Posts Tagged: State Partners

Take the Train to these Top July 4 Destinations

Take the Train to these Top July 4 Destinations

According to Foursquare, the location-based mobile site, people really love visiting historic sites on July 4. And luckily Amtrak can take you to these top 10 July 4 destinations! So leave the driving to us and we'll leave all the check-ins to you! Still need convincing to hit the rails this 4th? We're even running special late trains to get you home in ...

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Joe Biden Welcomes 1st Cities Sprinter Locomotive

Joe Biden Welcomes 1st Cities Sprinter Locomotive

Today U.S. Vice President Joe Biden stood beside U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx and Amtrak CEO and President Joe Boardman to announce the launch of our Amtrak Cities Sprinter locomotive at an event held at 30th Street Station in Philadelphia. Powered by Siemens, these locomotives are more energy efficient, more reliable and reaffirm our commitment to improving mobility and connectivity in the ...

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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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Quiet Car > Noisy Bus (Shhhh)

Quiet Car > Noisy Bus (Shhhh)

You can officially plug in and tune out on the Wolverine service between Chicago and Pontiac, Mich., beginning August 19 with the roll out of the service's new weekday Quiet Car. Yep, one of the most popular features of the Northeast Corridor trains is expanding to more of the midwest. The Quiet Car will be located at the opposite end of the ...

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Celebrate National Train Day with Us

Celebrate National Train Day with Us

Tomorrow we expect more than 250 communities to celebrate National Train Day across the country. We’ve been planning this for months, working with elected officials and community leaders to bring the event to life. And we’re not afraid to dream big for National Train Day 2013. We’re hoping to see Americans come out in historic numbers tomorrow. That means moms, ...

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Normal Boasts New Station for Train Day

Normal Boasts New Station for Train Day

May 11 will be a big deal in Normal, Ill. In fact, it's the first National Train Day at the city's brand new intermodal station! “Often passengers were spilling out of the doors of the old station,” says the town’s mayor, Chris Koos, who will be part of the town's festivities for National Train Day. The new station isn't just impressive from the outside ...

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Cary Headlines NC’s Train Day Celebrations

Cary Headlines NC’s Train Day Celebrations

On May 11, Cary, N.C., will stand for the "Concentrated Area of Railroad Youngins." That's right, all kids are welcome to the free events this National Train Day at the train station in Cary. In addition to Disney Channel's Chuggington Kids Depot, Cary's National Train Day celebration will include free giveaways, appearances by elected officials and model train displays. Sounds like fun, huh? Cary ...

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‘These Rails Are a-Calling’

‘These Rails Are a-Calling’

Somewhere between Michigan and New York, Jonathan started to hear a melody. It was probably thanks to his 30 years as a band director (let’s be honest), but we like to think it was the inspiration of the rails that got his creative juices going and resulted in a one-of-a-kind song about Amtrak.

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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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