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Amtrak-led Coalition Wins Another Southwest Chief Grant

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Travel | September 23, 2020

Amtrak, committed to the national network of long-distance, interregional trains, is thanking the Federal Railroad Administration for a $5.6 million Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) grant to stabilize and rehabilitate the route of the Amtrak Southwest Chiefin Colorado and New Mexico. Combined with $4.9 million in Amtrak federal funds set aside for this service and $1 million from the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT), a total of $11.5 million will be invested from Trinidad, Colo., to south of Lamy, N.M.

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“Operation Clear Track” Goes Virtual for Largest Rail Safety Program in the U.S. and Canada

By | News, Safety | September 22, 2020

WASHINGTON – The Amtrak Police Department, Operation Lifesaver Inc. (OLI), first responders and railroads across the U.S. and Canada are delivering virtual simultaneous rail safety messages as part of “Operation Clear Track,” the single largest rail safety education initiative across the U.S. and Canada during Rail Safety Week, September 21-27.

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Amtrak Offers Buy One Get One Free for Acela and Northeast Regional Trains

By | News, Sales and Deals | September 21, 2020

WASHINGTON – Amtrak customers can now take advantage of its Buy One Get One Free sale on all Acela and Northeast Regional (NER) trains throughout the Northeast Corridor (NEC) – from Boston to Virginia – by booking between September 21 through Wednesday, September 30 for travel from Thursday, September 24 through Saturday, December 12, 2020. Customers will need to use the discount code C333 when booking. Exchanges and full refunds are available upon customer request through September 30, 2020. Amtrak’s new, enhanced safety initiatives will continue to be in effect for customers and employees on our trains and at our stations.

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Amtrak Launches New Reduced Multi-Ride Fares on Northeast Regional for Customer Savings on Northeast Corridor

By | News, Sales and Deals | September 18, 2020

WASHINGTON – Amtrak multi-ride travelers can now save up to 40 percent on the cost of their monthly tickets and 50 percent for 10-ride tickets on all Northeast Regional trains, between Boston and Virginia. The discount program incorporates part of the latest customer amenity, Amtrak RideReserveSM, which allows customers who purchase monthly, ten-ride and six-ride multi-ride tickets to confirm their trip prior to boarding on the Amtrak apps and on Amtrak.com or before departure at a staffed ticket window.

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Americans Continue to Strongly Support More Rail and Public Transit

By | Commuter and State Partners, Company News and Statements, News | September 17, 2020

WASHINGTON – Whether it’s to commute short distances, travel long distances, improve the environment, or expand service, Americans continue to show strong support for rail, according to a new poll conducted by ENGINE INSIGHTS on behalf of the OneRail Coalition. Another recent poll, conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of the Association of American Railroads (AAR), showed similar strong support for moving goods by rail and the importance of freight rail in reducing the transportation sector’s impact on climate change.

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Amtrak Partners With RB, The Makers of Lysol®, To Further Strengthen Hygiene Protocols

By | Commuter and State Partners, Company News and Statements, Customer Amenities, News, Safety, Travel | September 2, 2020

WASHINGTON – Since the onset of COVID-19, Amtrak has led the way in ushering a new standard of safe travel. Today, Amtrak is building on its commitment to the safety and wellbeing of travelers by announcing a partnership with RB, the makers of Lysol. As part of this new partnership, germ-kill experts and microbiologists from RB will help Amtrak strengthen its comprehensive disinfection protocols for Amtrak trains, stations and Metropolitan Lounges. The partnership will launch in stations served by the Northeast Corridor and Pacific Surfliner trains, before expanding across the Amtrak network.

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