Carry-On Pet Program Available on Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Trains

By | Commuter and State Partners, Customer Amenities, News | May 17, 2022

WASHINGTON – Amtrak and the Los Angeles – San Diego – San Luis Obispo (LOSSAN) Rail Corridor Agency, which manages the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner service, introduced a pet program for the Southern California train route. Amtrak Pacific Surfliner passengers can now bring their dogs and cats weighing up to 20 pounds onboard Pacific Surfliner trains for only $26 or 800 Amtrak Guest Reward points beginning May 20.

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Amtrak Forces Maximize Weekend Service Outages to Improve Safety, Reliability in North River Tunnel

By | Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News, Safety | May 12, 2022

NEW YORK – Amtrak personnel recently spent a series of consecutive weekends in March remediating damage to the benchwall system in the South Tube of the North River Tunnel that maximized efficiency without interrupting regular train service. The crews were able to take advantage of previously scheduled work that required weekend service outages to replace critical switches near New York Penn Station.

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Amtrak Launches New Apprenticeship Pilot Program

By | Company News and Statements, News | May 10, 2022

WASHINGTON – Creating an official path to learn on the job and grow their skills, Amtrak announced its Apprenticeship Pilot Program, providing opportunities for professional development. Representing a mix of new hires and existing employees with diverse backgrounds, students will begin in the classroom and move to hands-on work in a specific trade. With funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Amtrak can effectively invest in people, helping them forge professional careers.

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Amtrak Unveils Summer Schedule Ahead of Peak Travel Season 

By | Commuter and State Partners, Company News and Statements, News, Services and Schedules, Travel | May 9, 2022

WASHINGTON – Bolstered by a demand for both business and leisure travel, Amtrak unveiled its summer schedule featuring the most Acela frequencies since the onset of the pandemic and Northeast Regional departures nearing 80% of pre-pandemic service levels. The new summer schedule also includes the restoration of four long distance trains to daily service.

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Amtrak Virginia Train Exhibit Opens at Children’s Museum of Richmond

By | Commuter and State Partners | May 3, 2022

WASHINGTON – Calling all future engineers, conductors, and train enthusiasts! The Virginia Passenger Rail Authority (VPRA) is excited to announce the launch of its new interactive train exhibit at the Children’s Museum of Richmond. The Amtrak Virginia Train exhibit aims to raise the next generation of train travelers through creative exploration and play.

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Ready for Spring Break? $10 Fares Available for Travel Within Virginia on Amtrak Northeast Regional

By | Commuter and State Partners, Sales and Deals | April 28, 2022

Customers looking to visit somewhere new or with family or friends this spring can purchase a $10 Coach ticket to travel on the Amtrak Northeast Regional within Virginia. The limited-time sale is available to purchase from April 5 – 9, and valid for travel between April 7 – May 26, 2022. The sale is also valid for travel on the Northeast Regional from cities in Virginia to/from Washington, D.C.

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Amtrak Greenwood, Miss., Station Upgrade Celebrated

By | Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News | April 22, 2022

To date Amtrak has completed 168 ADA station related projects as part of the ADA Stations Program with 20 stations brought into ADA compliance last fiscal year for $85 million. Another 41 stations are targeted for completion this fiscal year at a forecasted investment of $125 million. Our program is advancing 120 station designs and 40 station construction projects as part of Amtrak’s ongoing commitment to providing accessibility for all of our customers.

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