Posts Tagged: Acela

Meet the Brooklyn Artist Behind the Barclays Center Acela Mural

Meet the Brooklyn Artist Behind the Barclays Center Acela Mural

Visitors to the Brooklyn Barclays Center may have noticed a bold new addition to the lobby. Ukrainian-born and Brooklyn-based artist Misha Tyutyunik’s latest mural features iconic Brooklyn scenes and culture framing a fast-moving Acela as it zooms through NYC carrying passengers to long-distance loves, fun events, business meetings or just the daily commute. How does this Pratt Institute graduate describe ...

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One Mom’s Reason to Ride

One Mom’s Reason to Ride

Traveling from ‘Penn to Penn,’ that’s what Rachael likes to call it when she and her 3-year-old daughter (pictured left) hop on our Northeast Regional or Acela and take a train ride to visit out of town family. As frequent riders, Rachael and her little one are well-versed in #AmtrakPerks, “Snacks on board are a perk we enjoy,” she says. “No ...

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Five Train-Able Presidential Hometowns

Five Train-Able Presidential Hometowns

Today's a time to remember our presidents and reflect on all things POTUS. That’s why we pulled together our own fun presidential list. Fellow Amtrak-ers, here is our list of presidential hometowns we can take you to. New York City, NY As the youngest president to take office (he was 42 years old), Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. hails from the city ...

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Love on the Rails

Love on the Rails

We asked you to send us your Amtrak love stories in anticipation of  Valentine's Day and we got some heart-warming tales of love on the rails! Read on to hear how real life Amtrak-ers met their S.O.'s! "Two years ago I was on the Acela.  A man next to me kept trying to start a conversation.  I was preparing for ...

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Train-able February Events in NYC

Train-able February Events in NYC

Snowy months don't have to mean hibernation. In fact, the best way to beat the winter blues is to plan some weekend adventures with your besties or S.O. Since the Big Apple is filled with a cornucopia of all things cultural, we thought we'd recommend a few things to check out. The best part? We'll do the driving on either ...

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B&B’s Along Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor

B&B’s Along Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor

It’s time for a weekend getaway, and you’re looking for something new. Nice hotels are well, nice, but sometimes it feels good to support local businesses who can give you an insider’s view of a town you’ve never been to before. We researched some bed and breakfast spots along the Northeast Corridor that would be perfect for a weekend adventure ...

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USA WARRIORS TRAIN TO THE GAME

USA WARRIORS TRAIN TO THE GAME

Recently, we had the privilege of taking USA Warriors Hockey Program members, Christina Gardner and John Giasullo, to Washington, DC to participate in the USA Warriors Game Powered by Amtrak. The USA Warriors Game, which took place on the same ice as the NHL Winter Classic, worked to honor wounded military personnel and their service to our country. During the ...

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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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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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Five Facts About Acela

Five Facts About Acela

If you’ve ever traveled on our Acela Express then you know the #AmtrakPerks are in an abundance. Leg room, quiet car, work space and speed, it’s almost like a tiny piece of travel heaven. We love being your mode of transportation taking you from downtown to downtown between Boston and Washington, D.C. But whether you’re riding Acela for a weekday meeting or ...

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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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Wiz Wit: A New Mom’s Guide to Philly

Wiz Wit: A New Mom’s Guide to Philly

Looking for the perfect weekend getaway for you and the family? We've got two words for you: Brotherly Love.  We caught up with new mom Leslie, the blogger behind And Her Little Dog Too, for a few insider tips on what to see and do on a family-friendly (or kid-free) weekend visit to the great city of Philadelphia. Amtrak: Philly is a ...

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Go ahead, recline your seatback!

Go ahead, recline your seatback!

Did you know 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 seatback that you can recline as you please, to the first class car and lounges, Acela is the definition of riding in style and comfort. Here's seven reasons why there's ...

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Team Amtrak: Working to Improve the NEC

Team Amtrak: Working to Improve the NEC

As we’ve previously shared here on the blog, Team Amtrak is actively working to address the capacity and infrastructure issues along the Northeast Corridor (NEC).  If you’re one of the 40,000 daily NEC Amtrak riders, you may be familiar with two  projects in progress— the New Jersey High Speed Rail Improvement Program (NJ HSRIP) and the Baltimore & Potomac Tunnel Replacement Project. Recently, Amtrak NEC leaders joined ...

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Happy Birthday! Amtrak Celebrates 43 Years

Happy Birthday! Amtrak Celebrates 43 Years

It’s our birthday! In celebration of our 43 years, we’re remembering our milestones from the past four decades. Travel back with us for a quick journey into our rich and prolific history: Thanks to Congress passing the Rail Passenger Service Act of 1970, Amtrak took over the privately-run, intercity railroads and brought America aboard (across 21 routes in 43 states!) for the ...

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