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Amtrak Ready for Thanksgiving Travel

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

Pets, bikes welcome on select trains in Virginia, Northeast WASHINGTON – The Thanksgiving travel season will soon be under way and Amtrak and the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) are prepared to accommodate additional customers traveling on the Northeast Regional during the busiest travel week of the year. The Northeast Regional provides […]


Amtrak Preparing for Thanksgiving Rush with Expanded Schedules, More Seats

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Additional trains and added capacity planned throughout system WASHINGTON – In anticipation of the busiest travel period of the year, Amtrak is preparing to accommodate the expected surge of holiday travelers with additional trains and extra seats on several routes in the Northeast, Midwest and West Coast. Amtrak will operate every available passenger rail car […]


Amtrak Launches National On-Board Magazine

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

The National spotlights cultural, visual travel experiences on America’s Railroad® WASHINGTON – Amtrak unveiled its first national on-board magazine, The National, to enhance the experience for the 30 million customers who travel annually on Amtrak. The free magazine is available in seatbacks throughout the Amtrak network, which connects customers to more than 500 destinations and […]


Amtrak Now Offers Bike Service on the Vermonter

Friday, April 29th, 2016

Enjoy the journey and explore the stops along the way WASHINGTON – Amtrak is launching bike service on the Vermonter to provide passengers a more convenient way to travel with their bicycles. Tickets for carry-on bike service are now available for travel beginning May 1. The Vermonter operates daily between Washington, D.C., and St. Albans, […]


Trails and Rails Program Adds Route from New York City to Washington, D.C.

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

NEW YORK—The National Park Service (NPS), in partnership with Amtrak, has added the New York to Washington, D.C. Saturday morning route as part of its Trails and Rails program. NPS volunteers will assist passengers with information about national parks and monuments on Saturday mornings aboard Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 153, leaving New York Penn Station at 8:05 A.M. and […]


Amtrak Advancing Wi-Fi Technology

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Free Wi-Fi now available on eastern Long-Distance trains, groundbreaking wireless upgrades underway WASHINGTON – Amtrak is expanding availability of its cellular-based Wi-Fi service, AmtrakConnectSM, as well as advancing new wireless technology on board trains that will lead to overall improvements in Wi-Fi reliability and performance across Amtrak’s national network. AmtrakConnectSM is now offered as the latest […]


Amtrak Advances Washington Union Station 2nd Century Plan

Monday, March 28th, 2016

Concourse renovation will increase passenger capacity, modernize station WASHINGTON – Amtrak is advancing a near-term comprehensive renovation of Washington Union Station’s intercity and commuter rail concourse, which will add approximately 20,000 square feet of new passenger space – nearly doubling the concourse’s current capacity. Design is underway to upgrade passenger amenities including new restrooms, boarding […]


Amtrak Expands Pets Program Across the Country

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

Acela pilot begins; long distance trains added WASHINGTON – Amtrak announced today it has extended and expanded its pets program, allowing customers to continue traveling with their small pets on many eastern corridor trains. Amtrak has also added this service for trips up to 7 hours in length to most long distance trains beginning Tuesday, […]


Amtrak Ridership and Ticket Revenue Steady in Fiscal Year 2015

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

Investment in infrastructure critical for future growth of passenger rail WASHINGTON – Amtrak ridership and ticket revenue remained steady in its Fiscal Year ended Sept. 30, 2015, reflecting continued demand for passenger rail; however, significant and predictable investment is needed to ensure that intercity passenger rail will continue to deliver nationwide benefits including providing safe and reliable mobility […]


Amtrak Serves Up New Pilot Programs in Time for Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Passengers in select areas can bring pets and bikes on board WASHINGTON – Amtrak is preparing to make the busy Thanksgiving travel experience more enjoyable for passengers than ever with new, enhanced services and adventures unique to rail travel. Amtrak is now offering, on a pilot basis and just in time for Thanksgiving, the ability […]