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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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April 30, 2016

Amtrak Now Offers Bike Service on Vermonter Route between Washington, DC and Upstate Vermont

Amtrak is launching bike service on the Vermonter to provide passengers a more convenient way to travel with their bicycles. Tickets for carry-on bike service are now available for travel beginning May 1.

The Vermonter operates daily between Washington, D.C., and St. Albans, Vt., with service to Philadelphia, New York City, Hartford, Conn., Springfield, Mass. and Essex Junction, Vt., and other intermediate stops.

This service provides passengers with a way to travel with their bikes. Amtrak partnered with the Vermont Agency of Transportation, Vermont Department of [...]

 
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April 3, 2016

Amtrak Moves Forward to Modernize Washington, DC’s Union Station

Amtrak is advancing a near-term comprehensive renovation of Washington Union Station’s intercity and commuter rail concourse, which will add approximately 20,000 square feet of new passenger space – nearly doubling the concourse’s current capacity.

Design is underway to upgrade passenger amenities including new restrooms, boarding gates, seating and a ClubAcela lounge. The design will also include new architectural features and natural light elements to enliven the space for travelers. The result will be a vastly reconfigured, modernized and unified concourse that will improve [...]

 
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March 29, 2016

Amtrak Adds Business Class to Crescent Service between New York and New Orleans

The Crescent (Trains 19 & 20) has long been known as one of the most historic routes on the national Amtrak network. Now, with an available upgrade to Business class, it is an even more comfortable way to travel from New York to New Orleans, via Washington; Atlanta; Birmingham, Ala., and Hattiesburg, Miss., effective April 1, 2016.

For a surcharge of $75 per person or less, passengers can enjoy bonus Amtrak Guest Rewards points and the following amenities:

Spacious seats in a car reserved for Business class Complimentary non-alcoholic beverages Complimentary access to [...]
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