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September 1, 2016

Amtrak Announces New Trains for Service in Northeast

Over 10 million passengers traveled on Amtrak between Boston, New York City and Washington, DC last year, making the route the highest traveled route in the entire Amtrak system.  The second busiest route is in Southern California with over 2 million annual passengers.  Together, Amtrak’s Northeast Regional and premium Acela Express trains are operating at near capacity on a daily basis.

Amtrak has announced that they are contracting with Alstom to produce 28 next-generation high-speed trainsets that will replace the equipment used to provide Amtrak’s premium Acela Express [...]

 
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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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January 10, 2016

National Postal Museum Art Exhibition Offers Vibrant and Colorful Portrait of New York City

“New York City: A Portrait Through Stamp Art” is now open at the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum. The exhibition includes 30 pieces of original artwork commissioned by the U.S. Postal Service for stamp production, offering a vibrant and colorful portrait of New York City through March 13, 2017.

New York City has influenced American society through architecture, art, sports, politics and other cultural forces. One reflection of the city’s impact is the number of U.S. postage stamps with a New York City connection. When the Postal Service issued the voluminous “Celebrate the [...]

 
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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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