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Amtrak Statement on Senate Agreement for the Infrastructure Bill

By | Company News and Statements, News | July 29, 2021

We applaud the Administration and the group of bipartisan Senators for putting forward this historic level of investment in Amtrak and passenger rail. If enacted, Amtrak will work to put these funds to use, rebuilding core infrastructure, replacing equipment and, with the FRA and state partners, bringing more Amtrak service to more people across the nation, creating thousands of new jobs and reducing America’s carbon footprint (see our Corridor Vision).  While this funding is a fantastic start, we call on Congress to also ensure that Amtrak gets the on-time performance and preference from our host railroads that the law requires so we can achieve the growth in reliable service that our nation needs.

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Amtrak and Vermont Agency of Transportation Celebrate Restoration of Vermont Trains With One Dollar Tickets, Half Off Summer Travel and Special Events

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Sales and Deals, Services and Schedules, Travel | July 13, 2021

Barre, VT. – To celebrate Amtrak and Vermont Agency of Transportation’s (VTRANS) previous announcement of the restoration of its Vermont train service, customers can take advantage of $1 fares are being offered for travel within Vermont on its first day of service, Monday, July 19 when using the promo code V102 or via Amtrak.com/Vermont. Celebratory events will also kick off with local dignitaries on the same day at 7:30 a.m. at the Rutland Station for the return of the Ethan Allen Express and at 8:30 a.m. at the St. Albans Station for the return of The Vermonter. In addition, customers can save 50% on future summer travel plans when booking now through Thursday, July 15 for travel between Monday, July 19 and Monday, September 6 to select locations throughout New England on either train. Operation Lifesaver of Vermont will also be providing short presentations on rail safety at each event.

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Amtrak CEO Bill Flynn Statement on President Biden’s July 9, 2021 Executive Order

By | Company News and Statements, News | July 9, 2021

President Biden’s Executive Order will open the nation’s tracks to more frequent and reliable passenger rail service needed for the future mobility of this country. Encouraging the Surface Transportation Board to protect Amtrak’s rights to use freight railroad tracks and prioritize passenger trains will provide more sustainable and equitable transportation options across America. We appreciate the President’s continued support for Amtrak’s plans to bring passenger rail service to more of America.

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Amtrak to Transform Rail Travel with $7.3 Billion Investment in State-of-the-Art Equipment

By | Commuter and State Partners, Company News and Statements, Customer Amenities, News | July 7, 2021

WASHINGTON – Amtrak is contracting with California-based Siemens Mobility Inc. to manufacture a new fleet of up to 83 multi-powered modern trains that will be leveraged for state and northeast services, with further options for up to 130 additional trains to support Amtrak growth plans. The new fleet will offer modern rail amenities that better serve Amtrak customers.

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Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Schedule Change and Service Expansion Effective June 28, 2021

By | Commuter and State Partners, Customer Amenities, News | June 23, 2021

ORANGE, Calif. – The Amtrak® Pacific Surfliner® will offer expanded service for trains that travel between San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo counties. Service modifications include the partial restoration of the schedule along busier portions of the corridor as well as measures to manage capacity.

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Amtrak and MassDOT Announce Re-Start of Second Valley Flyer Roundtrip Train Service in Western and Northern Massachusetts

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Services and Schedules, Travel | June 22, 2021

SPRINGFIELD, MA – Amtrak, in conjunction with MassDOT, is re-launching the second round trip of the Valley Flyer on July 26, 2021, a state supported seven day a week passenger train. The train service was reduced on March 30, 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic as members of the public were quarantining and traveling less frequently.

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Amtrak Promotes Summer Travel Savings With National ‘Sizzling Summer Sale’

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Sales and Deals, Travel | June 22, 2021

WASHINGTON – Amtrak is offering customers the opportunity to save up to 35% for their summer travel plans with its latest promotion, the ‘Sizzling Summer Sale.” Available on most of its trains throughout the national network for coach and Acela Business class only, this sale is valid between Tuesday, June 22 and Thursday, June 24, for travel between Tuesday, July 6 and Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021 via Amtrak.com/Sizzling-Summer-Sale.

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Amtrak and MDOT Announce New Approach for Baltimore and Potomac Tunnel Replacement Program

By | Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News | June 18, 2021

Today, federal, state and local leaders highlighted the 150th anniversary of the Baltimore and Potomac (B&P) tunnel’s groundbreaking and unveiled new plans to enhance and advance the B&P Tunnel Replacement Program. Additionally, Amtrak announced the new tunnel will be named after Frederick Douglass, the late Maryland-born and world-renowned abolitionist leader.

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Amtrak Downeaster Announces a Special Event Stop in Falmouth, ME to serve the Live + Work in Maine Korn Ferry Golf Tournament

By | Commuter and State Partners, Customer Amenities, News, Services and Schedules, Travel | June 15, 2021

PORTLAND, Maine The Amtrak Downeaster will make station stops at the Falmouth Country Club golf course June 24-27, providing access for attendees of the The Live + Work in Maine Open Golf Tournament, part of the Korn Ferry Tour. The train stop is located near Hold 16 on the lower end of the course, just a 10-minute walk from the tournament entrance. The Live + Work in Maine Open is providing free shuttle service to the gate.

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