Short trips

Acela Express Is Breaking Records!

Acela Express Is Breaking Records!

Little-known fact: We’re the only provider of high-speed rail in the entire country. Our Acela Express service stretches from Washington, D.C., all the way up to Boston and is definitely a fan favorite! From the leather seats to the first class car and lounges, Acela is the definition of riding in style. In fact, on November 7, 2013, Acela ridership peaked ...

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New Norfolk Train Station Opens

New Norfolk Train Station Opens

Yesterday a new Norfolk train station opened in Virginia, allowing sailors, soldiers and civilians in the Tidewater area to connect to Amtrak's national rail network. "The new passenger rail station will greatly improve the passenger experience," says Mayor Paul D. Fraim, "while serving as an identifiable landmark for those arriving to and departing from Norfolk." The new 3,500-square-foot facility, which includes ...

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Behind the Scenes: #SuperMemories

Behind the Scenes: #SuperMemories

On February 2, New York and New Jersey will co-host the National Football League’s very first outdoor, cold weather Super Bowl. That’s Super Bowl XLVIII for those of you keeping track! While the teams aren't final yet, this transit-friendly Super Bowl promises to be epic and probably freezing. We’ve been working closely with the nice folks on the NY/NJ Super ...

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Amtrak Adds Extra Thanksgiving Trains

Amtrak Adds Extra Thanksgiving Trains

We know a lot of you have Thanksgiving travel planned with us in the next few days. 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 weekend, here's where we've made some additions: The Cascades: Connects Eugene, Ore., and Vancouver, B.C., and Seattle The Keystone Service: Connects ...

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Heartland Flyer Reaches 1 Million Riders!

Heartland Flyer Reaches 1 Million Riders!

Gracias, Merci, Ngiyabonga! No matter how you say it, we owe a big "thank you" to our 1 million riders on the Heartland Flyer! The Heartland Flyer connects Fort Worth, Texas, and Oklahoma City with a 418-mile daily round-trip route that includes places like Norman, Purcell, Pauls Valley, Ardmore and Gainesville, Texas. "We're pleased with the positive impact the Heartland Flyer has had ...

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Great Dome Car Rides Midwest for Thanksgiving

Great Dome Car Rides Midwest for Thanksgiving

After having spent time on the East Coast and along the Illinois Zephyr route, the Great Dome car is making its way to the Hiawatha and Lincoln Services between Chicago and Milwaukee or St. Louis this Thanksgiving.  If you're in the region between Nov. 25 and Dec. 1, you definitely should check it out! This is the only Great Dome car in the entire Amtrak ...

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10 Places People Are Going This Thanksgiving

10 Places People Are Going This Thanksgiving

From the country's sweet potato capital (North Carolina) to America's No. 1 producer of turkeys (Minnesota), Amtrak is taking customers to a lot of destinations this Thanksgiving! Recently we asked you on Facebook and Instagram just how far you were traveling with us for mom's home cooking, and your answers even surprised us! (And we seriously love trains.) Here are the top ...

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Boston to DC for Spring Break!

Boston to DC for Spring Break!

Kathy wanted to make sure her goddaughter’s 13th birthday would be one for the record books. That's why they rode in style aboard the Northeast Regional from Boston to DC for spring break. “Thanks to Amtrak, the adventure was as much about the transportation experience as the destination,” Kathy says. If we could grant you one birthday wish, which route would ...

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Huff Post’s Katie Linendoll Roots for Amtrak

Huff Post’s Katie Linendoll Roots for Amtrak

TV sports-tech expert Katie Linendoll doesn't get her best work done in the studio or in the end zone. Nope, she calls her time on Amtrak her "productive territory." "I really respect that Amtrak doesn’t judge me when, like an idiot, I show up approximately two minutes before departure," says the busy TV personality who bounces between appointments at ESPN, ...

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7 Awesome Pics from the #AmtrakRivalry Train

7 Awesome Pics from the #AmtrakRivalry Train

Last weekend, the #AmtrakRivalry train traveled (full of folks lucky enough to get tix) from Chicago to East Lansing, Mich., for the big game between in-state rivals Michigan State University and the University of Michigan. In case you missed it, we're taking you back there for Throwback Thursday. Here are the best 7 shots from the rivalry train! 1. Preparation is Key: Swag ...

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Pregame Hype Builds for #AmtrakRivalry Train

Pregame Hype Builds for #AmtrakRivalry Train

Nicole Hordos just can't shake her school spirit. Seriously. She's not only an alumnae of Michigan State University, she's also the communications manager for the school's alumni association. Most importantly, though, she'll be riding on this weekend's #AmtrakRivalry train in Michigan! The #AmtrakRivalry train is traveling (full of folks lucky enough to get tix) from Chicago to East Lansing for ...

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Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week

Your votes have been tallied from the far corners of Twitter, Facebook and Google+ and the winner of this week's Photo of the Week is this adorable pic on Amtrak Cascades! Our Cascades service runs between Eugene, Ore., and Vancouver multiple times a day, right through the gorgeous scenery of the Pacific Northwest. Riders (big and small) who are lucky enough to ride on these sleek, European-style trains, will enjoy ...

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5 Best Cities for Halloween

5 Best Cities for Halloween

There's nothing scarier than a First Class Acela car that's out of coffee. We're kidding. There's plenty of more frightening things just in the Quiet Car alone. When you want to have a little fun with your fright, there are a few awesome destinations you need to check out. Luckily, we have compiled a list of the top five best Halloween ...

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New Stops on the Pacific Surfliner

New Stops on the Pacific Surfliner

You speak and we listen! Starting today, the Pacific Surfliner service between Oceanside and San Diego will add four new stops to its route - Carlsbad Village, Carlsbad Poinsettia, Encinitas and Sorrento Valley. This means that everyday of the week,  the Pacific Surfliner will now stop at all eight San Diego County stations (queue the applause). Whether you’re a solo explorer, ...

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Top 5 Moments of Beauty on Amtrak

Top 5 Moments of Beauty on Amtrak

Sometimes beauty is in the eye of the ticket holder. Here are five moments of incidental beauty aboard our more than 300 daily trains. Next time you ride with us, snap your own and use the hastag #Amtrak to join the conversation! Bright Rays in Northern California An Empire State of Sunshine Wide Open Spaces in Montana Midnight in Chi-Town ...

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