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Four Amtrak Vacations to Explore This Summer

Four Amtrak Vacations to Explore This Summer

We believe that no vacation day should be left behind. We believe that the kids, whether school age or college bound should build lasting memories with family. We believe that bestie adventures, couples getaways and solo explorations are something to be celebrated. And we believe that sometimes planning those adventures should be done by us. Meet Amtrak Vacations. With Amtrak ...

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Ride to Pride

Ride to Pride

At Amtrak we believe that diversity isn’t limited to respect for our customers, but extends to social responsibility within the communities we serve. That is why Amtrak is a proud annual sponsor of national pride events such as Capital Pride and New York Pride. Ready to celebrate LGBT Pride Month in June with us? We’ve made planning easy with this list ...

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Amtrak Honors Armed Forces for Memorial Day

Amtrak Honors Armed Forces for Memorial Day

At 3:00 p.m., local time, engineers will sound the horns of locomotives throughout the Amtrak system in honor of the National Moment of Remembrance. As we help thousands of customers reach friends and family this holiday weekend, Amtrak invites you to join us in remembering and honoring the service and sacrifice of America’s armed forces. Today Amtrak proudly employs returning service ...

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How It Works: Railroad Signals on the Northeast Corridor

How It Works: Railroad Signals on the Northeast Corridor

The recent derailment in Philadelphia has brought to the forefront a safety critical system that usually functions in the background: railroad signals. Although the main purpose of signal systems is to prevent train collisions, they’re also part of the foundation of efficient and safe operations. Railroad tracks are divided into segments known as blocks. Without signal systems, far fewer trains ...

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A Message from President and CEO Joe Boardman Regarding Restoration of Service on the Northeast Corridor

A Message from President and CEO Joe Boardman Regarding Restoration of Service on the Northeast Corridor

At Amtrak, the safety of our passengers and crew remains our number one priority. Since the tragic derailment, Amtrak staff and crew have been working around the clock to repair the infrastructure necessary to restore service for all the passengers who travel along the Northeast Corridor. Our repairs have been made with the utmost care and emphasis on safety, including ...

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Our Commitment to Passengers and Employees: Safety and Positive Train Control

Our Commitment to Passengers and Employees: Safety and Positive Train Control

SAFETY: OUR NUMBER ONE PRIORITY At Amtrak, safety is a way of life that’s deeply ingrained in every aspect of our operations and company culture. Last year, 31 million passengers traveled across Amtrak’s 21,000-mile national network. One third of those passengers traveled on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor (NEC), which accommodates more than 2,000 Amtrak and commuter trains every day. A rail network ...

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Amtrak: Keeping America Running Green

Amtrak: Keeping America Running Green

This Earth Day, we’re celebrating a milestone achievement for Amtrak’s sustainability program — a score of 96B on our climate change submission to the Carbon Disclosure Project. Protecting the environment and ensuring sustainable solutions for our everyday operations is a top priority at Amtrak. Here are 8 important facts on how we do just that: 1) Amtrak is 11% more energy ...

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Upgrades to AmtrakConnect

Upgrades to AmtrakConnect

We are always looking for ways to make Amtrak the smarter way to travel, which is why we’re excited to share that we recently gave our AmtrakConnect page an upgrade. If you haven’t noticed yet, here’s what you can expect: Track a Train Our interactive tracking tool gives riders real-time information and ETAs  for their train. That means riders can better ...

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Amtrak Train Days 2015

Amtrak Train Days 2015

After seven years of National Train Day, a one day only event, we’ve decided to switch it up for 2015. This year, we’re turning a one day celebration into a multi-month celebration across the nation. Meet Amtrak Train Days! Amtrak Train Days isn’t simply a celebration of the trains we run, it’s a celebration of the communities and people we connect across our more ...

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Forbes Names Amtrak One of the Best Employers in America

Forbes Names Amtrak One of the Best Employers in America

Amtrak employees are responsible for making Amtrak the country’s first intercity travel choice. More than 20,000 employees work around-the-clock to do more than just move trains, our employees work hard every day to move people — connecting family and friends across our more than 500 destinations. For our employees, working at Amtrak is more than just a job; it is an opportunity to ...

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