Posts Tagged: Northeast Corridor

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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30th Street Station Reopens West Plaza

30th Street Station Reopens West Plaza

Tomorrow, 30th Street Station in Philadelphia will reopen its West Plaza unveiling upgrades to the third busiest station in the country. If you sing Fly, Eagles Fly every Sunday or if you just frequent the City of Brotherly Love, you’ll definitely enjoy these new features. Improved connectivity makes you a happy traveler and we get that.  That’s why we've added ...

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Boston to DC for Spring Break!

Boston to DC for Spring Break!

Kathy wanted to make sure her goddaughter’s 13th birthday would be one for the record books. That's why they rode in style aboard the Northeast Regional from Boston to DC for spring break. “Thanks to Amtrak, the adventure was as much about the transportation experience as the destination,” Kathy says. If we could grant you one birthday wish, which route would ...

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Huff Post’s Katie Linendoll Roots for Amtrak

Huff Post’s Katie Linendoll Roots for Amtrak

TV sports-tech expert Katie Linendoll doesn't get her best work done in the studio or in the end zone. Nope, she calls her time on Amtrak her "productive territory." "I really respect that Amtrak doesn’t judge me when, like an idiot, I show up approximately two minutes before departure," says the busy TV personality who bounces between appointments at ESPN, ...

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Random Act of Kindness on Northeast Regional

Random Act of Kindness on Northeast Regional

Stephanie Kaplan, founder of the online community HerCampus, came away from a recent business trip on our Northeast Regional train having seen more than pretty scenery. She also encountered the kindness of a complete stranger ... first hand. "I was doing work calls during my Amtrak train ride, and I looked up to see that another passenger had left this nice ...

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All Aboard the (Crowd Funded) Love Train

All Aboard the (Crowd Funded) Love Train

Next month London-based newlyweds Mike and Becca are setting off on a true adventure. More than a lifetime of marital bliss lies before them. Instead, it's about 3,000 miles of rail that they have to look forward to. "We plan to take in the sights of New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Minneapolis, Seattle and San Francisco," Becca says. Their love ...

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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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Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week

This edition of Photo of the Week is brought to you by Ibanda of the band Stay Human who traveled on a Northeast Regional train this week to Philadelphia.  His relaxed, chilled-out pic won over our fans and followers on Facebook and Twitter, who voted Ibanda the official Photo of the Week winner! You all loved how his photo showed "Amtrak at its best," with friends enjoying an ...

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Quick! There’s Still Time to Win a Free Train Trip

Quick! There’s Still Time to Win a Free Train Trip

The latest winner is in for our Chuck's Eats the Street contest with Cooking Channel! Mary (from New Jersey) has won awesome Cooking Channel & Amtrak swag and has advanced closer to winning one of the three free train trips we're giving away this fall! So where's Mary's dream destination? That would be our fine nation's capital Washington, D.C.! From now until Sept. ...

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New, Powerful Locomotive Rolls into Del.

New, Powerful Locomotive Rolls into Del.

Today, U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del) visited our Wilmington Maintenance Facility to see the Amtrak Cities Sprinter (ACS-64), our new and more powerful locomotive coming to the Northeast and Keystone Corridors. The Siemens-manufactured ACS-64 is undergoing a portion of its testing in Delaware. But if you're really Team Train like us (we know you are!), you'll want to check out this video ...

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Big News Pulls into Roanoke, Va

Big News Pulls into Roanoke, Va

It's been 34 years since the fine folks of Roanoke, Va., have had intercity rail service, but that's about to change. Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell today announced that the Commonwealth of Virginia, Norfolk Southern, Amtrak and the City of Roanoke have joined together to start work to extend Amtrak Virginia's rail service from Lynchburg to Roanoke. "We're cutting a lot ...

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Want to Go from Blacksburg to NYC? Here’s How!

Want to Go from Blacksburg to NYC? Here’s How!

We’re less than a month away from the beginning of the fall semester (woohooo college!). To celebrate that fact, it’s important that Virginia college students know about their new options for getting from Blacksburg, Roanoke and Lynchburg to the bright lights of NYC or the great internships in D.C. Here’s the quick and dirty of what you need to know: ...

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