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December 11, 2020updated 14 Dec 2020 11:07pm

Amtrak introduces new digital payment choices for passengers

By Mohamed Dabo

Amtrak, the US National Railroad Passenger Corporation, has launched new digital payment options on its Amtrak mobile app and Amtrak website, including Apple Pay, Google Pay and PayPal.

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The new payment methods offer passengers an alternative to the existing credit and debit card payments.

Roger Harris, executive vice president, chief marketing and revenue officer at Amtrak, said:

“We know every minute counts for our customers and now purchasing tickets is as simple as the touch of a button.

“These updates to the Amtrak app and website will offer customers enhanced flexibility and convenience as they book and pay for train tickets.”

Customers can leverage all three payment solutions to purchase tickets and more

Once logged in, customers can save their preferred digital payment method as a default payment option in their profile, providing a quicker time to purchase.

For each of the three new payment methods, customers can purchase tickets and modify reservations originally paid with one of the digital payment solutions.

Amtrak says it is committed to continually improving and expanding the website and mobile platforms. Previous updates include:

  • Seamless gate service: To reduce crowds at departure boards, Amtrak app users can receive gate and track information via push notifications at select stations. The home screen also includes gate and track information for applicable reservations (when published).

 

  • Contact-free travel: Customers can book, board, check train status and access information from the convenience and safety of a mobile device. Amtrak encourages boarding with eTickets, which conductors scan from the Amtrak app.

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