Posts Tagged: New York Penn Station

100 Years of Rail and the Future of Moynihan Station

100 Years of Rail and the Future of Moynihan Station

The city that never sleeps is a busy place. In fact, with 9.5 million annual riders, busy is an understatement. Today, as we acknowledge the 100th anniversary of the James Farley Post Office Building – a building with a strong connection to rail history, we want to take a moment to share our plans for bringing rail back to this ...

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What We’re Working On: Hudson Yards Project

What We’re Working On: Hudson Yards Project

With over 260 colleges and universities in the region, 710,000  rail commuters and 40,000 daily Amtrak riders, it's safe to say the Northeast Corridor (NEC) is a busy place. In September 2013, we broke ground on the Hudson Yards Project, a critical infrastructure project that will secure a pathway for future Hudson River rail tunnels to connect with New York Penn Station (the busiest train ...

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Fans Pick Best Sights in New York City

Fans Pick Best Sights in New York City

When we chatted with PureWow’s NYC editor to hear her favorite hidden gems in New York City, you responded in a big way. In fact, you had a few suggestions of your own! Using the hashtag #AmtrakNYC you sounded off about the best sights in NYC and a few in the neighboring burrows, too. Your results are officially in! 10. ...

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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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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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NYC Penn Station, Always Open

New York Penn Station is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Amtrak employees work around-the-clock to ensure that the busiest train station in the country, serving more the 650,000 people a day, is always open for you. When Superstorm Sandy slammed into the Northeast a year a go today, bringing devastating  floods and ...

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Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week

Are you ready for fall? Surely Amtrak rider Ally was when she snapped this fall inspired Photo of the Week while traveling on our Lake Shore Limited. During the fall months, this route that travels between New York City and Chicago is full of beautiful foliage views. But if scenery ain't your thing, that's OK too. With stops in Syracuse, Cleveland and ...

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Capacity & Resiliency & Expansion, Oh My!

Capacity & Resiliency & Expansion, Oh My!

The future of rail in the Northeast took a big step today with the groundbreaking of the Hudson Yards Right-of-Way Preservation project to secure a pathway for future Hudson River rail tunnels to connect with Penn Station. Not up to date on the latest rail news? Let us bring you up to speed. Because of a massive mixed-use development project going ...

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Dave’s Unforgettable Amtrak Experience

Dave’s Unforgettable Amtrak Experience

Today Dave is celebrating his four-year anniversary at Amtrak with a trip down memory lane, specifically a water-soaked lane. Dave is a Fire and Life Safety Supervisor at New York Penn Station, which means he's in charge of the safe movement of the more than 650,000 passengers who pass through the station every day. When Hurricane Sandy slammed into the Northeast U.S. ...

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A Wicked Love Train with #AmtrakGram

A Wicked Love Train with #AmtrakGram

Our Northeast Regional turned into a true Love Train recently when boyfriend/girlfriend Kody and David traveled to a wedding in Boston and even spotted a couple falling for each other in the cafe car! They say love is contagious (or they should say that it is), so it's no surprise that Kody and David's wedding adventure inspired other travelers to ...

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Boarding at Our Busiest Stations

Boarding at Our Busiest Stations

Ever wonder why the boarding procedures in our big stations work the way they do? Why we check your ticket multiple times and escort you to the platform at New York Penn Station and Washington, D.C.,'s Union Station? Well, it's all meant to get you safely on the correct train and to your destination on time. Here are three more reasons ...

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Safety First! How to be an Expert Traveler

It's the season of field trips and vacations! That means first-time train travelers will be visiting our stations all across the country. Before you pack the sunscreen and fanny pack, take a sec to watch this informational video. It offers some kid-friendly tips on how to stay safe in our stations and how to interact with Amtrak police and K-9s. Hey, ...

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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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‘These Rails Are a-Calling’

‘These Rails Are a-Calling’

Somewhere between Michigan and New York, Jonathan started to hear a melody. It was probably thanks to his 30 years as a band director (let’s be honest), but we like to think it was the inspiration of the rails that got his creative juices going and resulted in a one-of-a-kind song about Amtrak.

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Where There’s Will, There’s a Way

Where There’s Will, There’s a Way

Meet, Will. He’s the Electrical Construction Supervisor for New York Penn Station. He’s got one of those jobs you probably never think about. While more than 9 million Amtrak customers are passing through our busiest station, Will is maintaining its 100-year-old infrastructure and making sure that you don’t see any interrupted service or power outages during your trips in and out of New York ...

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