Posts Tagged: Acela

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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How to Cancel a Train Reservation during Severe Weather

How to Cancel a Train Reservation during Severe Weather

Thanks to Mother Nature our service is experiencing some disruptions. If your train has been affected, here’s what you need to know! First, we apologize for the inconvenience. We know you have important places to be and people to see, and we’re sorry that our service isn’t running as planned. If you have paid but choose not to travel due ...

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7 Reasons Acela is Always the Best Travel Choice

7 Reasons Acela is Always the Best Travel Choice

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, last November, Acela ridership even reached the single best day in its 13-year history. With customers flocking to Acela trains, ...

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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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5 People Having Too Much Fun on Amtrak

5 People Having Too Much Fun on Amtrak

Our passengers have tagged #Amtrak in more than 100,000 pics on Instagram, which means on any given day there's plenty of entertaining Instagram-ing going on aboard our trains. To honor you, our artistic fans, we've picked out some of our favorites. We knew train travel was fun, but somehow you managed to take it to the next level. 1. The ...

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New York City Awaits, We’re Pumped to Take You

New York City Awaits, We’re Pumped to Take You

Let's face it. If you could take the train into The City every weekend for this, this or this, you would. Of course, going to New York City isn't exactly feasible all the time. That's where we come in! We're ready to take you to this year's Internet Week New York! Amtrak is giving away two FREE roundtrip tickets on our ...

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Six Months After Hurricane Sandy

Six months ago today Hurricane Sandy slammed into the Northeast U.S., devastating the region with floods and bitter cold. In the time since the storm, Amtrak employees have worked tirelessly to repair the millions of dollars worth of damaged infrastructure, so the nation's busiest corridor can run smoothly. We're proud of the work Amtrak employees did after Hurricane Sandy. Here's ...

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Lights, Camera, Amtrak!

Lights, Camera, Amtrak!

For two days last month, there was a surprise riding between Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia on our Acela service. No, not this. It was something else. Amtrak Police were there, along with one of our our best conductors and a few dozen extras. Yep, the Acela was the backdrop for the filming of a new AT&T commercial. Even better news, ...

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