Powered by a custom-painted locomotive that pays tribute to America’s veterans, and showcasing the past, present and future of America’s Railroad®, the Amtrak Exhibit Train will stop at the Gettysburg and Northern Scenic Depot this weekend (Sept. 28-29).
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The Union Pacific Railroad (UP) route used daily by the Amtrak California Zephyr is closed for repairs west of Denver through early October, following recent heavy rains and flooding. As a result, Amtrak will use an alternate route between Denver and Salt Lake City, effective Friday, Sept. 20, and until further notice.
Passengers will have more choices when Pacific Surfliner trains begin stopping at four new station stops between Oceanside and San Diego (Carlsbad Village, Carlsbad Poinsettia, Encinitas and Sorrento Valley), currently served only by COASTER.
Showcasing the past, present and future of America’s Railroad®, the Amtrak Exhibit Train will stop at the Strasburg Rail Road during the next two weekends on Sept. 14-15 and Sept. 21-22, welcoming visitors aboard for free tours.
Passengers riding the Amtrak Adirondack train north of Albany will once again have the unique opportunity to experience the spectacular view of New York State’s fall foliage season when the historic ‘Great Dome’ rail car is making a special five-week return appearance through Oct. 29.
The first of three Michigan track improvement phases for the 2013 construction season begins on Sept. 9. While the projects will cause some delays and modified schedules, the result will be upgraded tracks and more reliable service for Amtrak Wolverine Service trains as part of the Accelerated Rail Program being carried out by Amtrak for the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT).
The Illinois Department of Transportation and Union Pacific Railroad are performing the last of three phases of 2013 upgrades to Illinois’ signature high-speed route, Chicago-St. Louis, for future 110 mph operation of Amtrak Lincoln Service trains.
Amtrak invites passengers to experience the splendor of fall aboard the inaugural “Autumn Express.” Tickets are now on sale for this one-day-only special train, which departs from and returns to Philadelphia 30th Street Station on Saturday, Nov. 2, and affords scenic views of historic railroad sites throughout Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania.
The return of passenger rail to Roanoke is a result of passage this year of Virginia’s first major transportation funding plan in nearly three decades.
Governor Bob McDonnell announced today that Virginia has stepped up in partnership with Amtrak to sign on as the first state to usher in a new era and take greater control of passenger rail service.