National Railroad Passenger Corporation|
210 South Canal Street
Chicago, Illinois 60606-5715
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 6, 1998
Contact: Marc Magliari (312) 655-1338
FOR A LIMITED TIME: FREE COMPANION FARES
ON SEVERAL AMTRAK ROUTES
Three Rivers, Pennsylvanian, Texas
Eagle and many Midwestern medium-distance
trains have special offers
CHICAGO -- Don't let holiday bills keep you from
traveling this winter: Amtrak is offering free companion
fares on several popular routes from now through Feb.
The special offer is available on the daily Chicago-
Pittsburgh-New York Three Rivers service; the
daily Pittsburgh-New York Pennsylvanian service;
the six daily trains operating in the Chicago-
Detroit/Pontiac, Mich., corridor, the daily
International service between Chicago and Port
Huron, Mich., the six daily trains in the Chicago-St. Louis
corridor, the two daily trains operating in the St. Louis-Kansas City
corridor, the daily Chicago-Carbondale, Ill.,
Illini service; and the daily Chicago-Quincy, Ill.,
Illinois Zephyr service.
The Winter Companion Fare promotion is also available
on the Chicago-St. Louis-San Antonio Texas
Eagle, which operates three-days-weekly through
Feb. 6, when a fourth Texas Eagle will begin
operating weekly between Chicago and Los Angeles, via
The tickets are valid for one-way or round-trip coach
travel through Feb. 28, 1998, and reservations are
required. The offer applies to coach fares and children's
fares for up to two children (ages 2-15) per adult.
Customers can purchase an upgrade to Custom Class
or sleeping accommodations, subject to availability.
The offer is good for passengers traveling on an
identical itinerary. Seats are limited, are
subject to certain blackout days and are based on
availability. The fare is non-refundable in some cases and is subject to
change fees for both tickets. Other restrictions apply.
Customers should visit a staffed Amtrak station, call
1-800-USA-RAIL or see an authorized Amtrak travel
agent, for details on this offer or any other Amtrak
service. Ticketing, schedule and service information is
also available at the Amtrak site on the World Wide
Web at www.amtrak.com.