Amtrak rolls out new kiosks nationally
Amtrak is introducing hundreds of new kiosks across the United States. The rollout will begin in the Northeast and continue throughout the Midwest and into California this year.
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The 200 new kiosks in more than 150 stations will feature an updated user interface and can be activated by touch, card swipe, barcode scan or by inserting a headset for frequent in-station transactions.
Travelers can choose a departure from any station and can select a seat on trains offering reserved seating.
The Northeast rollout will begin with the Washington Union Station, the Joseph R. Biden Jr. Railroad Station in Wilmington Delaware and the Moynihan Train Hall in New York City.
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Future improvements will include accepting contactless payment and sending tickets to a customer's e-mail address. The kiosks are fully ADA compliant with available audio instruction for users with limited visibility and a 48-inch height to be accessible for someone in a wheelchair.
"As we continue to modernize our trains and stations, we are concurrently providing modern amenities to our customers, and we are accomplishing that goal with the new Amtrak kiosk," Amtrak Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing and Revenue Officer Roger Harris stated in a company release. "Our customers can trust that they will have an easy, convenient and fast experience when using these new kiosks to book or print a ticket for their next trip."
Earlier this year Amtrak announced it would invest $7.3 billion towards manufacturing 83 new trains aimed at reducing carbon emissions.
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