Posts Tagged: Northeast Corridor

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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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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