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Amtrak: Keeping America Running Green

Amtrak: Keeping America Running Green

This Earth Day, we're celebrating a milestone achievement for Amtrak's sustainability program -- a score of 96B on our climate change submission to the Carbon Disclosure Project. Protecting the environment and ensuring sustainable solutions for our everyday operations is a top priority at Amtrak. Here are 8 important facts on how we do just that: 1) Amtrak is 11% more energy ...

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Upgrades to AmtrakConnect

Upgrades to AmtrakConnect

We are always looking for ways to make Amtrak the smarter way to travel, which is why we’re excited to share that we recently gave our AmtrakConnect page an upgrade. If you haven’t noticed yet, here’s what you can expect: Track a Train Our interactive tracking tool gives riders real-time information and ETAs  for their train. That means riders can better ...

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Amtrak Train Days 2015

Amtrak Train Days 2015

After seven years of National Train Day, a one day only event, we've decided to switch it up for 2015. This year, we're turning a one day celebration into a multi-month celebration across the nation. Meet Amtrak Train Days! Amtrak Train Days isn't simply a celebration of the trains we run, it’s a celebration of the communities and people we connect across our more ...

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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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Forbes Names Amtrak One of the Best Employers in America

Forbes Names Amtrak One of the Best Employers in America

Amtrak employees are responsible for making Amtrak the country’s first intercity travel choice. More than 20,000 employees work around-the-clock to do more than just move trains, our employees work hard every day to move people -- connecting family and friends across our more than 500 destinations. For our employees, working at Amtrak is more than just a job; it is an opportunity to ...

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Amtrak 101: Weekend Adventure Edition

Amtrak 101: Weekend Adventure Edition

While a lot of travel options take time and some major pre-booking to plan, one of the perks of train-ing is that you can hop on at a moment's notice. Scroll through the slide show above to see how easy it is to book, relax, and enjoy the ride to your favorite destination for a perfect weekend adventure.

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5 Ways To Rock the Observation Car

5 Ways To Rock the Observation Car

There are many reasons why train travel is simply the best. The relaxed pace, plenty of room to roam, and the views. Oh, the views. There are many things you can't see from 30,000 feet. A bird's eye view of the Rockies is picturesque, but winding through snow-capped valleys alongside running streams, log cabins and wild life is seeing them ...

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5 Ways to Ride

5 Ways to Ride

There are many ways to make your own Amtrak adventure. Whether it's a trip with your friends you've been planning for months, or a spur-of-the-moment trip to NYC after brunch, we can be your ride to just about anything or anywhere. So where do you get started? A quick guide: 1) Online: Booking a ticket online is easy. Simply go to www.amtrak.com ...

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Meet the Brooklyn Artist Behind the Barclays Center Acela Mural

Meet the Brooklyn Artist Behind the Barclays Center Acela Mural

Visitors to the Brooklyn Barclays Center may have noticed a bold new addition to the lobby. Ukrainian-born and Brooklyn-based artist Misha Tyutyunik’s latest mural features iconic Brooklyn scenes and culture framing a fast-moving Acela as it zooms through NYC carrying passengers to long-distance loves, fun events, business meetings or just the daily commute. How does this Pratt Institute graduate describe ...

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Sleeping Accommodations Part 2: Family Bedroom vs. Bedroom Suite

Sleeping Accommodations Part 2: Family Bedroom vs. Bedroom Suite

Last week, it was all about the roomette vs. the bedroom. This week, we’re continuing our Amtrak sleeping accommodations tutorial with Part II:  Family Bedroom vs. Bedroom Suite. If you’re planning a trip with your family or a mini group trip for spring break, read on and find out which room is best for your Amtrak adventure. Family Bedroom Spanning ...

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Five Train-Able Presidential Hometowns

Five Train-Able Presidential Hometowns

Today's a time to remember our presidents and reflect on all things POTUS. That’s why we pulled together our own fun presidential list. Fellow Amtrak-ers, here is our list of presidential hometowns we can take you to. New York City, NY As the youngest president to take office (he was 42 years old), Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. hails from the city ...

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Sleeping Accommodations Part 1: Roomette vs. Bedroom

Sleeping Accommodations Part 1: Roomette vs. Bedroom

So you need a little digital detox and you’re finally ready to take that cross-country trip with us. Hooray! We can’t wait to show you America by rail. But before you turn off your phone and enjoy the journey, you need to decide on your sleeping accommodations. To make the most out of your trip, read on to find out ...

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A Message from Amtrak Regarding On-time Performance

A Message from Amtrak Regarding On-time Performance

We often hear from passengers about on-time performance (OTP), and want to take a moment to address this important issue.  We’ve found it is the single biggest factor in your Amtrak experience. How does America’s rail network operate? Our nation was built by a world-class rail system that connects small towns and big cities via a vast rail network that is owned by ...

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The Secret Life of Trains

The Secret Life of Trains

Ever wondered where your train goes when you’re not on it? Ivy City! Our maintenance facility located just outside Washington, D.C.'s Union Station is home to hard working men and women dedicated to ensuring that your ride is in tip top shape, whether it's mechanical engineering or clean carpets. Transporting millions of people a year means serious maintenance and preventative ...

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Amtrak Design Guru Gives Us the Inside Scoop on Uniforms

Amtrak Design Guru Gives Us the Inside Scoop on Uniforms

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Amtrak (besides gorgeous views and adventure, of course)? The iconic conductor’s hat! It’s the signature item in Amtrak’s Uniform Program. To find out more about Amtrak’s uniforms we spoke with award-winning fashion-forward Tom Wiley, the creative genius behind Amtrak’s sweet style. A forty year veteran of Amtrak, Tom’s been ...

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