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Nov 30, 2020, 13:04 ET Buy Safely and Travel Safely with Amtrak Gift Cards

Whether you are shopping from your smartphone or your desktop for "Cyber Monday" – or returning a Black Friday purchase to a store – Amtrak can help...


Nov 27, 2020, 04:00 ET Amtrak Offers 50% Savings for Annual "Track Friday Sale"

For customers planning travel this winter and beyond, Amtrak has launched its fifth annual "Track Friday Sale" offering half off fares with prices as ...


Nov 16, 2020, 13:12 ET Take Amtrak to Visit the City of Brotherly Love

Book a Philadelphia escape now and get 50% off your Amtrak tickets. Amtrak and VISIT PHILADELPHIA® are partnering to help travelers relax, play and...


Oct 08, 2020, 19:05 ET Amtrak: Additional Funding Needed Soon to Avoid Additional Service and Employment Reductions

Following regular discussion with Congress about our federal funding needs for Fiscal Year 2021, Amtrak submitted a letter to Congress formalizing...


Oct 07, 2020, 11:30 ET Partnership With RB, The Makers of Lysol®, Further Strengthens Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Hygiene Protocols

Since the onset of COVID-19, Amtrak has led the way in ushering a new standard of safe travel. Today, The Los Angeles – San Diego – San Luis Obispo...


Sep 23, 2020, 09:00 ET Amtrak Provides Real-Time Look at Seat Availability

To provide customers with an extra level of confidence and security while traveling, Amtrak has made a few updates to its website and mobile app....


Sep 22, 2020, 08:00 ET "Operation Clear Track" Goes Virtual for Largest Rail Safety Program in the U.S. and Canada

The Amtrak Police Department, Operation Lifesaver Inc. (OLI), first responders and railroads across the U.S. and Canada are delivering virtual...


Sep 21, 2020, 10:30 ET Amtrak Offers Buy One Get One Free for Acela and Northeast Regional Trains

Amtrak customers can now take advantage of its Buy One Get One Free sale on all Acela and Northeast Regional (NER) trains throughout the Northeast...


Sep 18, 2020, 10:30 ET Amtrak Launches New Reduced Multi-Ride Fares on Northeast Regional for Customer Savings on Northeast Corridor

Amtrak multi-ride travelers can now save up to 40 percent on the cost of their monthly tickets and 50 percent for 10-ride tickets on all Northeast...


Sep 03, 2020, 12:00 ET Amtrak Expands Carry-On Bike Program on Northeast Regional and Northeast State-Supported Trains

Amtrak has expanded its Carry-on bike program for most Northeast Regional departures, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8, allowing customers to store their...


Sep 02, 2020, 09:00 ET Amtrak Partners With RB, The Makers of Lysol®, To Further Strengthen Hygiene Protocols

Since the onset of COVID-19, Amtrak has led the way in ushering a new standard of safe travel. Today, Amtrak is building on its commitment to the...


Aug 11, 2020, 13:30 ET Buy a Roomette, Bring a Companion Free

For those visiting family, friends or looking for an escape, Amtrak customers can travel in the comfort of a private room at a discounted price this...


Jul 28, 2020, 09:30 ET Amtrak Expands Reserved Seating Offering for Acela Business Class Travelers

Amtrak's latest efforts to deliver a New Standard of Travel include the expansion of Reserved Seating (formerly Seat Assignment) to Acela Business...


Jul 27, 2020, 11:17 ET Amtrak and NJ TRANSIT Open First Phase of the Refreshed Ticketed Waiting Area at New York Penn Station

Amtrak and NJ TRANSIT have completed the first phase of the Ticketed Waiting Area refresh at New York Penn Station and opened the space for customers ...


Jul 21, 2020, 12:30 ET Amtrak Promotes New Technology, Contactless Travel, Physical Distancing and Other Safety Measures at New York Penn Station

To simplify and safeguard the travel experience, Amtrak wants to assure New York Penn Station (NYP) customers of its New Standard of Travel and...


Jul 17, 2020, 12:58 ET Amtrak Offers More Ways to Save on Summer Travel in the Northeast

This summer, Amtrak customers can save money and enjoy getaways together, while physically distancing from other groups and riding safely in both...


Jul 15, 2020, 13:30 ET Amtrak Releases FY2019 Sustainability Report

Amtrak released its FY2019 Sustainability Report that showcases company performance against year-over-year sustainability goals and highlights...


Jul 14, 2020, 11:09 ET Amtrak Guest Rewards Introduces First Ever Reward Travel Sale for Members

Amtrak Guest Rewards (AGR) is launching its first-ever Reward Travel Sale, offering a 25 percent savings on point redemptions. Members can redeem...


Jul 09, 2020, 14:24 ET Amtrak Introduces Lowest Fares of 2020 for Acela and Northeast Regional Trains

Amtrak passengers can now receive extra savings when traveling throughout the Northeast with the lowest fares of the year, which combine 30 percent...


Jul 07, 2020, 06:00 ET Buy a Roomette, Bring a Companion Free

For those visiting family, friends or looking for an escape, Amtrak customers can travel in the comfort of a private room at a discounted price this...


Feb 28, 2020, 06:02 ET Amtrak Offers 50% Off Travel with Leap Year Sale

Amtrak is making it even easier to see America with its Leap Year Sale, offering customers 50% off ticket purchases. Friday, February 28, through...


Feb 13, 2020, 00:01 ET Amtrak Offers Trip for Two with Its Buy One Get One Free Valentine's Day Sale

At Amtrak, we want to show customers how much we love them by offering a Valentine's Day Buy One Get One Free Sale. Thursday, February 13, through...


Jan 28, 2020, 05:00 ET Amtrak Offers 30% Off Travel for Plan Your Vacation Day

According to research released by the U.S. Travel Association, Americans left 768 million days of paid time off on the table last year. In light of...


Nov 28, 2019, 00:01 ET Amtrak Kicks Off "Track Friday Sale"

This year, give friends and loved ones a memorable and meaningful experience by treating them to a travel adventure as Amtrak launches its fourth...


Nov 08, 2019, 11:00 ET Improved Safety and Customer Experience Drive Record Amtrak Ridership

Through continued investment in safety and the customer experience, Amtrak delivered its best operating performance in company history this past...