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16 May, 2017, 11:30 ET Amtrak & Twentieth Century FOX Promote Family Travel with "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul"

Amtrak & Twentieth Century Fox have partnered to commemorate the release of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, in theaters on May 19. Summer...


28 Mar, 2017, 14:04 ET Be the Boss of Your Own Adventure: Amtrak and DreamWorks Animation Team Up to Promote Discounted Family Travel with the Release of The Boss Baby in Theaters March 31

Just in time for families making spring travel plans, Amtrak is collaborating with DreamWorks Animation on the release of its animated family...


17 Mar, 2017, 19:18 ET Double Days From Amtrak® Are Back!

Amtrak Guest Rewards® members earn double points on qualifying Amtrak travel to more than 500 destinations nationwide during Amtrak's Double Days℠...


15 Feb, 2017, 15:30 ET Amtrak CEO Wick Moorman Calls For New Era Of Infrastructure Investment

In a hearing before the Senate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security, Amtrak President...


17 Nov, 2016, 09:00 ET Amtrak Delivers Strong FY 2016 Financial Results

Amtrak today reported exceptionally strong unaudited financial results for the fiscal year which ended on September 30, 2016 (FY 2016), including...


01 Nov, 2016, 10:00 ET Amtrak Preparing For Thanksgiving Rush With Expanded Schedules, More Seats

In anticipation of the busiest travel period of the year, Amtrak is preparing to accommodate the expected surge of holiday travelers with...


26 Aug, 2016, 15:45 ET Amtrak Invests $2.4 Billion for Next-Gen High-Speed Trainsets and Infrastructure Upgrades

Amtrak is contracting with Alstom to produce 28 next-generation high-speed trainsets that will replace the equipment used to provide Amtrak's...


19 Aug, 2016, 11:21 ET Amtrak Names Industry Veteran Wick Moorman President And Chief Executive Officer

Amtrak announced that it has named Charles W. "Wick" Moorman as its next president and chief executive officer. Moorman, retired chairman, CEO, and...


05 Aug, 2016, 10:36 ET Final ACS-64 Locomotive Enters Revenue Service

Amtrak Cities Sprinter (ACS-64) locomotive #670 enters revenue service this week, marking delivery of the 70th ACS-64 locomotive to serve...


14 Jul, 2016, 10:00 ET Amtrak Residency Program Selects Writers

During the next year, selected members of the literary community will travel on Amtrak routes that crisscross the country and spend the time...


21 Mar, 2016, 10:00 ET Savings 101: Students Save 15 Percent On Amtrak

Students ages 17-25 can now enjoy 15 percent off the lowest available value fares all year long with the launch of the Amtrak student...


03 Feb, 2016, 10:30 ET Amtrak Expands Pets Program Across The Country

Amtrak announced today it has extended and expanded its pets program, allowing customers to continue traveling with their small pets on many...


18 Dec, 2015, 13:13 ET Amtrak Residency Program Open For New Class Of Writers

 The Amtrak Residency program is again looking for writers who want to hit the rails and experience the best of what cross-country train travel...


05 Nov, 2015, 16:03 ET Amtrak Prepared For Thanksgiving Holiday Travel

 In anticipation of the busiest travel week of the year, America's Railroad® is prepared to accommodate the surge of holiday travelers...


26 Oct, 2015, 10:30 ET Amtrak: It's Time To Build

Amtrak President & CEO Joe Boardman was joined by a panel of industry experts today at the National Press Club to highlight the need...


14 Sep, 2015, 09:05 ET Amtrak and Bank of America Announce New Amtrak Guest Rewards Credit Cards

 Amtrak and Bank of America announced a new Amtrak Guest Rewards credit card program effective immediately. This program...


09 Feb, 2015, 16:02 ET Amtrak Train Days To Celebrate Reasons To Ride

In 2015, America's Railroad® is launching Amtrak Train Days (ATD) to celebrate with local communities why trains matter and reasons to...


25 Nov, 2014, 00:30 ET Amtrak Delivers Strong FY 2014 Financial Results

  Fiscal Year 2014 Highlights: - Record revenue of approximately $3.2 billion - Operating cost recovery rises to 93 percent...


27 Oct, 2014, 11:21 ET Amtrak Ridership And Revenues Continue Strong Growth In FY 2014

Amtrak posted record ticket revenues for its Fiscal Year 2014 ending Sept. 30, and achieved an increase in ridership over the prior fiscal...


24 Sep, 2014, 10:28 ET Writers Selected For Amtrak Residency Program

 Amtrak has selected 24 members of the literary community as the first group of writers to participate in the #AmtrakResidency program. ...


02 Sep, 2014, 12:57 ET Amtrak Calls on Surface Transportation Board to Investigate Canadian National Railway

 In support of passengers, state partners and its own business operations, Amtrak is taking action to improve the on-time performance (OTP) of...


15 Jul, 2014, 11:05 ET Amtrak Sponsors National Council of La Raza Conference for Seventh Straight Year

 For the seventh straight year, Amtrak is supporting the National Council of La Raza Annual Conference, taking place July 19–22 at the...


15 Jul, 2014, 11:05 ET Amtrak patrocina la conferencia del Consejo Nacional de La Raza por séptimo año consecutivo

Por séptimo año consecutivo, Amtrak está apoyando la Conferencia Anual del Consejo Nacional de La Raza, que se celebrará desde...


10 May, 2014, 10:15 ET More Than 300 Cities Celebrate How Trains Matter

Every state in America and tens of thousands of people today celebrated how trains matter to the nation during more than 300 events for the seventh...


24 Apr, 2014, 11:15 ET Fun Activities Planned at National Train Day Celebrations Across the Country

The seventh annual National Train Day on Saturday, May 10, 2014, has its best-ever slate of programming, with 210 locations in 43 states already...