Posts Tagged: Keystone Service

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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How Her Train Travel Turned into an Unforgettable Adventure

How Her Train Travel Turned into an Unforgettable Adventure

Train travel lends itself to striking up conversations with strangers--and you just never know where it can lead. For Heidi, a loyal Amtrak rider since she was a teenager visiting her grandmother, meeting a stranger she’d never forget, happened a year after graduating high school. Heidi would make routine weekend trips on the Keystone from Boston, Mass., where she lived, ...

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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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Sneak Peek: Lancaster Station Improvements

Sneak Peek: Lancaster Station Improvements

If you’re one of the more than half million people who rode the Keystone Service through Lancaster last year, you know we’ve been working hard to renovate the station.  We’re now putting the finishing touches on the project, but wanted to give you (our favorite riders!) a sneak peek at some of the improvements. Check them out, and tell us ...

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#AmtrakGram Photo of the Week

#AmtrakGram Photo of the Week

This edition of Photo of the Week is brought to you by Charlotte, who snapped this Pic Stitch while riding the train between Philadelphia and Lancaster, Pa.  And we have to give it to her. The Wailin' Jennys may be the perfect band to listen to on a rainy train ride. In fact, their top song on Spotify is even "Long Time Traveler," which ...

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Snap, Tag and Share

Snap, Tag and Share

  Today our new Amtrak Cities Sprinter (ACS-64) locomotive leaves the Siemens rail manufacturing plant in Sacramento to head east for field testing. Equipped with a custom train wrap (check out the sweet photo above), the ACS-64 will travel on our California Zephyr and Capitol Limited routes before arriving at its final destination in Wilmington, Delaware. Once there, the new locmotive will complete a ...

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New Amtrak Locomotives: The Facts

New Amtrak Locomotives: The Facts

Yesterday, 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. Go here to see photos from the memorable event. The first locomotive goes into service today, traveling from Boston to Washington, D.C., on our Northeast Regional service. The remaining locomotives are scheduled for ...

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Best Month Ever!

Best Month Ever!

Thanks to the loyalty of our awesome passengers, March set a record as the best month ever in the history of Amtrak! More than half of our routes saw ridership increases, and, as if that wasn’t enough ... we expect to end the fiscal year at or above last year’s record of 31.2 million passengers. That’s a lot of people, ...

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