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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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Travel Tips for Stress-Free Thanksgiving Travel

Travel Tips for Stress-Free Thanksgiving Travel

Can you believe Thanksgiving is right around the corner? It's our busiest time of year at Amtrak and tickets sell out early, so first and foremost make sure to book your ticket as soon as possible.  Once that's done, all you need is a few travel tips to ensure that your Thanksgiving travel experience is stress-free. Follow these 10 Thanksgiving travel ...

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Needed Work to Fix New York Tunnels Reinforces Importance of Gateway Program

Needed Work to Fix New York Tunnels Reinforces Importance of Gateway Program

At Amtrak, we pride ourselves on our ability to provide customers with a critical transportation option. We get you where you need to go safely, efficiently and reliably. In a place like Penn Station, New York -- open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year -- it is imperative that we are equipped to serve the more than 650,000 Amtrak, ...

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Trails & Rails Brings the Park To You

Trails & Rails Brings the Park To You

You already know that we can deliver you to the front door of more than 237 National Parks across the country, but did you know on select routes we bring the park experience aboard the train? Let us introduce you to the Trails & Rails Program, a partnership formed between Amtrak and the National Park Service to provide passengers with ...

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Writers Selected for Amtrak Residency Program

Writers Selected for Amtrak Residency Program

What started as a casual mention in an interview and a tweet from a freelancer writer back in December, has turned into a program that Amtrak is truly honored to be a part of. From the tens of thousands of responses on Twitter showing interest in the program, to the more than 16,000 applications we received. We couldn't be more excited ...

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CEO Addresses Amtrak’s Commitment to the Environment

CEO Addresses Amtrak’s Commitment to the Environment

Today, I had the pleasure of participating on a transportation panel at the On Track for Clean and Green Transport Climate Change event at the future Moyihan Station in New York City. I was among colleagues who like me, are committed to finding sustainable transportation practices. For 43 years, Amtrak has connected small towns to city centers. As the country has evolved and grown, ...

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#AmtrakGram: And the Winner Is…

#AmtrakGram: And the Winner Is…

We wanted to see your journey and you stepped up to the plate. We're sending a big Amtrak thank you  to everyone who entered our 2014 #AmtrakGram contest. We received more than 900 entries! Proving that our riders are really enjoying the journey. We saw awesome views, beautiful stations pics and quite frankly,  some interesting selfies. While the contest is over, ...

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Book and Save with AAA

Book and Save with AAA

Did you know if you are a AAA member you're entitled to save 10% on most Amtrak fares 365 days a year? We know, great deal, but wait there's more. If you book your ticket before September 30th we will double your discount to 20%. It's a discount on top of a discount! As if that isn't enough to get ...

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Let’s End the ‘No-Vacation-Nation’ Together

Let’s End the ‘No-Vacation-Nation’ Together

According to a survey from the US Travel Association, 41 percent of American workers will leave paid vacation days unused in 2014.  The survey also finds that we all understand that taking paid time off offers us the opportunity to do what we enjoy, relax and recharge and make us all around happier people, so why are we leaving vacation time on the table? At Amtrak we think it ...

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100 Years of Rail and the Future of Moynihan Station

100 Years of Rail and the Future of Moynihan Station

The city that never sleeps is a busy place. In fact, with 9.5 million annual riders, busy is an understatement. Today, as we acknowledge the 100th anniversary of the James Farley Post Office Building – a building with a strong connection to rail history, we want to take a moment to share our plans for bringing rail back to this ...

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Head Back to School and Save with Amtrak

Head Back to School and Save with Amtrak

We know it's tough being a student. There's new roommates, paper deadlines and decorating your tiny dorm room to worry about. So we've decided to make things easy on you. Sign up for Student Advantage and you'll never have to worry about Amtrak prices. We offer 10 percent off most routes, if you book with a Student Advantage card. Seriously. That means tickets to school, ...

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Amtrak 101: Baggage Policy

Amtrak 101: Baggage Policy

You booked your train ticket and you’re ready to embark on your next (or first, we see you Amtrak newbies) rail adventure. But this question keeps popping up in your head; Can I bring that on the train?  We know the can and can not list can get a little confusing. So we’ve pulled out some Amtrak baggage policy essentials. ...

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Team Amtrak: Working to Improve the NEC

Team Amtrak: Working to Improve the NEC

As we’ve previously shared here on the blog, Team Amtrak is actively working to address the capacity and infrastructure issues along the Northeast Corridor (NEC).  If you’re one of the 40,000 daily NEC Amtrak riders, you may be familiar with two  projects in progress— the New Jersey High Speed Rail Improvement Program (NJ HSRIP) and the Baltimore & Potomac Tunnel Replacement Project. Recently, Amtrak NEC leaders joined ...

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