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Statement by Amtrak CEO Bill Flynn on Safety & Security

There is nothing more important than the safety of our employees. Since the start of the pandemic, our dedicated frontline employees have kept our trains running, providing a vital transportation service to essential workers. We join our labor partners in …

  • Statement by Amtrak CEO Bill Flynn on Safety & Security

    Published on : Saturday, January 16, 2021

    There is nothing more important than the safety of our employees. Since the start of the pandemic, our dedicated frontline employees have kept our trains running, providing a vital transportation service to essential workers. We join our labor partners in …

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  • China to build $1.32bn railway network in Tanzania

    Published on : Monday, January 11, 2021

    Two of China’s biggest international infrastructure firms have won a contract to build a $1.32bn railway in Tanzania linking the Lake Victoria port city of Mwanza in the north to the town of Isaka, a distance of some 341km. It …

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  • Indian railways introduced ultra-modern ‘Vistadome’ tourist coaches for safe travel

    Published on : Wednesday, December 30, 2020

    The Indian Railways has recently introduced the new design vistadome tourist coach. It’s another drive to boost up rail tourism. This will make train journeys even more comfortable and memorable for the passengers in the coming days. The coaches have …

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  • East Coast Railways adapts first EOTT system in Indian Railways

    Published on : Monday, December 21, 2020

    The East Coast Railways (ECoR) has adapted to the End of Train Telemetry (EOTT) system and this will help trains to run without guards. It is the first railway zone in the country to use the cutting edge technology for …

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  • The Rail Bhavan is all set to utilize its luxury saloon coaches for the purpose of tourism

    Published on : Saturday, December 19, 2020

    The Rail Bhavan in India has been asked to have issued a fresh policy on the way of utilizing its luxury saloon coaches for the purpose of tourism, two years after it was declared by Piyush Goyal, the Railway Minister …

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  • Agra Metro Project – A major impetus to the tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, December 9, 2020

    On Monday, Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi virtually inaugurated the construction of Agra Metro Phase-1. He said that the project will help in boosting up the tourism sector along with the city economy. He further explained that the …

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  • Amtrak Adds New Digital Payment Options

    Published on : Wednesday, December 9, 2020

    To enhance the customer experience, Amtrak is now offering new digital payment options on the Amtrak mobile app and Amtrak.com, including Apple Pay, Google Pay and PayPal. “We know every minute counts for our customers and now purchasing tickets is …

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  • Amtrak Wins Metrolink Operations Contract

    Published on : Wednesday, December 2, 2020

    Amtrak announced that Metrolink, Southern California’s passenger train service, awarded Amtrak a four-and-a-half-year contract for commuter train operations services that will begin on January 1, 2021 and expire on June 30, 2025. As part of the contract, Amtrak will provide …

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  • Stephen Gardner Named Amtrak President as Part of New Leadership Structure

    Published on : Tuesday, December 1, 2020

    Amtrak CEO Bill Flynn announced that Stephen Gardner has been appointed President, effective Dec. 1, 2020. Gardner’s appointment is part of a broader set of actions taken under Flynn’s leadership, working with the Board of Directors, to ensure that Amtrak …

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  • Buy Safely and Travel Safely with Amtrak Gift Cards

    Published on : Tuesday, December 1, 2020

    Whether you are shopping from your smartphone or your desktop for “Cyber Monday” – or returning a Black Friday purchase to a store – Amtrak can help you check items off your holiday list with Amtrak Gift Cards. holidayAvailable via …

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  • Eurostar continues to struggle for survival following COVID-19 slump

    Published on : Friday, November 27, 2020

    High-speed railway service Eurostar that links St Pancras International, Paris, Brussels, Lille, Disneyland Resort Paris, Rotterdam and Amsterdam has criticised a new government support scheme for airports in the U.K., arguing that rail operators have been unfairly excluded. The support …

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  • Alcohol now ban in Scotland railways

    Published on : Thursday, November 19, 2020

    The authorities have recently decided to introduce a complete ban on consumption of alcohol within Scotland’s rail network. Visitors will no longer be allowed to drink alcohol or trains or at stations in Scotland from Monday, ScotRail has announced. Keeping …

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  • CrossCountry signs new contract to continue rail services in UK

    Published on : Thursday, November 12, 2020

    One of the rail operating companies, CrossCountry has signed a new contract confirming that they will continue to operate passenger rail services in UK for three additional years. The contract became effective on October 18 and will run until October …

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  • East Midlands Railway introduces first of new regional train fleet

    Published on : Wednesday, November 4, 2020

    East Midlands Railway (EMR) has introduced the first train of its new regional fleet. The Class 170 “Turbostars”, which will initially run on the Robin Hood Line, offer EMR Regional customers a more modern and reliable unit with free WiFi. …

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  • India launches first solar-powered miniature train in Kerala

    Published on : Wednesday, November 4, 2020

    Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Mondaylaunched a solar energy-driven miniature train, billed as the country’s first of its kind, at the Veli Tourist Village. The train, which would be an attraction for children especially, was part of a string …

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  • Austrian Airlines launches AIRail train service on the route between Graz and Vienna Airport

    Published on : Tuesday, November 3, 2020

    Austrian Airlines and the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) are expanding their “Train to Plane” offer AIRail by another route. From 13 December 2020, four trains with an Austrian flight number will run daily between Graz Central Station and Vienna Airport. …

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  • Amtrak: Kids Ride Free Sale Available for Travel on A Rail Adventure This Fall

    Published on : Wednesday, October 21, 2020

    Families can travel this fall, without the hassle of driving or flying, by taking advantage of the Kids Ride Free flash sale. This sale allows one child, age 2-12, to travel free with each paid adult ticket and is available …

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  • Tourists from West Bengal to Himachal Pradesh decline with trains from Howrah to Kalka not running

    Published on : Tuesday, October 20, 2020

    The number of tourists from West Bengal to Himachal Pradesh has declined with trains from Howrah to Kalka not running, and hence, tourism and related industries have been affected. As per the tourism industry and stakeholders’ association release, “Tourists from …

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  • Amtrak Recommends Booking Thanksgiving Tickets Early

    Published on : Wednesday, October 14, 2020

    This Thanksgiving travel season, Amtrak is ready to help customers travel safely and comfortably to reconnect with friends and family. Amtrak is delivering a new standard of travel that includes enhanced cleaning protocols, contactless amenities, social distancing on board and …

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  • Eurostar opens sales to the slopes

    Published on : Friday, October 9, 2020

    Eurostar, the high-speed rail link between the UK and mainland Europe, today opens sales for connecting journeys from London to the French Alps. Tickets are now available for travel from 13th December until 3rd January 2021. Travel for the remainder …

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