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I’ve always thought travel insurance was a scam — but it saved me $124 my first time using it

I had heard horror stories of Amtrak delays before, so when I booked a cross-country trip the $17 seemed like a worthwhile investment.
An Amtrak assistant conductor stands at the coach door of a train stopped to pick up and discharge passengers at the railroad station in Lamy, New Mexico, near Santa Fe. Amtrak's Southwest Chief, which transports passengers between Chicago and Los Angeles, makes daily stops at the small Lamy station.

Amtrak had another record ridership year as it works toward its first-ever profit

The railroad says it's on pace to break even by 2021, even in the face of budget cuts from Congress.
A custom-cooked steak on an Amtrak train seemed too good to be true, but it wasn't.

I tried both Amtrak’s new food service and its traditional dining car, and now I understand why people were so upset about the change

Over the course of four days traveling through multiple states, I dined on steak, crab, burgers, omelettes, pancakes, and more.
Crowds stand at Amtrak platform as train service is suspended at Penn Station in New York City, U.S., June 19, 2019.

Nearly one-third of all Amtrak trains are late — and it could be costing the railroad $42 million every year

Long-distance trains are the worst culprits, thanks to chronic delays from the freight railroads responsible for ensuring Amtrak's timeliness.
A Union Pacific rail car is parked at a Burlington National Santa Fe (BNSF) train yard in Seattle, Washington, U.S., February 10, 2017.

The US’s largest railroad just had a terrible quarter and is cutting jobs because of Trump’s trade war

A sluggish economy and falling shipment volumes ate into Union Pacific's third quarter earnings, the railroad said Thursday.
A screengrab from aerial footage showing seven Shinkansen bullet trains in Nagano, near Tokyo.

Japan’s Typhoon Hagibis wrecked its fleet of bullet trains worth $300 million

Typhoon Hagibis is the most powerful storm to hit Japan since 60 years and reportedly killed 35 and damaged homes and cities.

I tried Amtrak’s new ‘contemporary’ dining car and it was immediately clear why so many people want to save the old one

Gone are the days of custom-cooked meals on some long-distance Amtrak routes. Now, it's airplane food — and people aren't happy.
The Presidential Suite onboard the Eastern & Oriental Express.

What first class looks like on 12 trains from around the world

From spacious cabins to sparkling dining rooms and reclining seats, here's what top-notch travel looks like on trains around the world.
Amtrak redesigned the on-board service employee uniforms, which can be seen in this photo taken in 1976.

The full history of Amtrak’s iconic dining cars, which the company says it is removing to cater to millennial whims

Amtrak is ending its iconic dining car in its one-night East Coast routes. Take a look at how its meal service has changed over the years.

Amtrak is blaming millennials as it cuts back on dining-car meals — and the internet’s not buying its logic

On some routes east of the Mississippi, Amtrak will no longer its traditional white-linen dinner service as it moves to cut costs.