resume Tuesday, Sept. 3 as planned. The work was also completed safely and within budget by the Amtrak team working on the project. Amtrak will host a call early next week to discuss in-depth details on the project and will be issuing a media advisory shortly with a date, time and dial-in information.

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Amtrak and MassDOT Announce Start of New Valley Flyer Train Service in Western and Northern Massachusetts

By | Commuter and State Partners, Company News and Statements, Customer Amenities, News, Services and Schedules, Travel | August 27, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, MA – Amtrak, in conjunction with MassDOT, is launching a new state supported seven day a week passenger train on Friday, August 30, called the Valley Flyer. The train will travel along the Connecticut River, a region referred to as the Knowledge Corridor, with trains making station stops in Springfield, Holyoke, Northampton and Greenfield. The trains will also connect with Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor at New Haven and serve stations between New Haven and Springfield. Tickets are now available and can be found on Amtrak.com, the Amtrak app, Amtrak ticket desks and kiosks, and through 1-800-USA-RAIL.

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