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SERVICE ALERT – 4/3/2014 Amtrak Service Temporarily Suspended Between Washington and Baltimore: Amtrak Acela Express and Northeast Regional service is temporarily suspended between Washington and Baltimore because of downed wires in the area of Bowie, Maryland. Passengers with travel plans can confirm their train's status, by visiting Read more




Effective April 2, 2014 Student Discount Changes from 15 Percent to 10 Percent Details







Half Fare Child Discount Age Becomes 2 to 12 Years Old. Details







Amtrak Service Change informs the public that track work will affect trains 66, 67, and 94 between Richmond and Newport News. Read the full list of cancellations and bus service provided here





Mobile Apps Change the Amtrak Rail Experience; Apps provide convenient access to booking and travel information

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January 23, 2014: Northeast Corridor Service Will Operate A Modified Schedule on Thursday, Jan 23.

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January 22, 2014: Northeast Corridor Service Will Operate A Modified Schedule on Wednesday, Jan 22.

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January 9, 2014: Governor McDonnell Announces Signed Agreement to Extend Amtrak Virginia Service to Roanoke

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January 9, 2014: Ride and earn free travel on Acela Express, Northeast Regional, Hiawatha Service and Amtrak Cascades

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January 7, 2014: Amtrak Continues Modified Schedule on the Northeast Corridor.

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January 2, 2014: Amtrak forces up and down the Northeast Corridor are making preparations for potential impacts from the pending winter storm..

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November 1, 2013: Amtrak Says Book Early For Thanksgiving Travel | Extra trains, added capacity on routes around the U.S.

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October 16, 2013: Governor Bob McDonnell announced Amtrak Virginia service continues to grow year after year, delivering statewide benefits, providing vital transportation services, advancing the Commonwealth's economy, and demonstrating the value and convenience of intercity passenger rail.

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September 30, 2013: Amtrak will continue normal operation of its national intercity and high-speed passenger rail network in the event of a short-term federal government shutdown.

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UPDATE: Due to the ongoing commercial power problem in the New York area affecting Metro-North Railroad territory, Amtrak Acela Express service will not operate through Sunday, September 29, between New York and Boston. Amtrak will continue to provide Northeast Regional service operating under diesel power through the affected area.

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September 25, 2013: Amtrak Northeast Corridor Services Operating with Delays Through Metro-North Territory

Commercial power outage in New York area impacting operations on Northeast Corridor between New York City and New Haven, CT; expect delays between New York City and Washington DC.

September 25, 2013

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Amtrak service on the Northeast Corridor is operating with significant delays today due to a commercial power outage on the Metro-North Railroad between New York and New Haven, Conn. There is no estimate for power restoration.

Some Northeast Regional trains are operating on diesel power through the affected area. Acela Express service is currently suspended between New York and Boston. There are additional cancellations and passengers are advised to call ahead (1-800-USA-RAIL) before arriving at the station.

Service between New York and Washington is operating, but with delays.

Amtrak is coordinating with Metro-North and local authorities and will resume normal operations as quickly and safely as possible when advised that power is restored. Passengers who have paid but choose not to travel due to this service disruption can receive a refund or a voucher for future travel. Some reservations booked online can be modified or canceled on or by using the free Amtrak mobile app.

To be notified of major service disruptions resulting in delays of 60 minutes or more to multiple trains on the Northeast Corridor, follow @AmtrakNEC on Twitter.

Amtrak regrets any inconvenience. This information is correct as of the above time and date. Information is subject to change as conditions warrant. Passengers are encouraged to call 800-USA-RAIL or visit for Service Alerts and Passenger Notices. Schedule information and train status updates are available at the home page.





Amtrak Guest Rewards Members Earn Double Points During Double Days Promotion

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August 13, 2013: Normal Operation Resumes Along Northeast Corridor.

Earlier Delays Due to Severe Weather Have Subsided





August 13, 2013: Amtrak passengers traveling between Wilmington and Baltimore this morning should expect delays due to a power outage affecting the signaling system on the Northeast Corridor.

Northeast Regional trains are experiencing delays of about an hour.

Crews are working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.

Passengers who have paid but choose not to travel due to this service disruption can receive a refund or a voucher for future travel. Some tickets booked online that have not yet been printed can be modified or canceled on or by using the free Amtrak mobile app.

To be notified of major service disruptions resulting in delays of 60 minutes or more to multiple trains on the Northeast Corridor, follow @AmtrakNEC on Twitter.



Governor Bob McDonnell Announces Extension of Amtrak Service to Roanoke

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Governor Bob McDonnell Announces Amtrak and Virginia Reach Agreement for New Era in Passenger Rail

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5 am departure time begins July 29



7/18/13: Extreme Heat Leads to Speed Restrictions Along Northeast Corridor

Due to the oppressive heat affecting the northeastern United States, speed restrictions have been imposed on Northeast Corridor tracks between Boston and Washington.

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Amtrak Virginia Norfolk service growing as it reaches six-month anniversary

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June 18 Northeast Regional service interruption Trains 66, 67 and 94 Between Newport News and Richmond

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Monday, June 10: Signal maintenance work affects travel between Newport News and Richmond

Please check link for special instructions for bus service and possible delays.

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25% off Northeast Regional Travel

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Amtrak Virginia trains have resumed normal service throughout the Northeast Corridor.



Service continues to be affected between New York and New Haven



Due to signal maintenance work by CSX, Amtrak Virginia trains 66 and 67 to and from Newport News will be cancelled through April 25; Amtrak Virginia train 94 will originate at Staples Mill Station and bus service will be provided from Newport News, Williamsburg and Richmond Main Street Station through April 25. Expect possible delays if traveling south of Richmond through May 2.

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Amtrak Expects to Operate Normal Schedule Wednesday as Winter Storm Impacts Northeast

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Amtrak Virginia trains 171 and 176 between Lynchburg and Washington, DC are cancelled due to inclement weather.

The Crescent train 20 will be reversing back to Lynchburg and will go north over Amtrak train 80's route to New York's Penn Station.

Please call 1-800-USA-RAIL throughout the day for updated information.


Track Work Affects Service Between New York – Savannah, GA - February 25th - March 28th

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AMTRAK WINTER-SPRING TIMETABLE NOW AVAILABLE; New schedule effective beginning Jan. 14

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