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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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Amtrak K-9 Units Fight Crime (and Cold)

Amtrak K-9 Units Fight Crime (and Cold)

It all started in Amtrak's Boston South Station when WCBV news anchor Frank Holland spotted Cruz, an Amtrak Police Department K-9 all prepped for the cold weather -- in booties! After tweeting the adorable picture below, ABC News followed up with a story on Cruz and Amtrak's effort to keep paws toasty in these Nike-designed K-9 kicks. Since there's nothing cuter than a furry crime fighter in booties, ...

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Northeast Corridor Website Now Live

Northeast Corridor Website Now Live

Today, we debuted the Northeast Corridor website, a site focused on providing information about the critical infrastructure projects along the Northeast Corridor (NEC). If you are a frequent Amtrak blog reader or one of the 40,000 daily Amtrak riders that travel along the NEC, you know more investment is needed to meet the growing passenger demand in the region. While we’ve ...

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How to Stay Comfy on the Train

How to Stay Comfy on the Train

It’s a new year, and that means new adventures. With over 500 destinations and an easy-to-use booking app, now is the perfect time to plan that Amtrak adventure or catch up with loved ones across the United States. We don’t know about you, but top on our list of travel priorities is enjoying the journey. Here are our top recommendations ...

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How to Make the Most of Your Amtrak Connection

How to Make the Most of Your Amtrak Connection

You’re on a long-distance Amtrak adventure and have some time before catching your connecting train. What do you do? Make the most of it, of course! We’ve got some tips below for making sure time in between your Amtrak adventures is well spent. 1) Stow your luggage Nothing’s worse than hauling your bag all over town. We’ve got good news: sleeper ...

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Snowy Amtrak Throwbacks

Snowy Amtrak Throwbacks

Now that winter's officially here, we decided to dig through the archives and find these snowy Amtrak scenes sure to delight! Do you have wintery photos from your Amtrak adventures? Share them with us on Instagram.

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