On May 1, 2020 Amtrak celebrated its 49th anniversary! For almost five decades, Amtrak has taken our nation’s passenger rail customers where they need and want to go. Formally known as the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, Amtrak consolidated the services of more than a dozen railroads into a true national system when it first started. And, while we celebrate our anniversary during an unprecedented time in history, we continue to provide a vital service to our customers, many of whom are medical professionals and first responders.

Please take a moment to watch our anniversary video featuring Amtrak President and CEO Bill Flynn, who discusses the importance of intercity passenger rail and how we continue to provide exceptional service to the American public during this time of crisis. He also provides a heartfelt appreciation to our frontline team members, who are working tirelessly during the COVID-19 pandemic.