Posts Tagged: Pennsylvanian

History of Lancaster Station

History of Lancaster Station

This Throwback Thursday we’re going all the way back to 85 years ago when the Lancaster, Pa., station opened. It was originally constructed by the Pennsylvania Railroad (yes, that Monopoly square is named after a real railroad) and is about a mile from downtown Lancaster. From its beautiful paned skylight to its Art Deco hanging lights, the brick classical revival ...

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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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Top 10 Highest Growing Amtrak Routes

Top 10 Highest Growing Amtrak Routes

Thanks to the loyalty of our awesome passengers, July set a record as the best month ever in the history of Amtrak! States like Illinois, Virginia, Michigan and California led the charge. And since everyone likes a winner, the route between Chicago to St. Louis called the Lincoln Service experienced the single most growth over last July. (And they say not to mess ...

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#AmtrakGram Contest Winners

#AmtrakGram Contest Winners

You've wow-ed us with your 1,536 #AmtrakGram photos (and counting!) in just four short weeks. That's about 384 photos a week, more than 56 pics a day or approximately a photo every 30 minutes from coast to coast on Instagram. Ah-mazing! Thank you. Now to reward all that hard work, here are our four winners plus info about how to ...

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#AmtrakGram Photo of the Week

#AmtrakGram Photo of the Week

This edition of Photo of the Week is brought to you by Charlotte, who snapped this Pic Stitch while riding the train between Philadelphia and Lancaster, Pa.  And we have to give it to her. The Wailin' Jennys may be the perfect band to listen to on a rainy train ride. In fact, their top song on Spotify is even "Long Time Traveler," which ...

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Best Month Ever!

Best Month Ever!

Thanks to the loyalty of our awesome passengers, March set a record as the best month ever in the history of Amtrak! More than half of our routes saw ridership increases, and, as if that wasn’t enough ... we expect to end the fiscal year at or above last year’s record of 31.2 million passengers. That’s a lot of people, ...

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Top 10 Fan Posts for the Pennsylvanian

Top 10 Fan Posts for the Pennsylvanian

Did you know we reached an agreement with our Pennsylvania state partners, Governor Tom Corbett and Secretary of Transportation Barry J. Schoch, to preserve the Pennsylvanian service? This is great news for those of you in Pittsburgh, Harrisburg and Philadelphia! In fact, rail fans from as far away as France and England are showing their excitement on our Facebook wall. Here ...

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