Amtrak: 50 Years of Leading the Way

For 50 years, Amtrak has made passenger rail service accessible to communities all across America—both large and small. Take a look at our five decades of investments in innovation, safety, service, sustainability and to the communities we serve. Then see what we are doing to fulfill our commitment to safe, reliable and state-of-the-art rail service in the 21st century.

1970s - Amtrak ushers in a new era of passenger rail travel in the United States.