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2013-01-10 12:20:38

Infrastructure upgrades, new equipment milestones and high-speed rail advancements lead full agenda WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amtrak enters 2013 with a full and robust agenda of infrastructure upgrade projects, significant milestones for new equipment orders and key actions to advance its Northeast Corridor (NEC) high-speed rail program. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130110/DC40506-a)(Photo:...

2011-10-13 12:03:00

30.2 million passengers and $1.9 billion in ticket revenue WASHINGTON, Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amtrak carried nearly 30.2 million passengers in Fiscal Year 2011 ending September 30, marking the highest ridership total since the National Railroad Passenger Corporation started operations in 1971 and the eighth ridership record during the last nine years. Ridership versus the prior year is up by more than five percent - and ticket revenue is up by more than eight percent --...

2011-07-12 11:44:00

Ridership projections show a new all-time record will be set WASHINGTON, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amtrak is projecting that for the first time ever its annual ridership will exceed 30 million passengers and in the process set a new all-time record when the current fiscal year ends Sept. 30. "We are having a very strong year because people around the country are choosing the convenience, efficiency and hassle-free environment of Amtrak to meet their travel needs," said...

2011-05-31 11:00:00

One-way fares between New York and Philadelphia as low as $25 WILMINGTON, Del., May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amtrak announced today the start of a three day sale on its popular Northeast Regional service and Keystone Service. Passengers can take advantage of low one-way rail fares for travel between Philadelphia and Wilmington, Del. to New York. Travel from Philadelphia and Wilmington, Del., to New York on Northeast Regional service and Keystone Service for just $25 each way....

2011-04-07 09:30:00

Best March ever makes 17 consecutive months of year-over-year growth WASHINGTON, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- March marked 17 consecutive months of year-over-year ridership growth for Amtrak, was the best March ever for the company and puts America's Railroad on track to set another annual ridership record. "Our ridership has grown more than 36 percent since 2000, and I expect that trend to continue - and if gas prices continue to rise - to accelerate. Our only restriction...

2011-02-10 11:01:00

Record January marks 15 straight months of ridership growth WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The numbers are now in and January is the 15th straight month of ridership growth for Amtrak and also the best January on record with 2,126,429 passengers. This strong performance is part of a long-term trend that has seen America's Railroad set annual ridership records in seven of the last eight fiscal years, including more than 28.7 million passengers in FY 2010. "The...

2011-01-06 15:05:00

Comparisons to California and other rail projects suggest rail system will cost Florida taxpayers much more than $280 million LOS ANGELES, Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If the proposed Tampa to Orlando high-speed rail line goes over budget or fails to meet ridership expectations Florida taxpayers could get stuck with a bill of up to $3 billion, according to a new Reason Foundation report. Long-standing research shows costs are underestimated on nine out of every 10 large...

2010-10-28 19:01:00

Improved performance and reliability for Northeast passenger rail services SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of a comprehensive plan to modernize and expand its fleet of equipment, Amtrak is buying 70 new electric locomotives to provide improved performance and reliability for its Northeast intercity passenger rail services. The six-year, $466 million contract was awarded to Siemens and will create 250 jobs primarily at a facility in Sacramento, California,...

2010-08-02 11:31:00

New Jersey Bakery Continues National Train Day Celebration WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amtrak continues to celebrate National Train Day in August with a unique partnership supporting TLC's hit series, "Cake Boss." Earlier this year, Amtrak worked with Carlo's Bakery, featured on the hit TLC reality show "Cake Boss," to create a train-themed cake for a National Train Day event in May. Amtrak and TLC are now promoting the airing of this "Cake Boss" episode - premiering...

2010-06-30 11:22:00

Additional 10 percent off travel from coast-to-coast WASHINGTON, June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amtrak is honoring the dedication of the nation's military this Independence Day with an additional discount for those who serve. Members of the military will receive an additional 10 percent discount on tickets purchased the week of the July 4th holiday -- July 1 through July 9 -- for travel August 21 through November 12. The 10 percent discount is in addition to Amtrak's everyday 10...