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Jul 15, 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...

Jul 15, 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...

May 10, 2014, 10:15 ET
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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...

Apr 24, 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...

Mar 20, 2014, 10:42 ET
Top Left: Reduce Your Carbon Footprint; Top Right: Amtrak Record Ridership; Bottom Left: Did You Know?; Bottom Right: Acela Means Business.  (PRNewsFoto/Amtrak)

Join Amtrak In Celebration Of Why Trains Matter

Amtrak invites America to celebrate the many benefits trains bring to the nation at the seventh annual National Train Day on May 10, 2014. Trains...

Feb 10, 2014, 11:00 ET

AmtrakConnect® Wi-Fi Now On Midwest Corridors

 AmtrakConnect® cellular-based Wi-Fi service is now available on Amtrak trains in the Midwest, with eight corridors offering this free...

Oct 24, 2013, 11:01 ET
New Amtrak long distance cars being built by CAF USA at its Elmira, N.Y., facility.  Amtrak long distance services provide mobility and economic opportunity to communities across America.    (PRNewsFoto/Amtrak)

Amtrak Previews New Long Distance Cars

 Production of the first units of new Amtrak long distance passenger rail cars is nearing completion and they are expected to begin field...

Oct 16, 2013, 11:47 ET
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Amtrak Police Department Launches APD11 Txt-a-Tip

 The Amtrak Police Department (APD) is launching a new method for passengers and employees to report suspicious activity, crime, or...

Oct 14, 2013, 09:15 ET

Amtrak Sets Ridership Record And Moves The Nation's Economy Forward

America's Railroad helps communities grow and prosper  Amtrak carried a record 31.6 million passengers in Fiscal Year 2013, delivering...

Jun 26, 2013, 12:45 ET
Amtrak painted a locomotive with a special design to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War and honor those that have served. America's Railroad has also set a goal of 25 percent of new hires to be veterans by 2015.  (PRNewsFoto/Amtrak)

Amtrak Commits To Hire More Veterans

Amtrak President and CEO Joe Boardman is announcing today that America's Railroad® is setting a goal of 25 percent of new hires to be...

May 10, 2013, 19:52 ET

Amtrak rinde homenaje a las contribuciones significativas de los Braceros en el Día Nacional del Tren

 Cada mayo, Amtrak celebra el Día Nacional del Tren y reconoce los beneficios y ventajas únicas de viajar por tren. El Día...

May 10, 2013, 13:20 ET

Amtrak Honors The Significant Contributions Of Braceros On National Train Day

 Every May, Amtrak celebrates National Train Day and recognizes the unique benefits and advantages of traveling by rail. National Train Day...

Apr 09, 2013, 09:17 ET

Amtrak Ridership Growth Continues In FY 2013

March sets record as single best month in history of railroad  Amtrak ridership increased in the first half of FY 2013 (Oct. 2012...

Mar 13, 2013, 13:10 ET
Communities Across America To Celebrate National Train Day May 11, 2013 - Sixth annual event highlights why trains matter.  (PRNewsFoto/Amtrak)

Communities Across America To Celebrate National Train Day May 11, 2013

 On Saturday, May 11, 2013, Amtrak will join communities across America to celebrate the importance of trains to their town at the sixth...

Jan 10, 2013, 12:31 ET
Amtrak expects delivery in 2013 of the first units of new equipment orders for 130 single-level long-distance passenger cars, including sleepers, diners, baggage cars and baggage/dormitory cars. Pictured here is a diner car being built by CAF USA at a facility in Elmira, N.Y.   (PRNewsFoto/Amtrak)

Amtrak 2013: New Year Brings Major Projects

Infrastructure upgrades, new equipment milestones and high-speed rail advancements lead full agenda  Amtrak enters 2013 with a full...

Oct 10, 2012, 10:02 ET

Amtrak Sets New Ridership Record

31.2 million passengers best ever, On-time performance up  Amtrak carried more than 31.2 million passengers in Fiscal Year 2012 ending...

Sep 10, 2012, 10:30 ET

Surging Amtrak Ridership Sets 11 Consecutive Monthly Records

Best September ever also expected Amtrak ridership is surging this year with 11 consecutive monthly ridership records. In each month of...

Jul 30, 2012, 12:28 ET

eTickets Now Accepted On Every Amtrak Train

Passengers can skip the line and print eTickets whenever, wherever  Today Amtrak is launching its eTicket program to all trains within...

May 22, 2012, 11:26 ET
Join America on May 12th to celebrate National Train Day presented by Amtrak.  (PRNewsFoto/Amtrak)

Rosario Dawson Joins Amtrak to Celebrate National Train Day

Award-winning actress, writer and philanthropist Rosario Dawson will serve as spokesperson for the 5th Annual National Train Day and share her...

May 21, 2012, 16:12 ET

Amtrak Seeks Inspiring Train Travel Experiences with Special Online Contest in Honor of 5th Annual National Train Day

There is something simply magical about what a person can see while riding the train – whether the rural and urban American landscape or the...