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Amtrak Opens Full-Service Bar in Metropolitan Lounge at Moynihan Train Hall

By | Customer Amenities, Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News | January 13, 2022

NEW YORK – Amtrak customers can now enjoy bar service at Amtrak’s premium Metropolitan Lounge in the Moynihan Train Hall in New York City. The bar menu offers beer, wine, cocktails, and hot food offerings available for purchase between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.  Nodding to the more than 400 breweries in New York state, the menu features rotating seasonal selections from local New York breweries, including Five Boroughs Brewing, Brooklyn Brewery, Ithaca Beer Company, Empire Brewing Company and Montauk Brewing Company.

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Amtrak Unveils One-of-a-Kind Locomotive In Honor of 50th Anniversary of Operation Lifesaver

By | News, Safety | January 12, 2022

WASHINGTON – A specially-painted Amtrak P-42 diesel locomotive, emblazoned on both sides with the message, “See Tracks? Think Train!” was released into service today during a special ceremony at Washington Union Station. The black-and-yellow locomotive commemorates the 50th anniversary of Operation Lifesaver, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing railroad safety education and awareness nationwide.

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Amtrak Fiscal Year 2021: Amidst Continuing Coronavirus Pandemic, Grew Ridership and Revenue and Introduced New Projects and Initiatives for the Future

By | News | December 13, 2021

Amtrak successfully advanced its COVID-19 recovery efforts throughout its 50th Anniversary fiscal year, through continued safety measures for customers and employees, increased train service levels in line with growing demand and continued building a strong foundation for modernization and growth. With announcements of our largest order for new trains in decades, the opening of new stations, the addition of new customer services and amenities, and our proposals for new corridor service in up to 160 communities, Amtrak put in motion key initiatives to support an enhanced national rail network capable of serving more people in more places with better service.

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Private Rooms on Auto Train on Sale for as Low As $129

By | Sales and Deals | December 7, 2021

WASHINGTON – Amtrak is launching a flash sale for travelers seeking to skip the hassles of driving I-95 between the Northeast and Florida and bring their vehicle aboard the Auto Train. For a limited time, customers can experience the Auto Train in a private room for as low as $129 or Coach for as low as $29 – plus the cost of your vehicle. 

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Amtrak to Invest $16 Million Toward Johnstown Station Improvements

By | Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities | November 19, 2021

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – As part of the Johnstown Iron-to-Arts Corridor Project, Amtrak is investing more than $16 million into the Johnstown Station, served by the PennDOT supported Pennsylvanian route (operating daily between New York, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh), as part of the ADASP (Americans with Disabilities Act Stations Program) and State of Good Repair Funding. Amtrak’s investment builds on a $24.5 million U.S. Department of Transportation RAISE Grant to be awarded to Johnstown on Nov. 19, which will support additional improvements to Johnstown Station and other key transportation facilities in this city.

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Statement from Amtrak President Stephen Gardner on the House’s Passage of Build Back Better Act

By | Company News and Statements, News | November 19, 2021

We applaud the House’s passage of high-speed rail funding in the Build Back Better Act as part of a comprehensive strategy for reducing carbon emissions from the transportation sector. Amtrak’s high-speed Acela service demonstrates the benefits that fast and frequent trains bring to a region, including enhanced mobility, economic growth, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.  We stand ready to aggressively pursue this funding to substantially expand the sections of the Northeast Corridor where our successful Acela service can perform at sustained high-speed and to partner with states and the private sector to launch new high-speed rail services in appropriate markets across the country.

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