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6 Signs Spring Has Sprung on Amtrak

6 Signs Spring Has Sprung on Amtrak

While the East Coast may still be in the tight grips of Jack Frost, the rest of the country is undergoing its Spring thaw. And we have the pictures to prove it! We took to Instagram to grab the best and, yes, brightest of your Spring photos from throughout our 500-destination system. From the crisp blue skies of the Puget ...

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Fans Pick Best Sights in New York City

Fans Pick Best Sights in New York City

When we chatted with PureWow’s NYC editor to hear her favorite hidden gems in New York City, you responded in a big way. In fact, you had a few suggestions of your own! Using the hashtag #AmtrakNYC you sounded off about the best sights in NYC and a few in the neighboring burrows, too. Your results are officially in! 10. ...

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The Absolutely Best Things to Do in New York

The Absolutely Best Things to Do in New York

Our trains can take you straight to the center of New York City, but what you do when you get there is completely up to you! And with more than 9 million passengers coming and going from New York Penn Station each year, we get the feeling you're finding plenty to keep you busy in the Big Apple. To make ...

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PENN Researchers Bring Public Health Awareness to 30th Street Station

PENN Researchers Bring Public Health Awareness to 30th Street Station

If you’ve traveled to Philadelphia recently, you might have been seeing red. That’s because our neighbors from  the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine chose the iconic 30th Street Station as the location for their Automated External Defibrillators (AED) red furniture and the launch of PENN Defibrillator Challenge – a public health contest raising awareness about the location of AEDs. “30th Street Station is one of the arteries of ...

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An Insider’s Guide to the Best Sights in Seattle

An Insider’s Guide to the Best Sights in Seattle

Laura Lawson Visconti is a Seattle-based artist, coffee addict and author of Believing is Seeing, a memoir chronicling her battle with retinitis pigmentosa, a rare eye disease which is slowly rendering her blind. More than anything, she loves exploring the world, including the sights in Seattle, with her best friend and husband Nick. We caught up with Laura recently to learn ...

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Amtrak Teams with Epic TV for New Extreme Web Series

TJ David, Trent Bona, Caleb Brown and Whit Boucher traveled on the Empire Builder to ski some of the best terrain in the country. Even more awesome? All of it has been captured in a new web series called Storm Cycles for Epic TV and on Instagram and Twitter with the hashtag #AmtrakSeason! “I love how skiing is so much more than just sliding skis ...

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Why Wes Anderson Rides Amtrak

Why Wes Anderson Rides Amtrak

Director Wes Anderson is known for his unique perspective and signature aesthetic in the films he creates, including The Grand Budapest Hotel, now out in theaters. What few know, however, is that when not behind a camera that perspective is often out the window of a train. “Each trip is its own adventure, and I'm always looking forward to the next one,” ...

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How I Work: Amtrak CEO Joe Boardman

How I Work: Amtrak CEO Joe Boardman

For Amtrak CEO Joe Boardman, life comes in two’s. He always stays at a job at least two years, he walks 2 miles to work every day, and he considers he and his wife, Joanne, a two-person team. “My wife has been in this business with me for 40 years,” he says from his desk in Washington, D.C. “She gets ...

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Watch this Incredible #AmtrakLIVE Video

#AmtrakLIVE pulled into Austin last Friday after an inspiring and collaborative ride on board the Texas Eagle. The group of tech innovators, entrepreneurs and thought-leaders documented the journey using the hashtag#AmtrakLIVE on Twitter and Instagram. The amazing scenery, engaging collaborative environment and the opportunity to explore and be inspired is all part of the Amtrak long-distance experience. And that couldn't have been more true for the #AmtrakLIVE train. ...

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Recycling Bins Being Added to Bi-Level Trains

Recycling Bins Being Added to Bi-Level Trains

Last month we told you all about the sustainability efforts underway at Amtrak, and you had just one question for us: Where are the recycling bins on trains? In fact, one customer told us, “As someone who ONLY travels by Amtrak now, I see an incredible amount of trash thrown away and nothing getting recycled.” You’re right. We hear you, and ...

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A Train Soundtrack for Long Distance Travel

A Train Soundtrack for Long Distance Travel

Our California Zephyr, which travels from Chicago to Emeryville, Calif., has some of the best views an Amtrak rider could ask for. Most travelers of this route can’t stop snapping photos, and some rail fans might even say you haven’t lived until you’ve seen Truckee River, the Colorado Rockies and Donner Pass from the comfort of our observation car. But ...

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#AmtrakLIVE: The Recap

#AmtrakLIVE: The Recap

#AmtrakLIVE pulled into Austin last Friday after an inspiring and collaborative ride on board the Texas Eagle. The group of tech innovators, entrepreneurs and thought-leaders documented the journey using the hashtag #AmtrakLIVE on Twitter and Instagram. During the 33-hour trip they managed to share everything from the gorgeous scenery of the Southwest and pictures of the wonderful Amtrak employees to ...

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CMO Answers Customer Tweets on Amtrak Wifi

Thanks to the recent expansion of free Amtrak wifi onto Midwest corridor trains, 85 percent of Amtrak customers can now enjoy Internet access on their trains! We know you love your productive time on the train, but that you also have some questions. Why can’t you stream Netflix? When will long-distance trains have Amtrak wifi? And how the heck do ...

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How to Apply for the Amtrak Residency for Writers

How to Apply for the Amtrak Residency for Writers

#AmtrakResidency is happening! What began as a line in Alexander Chee's interview in PEN Ten and was fueled by Twitter, is now an official Amtrak program. As many of you may know by now, our test-run for Amtrak Residency was done by Manhattan-based writer Jessica Gross, whose piece, Writing The Lakeshore Limited was published in February by The Paris Review. What ...

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Why Sports Fans Should Be Game to Visit North Carolina

Why Sports Fans Should Be Game to Visit North Carolina

With National Train Day in North Carolina just around the corner on May 10, we headed to Tobacco Road to talk sports with one of the state's top sports columnists. Luke DeCock has worked in Raleigh, N.C., for The News & Observer since 2000. Over the last 14 years he's covered several Duke-North Carolina games, ACC and NCAA basketball tournaments ...

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