Amtrak Says “Thank You” to America’s Passengers for Best Year Ever
October 16, 2013
Written By Sean Jeans Gail
What’s the best way to celebrate a record year of train ridership in the U.S.? Riding more trains, of course.
Amtrak is thanking the passengers that helped set a record ridership of 31.6 million trips in Fiscal Year 2013 by offering a 31% discount on companion rail travel:
To take advantage of this discount, passengers must purchase tickets between Oct. 15 through Oct. 21, for travel Oct. 22 through Dec. 12.
The discount is available on regular full adult fares with qualifying adult companion traveling on the same itinerary with tickets issued together. This offer is valid on coach seats on select trains. Blackout dates of Nov. 26, 27, 30 and Dec. 1 apply. Other restrictions apply. For promotion details, visit Amtrak.com.
Now, if only Congress could see its way to passing a transportation funding bill so we could order some more equipment…
"Saving the Pennsylvanian (New York-Pittsburgh train) was a local effort but it was tremendously useful to have a national organization [NARP] to call upon for information and support. It was the combination of the local and national groups that made this happen."
Michael Alexander, NARP Council Member
April 6, 2013, at the Harrisburg PA membership meeting of NARP