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Celebrating 40 years of dedicated service as America's Railroad, Amtrak is the nation's intercity passenger rail provider and its only high-speed rail operator. A record 28.7 million passengers traveled on Amtrak in FY 2010 on more than 300 daily trains - at speeds up to 150 mph (241 kph) - that connect 46 states, the District of Columbia and three Canadian Provinces. Amtrak operates trains in partnership with 15 states and four commuter rail agencies. Amtrak also is a strong financial performer achieving an 85 percent cost-recovery ratio in FY 2010. Enjoy the journey at Amtrak.com or call 800-USA-RAIL for schedules, fares and more information.

Products and Press Releases

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Shelters, Stations, Fixtures, Parking & Lighting

Amtrak completes accessibility upgrades at Bay Area stations

June 6, 2024
The upgrades total $20.8 million and are part of Amtrak’s commitment to creating safer, more accessible facilities across its National Network through its ADA Stations Program...
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Safety & Security

Amtrak receives accreditation by Emergency Management Accreditation Program for second time

May 30, 2024
The EMAP accreditation is typically awarded to federal, state, local and tribal emergency response agencies.
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Infrastructure

New Amtrak OIG report shows Amtrak has opportunities to improve support of NJ Transit on Portal North Bridge project

May 7, 2024
The Amtrak OIG report recognized the project remains on budget and on schedule but identified three areas including demand for track outages, differing information sharing expectations...
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Safety & Security

Newest Amtrak OIG report provides insights on ways organizations can monitor fraud risks

April 19, 2024
The report notes that historic levels of federal funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act provides significant opportunities for improving rail infrastructure, ...
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Shelters, Stations, Fixtures, Parking & Lighting

Amtrak completes accessibility upgrades at Utah stations

April 18, 2024
Upgrades to the stations include smoother pathways for wheelchairs with platform replacements, new guardrails and ramps.
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Rail

Amtrak issues RFI to assist transition of rail fleet to zero-emissions technology

April 17, 2024
The railroad is seeking out new ways to achieve full zero emissions in rail by 2045 through this RFI.
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Passenger Info

PANYNJ investing $430 million in PATH system upgrades

The 116-year-old PATH system will see upgrades to stations, tracks and other critical equipment to bring the system up to modern standards.
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Infrastructure

Amtrak awards UOC Facility contract to Wohlsen Construction Company

April 5, 2024
Wohlsen Construction Company will help to build-out and construct Amtrak's Unified Operations Center Facility Project in Wilmington, Del.
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Infrastructure

Amtrak selects ADVANCE team for railroad's first delivery partner contract

April 4, 2024
The ADVANCE team will work with Amtrack as a Delivery Partner to manage the $6 billion Frederick Douglass Tunnel Program.

Articles & News

SEPTA
Management

Seasonal service changes from Amtrak, RTA of Southeast Michigan, SEPTA

May 22, 2024
The three transit agencies are increasing service on some of its transit options.
New Jersey Transit
Infrastructure

Stakeholders mark halfway point in Portal North Bridge project

May 14, 2024
The achievement was reached less than two years after construction began on the project, which will deliver a new, two-track, high-level, fixed-span bridge.
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Rail

Amtrak adds new NEC services to meet demand

March 5, 2024
The new service represents a 20 percent increase in weekday options and a 10 percent increase in Sunday service.
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Infrastructure

Gateway Development Commission awards Delivery Partner contract for Hudson Tunnel Project to MPA Delivery Partners

Feb. 29, 2024
The joint venture will provide project management support and construction management support for the project that will improve capacity, reliability and resiliency of commuter...
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Infrastructure

FRA awards $8.2 billion in funding for passenger rail projects through two grant programs

Dec. 11, 2023
The funding awarded will support 10 projects ready for construction throughout the U.S., as well as 69 corridors that have been identified for future passenger rail development...
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Infrastructure

FRA awards $16.4 billion for 25 passenger rail projects along NEC

Nov. 7, 2023
The investment will overhaul infrastructure that outdates 99 percent of all living Americans by replacing or upgrading 12 major bridges and tunnels that are more than 100 years...
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Vehicles

Amtrak’s Airo trains boosting businesses nationwide

Oct. 13, 2023
The trains are being manufactured by Siemens Mobility; the production of the trains are seeing more than 3,500 parts manufactured by nearly 100 suppliers in 31 states, as well...
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FRA awards $1.4 billion in funding for 70 rail improvement projects in 35 states and Washington, D.C.

