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Amtrak Unveils New Technologies for Accessible Travel

Amtrak Unveils New Technologies for Accessible Travel

As the nation recognizes the 25th anniversary of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) this July, we've unveiled a new platform at the Ann Arbor, Michigan station. As part of our commitment to the ADA community, Amtrak has been proud to partner with Michigan DOT, the Federal Railroad Administration, the City of Ann Arbor, the Lieutenant Governor of Michigan ...

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Five Real Life Emojis You’ll Meet on an Amtrak Train

Five Real Life Emojis You’ll Meet on an Amtrak Train

Emojis are great.  There we said it. Actually, we love them. Responding to a lengthy text with an expressive pretend face is a little piece of sunshine to us. Since we’re big fans of emojis, travel and train travel, we decided to have a little fun. Join us as we share with you five real life emojis you might meet on ...

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Amtrak Website Gets a New Look

Amtrak Website Gets a New Look

At Amtrak, we are committed to providing our customers with the best travel experience possible. For us, this experience doesn’t start on the train it starts when you plan your trip. That’s why today we’re taking the first step in making significant changes on  Amtrak.com. The website refresh is focused on delivering our customers with an easier navigation designed to ...

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What are Heat Restrictions?

What are Heat Restrictions?

It's officially the dog days of summer, and record temperatures are being recorded from Death Valley to Delaware. Aside from the extra AC, the triple-degree heat also means potential heat restrictions and slow orders along our rails. In a nutshell those are rules that require our trains to slow down when the track temperatures reach a certain level. Once that happens, ...

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Four Amtrak Vacations to Explore This Summer

Four Amtrak Vacations to Explore This Summer

We believe that no vacation day should be left behind. We believe that the kids, whether school age or college bound should build lasting memories with family. We believe that bestie adventures, couples getaways and solo explorations are something to be celebrated. And we believe that sometimes planning those adventures should be done by us. Meet Amtrak Vacations. With Amtrak ...

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Ride to Pride

Ride to Pride

At Amtrak we believe that diversity isn't limited to respect for our customers, but extends to social responsibility within the communities we serve. That is why Amtrak is a proud annual sponsor of national pride events such as Capital Pride and New York Pride. Ready to celebrate LGBT Pride Month in June with us? We've made planning easy with this list ...

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Amtrak Honors Armed Forces for Memorial Day

Amtrak Honors Armed Forces for Memorial Day

At 3:00 p.m., local time, engineers will sound the horns of locomotives throughout the Amtrak system in honor of the National Moment of Remembrance. As we help thousands of customers reach friends and family this holiday weekend, Amtrak invites you to join us in remembering and honoring the service and sacrifice of America's armed forces. Today Amtrak proudly employs returning service ...

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How It Works: Railroad Signals on the Northeast Corridor

How It Works: Railroad Signals on the Northeast Corridor

The recent derailment in Philadelphia has brought to the forefront a safety critical system that usually functions in the background: railroad signals. Although the main purpose of signal systems is to prevent train collisions, they’re also part of the foundation of efficient and safe operations. Railroad tracks are divided into segments known as blocks. Without signal systems, far fewer trains ...

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A Message from President and CEO Joe Boardman Regarding Restoration of Service on the Northeast Corridor

A Message from President and CEO Joe Boardman Regarding Restoration of Service on the Northeast Corridor

At Amtrak, the safety of our passengers and crew remains our number one priority. Since the tragic derailment, Amtrak staff and crew have been working around the clock to repair the infrastructure necessary to restore service for all the passengers who travel along the Northeast Corridor. Our repairs have been made with the utmost care and emphasis on safety, including ...

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Our Commitment to Passengers and Employees: Safety and Positive Train Control

Our Commitment to Passengers and Employees: Safety and Positive Train Control

SAFETY: OUR NUMBER ONE PRIORITY At Amtrak, safety is a way of life that’s deeply ingrained in every aspect of our operations and company culture. Last year, 31 million passengers traveled across Amtrak’s 21,000-mile national network. One third of those passengers traveled on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor (NEC), which accommodates more than 2,000 Amtrak and commuter trains every day. A rail network ...

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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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