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AMTRAK UNVEILS INTERIORS FOR NEW ACELA TRAINSETS

Amtrak and its supplier, Alstom, have reached another milestone in the development of the new Acela trainsets, unveiling the interiors of the fleet that will better serve Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor travelers. Through these photos, you will see how Amtrak is upgrading the experience for millions of passengers and setting the stage for the next generation of train travel in America and on…

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Building new track in downtown Phoenix creates temporary light rail service adjustment

Construction progress continues on the South Central Extension/Downtown Hub light rail project in Phoenix. Crews are about to begin work that will connect the current and future lines, creating a two-line light rail system and transfer hub in downtown Phoenix by 2024. This spring, workers will install nine new pieces of special track, reconstruct more than 1,000 feet of track and build…

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Does High-Speed Rail Exist in the US?

Plans for high-speed rail in the United States date back to the High-Speed Ground Transportation Act of 1965. Various state and federal proposals have followed. Despite being one of the world’s first countries to get high-speed trains with the Metroliner service in 1969, it failed to spread.  There are just a few variations of high-speed rail in the United States. One runs along the Northeastern…

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SBCTA Arrow Diesel Multiple Unit Arrival

San Bernardino County, California – The highly anticipated Redlands Passenger Rail Project/Arrow, which will bring state-of-the-art clean-air rail technology to one of the world’s busiest transportation corridors is scheduled to begin service later this year. Arrow initially will feature the low-emission diesel multiple units (DMUs), followed by North America’s first zero-emission hydrogen-powered trains (ZEMU). A few months ago, three low-emission…

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METROLINK AND TRANSIT OFFER RIDERS REAL-TIME NAVIGATION

Los Angeles â€“ Metrolink, southern California’s regional passenger rail service, today announced a marketing partnership with Transit, North America’s top-rated app for real-time public transit information and trip planning. As an official mobility app for Metrolink and other SoCal transportation agencies, Transit provides a unified mobility option for users across the southern California region. When using Transit, Metrolink riders can plan trips with trains, buses, light rail, scooters, bike…

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METROLINK ADDS 26 TRAINS TO ITS SCHEDULE ON APRIL 4

LOS ANGELES â€“ Today, Metrolink announced that on Monday, April 4 riders will see the most significant service restoration since the beginning of the pandemic with the restoration of 24 of the most in-demand trains and the addition of two new trains. The service update also makes four Amtrak Pacific Surfliner trains available to all Metrolink ticketholders, which adds Saturday and…

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FOR A LIMITED TIME, AMTRAK OFFERS USA RAIL PASS FOR $399

Customers can now tour the country for less than $40 per ride WASHINGTON – Now through March 29, Amtrak’s USA Rail Pass is available for just $399, a savings of $100 off the regular $499 price. Customers taking advantage of this special offer will pay less than $40 per ride for ten travel segments over 30 days. Offering an affordable way to…

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BUY A ROOMETTE, BRING A COMPANION FREE ON AMTRAK

Customers can take advantage of this limited-time flash sale WASHINGTON – Great deals are now available when traveling on Amtrak with someone special this spring. For a limited time, a customer booking a Roomette can bring a companion for free. This flash sale is valid from March 15 to 21, 2022, for travel between March 16 and May 22, 2022….

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