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Amtrak Customers Can Tour the Country for One Low Fare with USA Rail Pass

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Sales and Deals, Travel | June 8, 2021

WASHINGTON – With the relaunch of its USA Rail Pass, Amtrak is introducing a new and affordable way to take a multi-segment train journey across America. This new offering allows customers to take up to ten rides to see the country and explore sights at many of Amtrak’s 500 destinations. Now through June 22, the USA Rail Pass is available for $299, a savings of $200 off the regular $499 price. Customers taking advantage of this special introductory offer will pay less than $30 per ride for ten travel segments over 30 days.

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Amtrak Restores Traditional Dining on Western Long Distance Routes

By | Customer Amenities, News, Travel | June 3, 2021

WASHINGTON – As part of its ongoing recovery following the coronavirus pandemic, Amtrak announced today the restoration of traditional dining service beginning Wednesday, June 23 on the California Zephyr, Coast Starlight, Empire Builder, Southwest Chief, Sunset Limited, and Texas Eagle (for service between San Antonio and Los Angeles). Travelers will experience a redesigned menu featuring chef-prepared meals for breakfast, lunch and a three-course dinner. This includes selections for the kids, a new array of appetizers and a complimentary alcoholic drink with dinner and table service offered in the Dining Car with glassware, cutlery and white linen tablecloths. Ceramic dishware is set to debut later this year.

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Amtrak Seeks To Bring More Rail Service To More Communities

By | Company News and Statements, Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News, Services and Schedules, Travel | May 27, 2021

WASHINGTON – Amtrak is initiating the work to deliver by 2035 more frequent, reliable and sustainable intercity passenger rail service to over 160 more communities and 20 million more passengers annually, as outlined in the Amtrak Corridor Vision released today. To be implemented in collaboration with states, local communities, the administration and many other stakeholders, the Corridor Vision builds upon Amtrak’s national network, integrating new and improved corridors to expand the existing system.

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Pacific Surfliner Offers New Connecting Bus Service Between Los Angeles and Las Vegas

By | Commuter and State Partners, Customer Amenities, News, Travel | May 19, 2021

ORANGE, Calif.– A new Amtrak Thruway bus route is now offering daily service between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, with intermediate stops in San Bernardino, Victorville, and Barstow. While bus-only trips for this service can be purchased without a train segment, these buses also offer guaranteed connections to Pacific Surfliner Trains 579, 580, 763 768, 777, and 796.

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Amtrak Offers 15% Student Discount on Routes Nationwide

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Sales and Deals, Travel | May 18, 2021

WASHINGTON – Great deals are now available for students looking to get away during the summer, travel home, see friends, or return to campus. Amtrak can help students reconnect with friends, rediscover America and explore places off the beaten path with its new student discount. Students between the ages of 17 and 24 can receive 15% off travel throughout the national network. Available at amtrak.com/student-discounts, the offer is valid through December 30, 2021.

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Amtrak and Vermont Agency of Transportation to Resume Service Throughout the State Beginning July 19

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Services and Schedules, Travel | May 18, 2021

WASHINGTON – Amtrak and The Vermont Agency of Transportation (AOT) today announced that tickets are now available for purchase on their state-supported train services for travel beginning on Monday, July 19. This includes the Vermonter, which provides daily service between Washington, DC and St. Albans, Vermont, with reserved seating for Business Class customers, and the Ethan Allen Express, which offers daily service between New York City and Rutland, Vermont, with connecting service to Washington, D.C.

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Amtrak Downeaster Announces MORE Trains and MORE Options to Connect to the People and Places You’ve Missed

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Travel | April 14, 2021

PORTLAND, MAINE – The Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority (NNEPRA) announced today that the Amtrak Downeaster will increase service and implement a new schedule on May 3, 2021. This will restore the Downeaster to its pre-COVD service level of five daily round trips between Brunswick and Boston. The Downeaster has been offering four daily round-trips since July 2020.

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Buy a Roomette, Bring a Companion Free on Amtrak

By | News, Sales and Deals, Travel | April 6, 2021

WASHINGTON – Great deals are now available for summer travel on Amtrak with someone special. For a limited time, a customer booking a private Roomette for travel this summer can bring a companion for free. Roomettes offer meals included in the price of the ticket, scenic views by day, and comfortable beds at night. Available at amtrak.com/privateroomsale, this sale is valid between Apr. 6-16, 2021, for travel between June 1 and Sept. 30, 2021.

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Amtrak Expands Carry-On Pet Program to Weekday Acela Trains

By | Customer Amenities, News, Travel | March 3, 2021

WASHINGTON – Amtrak announced today the expansion of its pet program allowing customers to travel with their dogs and cats up to 20 pounds onboard weekday Acela trains for only $26 or 800 Amtrak Guest Rewards points. Previously available for only weekend trips, there will be eight pet spaces for sale per departure (one per customer) and are booked on a first-come, first-served basis.

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