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A Message from Amtrak Regarding On-time Performance

A Message from Amtrak Regarding On-time Performance

We often hear from passengers about on-time performance (OTP), and want to take a moment to address this important issue.  We’ve found it is the single biggest factor in your Amtrak experience. How does America’s rail network operate? Our nation was built by a world-class rail system that connects small towns and big cities via a vast rail network that is owned by ...

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The Secret Life of Trains

The Secret Life of Trains

Ever wondered where your train goes when you’re not on it? Ivy City! Our maintenance facility located just outside Washington, D.C.'s Union Station is home to hard working men and women dedicated to ensuring that your ride is in tip top shape, whether it's mechanical engineering or clean carpets. Transporting millions of people a year means serious maintenance and preventative ...

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Amtrak Design Guru Gives Us the Inside Scoop on Uniforms

Amtrak Design Guru Gives Us the Inside Scoop on Uniforms

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Amtrak (besides gorgeous views and adventure, of course)? The iconic conductor’s hat! It’s the signature item in Amtrak’s Uniform Program. To find out more about Amtrak’s uniforms we spoke with award-winning fashion-forward Tom Wiley, the creative genius behind Amtrak’s sweet style. A forty year veteran of Amtrak, Tom’s been ...

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Amtrak K-9 Units Fight Crime (and Cold)

Amtrak K-9 Units Fight Crime (and Cold)

It all started in Amtrak's Boston South Station when WCBV news anchor Frank Holland spotted Cruz, an Amtrak Police Department K-9 all prepped for the cold weather -- in booties! After tweeting the adorable picture below, ABC News followed up with a story on Cruz and Amtrak's effort to keep paws toasty in these Nike-designed K-9 kicks. Since there's nothing cuter than a furry crime fighter in booties, ...

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Northeast Corridor Website Now Live

Northeast Corridor Website Now Live

Today, we debuted the Northeast Corridor website, a site focused on providing information about the critical infrastructure projects along the Northeast Corridor (NEC). If you are a frequent Amtrak blog reader or one of the 40,000 daily Amtrak riders that travel along the NEC, you know more investment is needed to meet the growing passenger demand in the region. While we’ve ...

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How to Stay Comfy on the Train

How to Stay Comfy on the Train

It’s a new year, and that means new adventures. With over 500 destinations and an easy-to-use booking app, now is the perfect time to plan that Amtrak adventure or catch up with loved ones across the United States. We don’t know about you, but top on our list of travel priorities is enjoying the journey. Here are our top recommendations ...

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How to Make the Most of Your Amtrak Connection

How to Make the Most of Your Amtrak Connection

You’re on a long-distance Amtrak adventure and have some time before catching your connecting train. What do you do? Make the most of it, of course! We’ve got some tips below for making sure time in between your Amtrak adventures is well spent. 1) Stow your luggage Nothing’s worse than hauling your bag all over town. We’ve got good news: sleeper ...

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Snowy Amtrak Throwbacks

Snowy Amtrak Throwbacks

Now that winter's officially here, we decided to dig through the archives and find these snowy Amtrak scenes sure to delight! Do you have wintery photos from your Amtrak adventures? Share them with us on Instagram.

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Your Top Amtrak Stories of 2014

Your Top Amtrak Stories of 2014

The year is almost over, so what better time to take a ride down 2014 memory lane? We shared some great stories with you and each time it was reminder of why we love taking you where you want to go. Here are some of our top stories from 2014: Rail Stories It was a great year for Amtrak Stories. ...

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#AmtrakForward

#AmtrakForward

Amtrak is moving forward and we want you to see it. Today, 18 new baggage cars will leave the CAF USA  facility in Elmira, NY to travel south to our Amtrak Hialeah, FL maintenance facility for final inspection before acceptance. If you’re a train buff like us, you know this is kind of a big deal. That’s why we want your ...

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‘Tis The Season: #AmtrakAllTheWay

‘Tis The Season: #AmtrakAllTheWay

At Amtrak we have been connecting friends and families for the holidays for over 43 years. We like to think we know a thing or two about spreading holiday cheer and this year is no exception. That is why we are launching the #AmtrakAllTheWay Instagram contest. We want to do more than just say thanks for choosing us, we want ...

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Behind the Scenes with Amtrak All The Way

Behind the Scenes with Amtrak All The Way

We had a lot of fun making our holiday sing-a-long classic with an Amtrak twist. Here are some behind-the-scenes shots of all the holiday magic that went down in Washington, D.C.'s union station. Haven't see the video yet? Check it out here and then be sure to enter our Instagram #AmtrakAllTheWay contest to win prizes! (details coming December 15).

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Happy Holidays from America’s Railroad

What's that you hear? It's the sound of Amtrak and our amazing riders spreading holiday cheer by singing loud for all to hear! This holiday season we wanted to do more than just say thanks for choosing us. We wanted to take a minute and sing you a holiday tune. So join in and help us welcome in the holiday ...

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Amtrak Swag: The Perfect Holiday Gift

Amtrak Swag: The Perfect Holiday Gift

It's that time of year. Figuring what presents to buy your friends and family can be daunting, but we're here to help. We raided the Amtrak goodie closet to pick some of our favorite pieces of swag for you to consider gifting the train lovers in your life this holiday season. Want to browse some more? Head on over to ...

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Behind the Scenes: Exclusive Amtrak Lounges

Behind the Scenes: Exclusive Amtrak Lounges

Ever wondered what's behind those doors? We're here to take you behind-the-scenes into Amtrak's exclusive Club Acela and Metropolitan Lounges! Available to customers who are riding in first class aboard Acela or have booked sleeping accommodations on one of our long distance trains, our lounges offer some pretty sweet perks: Come lounge with us! Sweatpants optional (but pants mandatory).

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