Known as the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, Amtrak is America’s rail passenger rail operator. With over 21,000 miles of track in 46 states as well as the District of Columbia and three Canadian provinces, over 300 trains a day make their way from place to place offering a cleaner and safer way to get to over 500 destinations.
About Train Travel In The US
Long Distance Trains – The Facts
- Operates 15 long distance routes over 18,000 miles and including 39 states and the District of Columbia
- During 2010 long distance trains carried 4.5 million passengers 2.8 billion passenger miles
- Some long distance trains travel more than 2,400 miles, and pass through as many as 12 states in a single run
- Average distance for a long distance passenger train is 600 miles.
Corridors – Divided into corridors, tracks throughout the United States can be quite complex. In fact, the Northeast Corridor of which 363 miles of the almost 460 miles are owned and operated by Amtrak, is considered one of the busiest and complex track structures in the world. Other corridors within the nation include
Pacific Surfliner—San Diego-Los Angeles-San Luis Obispo
More than just a way to get from place to place, the now growing rail system in the U.S. offers a unique and enjoyable way to explore the U.S. and some of it’s top destinations for travel. For example, a trip on the Adirondack route offers guests the chance to see Montréal, Westport, Saratoga Springs and New York. Stopping in many cities along the way, this trip allows you the chance to explore America without the hassle of driving a vehicle and can therefore, see the beauty of the world around you as you travel. A 381 mile journey through some of the most beautiful places in America.
To learn more about travel by train, visit Amtrak online and learn tips and more information on destinations around the U.S.
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