Posts Tagged: Amtrak 101

Amtrak Website Gets a New Look

Amtrak Website Gets a New Look

At Amtrak, we are committed to providing our customers with the best travel experience possible. For us, this experience doesn’t start on the train it starts when you plan your trip. That’s why today we’re taking the first step in making significant changes on  Amtrak.com. The website refresh is focused on delivering our customers with an easier navigation designed to ...

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What are Heat Restrictions?

What are Heat Restrictions?

It’s officially the dog days of summer, and record temperatures are being recorded from Death Valley to Delaware. Aside from the extra AC, the triple-degree heat also means potential heat restrictions and slow orders along our rails. In a nutshell those are rules that require our trains to slow down when the track temperatures reach a certain level. Once that happens, ...

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Five Summertime Travel Tips

Five Summertime Travel Tips

Longer days, crisp blue skies and higher temps, summertime is finally here! We know some of you out there have already planned, booked and are beginning your Amtrak adventure countdowns. But for those still thinking about your summer plans, this list is for you. Avoid any missteps on your path to adventure. Read on to find out what you should be ...

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Real Riders Tell Us Their Top Travel Essentials

Real Riders Tell Us Their Top Travel Essentials

Everyone has their travel routine. Especially our frequent travelers (we’re looking at you Amtrak Guest Reward members). But when you’re packing for your day, weekend or extended stay trips, what are your travel must-haves? We asked Amtrak riders to tell us their travel essentials. Here’s what they had to say: “An open mind and the excitement of a child! Where ...

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Sleeping Accommodations Part 1: Roomette vs. Bedroom

Sleeping Accommodations Part 1: Roomette vs. Bedroom

So you need a little digital detox and you’re finally ready to take that cross-country trip with us. Hooray! We can’t wait to show you America by rail. But before you turn off your phone and enjoy the journey, you need to decide on your sleeping accommodations. To make the most out of your trip, read on to find out ...

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5 Reasons to Ride the Empire Builder

5 Reasons to Ride the Empire Builder

The Empire Builder travels everyday between Chicago and the Pacific Northwest along major portions of the Lewis and Clark trail. If you’re looking for a truly American adventure, the Empire Builder is it! Still need more convincing? Here are 6 amazing things about the Empire Builder route. 1.Dine in Style in Our Dining Car Having a great meal on an ...

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4 Essential Travel Tips for Booking Summer Vacations

Planning a vacation can be overwhelming. From the highway gridlock to the heavy luggage, you’ll need a vacation from your vacation by the time all is said and done. So skip the headache and explore a cross country train adventure instead. Kids ride for 50% off and we handle all the driving. All. The. Driving. We even make it easy ...

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USA Rail Pass, Let's Explore

USA Rail Pass, Let's Explore

We all know America is beautiful, but seeing it from sea level is truly breathtaking. With our Amtrak USA Rail Pass, we give adventurous souls the opportunity to create the epic rail journey of their dreams. But before you pack your bags, there are a few things you need to know. Here are five USA Rail Pass knowledge nuggets just ...

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Skip the Bus from DC to NYC, Take the Train!

Skip the Bus from DC to NYC, Take the Train!

Why take the bus from DC to NYC or Philly? If you book at least 14 days in advance, you can save up to 25% on train tickets to the same destinations and skip all the traffic! Our Northeast Regional trains are great for weekend trips to see friends and family. For starters, our seats are super comfortable with a minimum ...

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5 Epic Train Trips That Will Totally Inspire You

5 Epic Train Trips That Will Totally Inspire You

Take some advice from these train adventurers. Pack your bags, grab your friends and head to one of our more than 500 destinations across the country. We promise your train trips will be E-P-I-C! The #NerdTrain Adventure When one group of young people came up with a hair-brain idea about meeting in different cities around the country and traveling to them by train, it ...

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