Amtrak adds a new National Park Service Saturday frequency from New York City to Washington, D.C.

April 22, 2016

Published by Ozgur Tore, FTN News

Amtrak in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS) announces a new Saturday route from New York to Washington, D.C. as part of NPS’s Trails and Rails program.Website Insert Development Finance and Management copy

NPS volunteers will assist passengers with information about national parks and monuments on Saturday mornings aboard Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 153, leaving New York Penn Station at 8:05 A.M. and aboard Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 152, leaving Washington Union Station at 8:10 A.M. Afternoon service can vary but the program is typically offered on select mid-afternoon trains.

Volunteers will help passengers “Find Your Park” among the more than 80 NPS sites and even more state and local parks along Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor. Volunteers will serve as NPS ‘concierges,’ ready to let passengers know what parks they can visit along the route. The Trails and Rails Guides can also assist passengers as they connect to public transportation, provide alternate routes and schedules. Any passenger with a tablet or smartphone may take this information with them. Service between New York and Washington began on Saturday, April 9.

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