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 By Vickie Sheehan, Wsdot Communications    News    July 26, 2011

Amtrak Cascades ‘Cash Train’ Scratch ticket partnership with Washington’s Lottery a success

After a four-month sales blitz through an innovative partnership with Washington’s Lottery, the Amtrak Cascades “Cash Train” Scratch ticket campaign finishes with higher-than- expected sales and immeasurable promotional value for...

 By Vickie Sheehan, Wsdot Communications    News    July 20, 2011

Travelers choosing Amtrak Cascades in record numbers

OLYMPIA – With chronic mudslides and disruptions in the rearview mirror, Amtrak Cascades rebounded in the second quarter of 2011, surpassing both monthly and quarterly ridership records reached in 2010. With the busy summer travel season under...

 By Vickie Sheehan, Wsdot Communications    News    March 8, 2011

Amtrak Cascades hoping to cash in with new lottery ticket partnership

OLYMPIA – Amtrak Cascades riders have a chance to cash in on their next train trip thanks to a new partnership with Washington’s Lottery. The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), Amtrak and Washington’s Lottery...

 By Vickie Sheehan, Wsdot Communications    News    January 31, 2011

Wi-Fi service now available on all Amtrak Cascades train

Using any laptop computer or Wi-Fi-enabled device, Amtrak Cascades passengers traveling between Vancouver, B.C., and Eugene, OR, will be able to connect to the Internet for general Web surfing and access to e-mail. The free Wi-Fi service will also...

 By Vickie Sheehan, Wsdot Communications    News    January 19, 2011

Ridership on Amtrak Cascades hits all-time record in 2010

OLYMPIA – Ridership on Amtrak Cascades finished 2010 with a 16-year high of 838,251 passengers. Total annual ridership exceeded 2009 by 76,641 for a 10 percent increase. The final ridership total capped a year of record heights where eight of...

 By Vickie Sheehan, Wsdot Communications    News    December 20, 2010

Amtrak Cascades adds four more trains for Christmas week

OLYMPIA — Holiday travel will be a little easier with the addition of four Amtrak Cascades trains this week. Amtrak will add two extra round trips between Portland and Seattle to accommodate the travel demand during the Christmas holiday week....

 By Vickie Sheehan, Wsdot Communications    News    November 10, 2010

Amtrak Cascades adds 11 more trains for busy Thanksgiving travel week

New direct express train from Seattle to Portland added for Thanksgiving Eve OLYMPIA — Additional Amtrak Cascades trains this Thanksgiving will make it easier for holiday travelers to sit back, relax and avoid holiday traffic and long lines at...