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Amtrak and Capitol Corridor Provide Increased Capacity for Thanksgiving Season

By | Commuter and State Partners, Customer Amenities, News, Services and Schedules, Travel | October 30, 2018

OAKLAND, Calif. – In anticipation of the busiest travel week of the year, Amtrak and the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) are preparing to accommodate the surge of holiday travelers with extra capacity on the Capitol Corridor train, which travels between Auburn/Sacramento and San Jose, including service to Berkeley, Oakland, and downtown San Francisco. The Capitol Corridor also serves a number of universities and as a result, will be adding extra bus trips before and after Thanksgiving for students traveling to and from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, Chico State, and Humboldt State. Tickets sell out quickly, so customers are encouraged to plan ahead and book early, especially if they have a bus connection as part of their travel.

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Travelers Encouraged to Book Thanksgiving Reservations Early on Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

By | Commuter and State Partners, Customer Amenities, News, Services and Schedules, Travel | October 25, 2018

LOS ANGELES – 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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CTrail Shore Line East Monthly Pass Promotion and Additional Cross-Honoring with Amtrak

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Travel | October 18, 2018

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) announced today that CTrail Shore Line East (SLE) customers who purchase a November Shore Line East monthly pass will be eligible to ride Shore Line East service through December 31, 2018.  CTDOT also announced an expansion of Amtrak’s cross honoring program, which entitles Shore Line East monthly, weekly and ten-trip multi-ride ticket holders to ride Amtrak trains between New London, Old Saybrook and New Haven.

Customers should check shorelineeast.com for more information about the expanded Amtrak cross-honoring program which will run from Monday, October 22, through Friday, November 16.

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Amtrak San Joaquins Plan for Thanksgiving Travel This Holiday Season

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Services and Schedules, Travel | October 16, 2018

OAKLAND, Calif. – In anticipation of the busiest travel week of the year, Amtrak is preparing to accommodate the surge of holiday travelers with extra capacity on the Amtrak San Joaquins route, which travels between Sacramento, Oakland, Stockton, Fresno and Bakersfield. Tickets sell out quickly, so customers are encouraged to plan ahead and book tickets early. Last year, Amtrak San Joaquins ridership more than doubled the Sunday following Thanksgiving, saw a 97% increase in ridership the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and a 115% increase the Sunday following Thanksgiving.

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“Amtrak Across America” Flash Sale Promotes 30 Percent Savings for Customers

By | Customer Amenities, News, Sales and Deals, Travel | October 9, 2018

WASHINGTON – Amtrak is announcing its new fall sale, “Amtrak Across America” to help customers visit many destinations across the country for up to 30 percent off a standard fare. This special fare is available on Amtrak.com from Tuesday, Oct. 9 through Friday, Oct. 12 and valid for travel from Tues, Nov. 27, 2018 to Wednesday, May 22, 2019 with no blackout dates, as it can be used for Christmas, New Years and other federal and local holidays.

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Amtrak Debuts its Northeast Holiday Travel Sale

By | News, Sales and Deals, Travel | September 25, 2018

Customers save 30 percent on travel throughout the Northeast on Northeast Regional and Acela Express Trains

WASHINGTON – It’s time to skip the traffic and remove the hassle for your holiday travel with Amtrak’s latest “Northeast Holiday Travel Sale” exclusively available at Amtrak.com. Starting Tuesday, Sept. 25 through Thursday, Sept. 27, customers have the option to travel conveniently and affordably on the Northeast Regional (NER) or experience upscale amenities on the Acela Express, for their winter train travel throughout the Northeast Corridor (between Virginia Beach and Boston), from Tuesday, Nov. 27 through Saturday, Jan. 5, with no blackout dates.

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Amtrak Offers National 3-Day Sale for College Students

By | News, Sales and Deals, Travel | September 11, 2018

Book now to save 30 percent for nationwide travel

WASHINGTON – With school back in session at colleges across the country, customers who are between 17-24 years of age and traveling with a valid student ID can save 30 percent off their Amtrak travel on most trains throughout the country. The sale is valid for travel from Monday, Oct. 1 to Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, with no blackout dates.

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