Amtrak Is Offering 50% Off Train Fares In Honor of Amtrak’s Anniversary!

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50 years ago, a Clocker train left New York City bound for Philadelphia as the inaugural departure for Amtrak and now the rail service has grown with more than 300 trains a day traveling along its 21,000 route miles to more than 500 destinations in 46 states. To celebrate Amtrak's 50th anniversary this week, the rail service is offering 50% off fares, with a maximum of $50 off each segment. The savings can be applied on one-way coach and Acela business class fares on routes across the country. You just have to book between now and May 5, 2021, for travel dates between June 2 and Nov. 13, 2021. Some of the lower fares include $15 one-way coach trips between Emeryville and Sacramento in California and a longer ride is available for $50 one way in coach include Los Angeles to Seattle.

Mandatory COVID-19 safety precautions are in place on board, with masks required and the trains have a filtration system that exchanges the air in each cabin every four to five minutes. Amtrak also implemented a search function while booking so travelers can see the percentage of seats sold and opt for ones with less capacity.

Are you going to take advantage of this deal with Amtrak?

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