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Amtrak Announces its August Northeast Regional 4 Day Sale

By | News, Sales and Deals, Travel | August 14, 2018

Travel throughout the Northeast for as low as $19 this fall

WASHINGTON – When the leaves change color, it’s time to change your routine by traveling for less during Amtrak’s latest “Northeast Regional 4 Day Sale” exclusively available at Amtrak.com. Starting Tuesday, August 14 through Friday, August 17, customers can book their autumn day trips, weekend getaways and longer vacations anywhere in the Northeast Corridor (between Washington D.C. and Boston), for travel from Wednesday, Sept. 5 through Thursday, Nov. 15, with no blackout dates.

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Amtrak Launches Thruway Bus Connection in New York State

By | Commuter and State Partners, Customer Amenities, News, Services and Schedules | August 9, 2018

Service links customers to Amtrak trains in Upstate

WASHINGTON – Amtrak now provides a Thruway bus service, in partnership with Trailways of New York, for customers to connect to the Empire Service, Lake Shore Limited, and Maple Leaf trains across New York State. Convenient and affordable bus connections are available at Amtrak stations in Rochester, Syracuse, Utica, and Saratoga Springs, New York and will be taking customers to new locations, including Cooperstown, Cortland, Ithaca, Glens Falls, Lake George and Oneonta.

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Amtrak Reveals Modern Interiors on New Acela Express Fleet

By | Customer Amenities, News | August 8, 2018

Acela equipment to offer contemporary accommodations and amenities

WASHINGTON – Amtrak today revealed the interiors on its new Acela Express fleet, which will redefine the customer experience on Amtrak’s premium Northeast Corridor (NEC) service. The new trains, scheduled to enter service in the NEC in 2021, will provide travelers with world-class accommodations and amenities, along with a smoother and even more comfortable ride.

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Amtrak Expands Its Gift Card Program

By | Customer Amenities, News | August 2, 2018

WASHINGTON – Whether you’re traveling for leisure or business, the gift of travel is always appreciated, especially with Amtrak gift cards now available at Amtrak.com, various brick and mortar stores and online retailers. The gift cards, which are available in physical cards and digital e-gift cards, are accepted exclusively for train travel purchases and can be redeemed on Amtrak.com and its mobile application, as well as in the station at Amtrak ticket offices and through Amtrak contact centers.

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Ride Amtrak to the New York State Fair

By | Commuter and State Partners, Customer Amenities, News, Sales and Deals, Services and Schedules, Travel | August 1, 2018

Amtrak trains to make special stop; Kids ride free!

NEW YORK – Amtrak will once again provide direct service for customers traveling to the New York State Fair this year, making it more convenient, cost-effective, family friendly and comfortable way to travel to the Empire State’s largest annual event between Wednesday, Aug. 22 and Monday, Sept. 3.

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“Amtrak Across America” Flash Sale Offers Customers Up to 30 Percent Savings

By | News, Sales and Deals, Travel | July 31, 2018

WASHINGTON – Amtrak is announcing its new summer 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, July 31 through Friday, August 3 and valid for travel from Wednesday, August 15, 2018 to Thursday, February 28, 2019.

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Smoother, More Reliable Service Coming for Amtrak Northeast Corridor Customers

By | Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News | July 26, 2018

Amtrak investing $370 million in equipment to improve Corridor

WASHINGTON – Amtrak is investing $370 million over an estimated three-year period for new equipment that will improve the overall experience for those traveling along the Northeast Corridor (NEC). The purchase of this new equipment will double Amtrak engineering efforts on the NEC, accelerating maintenance work.

“More than 890,000 Amtrak customers and commuter passengers rely on the Northeast Corridor for transportation every weekday, and we are working to make their ride smoother and more reliable,” said Amtrak Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Scot Naparstek.

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Entire Amtrak Rail Network Now Bike Friendly in Michigan

By | Commuter and State Partners, Customer Amenities, News | July 26, 2018

Pontiac-Detroit-Ann Arbor-Chicago corridor welcomes bicycles

CHICAGO and LANSING, Mich. – Starting July 26, bicycles will be accepted aboard the Amtrak Wolverine Service (Trains 350-355), sponsored by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) with three daily round-trips between Pontiac and Chicago, via Detroit, Dearborn, Jackson and other stops.

There is a $10 charge in addition to the railfare. Bicyclists must make reservations to carry their bikes onto the trains and stow them at the direction of the Amtrak conductors.

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Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Partners with Disneyland® Resort to Offer Summer Savings to Experience Pixar Fest

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Sales and Deals, Travel | July 26, 2018

Travel on the Pacific Surfliner for less and take advantage of limited-time savings on Disneyland® Resort theme park admission through September 3, 2018

ANAHEIM, Calif. – This summer, travel for less on the Amtrak® Pacific Surfliner® and enjoy limited-time savings on Disneyland® Resort theme park admission to experience Pixar Fest through September 3, 2018. The Pacific Surfliner train travels to Southern California’s top destinations including Anaheim, the gateway to the Happiest Place on Earth.

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