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Travel Services - Train (Amtrak)

Description

ARC Category Code: N/A

 

The University has a discount with Amtrak for its Acela service.  The discount with Amtrak is applicable ONLY FOR TRAVEL ON THE ACELA EXPRESS for business or personal travel.

 

To use the Amtrak discount, the traveler MUST contact one of the Preferred Travel Agencies (Columbia Travel Portal).  The discount is not accessible through Amtrak.com or through any other booking site.  Booking fees may apply.

 

As of August 1st, 2012, the Amtrak discounts are as follows:

 

Ten percent (10%) discount on Acela Express Business Class travel for the following travel segments:
  • New York, NY; Newark, NY; and Metro Park, NJ to/from Boston, MA (South and Back Bay Stations); Route 128, MA; and Providence, RI.

 

Twenty-five percent (25%) discount on Acela Express Business Class travel from:
  • Boston, MA (South and Back Bay Stations), Route 128, MA to/from Philadelphia, PA; Wilmington, DE; and Washington, DC.
  • Providence, RI to/from Philadelphia, PA; Wilmington, DE; Baltimore, MD; BWI, MD; and Washington, DC
  • New Haven, CT; New York, NY; Newark, NJ; and Metro Park NJ to/from Washington, DC.
  • Stamford, CT to/from Baltimore, MD; BWI, MD; and Washington, DC
  • New York, NY to/from Baltimore, MD; and BWI Airport, MD.

 

There have been changes to Amtrak's Refund Policy, effective March 1, 2014.  The changes affects all new and existing Reserved Coach Class and Acela Express Business Class reservations effective March 1, 2014.  Please find the policy in its entirety at http:www.amtrak.com/refund-and-exchange-policy

FAQs on the policy changes can be found here.

 

For Questions Contact

Wendy Johnson

Director, Business Services

(212) 851-2746