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Nov 24, 2017, 05:00 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, 11:50 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...


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....


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...


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...


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...


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...


May 16, 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...


Mar 28, 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...


Mar 17, 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℠...


Feb 15, 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...


Nov 17, 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...


Nov 01, 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...


Aug 26, 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...


Aug 19, 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...


Aug 05, 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...


Jul 14, 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...


Mar 21, 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...


Feb 03, 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...


Dec 18, 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...


Nov 05, 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...


Oct 26, 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...