Wednesday, October 12, 2016

All aboard the Seahawks train

By Laura Kingman

On Wednesday, October 12, we unveiled a new partnership with the Seattle Seahawks to celebrate our Pacific Northwest fans. In true 12's spirit, we started with a roar...from our new Seahawks train!

With the Seahawks logo blazing, a "We are 12" banner on top, and CenturyLink Field in the background, the Seahawks train rolled into King Street Station for the first time to a cheering crowd that included Blitz, the Sea Gals, and Seahawks' Hall of Famer Walter Jones.
Our new Seahawks Amtrak Cascades train will run between Vancouver, British
Columbia and Eugene, Oregon, making all 18 stops along our corridor.
The Seahawks train will be in service for several months, stopping at all of the 18 stations between Eugene, Oregon and Vancouver, British Columbia. However, like a Russell Wilson Hail Mary, those looking to ride the Seahawks train will need to leave it to luck, since it will rotate throughout the corridor and there is no guarantee it will be on any given route at any given time.

A banner year
This Seahawks partnership launches a banner year for Amtrak Cascades service. During the next year, we'll complete almost $800 million in infrastructure investments in the Amtrak Cascades corridor to reduce travel times and increase reliability. Improvements include the installation of new tracks and signals, fixes for major choke points, and work to shore up coastal bluffs to keep landslides from reaching the tracks. In the next year, you'll also see eight new, state-of-the-art locomotives in action, a brand new train station in Tacoma, and two additional daily round trips between Seattle and Portland, for a total of six per day. With the completion of these projects next fall, service will improve throughout the entire corridor.
Seahawks legend and NFL Hall-of-Famer Walter Jones helped us unveil our
partnership between Amtrak Cascades and the Seahawks Wednesday.
See for yourself
With so many improvements coming to Amtrak Cascades, now's a great time to ride and see for yourself. As an incentive, we're offering a special discount during October. If you book a trip on Amtrak Cascades by Oct. 31 for travel any time in the next six months, you can save 25 percent by using promo code V747 when you book on AmtrakCascades.com. If you're traveling anywhere between Eugene and Vancouver, British Columbia, like maybe for the holidays or Spring Break, it's a great option!

The partnership continues in 2017
Our Seahawks partnership continues in 2017 when Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin teams up with us for a major rail safety campaign. The goal is to reduce the number of train-related fatalities and injuries, create overall awareness of the importance of train safety, and make people more cautious and alert around trains, tracks and crossings. Watch for Doug's message in local media and check out opportunities to win autographed footballs as part of the Stay Back From The Tracks campaign.

2 comments:

Coug66 said...

This is a little late for a "25% discount," but an interesting post.

WSDOT said...

The October promotion has ended but we always have great offers and special deals at AmtrakCascades.com.

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