Amtrak

Replacement of  Portal Bridge, a two-track 110-year-old swing span structure linking New Jersey and New York City on the Northeast Corridor, is under way. A recent groundbreaking ceremony marked the…
Airline industry marketing veteran J. Timothy “Tim” Griffin joined Amtrak on Oct. 16 as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, responsible for Marketing, Passenger Experience, Northeast Corridor Business Development,…
Amtrak’s Avelia Liberty, the Alstom-built integrated high-speed trainset that will replace the equipment currently used to provide Amtrak’s premium Acela Express service on the Northeast Corridor, will be significantly different…
President Donald J. Trump has named former Republican Congressman Leon Acton “Lynn” Westmoreland of Georgia—who as a member of Congress voted at least twice to defund Amtrak—to the Amtrak Board…
Ahead of the year-end holidays, the Washington State Department of Transportation is starting two additional Amtrak Cascades daily round-trips between Seattle and Portland.
Long starved of funding and subject to Washington’s political whims, Amtrak is taking its message to the public with the “Ready To Build” campaign, a series of short films showcasing…
Amtrak’s $22 million project to restore and improve historic Chicago Union Station’s Great Hall is under way. The year-long project will result in a public space painted in its original…
Jacksonville-based CSX this week is partnering with Operation Lifesaver and the rail industry on Rail Safety Week Sept. 25-30, to raise public awareness about how to be safe around railroad…
Amtrak has launched a new marketing campaign, “Break the Travel Quo,” to remind consumers of the ease and convenience of rail travel over air and car.
Metra unveiled a special wrap on one of its F40PH locomotives, commemorating 40 years of continuous passenger service for the power mainstay of the Chicago agency’s passenger fleet.
Citing a lack of evidence, a judge on Tuesday dismissed criminal charges including involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment against Brandon Bostian, the engineer of Amtrak train 188 that derailed in…
How many times can Amtrak spruce up its aging yet dependable Amfleet* cars, originally supplied by the long-defunct Budd Company in the 1970s and 1980s, and based on an electric…
The U.S. House of Representatives late on Sept. 6, by a 128-293 vote, rejected an amendment offered by Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) to eliminate $1.1 billion in federal subsidies for…
A Colorado commission is exploring plans for a commuter rail line connecting cities along the state’s Front Range.
Amtrak engineering forces have completed an intense eight-week summer infrastructure renewal work at New York Penn Station, allowing for regularly scheduled Amtrak, NJ Transit and Long Island Rail Road operations…
Working with Rockwell Collins, Amtrak plans to equip approximately 310 diesel-electric locomotives with Positive Train Control (PTC) technology to comply with the Dec. 31, 2018 federal deadline mandated by the…
Amtrak has restored some Texas passenger services after rain and flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey disrupted operations.
Catastrophic rain and flooding brought by Hurricane Harvey has disrupted Amtrak and Houston Metro transit services.
The first Amtrak Midwest Charger locomotives were unveiled Monday in Chicago, and have started revenue operations in in Illinois and Wisconsin.
The "Summer of Hell," while not quite living up to its reputation, will end for New York area commuters on Sept. 4 as the Amtrak Infrastructure Renewal program at New…
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