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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 or call 800-USA-RAIL for schedules, fares and more information.

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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 ...

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.

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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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.

STB to require additional information on Amtrak, NS, CSX and Port of Mobile agreement

The report regarding the status of STB’s settlement agreement to allow Amtrak to operate service in the Gulf Coast region is due Feb. 1, with a hearing scheduled for Feb. 14 to...
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Amtrak begins construction on William H. Gray III 30th Street Station renovations

Jan. 22, 2024
The project has an estimated capital construction value of $550 million, with major elements of the station restoration and renovation to include improving station operations ...
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Public feedback involved in Amtrak’s renovation of Concourse at Chicago Union Station

Jan. 4, 2024
Improvements to the boarding process, modernized amenities and new services are among the changes to be designed.

Amtrak issues RFP for Long Distance fleet

Dec. 27, 2023
The project aims to reequip the fleet with a vehicle that meets current and future market expectations, improves customer experience, reimagines onboard accessibility and mobility...

Amtrak awards contracts for Susquehanna River Rail Bridge work

Dec. 26, 2023
The Flatiron/Herzog Joint Venture was selected as the project's Construction Manager at Risk, while an AECOM-led team will support the final design and construction management...

Amtrak begins procurement process for Sawtooth Bridges Replacement Project

Nov. 21, 2023
In conjunction with NJ Transit, replacement of the Sawtooth Bridges is a key component of the Gateway Program to preserve and expand the busiest section of the Northeast Corridor...

Articles & News


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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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.
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Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker speaks at Chicago Union Station on June 26 on the commencement of 110 mph passenger rail service between St. Louis and Chicago.

St. Louis to Chicago Amtrak trains start 110 mph operation

June 27, 2023
The faster travel speeds will deliver passenger time savings of 30 minutes from travel times prior to the project.
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Governor Kathy Hochul, MTA Chair & CEO Janno Lieber, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, and Amtrak Chair Tony Coscia at Penn Station on Monday, Jun 26, 2023 where they announced the plan to modernize the station was moving into preliminary design.

New York Penn Station Reconstruction Project begins preliminary design

June 27, 2023
The project will improve passenger flow and safety and integrate the station with Moynihan Train Hall and the planned Penn Station Expansion project.
A rendering of the future Frederick Douglass Tunnel, which will be the name of the replaced B&P Tunnel. The project is one of 14 within the NEC that Amtrak is seeking grants from the FRA to progress.

Amtrak submits grant applications for long distance network, NEC

June 8, 2023
The passenger railroad has applied for $716 million in grants to enhance its long distance network and $7.3 billion to improve the NEC.
Hudson Tunnels file image. GDC will divide construction of a new tunnel into four separate packages to promote competitive bidding.

Gateway Development Commission refines Hudson Tunnel procurement strategy into four packages

April 21, 2023
Dividing delivery of the project’s largest component, construction of a new, two tube tunnel, is expected to enhance the number of competitive bids submitted for the work.

Videos & Resources

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Amtrak® Mechanical Services

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

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 Recorder Specialist Cassandra Johnson works with officials on the scene of the Amtrak train #188 derailment in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 5/12/15

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

The Amtrak Vision for the Northeast Corridor: 2012 Update Report

July 9, 2012
This report outlines recent actions and initiatives taken by Amtrak and others since the release of two major planning efforts in 2010, The Northeast Corridor Infrastructure Master...

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Metrolink, LOSSAN, Amtrak partner to establish better transit accessibility

Nov. 8, 2023
The partnership will help to expand the existing codeshare program, allowing Metrolink and Amtrak Pacific Surfliner ticket holders with origin and destination stations between...

Construction begins on Hudson River Tunnel project

Nov. 6, 2023
The project is one of the largest infrastructure projects in U.S. history and a key component of the Gateway Program.

Gulf Coast passenger rail service development agreement signed between Louisiana Gov. Edwards, Louisiana DOTD and Amtrak

The new route will connect to the New Orleans to Mobile corridor projected to open in 2024; the service could start as early as 2027 and the planned route is scheduled to take...
L.A. Metro

L.A. Metro receives $38.3 million in funding for Doran Street Grade Separation Project

The funding comes from FRA’s Railroad Crossing Elimination Grant; The Doran Street crossing has one of the highest numbers of safety-related incidents involving vehicles, bicycles...

Amtrak OIG report finds Amtrak improved management of New Acela program, but delays, cost increases likely

Oct. 4, 2023
Amtrak OIG identified a lack of a validated computer model to support trainset testing and an incomplete schedule of addressing vehicle defects as two reasons for the delays of...

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner service to operate on renewable diesel

Compared to fossil diesel, renewable diesel significantly reduces greenhouse gas emissions by an estimated 631 percent throughout its lifecycle, providing a steep increase to ...
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Amtrak makes $3.5 million in accessibility upgrades to South Shore Station in Kentucky

Oct. 2, 2023
Upgrades include a new platform, heated shelter building, ramp, guardrails, signage, lighting, passenger drop off aisle and upgrades to the parking lot in accordance with the ...
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OP-ED: Challenges ahead for new interim LIRR President Robert Free

Sept. 29, 2023
The appointment of MTA's LIRR Senior Vice President of Operations Robert Free as interim LIRR president by MTA Chairman Janno Lieber is a refreshing selection.
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Amtrak makes ADA upgrades to Jefferson City station

Sept. 22, 2023
The $1.4 million project featured the installation of a new platform, along with ramps, new signage, better lighting and guardrails, as well as a new connection to the public ...