The new “Take Off” campaign promotes the freedom and efficiency business travelers enjoy on Acela trains
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Amtrak and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) are gearing up for track improvements along the former Norfolk Southern Railway (NS) route used by Amtrak Wolverine Service and Blue Water trains from Kalamazoo to Central and Eastern Michigan. Amtrak has responsibility for this infrastructure, effective Feb. 16.
The Winter Park Station is an important part of the Amtrak national network. The Silver Meteor and Silver Star both serve this station, and will continue to do so during construction, providing convenient access south to Miami and north to New York.
Amtrak passengers traveling between Los Angeles and Seattle can ride Amtrak’s Coast Starlight to the San Francisco bay area this spring to experience the city’s vibrant cultural scene.
Amtrak will honor the contributions of African Americans throughout all aspects of American life, including the development, construction, management and operation of railroads across the country, by hosting events nationwide in celebration of Black History Month.
Passenger rail is a vital alternative in Virginia’s overall transportation solution and will be a contributor to Virginia’s future economic success.
Amtrak has installed hearing loop technology at designated ticket counters and at the customer service desks in New York and Washington to enhance the travel experience for passengers with hearing loss.
Amtrak and the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) are joining forces in the search for proven high-speed rail (HSR) train sets currently being manufactured and in commercial service that are capable of operating safely at speeds up to 220 mph on both Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor (NEC) and on California’s developing HSR corridor.
Building on the progress achieved during the past year, Amtrak is moving forward in 2013 with more upgrades to Lancaster Station including major work to rehabilitate the main waiting room by repairing the plaster walls and ceiling, repainting it with historic colors, restoring historic light fixtures and relocating the sprinkler pipe.
In preparation for travel to presidential inauguration activities in the nation’s capital, and to accommodate increased ticket sales, Amtrak is offering two additional Acela Express trains between New York and Washington, D.C. on Monday, January 21.