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#AmtrakForward

#AmtrakForward

Amtrak is moving forward and we want you to see it. Today, 18 new baggage cars will leave the CAF USA  facility in Elmira, NY to travel south to our Amtrak Hialeah, FL maintenance facility for final inspection before acceptance. If you’re a train buff like us, you know this is kind of a big deal. That’s why we want your ...

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‘Tis The Season: #AmtrakAllTheWay

‘Tis The Season: #AmtrakAllTheWay

At Amtrak we have been connecting friends and families for the holidays for over 43 years. We like to think we know a thing or two about spreading holiday cheer and this year is no exception. That is why we are launching the #AmtrakAllTheWay Instagram contest. We want to do more than just say thanks for choosing us, we want ...

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Behind the Scenes with Amtrak All The Way

Behind the Scenes with Amtrak All The Way

We had a lot of fun making our holiday sing-a-long classic with an Amtrak twist. Here are some behind-the-scenes shots of all the holiday magic that went down in Washington, D.C.'s union station. Haven't see the video yet? Check it out here and then be sure to enter our Instagram #AmtrakAllTheWay contest to win prizes! (details coming December 15).

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Happy Holidays from America’s Railroad

What's that you hear? It's the sound of Amtrak and our amazing riders spreading holiday cheer by singing loud for all to hear! This holiday season we wanted to do more than just say thanks for choosing us. We wanted to take a minute and sing you a holiday tune. So join in and help us welcome in the holiday ...

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Amtrak Swag: The Perfect Holiday Gift

Amtrak Swag: The Perfect Holiday Gift

It's that time of year. Figuring what presents to buy your friends and family can be daunting, but we're here to help. We raided the Amtrak goodie closet to pick some of our favorite pieces of swag for you to consider gifting the train lovers in your life this holiday season. Want to browse some more? Head on over to ...

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Behind the Scenes: Exclusive Amtrak Lounges

Behind the Scenes: Exclusive Amtrak Lounges

Ever wondered what's behind those doors? We're here to take you behind-the-scenes into Amtrak's exclusive Club Acela and Metropolitan Lounges! Available to customers who are riding in first class aboard Acela or have booked sleeping accommodations on one of our long distance trains, our lounges offer some pretty sweet perks: Come lounge with us! Sweatpants optional (but pants mandatory).

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Travel Smart: Amtrak Mobile Apps

Travel Smart: Amtrak Mobile Apps

We know our customers are on the move, literally. That is why we've got great mobile apps (available on  iPhone®, Android(TM)and Windows Phone®) that make traveling with Amtrak a breeze.  If you aren’t one of the millions of passengers already using the mobile apps, here is a quick rundown of what you can expect from the Amtrak mobile app: Display Your eTicket: You can show ...

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EXTRA HELPING OF AMTRAK TRAINS FOR THANKSGIVING

EXTRA HELPING OF AMTRAK TRAINS FOR THANKSGIVING

We know a lot of you have travel planned with us for the upcoming Thanksgiving Day holiday. In anticipation of that, we're adding extra Thanksgiving trains and cars to the busiest portions of our system. If you're traveling with us next week, here's where we've made some additions: Blue Water Service: Connects Chicago,  Kalamazoo, Battle Creek and East Lansing, Mich Carl Sandburg: ...

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Sound of Silence: The Amtrak Quiet Car

Sound of Silence: The Amtrak Quiet Car

Are you looking for a productive work space where you can concentrate and prepare for your big meeting or maybe take a quick nap while we get you to your destination? Let us introduce you to the Amtrak Quiet Car. The Quiet Car is located at the opposite end of the train from the Café car and is marked off with special signs so ...

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Amtrak Salutes America’s Veterans

In a continued effort to support the nation’s service men and women, Amtrak has set a goal of ensuring 25 percent of its new hires are veterans by 2015.  If you're interested in learning more about careers at Amtrak and how skills from the armed forces transfer to the railroad, go to jobs.amtrak.com!

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Amtrak Guest Rewards Points and Perks

Amtrak Guest Rewards Points and Perks

Amtrak's best kept (not so) secret: Amtrak Guest Rewards! Our rewards program seeks to reward our loyal passengers (you) with some great perks. Curious? Not a member? Read on. As a member, the more you ride the better it gets.  Earning Tier Qualifying Points (TQP’s) throughout the calendar year, will count toward a higher tier status in the Amtrak Guest Rewards program ...

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Book Your Thanksgiving Travel Now

Book Your Thanksgiving Travel Now

Thanksgiving is our busiest time of year and we are gearing up to move America where it wants to go. This year we are operating every available passenger rail car in our fleet and scheduling extra trains and adding capacity on routes across the Amtrak system. Even with added capacity, tickets sell out early, so we encourage passengers to plan ahead and book ...

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#AcelaRoot100: Enter to Win!

#AcelaRoot100: Enter to Win!

  At Amtrak, we believe in acknowledging the many great leaders who ride our rails every day to move their dreams forward. That’s why we’re proud to announce that Amtrak is the official transportation sponsor of The Root 100. The Root 100 is an event dedicated to recognizing standout leaders, innovators and culture shapers in the African American community. Featured ...

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Chief Hanson Shares Tips for Safe Holiday Travel

Chief Hanson Shares Tips for Safe Holiday Travel

With the busy holiday travel season around the corner, we sat down with Amtrak's Chief of Police Polly Hanson to get her insight on staying safe on the rails. Chief Hanson heads the Amtrak Police Department (APD), which is charged with protecting Amtrak passengers, employees, facilities and equipment. Whether it's with K9 teams or uniformed officers or plain clothes officers, APD conducts counter surveillance, random passenger ...

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Amtrak Red Caps at Your Service

Amtrak Red Caps at Your Service

Whether you’re a solo traveler navigating the station for the first time or a family of five with tons of baggage, everyone could use a hand navigating one of our busier station. That's why we have our Red Cap service - dedicated Amtrak staff you can count on for free baggage handling assistance. In some of our busiest stations (twelve to ...

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