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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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PHOTOS: Inside the Amtrak Chicago Control Center

PHOTOS: Inside the Amtrak Chicago Control Center

The Windy City is home to one of Amtrak's busiest stations (3.5 million passengers a year!). Throughout our 500-destination system, Chicago is home to most of our long-distance, overnight trains. That makes traffic control along the surrounding railroads a complicated and exciting job. The Chicago Control Center is one of five Amtrak dispatching offices that dispatch 2,500 trains carrying nearly 900,000 ...

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Carolinian Train Celebrates 24 Years

Carolinian Train Celebrates 24 Years

This week the Carolinian service, which connects New York City and Charlotte, N.C. turns 24! What’s the best way to celebrate, you ask? By traveling on the Carolinian, of course! At the kick-off event of the Carolinian’s ceremonial run, Miss North Carolina, Kelly Fletcher celebrated  with a glass of champagne. And since we're handling the driving, you can still enjoy a beverage from our Cafe Car ...

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Free Exhibit Train Joins Cheyenne Depot Days

Free Exhibit Train Joins Cheyenne Depot Days

After a successful weekend in Longview, Texas, for National Train Day, the Amtrak Exhibit Train will make its eighth stop of the year at the Cheyenne Depot Museum, in Cheyenne, Wyoming, this weekend. As a museum dedicated to telling the story of the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad in Wyoming, the Cheyenne Depot Museum has a strong connection to rail ...

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Don’t Miss Special BOGO for National Train Day

Don’t Miss Special BOGO for National Train Day

Today more than 300 communities will celebrate the seventh annual National Train Day! For National Train Day 2014, we're hoping to see Americans come out in historic numbers at events in all 50 states. And to say "thank you" to today's participants, we're also giving away a special promotional offer at all National Train Day locations! Use the promotional code V655 when you book a long-distance ...

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Join the National Train Day Fun Online with #AmtrakNTD

Join the National Train Day Fun Online with #AmtrakNTD

Tomorrow more than 300 communities from across the country will be celebrating National Train Day! It's a free event dedicated to the communities, kids and kids at heart that we serve throughout our national railroad system. Join us tomorrow at a National Train Day celebration near you and share your experience online using the hashtag #AmtrakNTD. We'll be tweeting and training all ...

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Join Amtrak For National Train Day 2014

Join Amtrak For National Train Day 2014

On Saturday, May 10 we expect more than 300 communities to celebrate the seventh annual National Train Day. We’ve been planning this for months, working with elected officials and community leaders to bring the events to life in your communities. We are dreaming big for National Train Day 2014, hoping to see Americans come out in historic numbers at events in all 50 states. That means families, mayors, mechanics, ...

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What We’re Working On: Hudson Yards Project

What We’re Working On: Hudson Yards Project

With over 260 colleges and universities in the region, 710,000  rail commuters and 40,000 daily Amtrak riders, it's safe to say the Northeast Corridor (NEC) is a busy place. In September 2013, we broke ground on the Hudson Yards Project, a critical infrastructure project that will secure a pathway for future Hudson River rail tunnels to connect with New York Penn Station (the busiest train ...

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Amtrak Celebrates Earth Day with New Cleaner Train Equipment

Amtrak Celebrates Earth Day with New Cleaner Train Equipment

  Today we’re proud to announce that a vital piece of train equipment that we use every day in Washington, D.C., is being replaced with a more efficient version. GenSet switchers are what our employees use to move trains around in the train yard. Today, local Washington dignitaries joined Amtrak’s vice president of government affairs and corporate communication in welcoming ...

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Pharrell Williams Films “Happy” at LA Union Station

It's hard to be unhappy when you watch singer-song writer Pharrell Williams perform his new hit “Happy” from the movie Despicable Me 2. But what makes us straight-up giddy is that the accompanying music video was filmed at our train station in Los Angeles! Last fall, Pharrell filmed a quirky and fun round-the-clock music video throughout L.A., beginning at the ...

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Top Picks for Long-Distance Meals on Amtrak

Top Picks for Long-Distance Meals on Amtrak

There’s nothing worse than feeling "hangry" when you’re on the move. So, whether you’re heading home, visiting a friend, or going on a spontaneous weekend trip by train, you’ve got to eat. Luckily, Amtrak has your cravings covered. You can beat your stomach growls with breakfast, lunch, dinner and, of course, dessert across any of the long-distance train rides. Plus, the ...

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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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