WASHINGTON – In anticipation of the busiest travel week of the year, Amtrak is preparing to accommodate the surge of holiday travelers with extra trains and capacity on several routes. Tickets sell out quickly, so customers are encouraged to plan ahead and book tickets early.
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Tickets for the Amtrak Winter Park Express passenger train service from Denver Union Station to the slopes of Winter Park Resort are on sale now at Amtrak.com/WinterParkExpress. The 2019 season features a continuation of fares starting at $29 each way and three additional Friday round-trips.
Service links customers to Amtrak trains in Upstate
WASHINGTON – Amtrak now provides a Thruway bus service, in partnership with Trailways of New York, for customers to connect to the Empire Service, Lake Shore Limited, and Maple Leaf trains across New York State. Convenient and affordable bus connections are available at Amtrak stations in Rochester, Syracuse, Utica, and Saratoga Springs, New York and will be taking customers to new locations, including Cooperstown, Cortland, Ithaca, Glens Falls, Lake George and Oneonta.
Easier connections, more pets, bikes & student fares for back-to-school time: Amtrak and the state sponsors of the Amtrak Midwest Network have worked through the summer to make several service improvements in time for back-to-school and other fall travel.
Amtrak trains to make special stop; Kids ride free!
NEW YORK – Amtrak will once again provide direct service for customers traveling to the New York State Fair this year, making it more convenient, cost-effective, family friendly and comfortable way to travel to the Empire State’s largest annual event between Wednesday, Aug. 22 and Monday, Sept. 3.
WASHINGTON – The Amtrak Pacific Surfliner will offer special train service for customers who travel to/from the FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine, Calif., from May 11 and Sept. 30, 2018.
Flexibility and convenience for customers
WASHINGTON – Customers can soon take advantage of additional opportunities to travel on the Piedmont as Amtrak and NC By Train adds a daily roundtrip for service between the vibrant commercial center of Charlotte and state capital of Raleigh. Tickets are now available to purchase for travel beginning on June 4.
Special Saturday schedules for May 5 and 12 on sale now
CHICAGO and LANSING, Mich. – Amtrak is offering additional service between Chicago and Holland, Mich. for travelers to Holland’s annual Tulip Time Festival. A special stop at Hammond-Whiting, Ind., is also added. These trains on the Pere Marquette route, sponsored by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), will run on two Saturdays during the festival, May 5 and May 12, enabling same-day visits to what has been heralded as the nation’s “Best Flower Festival” and “America’s Best Small-Town Festival,” with more than 5 million tulips in bloom.
The Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) has awarded Amtrak a new five-year contract to continue providing train operations services for the MARC Penn Line commuter trains operating between Washington, D.C., and Perryville, Md.
These improvements demonstrate a long-term commitment to safe and faster movement of trains along this growing passenger rail corridor.