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July 30, 2016

Amtrak Opens New Premium Lounge in Chicago

Amtrak has more than doubled the space and added many new amenities at Chicago Union Station for customers who are traveling in Sleeping cars or in Business class, as well as Select Plus and Select Executive Amtrak Guest Rewards members, with this morning’s opening of a new “Metropolitan Lounge.”

Located behind and above one of the two grand staircases off the Great Hall, the lounge has two entrances. The primary access is located inside the station between the Great Hall and the Concourse, with a red carpet exterior entrance near the taxi stand on the west side of Canal Street. [...]

 
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July 9, 2016

Amtrak Adds Extra Trains for Comic Con in San Diego

Traveling to Comic Con International in San Diego this July 21-24?  You can leave your car behind and use public transportation to get around, including the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner.  In response to increased ridership in years past, Amtrak is adding extra Pacific Surfliner trains between Los Angeles and San Diego during the weekend of Comic Con in San Diego.  The Pacific Surfliner offers nearly hourly service between Los Angeles and San Diego with selected trains originating in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara.

The San Diego Convention Center, the home base of Comic Con is a [...]

 
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June 20, 2016

Amtrak Adds More Train Service in California

Starting today, the Amtrak San Joaquins will add a seventh daily round-trip train between the San Francisco Bay Area to Bakersfield through Stockton and Fresno.

This added frequency along the San Joaquins route through California’s Central Valley will make it even more convenient for passengers to travel throughout the state. With the addition of the newest frequency, Amtrak will now offer 14 daily trains along the route between Oakland, Sacramento, Stockton and Bakersfield. This is the first new frequency to Oakland and the Bay Area in over 20 years and first new frequency [...]

 
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May 29, 2016

Amtrak Adds Summer Night Service to Midwest Hiawatha Route

Amtrak Hiawatha Service passengers can make more evening plans for dinner, a show, shopping, and sporting events on Saturday nights through the Labor Day weekend. Late night trips between Chicago and Milwaukee will be offered from May 21 through Sept. 3, 2016. The schedule shows the addition of Train 343, departing from Chicago at 11:10 p.m., and Train 344, departing from Milwaukee at 10:40 p.m.

Amtrak first added extra service on the weekends during the recent holiday season to give travelers and shoppers alike more time to enjoy Chicago.  With resounding success, the extra [...]

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