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Issue: 1243 Date: 6/19/2014
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AMTRAK WEBSITE NOW OFFERS CHINESE-LANGUAGE VERSION: More access to a wide array of services

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        WASHINGTON - Amtrak is launching today a Chinese-language version of its website to serve as a resource for the increasing number of Chinese-speaking residents of and visitors to the United States. The site is accessible by clicking on the Chinese-language link on the http://Amtrak.com homepage or at http://zh.amtrak.com .

        Besides English, Chinese is the second-highest language encountered throughout the Amtrak system. The Amtrak website is also available in Spanish, French and German.

        "Outside of the United States, China is one of our top Asian markets," said Amtrak Chief of Sales Distribution and Customer Service Debbi Stone-Wulf. "We want our Chinese-speaking passengers worldwide to take advantage of the many services available to them on our website."

       http://Amtrak.com serves as a valuable portal for passengers traveling by rail. The new simplified translation allows Chinese-speaking passengers, regardless of their dialect or country of origin, to plan and reserve trips to cities and attractions throughout the nation and access information on routes, stations, train schedules and special promotional offers.

       http://Amtrak.com is recognized as a leader among travel industry websites, accounting for 60 percent of the overall company ticket sales. America's Railroad(r) was one of the first travel providers to implement a free mobile app for passengers.

        About Amtrak(r) Amtrak is America's Railroad(r), the nation's intercity passenger rail service and its high-speed rail operator. Amtrak and its state and commuter partners move people, the economy and the nation forward. Formally known as the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, Amtrak is governed by a nine member board of directors appointed by the President of the United States and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Anthony R. Coscia is board chairman and Jeffrey R. Moreland is vice chairman. In FY 2013, a record 31.6 million passengers traveled on Amtrak on more than 300 daily trains - at speeds up to 150 mph (241 kph) - that connect 46 states, the District of Columbia and three Canadian Provinces. Enjoy the journey(r) at http://Amtrak.com or call 800-USA-RAIL for schedules, fares and more information. Like us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter (@Amtrak) and check out our blog at http://blog.amtrak.com  .

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