Amtrak to Discount Some Northeast Regional Fares

By Kurt Stolz on 21 September 2020
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Traveling on an Amtrak Northeast Regional train from Washington, D.C. to New York

Amtrak announced a permanent reduction in multi-ride fares in the Northeast Corridor.

The new rates are 40% lower per month for monthly tickets and 50% lower for ten-ride multi-ride tickets.

The Northeast Corridor runs from Boston through Providence, New Haven, New York City, Philadelphia through Wilmington, and Baltimore, to Washington, D.C. There are branches to Springfield, Massachusetts, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and several cities in Virginia that are not part of the Northeast Corridor although there is frequent service to those cities from routes that operate largely on the corridor.

The new lower pricing is not in effect for Amtrak Acela fares.  Amtrak’s high-speed Acela service, which also operates along the Northeast Corridor, is the fastest passenger rail service in the United States, and attains speeds of 150 mph (240 km/h) on portions of its route from Boston to Washington, D.C.

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