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Amtrak Rolls Out BOGO And Other Reduced Fares For Northeast Corridor

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Amtrak customers can now take advantage of its Buy One Get One Free sale on all Acela and Northeast Regional (NER) trains throughout the Northeast Corridor (NEC) – from Boston to Virginia – by booking between September 21 through Wednesday, September 30 for travel from Thursday, September 24 through Saturday, December 12, 2020. Customers will need to use the discount code C333 when booking. Exchanges and full refunds are available upon customer request through September 30, 2020. Amtrak’s new, enhanced safety initiatives will continue to be in effect for customers and employees on our trains and at our stations.

Prices for the following trips, which require three days advanced purchase, are as low as:

City Pairs Price City Pairs  Price
New York City – Philadelphia NER – $56 Acela – $99 New York – Providence  NER – $66 Acela – $89
Philadelphia – Washington, D.C. NER – $56 Acela – $99 New York – Baltimore  NER – $69 Acela – $129
Boston – Philadelphia NER – $69 Acela – $129 New York – Boston  NER – $69 Acela – $99
Boston – Washington, D.C.  NER – $104 Acela – $129 New York – Washington, D.C. NER – $69 Acela – $129
Norfolk, VA – New York City NER – $86 Richmond, VA – Washington, D.C. NER – $30

In addition to aggressive steps to disinfect stations and trains, additional Amtrak measures deliver a New Standard of Travel by including the following:

  • Face coverings: For your well-being and ours, Amtrak requires that all customers and employees wear a face mask or covering that fully covers the entire mouth and nose while onboard and in stations. Amtrak reserves the right to remove a customer or ban them from future travel in the event of noncompliance with Amtrak’s face covering policy.
  • Limiting bookings: We are limiting bookings on most trains to allow for more physical distancing in seating areas. Individuals traveling alone may use the seat next to them for personal belongings, while friends and family members will easily find seats together.
  • Air Quality: All of our trains are equipped with onboard filtration systems with a fresh air exchange rate every 4-5 minutes.
  • Physical distancing: Signage has been displayed at our busiest stations to indicate safe distances in high traffic areas. In addition, protective plastic barriers have been installed at customer counters at our busiest stations.

Advanced purchase is required at least three days prior to travel. Fares are one way (adult) and no additional discounts apply. Valid for Acela Business class seats and Northeast Regional Coach class only. The sale is not valid for travel on Sundays or Fridays. Blackout dates include Tuesday, Nov. 24, Wednesday, Nov. 25, and Monday, Nov. 30. Seating is limited; seats may not be available on all days. Once purchased, refund fees may apply but can be waived upon customer request for purchases through September 30, 2020. Once travel has begun, no changes to the itinerary are permitted. Other restrictions may apply. Tickets are currently for sale and can be found, along with current schedules, on Amtrak.com and through the Amtrak app.

Amtrak continues to evaluate current practices and pilot new opportunities to support personal safety. Visit Amtrak.com for more information about how Amtrak is maintaining a safe environment.

Customers can save up to 50 percent on their tickets and confirm their train before travel

Amtrak multi-ride travelers can now save up to 40 percent on the cost of their monthly tickets and 50 percent for 10-ride tickets on all Northeast Regional trains, between Boston and Virginia. The discount program incorporates part of the latest customer amenity, Amtrak RideReserveSM, which allows customers who purchase monthly, ten-ride and six-ride multi-ride tickets to confirm their trip prior to boarding on the Amtrak apps and on Amtrak.com or before departure at a staffed ticket window.

“When you combine essential safety measures with up to 50 percent savings, it’s truly a win-win for travelers,” said Roger Harris, Amtrak Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing and Revenue Officer. “We remain committed to safeguarding the travel experience with enhanced safety and cleaning measures.”

Prices for the following trips are as low as:

City Pairs Price City Pairs  Price
Boston – Kingston, RI Monthly- $432 10-Ride – $173 Wilmington – Washington, D.C. Monthly- $876 10-Ride – $350
Philadelphia – New York City Monthly- $960 10-Ride – $384 Washington, D.C. – Richmond, VA Monthly- $522 10-Ride – $232
New York City – Wilmington Monthly- $1,104 10-Ride – $442 Washington, D.C. – Ashland, VA Monthly- $504 10-Ride – $224
Newark, NJ – Philadelphia Monthly- $960 10-Ride – $384 Washington, D.C. – Fredericksburg, VA Monthly- $378 10-Ride – $168
Philadelphia – Washington, D.C. Monthly- $948 10-Ride – $379 Washington, D.C. – Quantico, VA Monthly- $324 10-Ride – $144

In addition to being featured on the busiest trains in the Northeast Corridor, RideReserveSM, can be used on the Amtrak National Network, including state-sponsored trains (except California’s Capitol Corridor and Pacific Surfliner)and some Amtrak Thruway bus services. The list of routes that offer the multi-ride discounts is on Amtrak.com. To learn more about our New Standard of Travel, visit the Amtrak Media Center. Most important, information from RideReserve confirmations will provide more data to properly manage the seating inventory, which allows us to limit sales to provide sufficient distancing for the safety of our customers.

Previously, customers taking advantage of these monthly, ten-ride and six-ride discounts were unaware before boarding if their choice of trains was nearly (or already) sold-out. Confirmations are available up to 14 days until scheduled departure and for up to two trips per travel date (one in each direction). Also, by confirming a specific train on a specific date, customers who are also Amtrak Guest Rewards members can receive automated gate and track notifications and train status messages if there are any delays or disruptions.

Source: Amtrak

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