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November 23, 2016

Amtrak Offers First-Ever Black Friday Sale

What’s better than Black Friday? “Track Friday.” For the first time in its history, Amtrak is offering customers a Black Friday sale.

Starting Friday, November 25 through Monday, November 28 (Cyber Monday), customers save 30% on travel between December 10, 2016 and April 9, 2017 throughout Amtrak’s national network.  The four-day “Track Friday” sale will be available starting Friday morning, November 25 and is only available on Amtrak.com. Below are some of the special prices available:

From Chicago to: Washington, DC – $69; New York City – $74; Denver – [...]

 
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April 30, 2016

Arriving on Track 1, St. Paul’s Train Days, April 30 and May 1

Union Depot in St. Paul will host two fun-filled, jam-packed Train Days, April 30 – May 1, offering an array of railroad-themed treats including historic locomotives, model train displays, train merchandise, kids’ activities, special ticketed events and free educational sessions.

The Amtrak® Exhibit Train, showcasing the past, present and future of America’s Railroad®, will roll into Union Depot for free tours as part of Union Depot Train Days, marking the first time the special train has been in Minnesota since its inception.

In addition, life-size railroad [...]

 
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November 19, 2015

Amtrak Adds Seats and Extra Trains for Thanksgiving Rush

No matter what mode of transportation that is being used, traveling over the Thanksgiving holiday can be a stressful and somewhat complicated adventure.  AAA forecasts that nearly 47 million Americans will journey more than 50 miles from their home at some point over the Thanksgiving weekend.

To ease the traveling crowds, Amtrak is adding extra seats on many routes and adding additional trains on some of their higher traveled routes.  During the busiest week, which stretches from Tuesday, November 24 through Monday, November 30, Amtrak expects to accommodate more than three [...]

 
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August 24, 2015

Amtrak Adding Extra Trains for the Visit of Pope Francis to the United States

Heavy travel expected between New York, Philadelphia and Washington

PHILADELPHIA – Amtrak is taking steps to prepare for an influx of rail passengers on the Northeast Corridor during Pope Francis’ visit to the United States in September and will operate extra trains with added capacity to meet the anticipated demand. With papal events scheduled in New York, Philadelphia and Washington, Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor is uniquely suited to carry passengers to and from the various locations.

With more than a million people expected to attend an outdoor Mass and other events [...]

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