What major cities does Amtrak serve (and not serve)?

Chicago River Skyline

Amtrak travels to most major cities in the United States. Some of the busiest stations before the coronavirus pandemic were all in large cities, including: New YorkWashington D.C.PhiladelphiaChicago (pictured above)BostonLos AngelesSacramentoBaltimoreSeattlePortland (OR)San Diego Other medium to large cities with stations include: San JoseOrlandoTampaMiamiJacksonvilleAtlantaBirminghamCharlotteDallasFort WorthAustinSan AntonioHoustonTusconNew OrleansSt. LouisKansas CityOklahoma CityIndianapolisClevelandDetroitPittsburghMilwaukeeMinneapolis-St. PaulDenverSt. Lake City The better questions … Continue reading What major cities does Amtrak serve (and not serve)?

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Coach vs business class seats on Amtrak

Maple Leaf Business Class Seats

Depending on the Amtrak route, coach seats, business class seats, first class seats, roomettes and bedrooms are just some of your seating choices. If you don't need sleeping accommodations, then you may need to make a choice between coach and business seats when booking your tickets. Learn about the different options and perks below. Coach … Continue reading Coach vs business class seats on Amtrak

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Riding Amtrak between Florida and California

Two of the most popular vacation destinations in the United States, Florida and California, are on opposite coasts. It's a long trip if you're flying, long if you are driving and even longer if you decide to take Amtrak because multiple trains are involved. The trip is doable if you have the time, and you … Continue reading Riding Amtrak between Florida and California

Is Grand Central the same as Penn Station?

Grand Central Terminal NYC

Grand Central and New York Penn Station are two different train terminals in Manhattan. They were built by rival railroad companies in the early 20th century: New York Central and Pennsylvania Railroad. Different trains still arrive and depart from these stations today. Here's what you need to know: Grand Central Opened in 1913 A very … Continue reading Is Grand Central the same as Penn Station?

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“White Christmas” movie: History behind the passenger trains

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMTd1X9c6kg "White Christmas" is a classic holiday movie featuring Bing Crosby -- and an epic train trip. Early in the movie, the lead characters board a train in Florida with New York and Vermont the final destinations. This train trip was completely doable in 1954 when the movie was released. Here's how it would have … Continue reading “White Christmas” movie: History behind the passenger trains

Can Amtrak ship my car?

Amtrak transports vehicles, including cars, on the Auto Train that travels non-stop between Virginia and Florida. However, you have to be a ticketed Amtrak passenger and travel with your vehicle in order to use this service. View vehicle requirements and dimensions allowed on the Amtrak train. Additionally, there is some space for specialized vehicles including … Continue reading Can Amtrak ship my car?

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Amtrak schedule changes in October: Things to know

Capitol Limited Amtrak train at Martinsburg, WV

Due to decreased demand for rail service related to the Covid-19 pandemic, Amtrak is modifying service on some of its long-distance routes starting in October. Frequency on these routes is changing from daily to three days per week. Two routes, Cardinal and Sunset Limited, were already operating on the three-day per week schedule and will … Continue reading Amtrak schedule changes in October: Things to know