In this Feb. 6, 2014 file photo, an Amtrak logo is seen on a train at 30th Street Station in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

(Bloomberg) — Amtrak obtained $275 million of natural-disaster protection from fixed-income investors in the first catastrophe bond for the U.S. long-distance passenger railway.

Marsh & McLennan Cos.’ GC Securities joined Goldman Sachs Group Inc. as bookrunners and initial purchasers of the debt, Amtrak said Wednesday in a statement. The bonds will help protect Amtrak if a catastrophe damages infrastructure in the corridor from Boston to Washington.

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