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@BiggieSmalls  Great question! Excavated materials will be hauled to facilities in New York, New Jersey, or Pennsylvania for disposal or beneficially reused offsite.

2 months, 1 week ago on What We’re Working On: Hudson Yards Project

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@DorisFaulkner  Thanks for your great feedback! We'll make sure Joseph receives your kind message. Hope to see you out on the rails again soon!

3 months, 1 week ago on Where There’s Will, There’s a Way

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@GwenConner  Thanks so much for the kind words. Our cooks work hard behind the scenes to deliver delicious meals to our customers. As for the recipe, it's an old Amtrak family secret ;)

3 months, 1 week ago on ‘Ain’t No Sense in Lying’

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@bfrymire  Thanks for sharing. It looks like you had an amazing trip! Hope you travel with us again soon.

3 months, 2 weeks ago on 6 Signs Spring Has Sprung on Amtrak

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@Clatinqt  Yes, you can use your cell phone on our long-distance trains. There may be portions of the trip that have patchy reception, but cell phones are certainly allowed and each seat has its own outlet for charging.

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Track an Amtrak Train

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@Suave1  You do not have to have military experience. Civilians are more than welcome to apply. Please check out the available positions at Amtrak.com/careers or follow @AmtrakCareers on Twitter for updates.

3 months, 4 weeks ago on Army Reserves Vet Fit to be Hired

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@KerriRodley  Sounds like a great time to us!

4 months ago on The Absolutely Best Things to Do in New York

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@lamarkuson  Great idea! Maybe that will have to be our next blog post?

4 months ago on The Absolutely Best Things to Do in New York

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@ARShawAuthor Please send us an email at social@amtrak.com with the word "REMOVE" in your subject line. Unfortunately we can't accept duplicate applications but hope that you'll consider applying again next time! Thanks for your interest.

4 months ago on Tweet lands writer best workspace ever

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@annewarren4 We apologize for your negative experience onboard one of our trains. Please email us at social@amtrak.com and provide your name and reservation number so we can look into repairing the alarm malfunctions you describe above.

4 months, 1 week ago on Your Top 7 Train Manners

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@GeorgeRoyall  You're in luck, George! Amtrak offers a 15 percent discount for seniors age 62 and over on the lowest fare on most trains. You can find more info on this topic at http://www.amtrak.com/seniors-discount

4 months, 1 week ago on 6 Tips for Cheap Amtrak Tickets

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Thank you for your feedback. We have added a confirmation page per your feedback. If you submitted your application before today and were redirected to the homepage of the blog, your submission was successful. If you would like to withdraw your application, please send an email to social@amtrak.com with your first and last name and "REMOVE" as the subject so we can delete your application.


Also, to clarify, the terms of the application do not apply to any work the residents produce while on the residency. We are not in the business of publishing, instead we provide the creative and inspirational environment in which these works are created. 


Lastly, we have received questions about how we intend to use the writing samples. Our idea at this time would be to potentially use the application to promote the program, which could include featuring residents with an excerpt of their application. This of course would happen through a conversation with the applicant.


Thank you for applying and best of luck!  

4 months, 1 week ago on How to Apply for the Amtrak Residency for Writers

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We want to clarify quickly since we have seen the question arise in several places. We would of course reach out to and have a conversation with any applicant before using their work for promotional purposes. 

4 months, 2 weeks ago on How to Apply for the Amtrak Residency for Writers

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Thanks for the overwhelming interest, everyone. We're pulling together a formal program now and should have updates soon. Please stay tuned to Twitter and Facebook for updates!

4 months, 4 weeks ago on Tweet lands writer best workspace ever

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Thanks for catching that for us. With all the excitement about the new locomotives, we made a mistake. We've updated the photo and done some additional digging to tell you more about the equipment featured in it. You'll notice that there's only one coach and several baggage cars. That indicates that the train was likely the Mail Express that Amtrak operated from Springfield, Conn., to Washington, D.C., from 1984 until the 2000s.


What memories do you have of the AEM-7? We'd love to hear them!

5 months, 2 weeks ago on Check Out Vintage Amtrak Locomotives

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@JohnWelch1  We're fans of the red ones, too, especially since the design is so useful!