Sept. 26, 2023
The funding is through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and marks the largest amount ever awarded for rail safety and rail supply chain upgrades through the CRISI program...
NTSB
NTSB Chair Jennifer Homendy speaks at a press conference in June 2022 following the derailment of an Amtrak train in Mendon, Mo.
Safety & Security

NTSB determines probable cause of Amtrak derailments in Missouri, Montana

Aug. 3, 2023
The 2022 Missouri accident was caused by human error with the steep road grade at a crossing being a contributing factor, while the 2021 Montana accident was caused by poor track...
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NC By Train launches new service and schedule changes

July 11, 2023
The improvements include more departures and some reduced travel times for passengers between Raleigh and Charlotte, N.C.

Videos & Resources

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Amtrak® Mechanical Services

Nov. 26, 2018
Carrying 50 Million Passengers Requires Serious Muscle
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Amtrak: Four Bags Guy Breaks the Travel Quo

Sept. 14, 2017
Traveling these days can be complicated with all the rules, restrictions, additional fees, and shrinking leg room — but it doesn’t have to be.
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2015's Top 40 Under 40: A Specific Experience That Led Them to Where They Are Today

Sept. 18, 2015
In their own words, the 2015 Top 40 Under 40 talk about a specific experience that led them to where they are today.
NTSB
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NTSB Investigates Train Derailment in Philadelphia

May 22, 2015
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) sent a go-team to investigate an Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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The Making of Engine 42 #AmtrakVets

June 26, 2013
At Amtrak, we pride ourselves on being America's Railroad, and we're ready to take that commitment one step farther.
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National Train Day 2013

March 20, 2013
Join Amtrak on May 11, 2013 at the sixth annual National Train Day to show that trains matter to you, your town and your community.
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Amtrak® Mechanical Services

Aug. 27, 2012
Carrying 50 Million Passengers Requires Serious Muscle

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Maintenance

Amtrak to invest $122 million in track improvements on Harrisburg Line

March 21, 2024
During the next two years, Amtrak will replace more than 110,000 crossties, replace 43 miles of rail and perform ballast cleaning.
OCTA
Infrastructure

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner resumes limited passenger service through San Clemente

OCTA, Metrolink and LOSSAN agreed service on the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner can resume after 33 steel beams for the foundation of the containment wall at Mariposa Point were installed...
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Maintenance

Amtrak awards contract to Herzog Contracting Corporation to design and construct new Heavy Maintenance Facility at Penn Coach Yard

March 4, 2024
The new maintenance facility will speed train maintenance of many of Amtrak's Acela and northeast regional trains that operation in the Northeast Corridor.
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Infrastructure

Crews begin demolition work for Amtrak Frederick Douglass Tunnel Program

Feb. 28, 2024
Located just south of Baltimore Penn Station, the new tunnel will serve electrified passenger trains with two parallel, single-track tunnel tubes and will support faster travel...
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Rail

New Amtrak OIG report shows Amtrak facing challenges in managing inventory of parts and materials

Feb. 27, 2024
The report found Amtrak has an imbalance of maintenance-of-equipment inventory, which includes more than $49 million in surplus or obsolete items.
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Shelters, Stations, Fixtures, Parking & Lighting

Renovations complete at Selma-Smithfield Union Depot

Feb. 15, 2024
Improvements include a new 325-foot-long concrete platform that features additional lighting, guardrails and signage, as well as the creation of accessible pathways extending ...
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Infrastructure

Kiewit/J.F. Shea Joint Venture awarded contract from Amtrak for Frederick Douglass Tunnel

Feb. 7, 2024
Amtrak has contracted the Kiewit/J.F. Shea Joint Venture to work on the construction of a new electrified tunnel through the Construction Manager At-Risk delivery method.
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Amtrak advancing key initiatives to help double annual ridership by Fiscal Year 2040

Feb. 1, 2024
In 2024, Amtrak is working on improving passenger train service and advancing critical infrastructure investments.
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Shelters, Stations, Fixtures, Parking & Lighting

Amtrak cuts ribbon on newly constructed boarding platform at Baltimore Penn Station

Jan. 30, 2024
The project is part of Amtrak’s $150 million redevelopment of Baltimore Penn Station, which aims to improve customer experience and grow passenger rail.