Amtrak is making train travel cheaper for veterans

Julia LeDoux
August 28, 2019 - 10:32 am
Amtrak train

Photo courtesy of Amtrak

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Amtrak is now offering a 10 percent discount for military veterans.

The new discount is valid for travel across Amtrak’s entire national network, including the Northeast Regional from Washington, D.C. to Boston; on all state-supported trains; and on the California Zephyr, Southwest Chief, City of New Orleans, Cardinal, Auto Train, Coast Meteor, Palmetto, Empire Builder and  Texas Eagle, according to a company release

“Amtrak is grateful to our nation’s military veterans for their commitment and sacrifices," Amtrak President and CEO Richard Anderson said in the release. “Traveling by train is an adventure, and we have sweetened the deal to offer this discount as a benefit to our veterans.”

Amtrak train
Photo courtesy of Amtrak

Amtrak’s military discount is valid for coach and Acela business class seats only but is not available on weekday Acela service. It is also not valid with saver fares, non-Acela business class, first-class or sleeping accommodations and 7000-8999 Thruways. Upgrades are available upon payment of the full accommodation charges. Fares are one way and no additional discounts apply.

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