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How Amtrak Recycles More Than 8,000 Tons of Materials Each Year

How Amtrak Recycles More Than 8,000 Tons of Materials Each Year

In addition to Amtrak’s onboard recycling program, the company saves tons (and we mean TONS) of materials from landfills by actively recycling at our maintenance facilities across the country. We’re proud to say that almost all the materials generated in repairing and refurbishing your trains are recycled. In fact, we’ve got the numbers to prove it! From 2,700 tons of ...

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This Old School Amtrak Art is Awesome

This Old School Amtrak Art is Awesome

Our train trips are known for being the perfect way to spark your creativity. And this Throwback Thursday, we’re taking you to the artsy side of Amtrak way back in the 1970s, when the great Southwest terrain offered more than just views.  It was a source of artistic inspiration! For starters, check out these old school baggage tags that say, "I ...

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Exhibit Train Travels to Topeka

Exhibit Train Travels to Topeka

Fully stocked with Amtrak merchandise and ready to make its third stop of the year, our Amtrak Exhibit Train is all set to head to the sunflower state. For our non-Jayhawks readers, we’re talking about Kansas! This weekend the Amtrak Exhibit Train and the Amtrak Veterans Locomotive will be at the Amtrak Topeka Station on April 12-13 from 10:00 a.m. ...

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The Impact of the Northeast Corridor and Amtrak on the Economy

The Impact of the Northeast Corridor and Amtrak on the Economy

If you’ve ever traveled along the Northeast Corridor (NEC), you’ve seen the diversity of the region come to life. The student taking their first trip, the business traveler taking their umpteenth ride and the family going to Nana’s house,  the 24/7 operation of the NEC is one our riders expect. As a majority owner of the NEC, Amtrak owns and ...

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PENN Researchers Bring Public Health Awareness to 30th Street Station

PENN Researchers Bring Public Health Awareness to 30th Street Station

If you’ve traveled to Philadelphia recently, you might have been seeing red. That’s because our neighbors from  the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine chose the iconic 30th Street Station as the location for their Automated External Defibrillators (AED) red furniture and the launch of PENN Defibrillator Challenge – a public health contest raising awareness about the location of AEDs. “30th Street Station is one of the arteries of ...

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How I Work: Amtrak CEO Joe Boardman

How I Work: Amtrak CEO Joe Boardman

For Amtrak CEO Joe Boardman, life comes in two’s. He always stays at a job at least two years, he walks 2 miles to work every day, and he considers he and his wife, Joanne, a two-person team. “My wife has been in this business with me for 40 years,” he says from his desk in Washington, D.C. “She gets ...

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Recycling Bins Being Added to Bi-Level Trains

Recycling Bins Being Added to Bi-Level Trains

Last month we told you all about the sustainability efforts underway at Amtrak, and you had just one question for us: Where are the recycling bins on trains? In fact, one customer told us, “As someone who ONLY travels by Amtrak now, I see an incredible amount of trash thrown away and nothing getting recycled.” You’re right. We hear you, and ...

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CMO Answers Customer Tweets on Amtrak Wifi

Thanks to the recent expansion of free Amtrak wifi onto Midwest corridor trains, 85 percent of Amtrak customers can now enjoy Internet access on their trains! We know you love your productive time on the train, but that you also have some questions. Why can’t you stream Netflix? When will long-distance trains have Amtrak wifi? And how the heck do ...

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Exhibit Train’s First Stop, Chandler, Ariz.

Exhibit Train’s First Stop, Chandler, Ariz.

The wait is over! The Amtrak Exhibit Train will make 18 stops across America in 2014 kicking off on March 1-2 in Chandler, Arizona. The traveling exhibit allows visitors to take a complimentary, self-guided tour to learn about Amtrak history, our operations and future through the display of artifacts, memorabilia and interactive exhibits. In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the ...

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Behind the Scenes with Amtrak Wi-Fi

Behind the Scenes with Amtrak Wi-Fi

We can tell from your tweets that you really love free Wi-Fi on our trains. A lot. You’ve also had a lot of questions about the service. Why it doesn’t work like your Internet at home or just how Amtrak Wi-Fi works in general. So we went behind the scenes at our maintenance facility to show you everything that goes ...

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Joe Biden Welcomes 1st Cities Sprinter Locomotive

Joe Biden Welcomes 1st Cities Sprinter Locomotive

Today U.S. Vice President Joe Biden stood beside U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx and Amtrak CEO and President Joe Boardman to announce the launch of our Amtrak Cities Sprinter locomotive at an event held at 30th Street Station in Philadelphia. Powered by Siemens, these locomotives are more energy efficient, more reliable and reaffirm our commitment to improving mobility and connectivity in the ...

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Check Out Vintage Amtrak Locomotives

Check Out Vintage Amtrak Locomotives

Today the old is meeting the new on our Northeast Corridor. We've got a big announcement, but before we say anything more, we're taking a minute to look back at the durable equipment that got us here today. Between 1978 and 1988, Amtrak purchased more than 50 AEM-7 locomotives, which would become the workhorses of our busiest corridor in the country ...

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Watch! Sit Inside Amtrak’s New Locomotives

Watch! Sit Inside Amtrak’s New Locomotives

In preparation for tomorrow's big news, we're showing you just how awesome our new locomotives are ... from the driver's seat! They'll be powering the trains on our Northeast Corridor between Washington, D.C., and Boston soon. This is a perspective that customers rarely get, but we've been sharing the exclusive footage on our Instagram account all week. For more insider ...

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What’s It Like: Amtrak Cities Sprinter Engineer Training

What’s It Like: Amtrak Cities Sprinter Engineer Training

With the addition of the 70 new Amtrak Cities Sprinter (ACS-64) locomotives, comes new equipment to learn. That’s why the 450 Amtrak engineers on the Northeast Corridor have been participating in multi-day locomotive training. Here’s your glimpse into how they are preparing for the arrival of the new equipment. During the comprehensive training sessions, participants receive classroom and operational training. At the culmination of ...

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Prepping for The Big Game on Sunday

Prepping for The Big Game on Sunday

The Broncos and Seahawks are ready for the Big Game tomorrow. Are you? For those traveling to the festivities, we've got three essential pieces of advice for you below. For those watching the game from the comfort of your homes, check out our slideshow above that shows you all the extra activities happening outside the stadium! 1. Stay Alert If ...

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