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Amtrak customers who purchase trips with the Amtrak app or the Amtrak website can now pay for those fares using Apple Pay, Amtrak announced today.

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Following the implementation of new mobile payment methods, Apple Pay, Google Pay, and PayPal are all are available as payment options in addition to credit cards, gift cards, and vouchers.

When checking out after choosing a route, Apple Pay can be selected, streamlining the purchase process and offering additional security.
"We know every minute counts for our customers and now purchasing tickets is as simple as the touch of a button," said Roger Harris, Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing and Revenue Officer at Amtrak. "These updates to the Amtrak app and website will offer customers enhanced flexibility and convenience as they book and pay for train tickets."
Apple Pay can be set as the default option for all future purchases, and the payment method supports purchasing tickets and modifying reservations.

Article Link: Amtrak App and Website Now Support Apple Pay
 
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tmiw

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That's fantastic! I take Amtrak every now and then. This is a bit more convenient for reservations. Now let's see if Amtrak can get ApplePay on the train itself.

That will probably need reliable network connectivity on the trains themselves (for the POS systems, anyway). More than once, I've ridden the Pacific Surfliner--which has Wi-Fi, mind you--and have seen charges for the cafe car not actually happen until the next day.

However, NFC for the ticket kiosks would be nice.
 
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rk-apple

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I'm seeing more and more websites and apps take Apple Pay and using Apple Pay online is so convenient. Love not having to type in credit card details, not having to worry about the website (Amtrak or otherwise) safely storing my card info, and love that I can verify the purchase on my Apple Watch!
 
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mrow

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When are they going to have it in the Cafe car? You still hand your card over to the person like it’s 1997.
 
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