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Jun 13, 2019, 08:00 ET Amtrak Offers 30% Discount Ahead of Father's Day Weekend

This year, there's no better gift than the gift of train travel. Now customers can receive a discount on travel throughout the country with a 30% off ...


Jun 04, 2019, 08:00 ET Amtrak: Buy One Sleeping Accommodation, Bring a Companion Free

The experience of traveling on Amtrak with someone special has never been better. Now when one person purchases a roomette or bedroom, a friend or...


May 09, 2019, 00:01 ET Amtrak Announces Mother's Day Free Companion Sale

Celebrate Mother's Day this year with the unique gift of a travel experience during the Amtrak Unconditional Love Flash Sale beginning Thursday, May...


Apr 24, 2019, 11:53 ET Amtrak Introduces New Group Discount For Travel Across National Network

Share Fares is a new way for customers to bring family and friends on Amtrak and for them to get carried away on an adventure to many destinations...


Apr 01, 2019, 07:30 ET Save Big on Spring and Summer Travel with the Amtrak Unprank Sale

Customers who are traveling with Amtrak today—April 1—are invited to join in a special onboard karaoke competition hosted in the Quiet Car. April...


Feb 14, 2019, 00:09 ET Amtrak Offers Trip for Two with Its Buy One Get One Free Valentine's Day Sale

Amtrak wants to show customers how much we love them with its Valentine's Day Buy One Get One Free Sale. Starting Thursday, Feb. 14, through Monday,...


Nov 23, 2018, 06:00 ET Amtrak Returns for Third Year with "Track Friday Sale"

This year, there's no better gift than the gift of train travel as Amtrak has announced its third "Track Friday Sale," offering customers a Black...


Nov 16, 2018, 12:00 ET Amtrak Sets Revenue and Earnings Records

Continuing financial improvements in recent years, Amtrak again posted record revenue and earnings for its fiscal year, which ended Sept. 30, 2018....


Sep 20, 2018, 13:00 ET Amtrak Prepares for Increased Thanksgiving Travel

In anticipation of the busiest travel week of the year, Amtrak is preparing to accommodate the surge of holiday travelers with extra trains and...


Aug 08, 2018, 14:31 ET Amtrak Reveals Modern Interiors on New Acela Express Fleet

Amtrak today revealed the interiors on its new Acela Express fleet, which will redefine the customer experience on Amtrak's premium Northeast...


May 14, 2018, 10:54 ET Amtrak Refreshes Interiors of Acela Express Trains

Amtrak is investing in an extensive refresh of its train interiors on the entire Acela Express fleet, which travels along the Northeast Corridor...


May 10, 2018, 11:41 ET Amtrak Northeast Corridor Customers to Experience Faster, More Reliable Free Wi-Fi

Amtrak travelers on the Northeast Corridor (NEC) will soon enjoy improved Wi-Fi, with a more reliable and easier connection to high-speed broadband....


May 08, 2018, 09:30 ET Amtrak Announces its May Northeast Regional 3 Day Sale

Get on board for your next exciting trip, as it's time to travel for less, during Amtrak's latest "Northeast Regional 3 Day Sale." Starting Tuesday,...


May 01, 2018, 10:00 ET Amtrak Celebrates 47 Years, Looks to the Future

Today, Amtrak celebrates 47 years of providing passenger rail service across the nation by looking ahead, continually improving the customer...


Mar 26, 2018, 09:45 ET Amtrak Unveils National Spring Sale Campaign

Amtrak has announced its new, National Spring Sale campaign, encouraging travelers to take a trip to their favorite destination prior to the summer...


Nov 24, 2017, 04:00 ET Amtrak's "Track Friday Sale" Returns for Second Year

This year, there's no better gift than the gift of train travel as Amtrak has announced its second "Track Friday Sale," offering customers a Black...


Nov 16, 2017, 10:50 ET Amtrak Sets Ridership, Revenue and Earnings Records Solid results delivered in 2017

Amtrak posted record ridership, revenue and earnings for its Fiscal Year, which ended Sept. 30, 2017: Ridership: 31.7 million passenger trips –...


Oct 04, 2017, 09:00 ET Amtrak "Ready To Build" Campaign Highlights Critical Need for Infrastructure Investment

Amtrak unveiled the "Ready To Build" campaign today, which includes a series of short films showcasing five critical investments that are vital to...


Sep 14, 2017, 10:00 ET Amtrak Launches Marketing Campaign Inviting Travelers to "Break the Travel Quo"

Traveling these days can be complicated with all the rules, restrictions, additional fees, and shrinking leg room – but it doesn't have to be. Amtrak ...


Aug 01, 2017, 11:10 ET Amtrak and Lyft Announce Rideshare Partnership

Amtrak and Lyft, the fastest growing rideshare company in the U.S., are making it easier to go more places. We know most trips don't start or end at...


Jul 03, 2017, 20:23 ET Select Empire Service Trains to Operate to/from Grand Central Terminal during Infrastructure Renewal Period

As part of the modified Amtrak service during infrastructure renewal work, select Empire Service trains will operate to/from Grand Central Terminal....


Jun 26, 2017, 14:49 ET Amtrak Names Transportation Veteran Richard Anderson President and CEO

Amtrak announced that it has named Richard Anderson, a 25-year veteran of the aviation industry, as its next president and chief executive officer....


Jun 07, 2017, 11:00 ET Amtrak Connects Travelers to More Adventures

Amtrak and the U.S. Department of the Interior are teaming up to help customers enhance their travel experience by connecting them to the natural and ...


May 31, 2017, 14:10 ET Take the Family on Amtrak to Vacation Destinations Nationwide

The busy summer travel season is quickly approaching. Amtrak is ready to take families on vacation to more than 500 destinations throughout the...


May 30, 2017, 17:21 ET Amtrak Announces Schedule Changes To Speed Infrastructure Renewal At New York Penn Station

Amtrak is announcing preliminary schedules as part of the Infrastructure Renewal at New York Penn Station, a series of major track and switch renewal ...