Amtrak now offers discounts, seating guarantee for frequent travelers on regional rains

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Amtrak commuters or frequent passengers to or from Wilmington 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.

Passengers also get a guarantee of seats through via the web or smartphone app.

The discount program is part of Amtrak RideReserve, 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

RideReserve, 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.

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 now 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 memberscan receive automated gate and track notifications and train status messages if there are any delays or disruptions, a release stated.

Amtrak has seen a drop in long-distance commuter traffic with stay at home orders. Currently, Delaware travelers are under a quarantine order from the states of New Jersey, Connecticut and New York.

The order calls for those traveling to and from Delaware to self-isolate for 14 days. The order has gone in effect on some weeks, depending on metrics from the three states.

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