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Amtrak Launches Photo #AmtrakHolidayContest for 12 Lucky Winners

By | Company News and Statements, Customer Amenities, News, Travel | December 13, 2018

Customers who share their best holiday-themed Amtrak photos via social media can win one of 12 prizes

WASHINGTON – Amtrak is evoking the family festive, nostalgic, and celebratory holiday feelings that comes from holiday season train travel by debuting its social media-based and photo-friendly #AmtrakHolidayContest. For 12 days starting Thursday, Dec. 13, contestants can post their holiday and Amtrak themed photos, with the hashtag “#AmtrakHolidayContest,” on their personal Facebook, Twitter or Instagram accounts to submit an entry.

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Amtrak Launches #AmtrakTakeMeThere Social Media Residency Program

By | Company News and Statements, Customer Amenities, News, Travel | November 30, 2018

Residents will ride Amtrak’s signature long-distance trains and share their experience on social; casting call now open

WASHINGTON – Amtrak has created #AmtrakTakeMeThere, a new social media residency program that showcases the diversity of Amtrak passengers and their unique train travel experiences. Instead of experiencing these stories on social media from the viewpoint of a professional travel blogger or influencer, Amtrak will highlight riders to tell their individual stories. Amtrak has launched an open casting call to find these unique riders, where users can share their stories and show how they use social media to engage their niche online community.

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Amtrak to Install New, State-of-the-Art Digital Board at William H. Gray III 30th Street Station as Part of Station Modern Makeover

By | Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News, Travel | November 30, 2018

Will replace the current Solari Board in early 2019

PHILADELPHIA – Amtrak is set to replace its current Solari board at William H. Gray III 30th Street Station in Philadelphia (PHL) with a new, digital Passenger Information Display System (PIDS) that will help further its efforts to modernize the station. As part of the project, Amtrak is also replacing the display boards at each gate, the software that runs the displays, as well as the public address system and the platform displays all of which will now be ADA compliant.

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Amtrak Returns for Third Year with “Track Friday Sale”

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Sales and Deals, Travel | November 23, 2018

30 percent discounts available nationwide through Cyber Monday

WASHINGTON – This year, there’s no better gift than the gift of train travel as Amtrak has announced its third “Track Friday Sale,” offering customers a Black Friday sale for travel on most Amtrak routes throughout the country. Giving customers the gift of an experience and memories that can be kept for a lifetime, the Amtrak “Track Friday Sale” follows the success of last year’s promotion.

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Amtrak Offers 20 Percent Savings in Honor of Veterans Day

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Sales and Deals, Travel | November 9, 2018

Veterans and active military can book now to save 20 percent for travel nationwide

WASHINGTON – In honor of our nation’s Military Veterans, Amtrak is offering 20 percent off travel to veteran and active military officers. Between Friday, November 9 and Tuesday, November 13, all veterans and active military personnel can purchase discounted tickets on Amtrak.com. The sale is valid for travel between November 27 and May 31, 2019. For savings, use promo code “V111” and select passenger type “F” when purchasing. There are no blackout dates.

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Amtrak Schedules Extra Capacity for Pennsylvanian and Keystone Service to Prepare for Thanksgiving Travel

By | News, Services and Schedules, Travel | November 6, 2018

WILMINGTON – In anticipation of the busiest travel week of the year, Amtrak is accommodating the surge of holiday travelers with increased capacity on the Keystone Service (New York – Philadelphia – Harrisburg corridor) as well as the Pennsylvanian (New York – Philadelphia – Pittsburgh). All Pennsylvanian and Keystone Service trains require reservations from Nov. 20 – Nov. 25. Reservations will not be required for monthly and ten-ride ticket holders. On Thanksgiving Day, Keystone Service trains will operate according to a Saturday schedule.

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More Downeaster Trains on Track To Serve Freeport and Brunswick

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Travel | November 5, 2018

PORTLAND, Maine – The Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority (NNEPRA), managing agency of the Amtrak Downeaster passenger rail service, has announced more train service to Freeport and Brunswick beginning Monday, November 12, 2018.

Currently, the Downeaster operates five (5) round-trips each day between Portland and Boston, with three (3) of those round-trips extending to Freeport and Brunswick. Beginning November 12, two (2) additional round trips will serve Freeport and Brunswick on weekdays (5 round trips total), with one additional trip on weekends (4 round-trips total).

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Amtrak Downeaster to Expand Service in time for the Thanksgiving Travel Season

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Services and Schedules, Travel | November 1, 2018

PORTLAND, ME. – Just in time for the holiday travel season, the Amtrak Downeaster will be expanding weekday service of all trains to Freeport and Brunswick, Maine; four of five daily round trips will serve Freeport and Brunswick on weekends. Currently, the Downeaster makes five daily round trips between Portland and Boston with only three extending to Freeport and Brunswick.    

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Extra Amtrak Trains Scheduled in Northeast for Thanksgiving Travel

By | News, Services and Schedules, Travel | November 1, 2018

WASHINGTON – In anticipation of the busiest travel week of the year, Amtrak is accommodating the surge of holiday travelers, ensuring its passengers get to their Thanksgiving destination on time and safely with an enjoyable experience. Tickets sell out quickly, so customers are encouraged to plan ahead and book early.

In response to customer demand, Amtrak Acela Express (Boston – Washington, D.C.) and Northeast Regional (Boston – Virginia) services will operate extended schedules with additional frequencies and capacity during Thanksgiving week. Additional Northeast Corridor trains, including the Keystone (New York – Harrisburg) will require reservations in advance of travel. Regular Amtrak booking procedures apply.

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