Amtrak Makes Effort to Boost Demand


Due to the economic slump, Amtrak has decided to cut fares by 25 percent on some Eastern trains this summer.  The discount runs from June 2 through Sept. 3.  The discount is available on the Washington to Boston and Washington to Newport News, Va. lines.  

In addition, Amtrak is extending a February price cut on its higher-speed Acela service, which runs from Washington to Boston.

Passengers must make their reservations two weeks in advance in order to get the lower fares.