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‘PA Trips By Train’ Excursions, Discounts Expanded to Western PA

12/08/2015

New Website Improves Access to Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Philadelphia and More

Harrisburg, PA – PA Trips By Train, a partnership between the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and Amtrak to increase interest and ridership on intercity rail in the state, has expanded to offer discounts to passengers west of Harrisburg and added Pittsburgh to its list of excursion destinations.
 
The initiative offers excursion packages to popular events and destinations in Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Pittsburgh, New York and points between through its website, www.PATripsbyTrain.com. As part of the excursion packages, website visitors can purchase discounted train tickets online from Amtrak.
 
“The Keystone and Pennsylvanian services offer family friendly, convenient transportation options to our residents,” PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards said. “These excursions are a great way to experience the culture and events our state has to offer while trying a different way to get there.”
 
Excursion package destinations include the Philadelphia Zoo, the Pennsylvania State Capitol, a Lancaster Amish Tour, Pittsburgh On Your Own, a Brooklyn Culinary Crawl and many more. The public can also participate in event-specific excursions for the Philadelphia Center City Holiday Tour, Broadway Week, the Pennsylvania Farm Show and other events.
 
PA Trips By Train is another way in which PennDOT is supporting passenger rail improvements and the communities served by these services. More information on the efforts of PennDOT and other stakeholders is available at www.PlantheKeystone.com.
 
MEDIA CONTACT: Erin Waters-Trasatt, 717-783-8800
 
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