Amtrak and Plenary Infrastructure Philadelphia (PIP) have reached financial close on a lease and development agreement for the restoration and renovation of the William H. Gray III 30th Street Station.
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Amtrak Midwest network service modifications due to reduced travel demand are in partnership with the Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan and Missouri state transportation departments.
WASHINGTON – Save big this fall with Amtrak’s 50% off National Fall Flash Sale available for purchase for a limited time between Sept. 1 and Sept. 8. The sale is valid in coach and Acela Business Class for popular destinations from coast to coast with travel dates between Sept. 8 – Nov. 18. From dazzling displays of autumn colors in the Northeast to the breathtaking great plains of the Midwest, to the serene waters of the Pacific Coast and the unique charms of the South, Amtrak connects travelers with some of the most beautiful and popular destinations across the United States.
Newark – The Hudson Tunnel Project should qualify for advancement to the next phase of the Federal Transit Administration’s Capital Investment Grants Program, based on a new
financial plan submitted today by the Gateway Program Project Partners.
WASHINGTON – Amtrak announces full restoration of Coast Starlight service operating daily between Los Angeles and Seattle following several weeks of service interruption resulting from extensive wildfire damage in Northern California. With infrastructure repairs now completed, customers can leverage Amtrak’s train service to travel up and down the California coast, passing through Santa Barbara, the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento, and Portland beginning August 23. The service restoration has completed two weeks ahead of schedule, and makes full Coast Starlight service available for the upcoming Labor Day holiday period. The new schedule has been updated on all Amtrak reservation systems, including Amtrak.com and the Amtrak app.
WASHINGTON – Amtrak is launching a fare sale for customers seeking to travel in a safe and relaxing way onboard the Amtrak Auto Train.
NEW YORK – Amtrak has continued its partnership with the Great New York State Fair as delicious food, eye-opening exhibits, captivating entertainment and fun games are just an Amtrak away. Between Friday, Aug. 20 and Monday, Sept. 6, Amtrak is resuming direct train service for customers travel to and from the Empire State’s largest annual event. In addition to health and safety measures onboard and in stations, including a mask requirement for passengers and employees, customers can experience a safe, convenient, cost-effective, and more comfortable way to travel to the Fair.
WASHINGTON – Amtrak is setting a new standard of travel with enhanced safety and cleaning measures. With its medical director, public health and safety team and partnership with the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, we have studied, analyzed and made improvements to the Amtrak travel experience – from beginning to end – for the safety and health of our people and travelers. In an effort to simplify and safeguard the travel experience, several cleaning, contact-free and convenience measures have been implemented into every part of the customer journey — from time of booking to the moment of arrival.
“The Senate’s passage of the Infrastructure Bill represents more than just this country’s greatest level of investment in Amtrak and infrastructure in the past 50 years. It also highlights America’s commitment to updating the rail network and improving the passenger experience for years to come.
Amtrak is ready to rebuild core infrastructure, replace equipment and, with the FRA and state partners, bring more Amtrak service to more people across the nation, creating thousands of new jobs and reducing America’s carbon footprint.
Separately, Congress needs to 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,” said Amtrak Board Chair Tony Coscia.
“Amtrak thanks the Surface Transportation Board for its decision to dismiss CSX and NS’ attempt to block Gulf Coast passenger rail service. This upholds Amtrak’s right to petition the Board for rail access and sets a schedule for a transparent process that will produce an outcome by the end of this year.
“In the meantime, Amtrak is working with the Southern Rail Commission to take steps to begin to operate Gulf Coast Service as soon as possible next year.”