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Trails & Rails Brings the Park To You

Trails & Rails Brings the Park To You

You already know that we can deliver you to the front door of more than 237 National Parks across the country, but did you know on select routes we bring the park experience aboard the train? Let us introduce you to the Trails & Rails Program, a partnership formed between Amtrak and the National Park Service to provide passengers with ...

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California Zephyr Photo Album

California Zephyr Photo Album

Our California Zephyr is one of our most popular routes. In fact, it was voted a fan favorite by Amtrak riders just like you. Traveling from Chicago to Emeryville, CA, this route takes you through the heartland of America, snakes through the Rocky Mountains and ends in Northern California. The experience of  this scenic trip is definitely a memorable one. ...

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Weekend Getaways for Columbus Day

Weekend Getaways for Columbus Day

Four day weekends are like tiny pieces of heaven. There’s just something about that extra day to enjoy brunch with our buddies that makes us smile. Most worker bees get five a year, but if you’re one of the lucky ones, you get that extra one in October. That Amtrak friends, is Columbus Day. And while we won’t get into ...

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Writers Selected for Amtrak Residency Program

Writers Selected for Amtrak Residency Program

What started as a casual mention in an interview and a tweet from a freelancer writer back in December, has turned into a program that Amtrak is truly honored to be a part of. From the tens of thousands of responses on Twitter showing interest in the program, to the more than 16,000 applications we received. We couldn't be more excited ...

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An Insider’s Guide to The City by the Bay

An Insider’s Guide to The City by the Bay

Did you know that our thruway bus service can deliver you into the heart of San Francisco from Emeryville or Oakland, stops on the Coast Starlight, California Zephyr, San Joaquin and Capitol Corridor routes? Although we’ve got your transportation needs covered, we wanted to leave the tourism tips to a local. We caught up with Angela Petersen, avid traveler, writer ...

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Your Checklist for Checking In at the Station

Your Checklist for Checking In at the Station

You did it! You finally booked that cross country train trip you've always wanted to take. But now what? How do you go from a packed and ready ticket holder to enjoying views from the observation car? We’re a little different than our friends that soar in the sky. So take a minute to get versed in all the need-to-knows ...

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Experience Fall Foliage At It’s Best Aboard The Great Dome Car

Experience Fall Foliage At It’s Best Aboard The Great Dome Car

Looking for a unique way to experience the splendor of Upstate New York's fall foliage? We've got the perfect answer with the return of the Great Dome car to the Adirondack service for a six-week run during the heart of leaf peeping season! If you're in the region between Sept. 25 and Nov. 4 or just an avid leaf peeper looking ...

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Fall Festivals a Train Ride Away

Fall Festivals a Train Ride Away

Shorter days, crisper evenings and pumpkin spice lattes mean one thing. It's fall festival time!  So snag your seat, score a deal, and check out these five must-attend October events. Richmond Folk Festival Coming into it's 10th year, the Richmond Folk Festival will feature 35 performing groups including fan favorites from past festivals. The FREE festival, which is held from October 10-12 ...

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#AmtrakGram: And the Winner Is…

#AmtrakGram: And the Winner Is…

We wanted to see your journey and you stepped up to the plate. We're sending a big Amtrak thank you  to everyone who entered our 2014 #AmtrakGram contest. We received more than 900 entries! Proving that our riders are really enjoying the journey. We saw awesome views, beautiful stations pics and quite frankly,  some interesting selfies. While the contest is over, ...

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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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Girls Weekend, Chicago Style

Girls Weekend, Chicago Style

We know girls just want to have fun and what's more fun than a weekend getaway with your besties? With more than 10 trains hailing from across the country, we think Chicago is the perfect destination to bring your girls together for a weekend to remember. Looking for a few insider tips on the best places to eat, explore and ...

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Let’s End the ‘No-Vacation-Nation’ Together

Let’s End the ‘No-Vacation-Nation’ Together

According to a survey from the US Travel Association, 41 percent of American workers will leave paid vacation days unused in 2014.  The survey also finds that we all understand that taking paid time off offers us the opportunity to do what we enjoy, relax and recharge and make us all around happier people, so why are we leaving vacation time on the table? At Amtrak we think it ...

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100 Years of Rail and the Future of Moynihan Station

100 Years of Rail and the Future of Moynihan Station

The city that never sleeps is a busy place. In fact, with 9.5 million annual riders, busy is an understatement. Today, as we acknowledge the 100th anniversary of the James Farley Post Office Building – a building with a strong connection to rail history, we want to take a moment to share our plans for bringing rail back to this ...

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Go ahead, recline your seatback!

Go ahead, recline your seatback!

Did you know we're the only provider of high-speed rail in the entire country? Our Acela Express service stretches from Washington, D.C., all the way up to Boston and is definitely a fan favorite! From the leather seatback that you can recline as you please, to the first class car and lounges, Acela is the definition of riding in style and comfort. Here's seven reasons why there's ...

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The Big Easy Made Easy

The Big Easy Made Easy

When we name a train after a city, you know it must be worth the ride. The City of New Orleans travels through the heart of the country from Chicago through Memphis and onto its namesake destination, The Big Easy. Not coming from the Midwest for your Nola adventure? No problem! You can hop on the Crescent from The Big ...

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