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#ReasonsToRide: It’s Comfortable

#ReasonsToRide: It’s Comfortable

With more room and amenities than any other form of transportation, we make sure that your Amtrak ride is an enjoyable experience from start to finish. Whether it’s more legroom or a fully-stocked Cafe Car, we believe that travel is more than getting from place to place. It’s about relaxing and enjoying the journey along the way. Here are some ...

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Baggage 101: What You Can Bring On Board

Baggage 101: What You Can Bring On Board

Curious about our baggage policy? Not sure what to bring or how much you can carry on board? Read on to get the 411 on this popular Amtrak 101 topic: Travel is twice as nice with two FREE items Unlike many transportation options, when you travel with us you can carry-on two free pieces of luggage. Let us repeat. You ...

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Travel Smart with Tips from Amtrak’s Chief of Police

Travel Smart with Tips from Amtrak’s Chief of Police

With the last full weekend of summer right around the corner and a historic visit from Pope Francis to multiple Northeast Corridor in mid-September, we know lots of people plan on hitting the rails in the next few weeks. To ensure you’re traveling smart we sat down with Amtrak’s Chief of Police Polly Hanson to get her insight on staying ...

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Passport to Adventure: Seattle to Portland

Passport to Adventure: Seattle to Portland

At Amtrak we believe every trip you take has the potential to become your next great adventure. That is why this summer, we have partnered with Passion Passport to help capture a look at the services we offer and the many destinations we serve across the country. Read on for a little trainspiration brought to you from the Coast Starlight: This past weekend, ...

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Amtrak Vets: Meet Antoinett

Amtrak Vets: Meet Antoinett

At Amtrak, we take hiring our heroes seriously. When the veterans of the Armed Forces come back from service, whether they’re in active duty or in the National Guard or Reserve, America can benefit immensely from the skill sets and values they bring to the workplace. One of those vets is Antoinett Williams. Antoinett Williams’s 11 year career with the ...

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Introducing the New Amtrak Guest Rewards

Introducing the New Amtrak Guest Rewards

At Amtrak we are committed to you, our loyal customers, and are always looking for ways to improve your experience with us. That is why after 15 years we have decided to make the Amtrak Guest Rewards program even better. We’re proud to introduce the refreshed Amtrak Guest Rewards experience that is designed to make the program easier to use, ...

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Show Us Your Summer

Show Us Your Summer

Summer time, we’re big fans. We love your day parties, your beach vacations and of course the Amtrak adventures we take with you. There’s nothing more exciting than booking a summer getaway, traveling through the landscape and enjoying the journey from point A to point B. Honestly, summer time, we love you. But the beginning of mid-August means early September is ...

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Book and Save with AAA

Book and Save with AAA

Did you know if you are a AAA member you’re entitled to save 10% on most Amtrak fares 365 days a year? We know, great deal, but wait there’s more. If you book your ticket before September 30th we will double your discount to 20%. It’s a discount on top of a discount! As if that isn’t enough to get ...

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The Perks of Business Class

The Perks of Business Class

You’re booking your Amtrak ticket when you see the option for Business Class. What is business class on Amtrak you ask? Is it worth the extra price? What exactly do you get? We’re here to tell you why the perks of Business Class* on Amtrak are totally worth having a YOLO moment and booking that VIP seat. Here’s the lowdown on ...

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College Bound for Boston? Here’s Your Guide to the City.

College Bound for Boston? Here’s Your Guide to the City.

College towns are great, but college cities have a little more to offer the students, faculty, alumni and parents that live, work and travel to them. This week on our college city tour, we’re making a stop in Boston, a city with more than 100 colleges and universities in the region. We chatted with Ingrid, a Boston College student and ...

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