Posts Tagged: Northeast Corridor

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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Sound of Silence: The Amtrak Quiet Car

Sound of Silence: The Amtrak Quiet Car

Are you looking for a productive work space where you can concentrate and prepare for your big meeting or maybe take a quick nap while we get you to your destination? Let us introduce you to the Amtrak Quiet Car. The Quiet Car is located at the opposite end of the train from the Café car and is marked off with special signs so ...

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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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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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Amtrak Exhibit Train Heads to Harrington, DE

Amtrak Exhibit Train Heads to Harrington, DE

It wouldn’t be summer time without a good’ole state fair. That’s why this weekend, July 19 & 20, (11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday), our Amtrak Exhibit Train is making a stop in Vice President Biden’s home state, for the 94th annual Delaware State Fair. With this year’s theme, An American Classic ...

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Making the Ride a Little Brighter with psychylustro

Making the Ride a Little Brighter with psychylustro

If you’ve traveled along our Northeast Corridor recently you may have thought to yourself, ‘What’s with all the neon?’ Well, we’re here to dispel the rumors. No it’s not a result of an epic game of  paintball. It’s psychylustro - a temporary art installation by contemporary artist, Katharina Grosse. Presented by The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, this public ...

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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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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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Jackie Kennedy Rides ‘Landmark Express’ in 1978

Jackie Kennedy Rides ‘Landmark Express’ in 1978

Our trains help you make everlasting memories. This Throwback Thursday, we’re reminiscing about an unforgettable train ride from 34 years (and 24 hours!) ago when the Committee To Save Grand Central Terminal fought to keep the memory of the station alive. In an effort to preserve Grand Central’s history, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis traveled from New York City to Washington D.C. ...

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The Impact of the Northeast Corridor and Amtrak on the Economy

The Impact of the Northeast Corridor and Amtrak on the Economy

If you’ve ever traveled along the Northeast Corridor (NEC), you’ve seen the diversity of the region come to life. The student taking their first trip, the business traveler taking their umpteenth ride and the family going to Nana’s house,  the 24/7 operation of the NEC is one our riders expect. As a majority owner of the NEC, Amtrak owns and ...

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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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PENN Researchers Bring Public Health Awareness to 30th Street Station

PENN Researchers Bring Public Health Awareness to 30th Street Station

If you’ve traveled to Philadelphia recently, you might have been seeing red. That’s because our neighbors from  the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine chose the iconic 30th Street Station as the location for their Automated External Defibrillators (AED) red furniture and the launch of PENN Defibrillator Challenge – a public health contest raising awareness about the location of AEDs. “30th Street Station is one of the arteries of ...

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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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Joe Biden Welcomes 1st Cities Sprinter Locomotive

Joe Biden Welcomes 1st Cities Sprinter Locomotive

Today 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. Powered by Siemens, these locomotives are more energy efficient, more reliable and reaffirm our commitment to improving mobility and connectivity in the ...

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Check Out Vintage Amtrak Locomotives

Check Out Vintage Amtrak Locomotives

Today the old is meeting the new on our Northeast Corridor. We've got a big announcement, but before we say anything more, we're taking a minute to look back at the durable equipment that got us here today. Between 1978 and 1988, Amtrak purchased more than 50 AEM-7 locomotives, which would become the workhorses of our busiest corridor in the country ...

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