Posts Tagged: Northeast Corridor

What’s It Like: Amtrak Cities Sprinter Engineer Training

What’s It Like: Amtrak Cities Sprinter Engineer Training

With the addition of the 70 new Amtrak Cities Sprinter (ACS-64) locomotives, comes new equipment to learn. That’s why the 450 Amtrak engineers on the Northeast Corridor have been participating in multi-day locomotive training. Here’s your glimpse into how they are preparing for the arrival of the new equipment. During the comprehensive training sessions, participants receive classroom and operational training. At the culmination of ...

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Where to Go for President’s Day Weekend

Where to Go for President’s Day Weekend

Channel your inner President this month, and travel by train just like some of America's greatest leaders! Even if you don't have a week to take one of our awesome long-distance trains, here are our favorite trips for the long weekend. And with our winter deals in full swing, you'll get tickets at prices even Congress would approve! Washington, D.C.: This ...

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Prepping for The Big Game on Sunday

Prepping for The Big Game on Sunday

The Broncos and Seahawks are ready for the Big Game tomorrow. Are you? For those traveling to the festivities, we've got three essential pieces of advice for you below. For those watching the game from the comfort of your homes, check out our slideshow above that shows you all the extra activities happening outside the stadium! 1. Stay Alert If ...

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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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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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Fans Pick Best Places to Visit in 2014

Fans Pick Best Places to Visit in 2014

When we vowed to retire the term “staycation” in 2014, you responded in a big way. Hundreds of you shared all the best places to visit by train in the New Year using the hashtag #Amtrak2014, and we’re excited to announce that the results are in! Here are the top 10 places Amtrak fans & followers are going in 2014: ...

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HOW TO TRACK A TRAIN FOR #SB48

HOW TO TRACK A TRAIN FOR #SB48

You already have your push notifications from ESPN, but here’s another essential piece of technology that will help you experience Super Bowl XLVIII like a pro. If you’re traveling to New Jersey, New York or any part of the Tri-State Area for the Super Bowl festivities, you’re going to want to know where your train is. Here’s how to track ...

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10 Tips for Traveling to #SB48

10 Tips for Traveling to #SB48

The Broncos and Seahawks are busy getting ready for their trip to the Tri-State Area for Super Bowl XVLIII. Now it's your turn!  Here's what you need to know to travel to the Super Bowl festivities! Get ready, we see some awesome #SuperMemories in your future. 1. Plan Ahead The NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee has been planning for nearly ...

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NFL PLAYERS SHARE SUPER BOWL MEMORIES

Excitement for Super Bowl XLVIII had some serious competition this week:  the Polar Vortex. Much of the U.S. battled frigid temperatures, leaving no room for thinking about football. With the extremely cold temps out of the way, we can go back to gearing up for one the most anticipated sporting events--the Super Bowl! To help you you reenergize, Amtrak teamed up ...

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Modified Snow Schedule for NEC

Modified Snow Schedule for NEC

Due to the pending winter storm expected to impact the Northeast Corridor, we will operate a modified snow schedule on Friday, January 3, 2014. Acela Express and Northeast Regional service will operate between Boston and Washington.  Passengers should expect reduced frequencies, particularly in New England. Corridor services, including the Keystone Service (New York – Harrisburg, Pa.), Empire Service (New York ...

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Blogger Hearts Train Travel with Day Trip to NYC

Blogger Hearts Train Travel with Day Trip to NYC

Despite the cold temps, Emily Tharp is up on all the hottest trends. As the the brains (and quick wit) behind the blog Her Philly, Emily keeps readers informed on all there is to do in Philadelphia, including what it's like to ride the train for a day trip to NYC. Shopping, anyone? We got a few minutes with the ...

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The Tiny Surprise at the National Christmas Tree

The Tiny Surprise at the National Christmas Tree

Along with Mariah Carey, Aretha Franklin and the Avett Brothers, there was another special guest at last week's National Christmas Tree Lighting. Amtrak! That's right, one of our model trains is circling the National Christmas Tree just south of the White House. Pretty cool, huh? In fact, the Amtrak model train is an exact replica of the  trains that operate in ...

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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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New Norfolk Train Station Opens

New Norfolk Train Station Opens

Yesterday a new Norfolk train station opened in Virginia, allowing sailors, soldiers and civilians in the Tidewater area to connect to Amtrak's national rail network. "The new passenger rail station will greatly improve the passenger experience," says Mayor Paul D. Fraim, "while serving as an identifiable landmark for those arriving to and departing from Norfolk." The new 3,500-square-foot facility, which includes ...

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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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