Just in time for the summer travel season, Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, and Amtrak Cascades, ranked by National Geographic as one of the best train routes in North America, today announced an expanded partnership to better serve the traveling public.
Amtrak, in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT), and Norfolk Southern, will begin operating non-scheduled trains on Monday, June 5.
The busy summer travel season is quickly approaching. Amtrak is ready to take families on vacation to more than 500 destinations throughout the country. With large spacious seats, and plenty of space to stretch out or get up and move around, Amtrak is the convenient and easy way to travel. Customers are encouraged to book early with Saver Fares and save up to 20 percent on many trains. There are standard everyday discounts for everyone: kids (ages 2-12) ride 50 percent off, students and seniors (62 and over) receive a 15 percent travel discount.
As the weather heats up and the busy summer travel season begins, it is more important than ever to remember to be safe around railroad tracks, including those used by the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner. The Pacific Surfliner travels along a 351-mile route between San Diego and San Luis Obispo, passing through small towns and big cities, with portions of the route hugging the Southern California coastline.
Amtrak is announcing preliminary schedules as part of the Infrastructure Renewal at New York Penn Station, a series of major track and switch renewal projects that will strengthen railroad infrastructure, operations and preparedness and, ultimately improve reliability at America’s busiest rail hub.
Just a reminder to be safe around railroad tracks every day and especially during the upcoming summer travel season. Amtrak San Joaquins trains travel through small towns and big cities – along country roads and down the middle of Main Streets on its way delivering passengers to summer travel destinations like the Bay Area and Sacramento.
Notifications can be given for up to six trains and stations by either text or email and delivered when you choose – on a single day, every day, or just certain days of the week.
Amtrak & Twentieth Century Fox have partnered to commemorate the release of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, in theaters on May 19. Summer travel is heating up and with Amtrak’s everyday 50 percent off kids’ fares, families can take in the wonder and fun of the train, while enjoying a trip without baggage fees and traffic stops.