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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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Who Needs a Runway? Amtrak Uniform Fashion Trends

Who Needs a Runway? Amtrak Uniform Fashion Trends

With New York Fashion Week right around the corner, we got to thinking that the views haven’t been the only thing to turn heads during our 43-year history. Thanks to a few bold designers and some even braver employees, the history of the Amtrak uniform is a fascinating and sometimes funny one! When the company was founded in 1971, the ...

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How Amtrak Commits to Sustainability

How Amtrak Commits to Sustainability

At Amtrak the Earth matters. That is why we are always striving to implement practices and tactics that improve our fuel energy and efficiency while connecting you to over 500 destinations. To let our more than 31.6 million passengers know what we are doing to ensure that Amtrak remains one of the more environmentally friendly modes of transportation, we sat ...

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Train Lesson Plan for Middle Schoolers

Train Lesson Plan for Middle Schoolers

Recently, together with Google, Amtrak launched a cool interactive tool that lets our customers track their train across the U.S. That’s also great news for teachers who are looking to bring their transportation lessons to life in the classroom. Did we mention, kids ride for half price? We’ve created a cross-curriculum train lesson plan for middle school students requiring them ...

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History of Lancaster Station

History of Lancaster Station

This Throwback Thursday we’re going all the way back to 85 years ago when the Lancaster, Pa., station opened. It was originally constructed by the Pennsylvania Railroad (yes, that Monopoly square is named after a real railroad) and is about a mile from downtown Lancaster. From its beautiful paned skylight to its Art Deco hanging lights, the brick classical revival ...

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