People walk towards an Amtrak train in the Moynihan Train Hall on September 15, 2022 in New York City.
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Night owls (or extra early risers) will now pay less to ride Amtrak.
The company on Thursday announced a train fare list of $5 to $20 for trips between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. on select northeast lines.
The cheapest routes will serve stations in its northeast corridor like New York, Washington DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia and more. An overnight train from New York to Newark, New Jersey, for example, will cost as little as $5.
The discounts are for “travellers returning from concerts, plays, sporting events or those who prefer later or earlier departures,” the company wrote in an announcement Thursday.
The new late-night price level could relieve some cost pressure for travelers who continue to spend even as inflation squeezes their wallets. Flight bookings, for example, have remained strong as consumers favor travel following the pandemic hiatus.
Amtrak’s northeast route, in particular, has become more expensive to travel over the past year, sometimes even exceeding airfare, as the corridor is popular among commuters and connects major cities in the region. .
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