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Who Needs a Runway? Amtrak Uniform Fashion Trends

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@thegoodhuman Thanks for always riding Amtrak! We really appreciate your business. We certainly understand your concerns and will be addressing them in the next blog post on sustainability. Stay tuned! It should come out in early February.

6 months ago on How Amtrak Commits to Sustainability

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@RAAndre Scroll to the top right. When you click on the magnifying glass icon a search field will pop up. Hope that helps!

6 months ago on Welcome to Our New Design!

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@AbbieWatters Thanks for catching that, Abbie! We've added it. How many times have you traveled that route?

6 months ago on Fans Pick Best Places to Visit in 2014

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@russandeve Sounds like you're an experienced Amtrak traveler! Thanks for riding with us and sharing your stories. Next trip, don't forget your camera!

6 months ago on 10 Best Places to Visit in 2014

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@russandeve Sounds like you are an experienced Amtrak traveler! Thanks for riding with us and sharing your stories. Next trip, don't forget your camera!

6 months ago on 10 Best Places to Visit in 2014

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@RobertApplegate Wow! We'll make the change asap!

6 months, 2 weeks ago on 10 Best Places to Visit in 2014

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@Goriajk Take lots of pics!

8 months, 1 week ago on 7 Breathtaking Photos of a West Coast Train Trip

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@MistyOLR You'll like our most recent story about the Sunset Limited then. Just visit the blog homepage at blog.amtrak.com, to check it out!

8 months, 1 week ago on Boston to DC for Spring Break!

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Thanks for sharing your stories! It's great to hear from so many customers. We hope you ride with us again soon to make new memories!

8 months, 2 weeks ago on A Train Trip with Many Milestones

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Sorry about that, Barbara! Please visit http://amtrakstories.com/ or click the link above. We've updated it based on your feedback.

8 months, 3 weeks ago on Going to the Chapel

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@DanielLilly Sounds like you're excited for your upcoming trip. We can't wait to have you out on the rails with us!

8 months, 3 weeks ago on California Zephyr Named Fan Favorite

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With the launch of our new single-level long distance equipment – the “Viewliner II”, Amtrak is also launching Amtrak America, a brand that will encompass all that is great about Amtrak’s long-haul trains, including those with sleeper class service. Amtrak’s route brands will continue, and this brand will make the conversation and overall service offerings clear to our customers and stakeholders.  

Amtrak America will utilize our Phase Three striping on the single-level long distance cars as a tribute to our heritage. The first cars released from production will also carry Amtrak’s heritage logo in honor of our past. Amtrak’s current logo will return on the standard production cars.

9 months ago on Coming Soon: New Long Distance Cars

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@GJTigger Great advice! You're making us want to do another post with even MORE #TrainManners.

9 months, 1 week ago on Your Top 7 Train Manners

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Thanks for the heads up! We've made the correction above.

9 months, 2 weeks ago on A Travelin’ Soldier

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@JoaoPauloLourencSorry for the inconvenience. If you think your point balance is incorrect, please call 1-800-307-5000.

11 months, 2 weeks ago on Check Out Our Blog Improvements

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@kjtunell The offer is for new members to AGR, but please continue to watch our Facebook page for future AGR offers.

11 months, 2 weeks ago on Check Out Our Blog Improvements

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@joolsstone Thanks! We appreciate you coming to check out the new blog look!

11 months, 2 weeks ago on Check Out Our Blog Improvements

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@TimothyCFlood Hi, Timothy. The 500 bonus point offer is for new members to AGR, but continue to watch our Facebook page for future AGR offers. Thanks!

11 months, 2 weeks ago on Check Out Our Blog Improvements

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@robteed48808 Thanks for sharing! When are you traveling with us next?

1 year ago on Photo of the Week!

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@Tort14U Movies are available on our Auto Train on the East Coast. The train you'll be on does not have them. But the scenery is so amazing, you won't want to be distracted!
If you'd like to watch a movie on your laptop or tablet we recommend downloading it before boarding the train.

1 year ago on A Weekend Blitz on the Silver Meteor

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@Tort14U Your roomette will look slightly different from the one in these photos, but this link includes lots of helpful info for your upcoming trip! http://blog.amtrak.com/2013/03/roomette-with-a-view-or-two/

1 year ago on A Weekend Blitz on the Silver Meteor

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@MarkRodriguez Thank you for your support, Mark!

