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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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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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