WASHINGTON – Amtrak received recognition for workplace excellence by earning a spot on the Forbes magazine’s America’s Best Large Employers 2019 list.
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Weekend travelers will soon have more high-speed rail options along the Northeast Corridor (NEC) between Boston, New York, and Washington, D.C., as Amtrak expands its popular Acela Express service with an additional round trip on Saturday.
Amtrak has reached commercial close for Baltimore Penn Station with the execution of a Master Development Agreement with Penn Station Partners to redevelop and expand the historic station. Amtrak plans to invest up to $90 million in improvements to the historic station as part of the deal, including expansion and modernization to accommodate passenger growth and significantly improve the customer experience.
On Friday, March 29, 2019, the Amtrak Board of Directors appointed Roger Harris to the position of Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing and Commercial Officer, responsible for corporate marketing, sales distribution, network and consist planning, market research and pricing and revenue management, along with the Northeast Corridor, State-Supported and Long-Distance Service Lines. Harris will succeed Tim Griffin, who has elected to retire from Amtrak on April 12.
Customers who are traveling with Amtrak today—April 1—are invited to join in a special onboard karaoke competition hosted in the Quiet Car. April Fools! All jokes aside, you can still enjoy the oasis of calm in the Quiet Car and use your newfound savings to rent a karaoke machine for all your friends once you arrive at your final destination. Get there for less with 30 percent off Northeast Regional fares beginning Monday, April 1 through Wednesday, April 3 during Amtrak’s Unprank Sale.
Amtrak plans to offer the new schedules next month. While details remain to be finalized, northbound Train 851 will leave Indianapolis later than the current 6 a.m. departure time. Meanwhile, southbound Train 850 will return to Indianapolis earlier than today’s 11:39 p.m. arrival. The times at all the intermediate stops will also change.
This May 4 and 11, Amtrak and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will offer additional service between Chicago and Holland, Mich., for Holland’s annual Tulip Time Festival.
“We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Joe Boardman.
“Joe, during his tenure as FRA Administrator, Amtrak Board Member
“He leaves a lasting legacy that includes public service and making passenger rail transportation better for millions of people.”
Limited-time offers return for Pacific Surfliner customers: Kids ride free plus savings on the SoCal Resident Ticket for Disneyland® Resort theme parks through May 20, 2019
ANAHEIM, Calif. – Amtrak Pacific Surfliner® has brought back its popular “take the train and save” promotion with limited-time savings for Southern California Residents on train travel and Disneyland® Resort Theme Park admission through May 20, 2019. The Pacific Surfliner train travels to Southern California’s top destinations including Anaheim, the gateway to the Happiest Place on Earth.
WASHINGTON – Amtrak has informed federal, state and local officials along the route of the daily Southwest Chief that, with the enactment of the recent full-year funding bill by Congress, it will provide matching funds to enable a federal grant to be awarded for safety and reliability upgrades on the train’s route in Kansas, Colorado and New Mexico.