1 year ago on Amtrak’s CEO Receives Contract Extension

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@tctulloch @iava Yes, our Twitter followers suggested IAVA too. They've been great partners!

1 year ago on We’re Hiring America’s Veterans!

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@JayMarking Our CEO is a veteran so he knows all the great skills service men and women can bring to Amtrak. We're looking forward to welcoming them aboard!

1 year ago on We’re Hiring America’s Veterans!

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@trainmcp1138 Stay tuned! The locomotive is just the beginning!

1 year ago on We’ve Got a Big Announcement!

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@ChristyPulu Christy, great guess! Stay tuned to see if you're correct. Watch for the #AmtrakVets hashtag on social media.

1 year ago on We’ve Got a Big Announcement!

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Thank you for taking the time to share your comments. We appreciate any and all feedback from our customers as we are always looking for ways to improve to ensure that we are providing a valuable service. If you have specific customer service issues, please reach out to us at Amtrak.com/contact. 

1 year, 1 month ago on Inside Our Bedroom Suites

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@spikeymom We agree! Kyle did a great job capturing the feel of the journey.

1 year, 1 month ago on Watch This! Cruising on the Coast Starlight

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@KarlWolfWarren Glad you had such a good time, Karl! Hope you ride with us again soon.

1 year, 1 month ago on Inside Our Bedroom Suites

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@BillPavuk We completely agree, Bill. That change from coach to a sleeper is big! We're glad you've had such great experiences on Amtrak. Thanks for singing out praises to skeptical travelers!

1 year, 1 month ago on Roomette with a View (or Two)

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@GretchenD Glad you had such a great experience. The Empire Builder has beautiful scenery!

1 year, 1 month ago on Roomette with a View (or Two)

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@zook They're usually pretty quiet. What you will hear is safety announcements or dinner announcements over the PA system. Announcements usually stop after dinner is served so people can sleep.

1 year, 1 month ago on Roomette with a View (or Two)

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@rpeteg Wow! Sounds like you had a wonderful time. I hope you travel again with us soon.

1 year, 1 month ago on Roomette with a View (or Two)

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@jlw518 Yes, thanks for bringing that up! We did find that in our research. If you love films, you may also find it interesting that LA's Union Station is also popular for movie makers. Some examples are included here: http://blog.amtrak.com/2013/05/top-la-attractions-lists/

1 year, 1 month ago on Visit the Iconic ‘Untouchables’ Stair Scene

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@Patrick_TheLIRRToday We agree! Have you seen this cool video of those views? http://blog.amtrak.com/2013/03/window-to-the-wild-wild-west/

1 year, 1 month ago on Photo of the Week!

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@BradleyDCupp That's National Train Day! You should see celebrations along the way!

1 year, 2 months ago on CEO: ‘Let us Take you Somewhere New this Year’

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@MichaelHsinWang You're very welcome! Thank YOU for traveling with us.

1 year, 2 months ago on CEO: ‘Let us Take you Somewhere New this Year’

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@margielee Glad to hear that! Don't forget to take lots of pics!

1 year, 2 months ago on CEO: ‘Let us Take you Somewhere New this Year’

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@zellajr We agree! We're so proud of the work Steve and his colleagues did. 

1 year, 2 months ago on Six Months After Hurricane Sandy

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@NancyRyder Thanks for riding and posting :) You'll love our Pinterest board dedicated to the route you mentioned! Check it out here: http://pinterest.com/amtraktravels/amtrak-silver-service-nyc-mia/

1 year, 3 months ago on Roomette with a View (or Two)

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@ChuckFarina We couldn't have said it better ourselves! We do some of our best thinking and music listening while on long-distance trains. Are you going anywhere anytime soon?

1 year, 3 months ago on Roomette with a View (or Two)

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@lakjems There are stops along each route, and service dogs are allowed on trains! You can read more info here: http://www.amtrak.com/service-animals-and-pet-policy
We'd love to have you both aboard soon!

1 year, 3 months ago on Roomette with a View (or Two)

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@EricaVedder We're loving your enthusiasm! When will you be riding with us again?

1 year, 3 months ago on Roomette with a View (or Two)

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@KristyGravelyRoberson Thanks for your support! We get lots of requests to extend service with our individual state partners. You can officially share your suggestion with us at Amtrak.com/contactus.

1 year, 3 months ago on Best Month Ever!

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