Posts Tagged: Northeast Corridor

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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Amtrak Cities Sprinter, Let the Testing Begin!

Amtrak Cities Sprinter, Let the Testing Begin!

First we gave you sneak peek photos of our new Amtrak Cities Sprinter (ACS-64) locomotives, followed by their most impressive facts, and even a chance for you to spot them along the rails.  Next on our ACS-64 journey is TESTING! That’s right, today Amtrak President and CEO Joe Boardman, Federal Railroad Administrator Joseph Szabo and Siemens Rail Systems President Michael Cahill traveled ...

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Win a Trip to the Foodie City of Your Choice!

Win a Trip to the Foodie City of Your Choice!

Calling all foodies, gastronomes and bon vivants! We've teamed up with Cooking Channel's Chuck’s Eat the Street (season two premieres August 1) to give you a chance to win a foodie adventure! With our #AmtrakEats sweepstakes you can enter for a chance to win a free trip to Washington, D.C., Dallas or Detroit with cash to spend at local eateries! We ...

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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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Playwright Has 12-Track Mind in NYC

Playwright Has 12-Track Mind in NYC

How productive were you the last time you rode one of our trains? Whatever your answer is, Emily probably has you beat. Her 2009 trip from Washington, D.C., to New York City was the inspiration to her upcoming play Track Twelve, showing at the New York International Fringe Festival this summer. The play chronicles four train travelers waiting out a ...

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