Amtrak Quotes On Major Step Toward Modernization of Penn Station

By | Commuter and State Partners, Company News and Statements, Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News | June 10, 2022

Amtrak Board Chair Tony Coscia said, “New York Penn Station is one of the busiest transportation facilities in the world. Amtrak is committed to ensuring its future for generations of rail travelers which will benefit the entire Northeast Corridor. As the owner and steward of the station, we are eager to advance the station’s transformation. Our partnership with Governor Hochul and Governor Murphy will deliver a long-awaited dream to both reconstruct and expand Penn Station.”

Amtrak President and CEO Stephen Gardner said, “New York Penn Station is more than just the busiest rail hub in North America – it is a gateway to the nation’s largest city for rail passengers from across the nation. We thank Governor Hochul, Governor Murphy, MTA and NJ TRANSIT for their partnership to design a beautiful new, modern and bright, world-class station complex fit for New York. With the support and collaboration of our partners, we will give the region’s residents, visitors and commuters an improved station that increases its vitality to the city, economy and local community.”

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$8 Million FRA Grant to Expand Amtrak Apprenticeship Program

By | Company News and Statements, News | June 9, 2022

WASHINGTON – Aiming to attract and retain talent, a Federal Railroad Administration $8 million grant enables Amtrak to advance its new apprenticeship program. The program launched in March of this year and will be rolled out and implemented nationally, offering a three-year career track for personal and professional advancement. With training hubs in Washington; New York; Los Angeles; Chicago; Wilmington, Del.; and Beech Grove, Ind., the grant will enable the program to train over 600 employees in the next three to five years.

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Amtrak Thruway Bus Connection Moves to New Location in Jacksonville, N.C.

By | Services and Schedules | June 8, 2022

WASHINGTON – The Amtrak Thruway Bus Service stop is now located at the Jacksonville Station, at 1300 N. Marine Blvd. The bus provides convenient and affordable service to and from the Amtrak Station in Wilson, N.C., where customers can connect to Amtrak trains serving western North Carolina, Raleigh, Savannah, Ga., Charleston, S.C., Virginia, the Northeast including Washington, D.C., and New York, and more than 1,000 other stations nationwide.

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Amtrak Advances Northeast Corridor Improvements

By | Company News and Statements, News | June 3, 2022

Amtrak is making necessary infrastructure improvements between Washington D.C. and New York as part of a larger effort to improve the railroad, bring it to a state of good repair and to enhance the overall customer experience. Amtrak has committed approximately $130 million for rail improvements, of which over $55 million will be performed this summer. The railroad has also hired 500 new employees to complete these projects and will continue to hire additional workers.

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Amtrak Donates over 100,000 Essentials to People in Need

By | Company News and Statements, Customer Amenities, News, Sustainability, Travel | May 27, 2022

WASHINGTON – Amtrak has partnered with Delivering Good to donate 119,596 individual items, including bedding, towels and linens to local organizations that help those in need. Delivering Good strives to create a more equitable world where people facing economic, medical, social and environmental challenges have useful items needed to overcome adversity and achieve their full potential. With donations stemming from Seattle, Oakland, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Miami, the Amtrak-Delivering Good partnership has had a national impact.

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Amtrak Travelers Can Now Buy Tickets for Berkshire Flyer Service Between Pittsfield and New York City

By | Commuter and State Partners, Customer Amenities, News, Sales and Deals, Travel | May 25, 2022

NEW YORK – Amtrak, in conjunction with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), and New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), is now selling tickets for its newest train service, the Berkshire Flyer, for travel between New York City and Pittsfield, MA via, the Amtrak app, Amtrak ticket desks and kiosks, and through 1-800-USA-RAIL. Service will begin Friday, July 8 and will operate on weekends through the summer months between Moynihan Train Hall and Pittsfield, MA, via Albany-Rensselaer, NY with several station stops in between.

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“Art at Amtrak” Public Art Program Coming to New York Penn Station in June

By | Customer Amenities, Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News, Travel | May 20, 2022

NEW YORK – Amtrak today announced Art at Amtrak, a year-round public art initiative that will bring a variety of visual works to New York Penn Station (NYP) and provide an unparalleled creative platform for New York and New Jersey artists. Building upon the highly successful public art program at Moynihan Train Hall, the rotating temporary installations commissioned for Art at Amtrakwillfurther enliven the hub that serves as the front door to New York City.

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