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January 11, 2019 10:57 PM Amtrak works to modernize, speed up trains in busiest U.S. rail corridor

ABOARD AMTRAK TRAIN 182 (Reuters) - Amtrak is gearing up to introduce new high-speed Acela trains as it plans to spend billions of dollars in upgrades on the busiest U.S. rail corridor. The national U.S. passenger railroad on Friday gave reporters a tour by train of the busy northeast corridor from Washington to New York, showing off places where the rail system 138

November 22, 2018 7:25 PM RPI lineman Reuben Clarke lauded for stopping detached train cars

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute freshman offensive lineman Reuben Clarke is being credited for intervening when two train cars detached from the rest of a locomotive Wednesday night. Clarke noticed the cars had detached shortly after the Amtrak train left Rensselaer, New York, and pulled the emergency brake. "The car from the back of the train was like leaving 87

October 18, 2018 5:42 PM Cuomo Digs In on Aging Train Tunnel to Penn Station, Telling Trump to Fork Over Funding

Governor plans video for president showing need for federal help on a new tunnel; ‘I hope he gets the message’ New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo descended into the Hudson River rail tunnel late Wednesday night to showcase the deterioration of the tubes that carry hundreds of thousands of daily commuters across the Northeast—and to press President Trump for federal 49

October 10, 2018 11:00 AM Amtrak modifies Florida service due to Michael

WASHINGTON – Amtrak is adjusting service to Florida for the safety of its passengers and employees because of Hurricane Michael. Silver Star trains traveling from New York to Miami will operate from Miami to Jacksonville, Florida, beginning Wednesday. No alternate transportation will be provided between Jacksonville to New York. The Palmetto, which runs between 64

September 28, 2018 1:04 AM Senate, Nation Transfixed by Ford’s and Kavanaugh’s Testimony

Across the country, Americans stopped their routines to watch the hearing In a Texas student union and on the New York Stock Exchange, in a Best Buy store and on a southbound Amtrak train on the eastern seaboard, Americans stopped their routines Thursday to watch Christine Blasey Ford’s Senate testimony about an alleged sexual assault by Supreme Court 54

April 20, 2018 8:25 PM Vermont, Quebec, discuss transportation project goals

Vermont, Quebec, discuss transportation project goals Officials in Vermont and Quebec are discussing transportation ideas such as an electric car charging corridor and the restoration of Amtrak Vermonter passenger rail service to Montreal. Vermont Agency of Transportation Secretary Joe Flynn, Premier of Quebec Philippe Couillard, Minister of Transport 57

March 22, 2018 3:54 PM Train Buffs Are Traveling Cross-Country in Super Luxe Railcars Hitched to Amtrak Trains

Obsessive train lovers spend millions to restore vintage railcars, then hook them up to Amtrak trains to travel the country When John Webb takes his family to California, Washington and Oregon for vacation from his home in Dutchess County, N.Y., they don’t fly or drive. They travel hooked to the back of an Amtrak train in a 1950s-era private railcar 71

March 21, 2018 6:26 AM Winter storm to strike U.S. East, snarling traffic, closing schools

(Reuters) - Millions of commuters along the U.S. East Coast will face another round of heavy snow, ice and wind gusts on Wednesday when the fourth major snow storm this month strikes the region, closing schools, grounding flights and halting buses and trains. The nor’easter storm is on track to dump up to a foot of snow and bring gusts of up to 50 miles 60

March 3, 2018 12:56 AM Storm Brings Coastal Flooding, Strong Winds and Heavy Rain to East Coast

Coastal Massachusetts, including Boston, get hit hard A severe, late-winter storm lashed a large portion of the East Coast Friday, downing power lines, sending floodwaters into Boston and disrupting travel across the densely populated region. Amtrak suspended service between Boston and Washington, D.C., until Saturday. Airlines canceled about 3,300 flights 53

February 15, 2018 8:56 PM After Deaths, NTSB Issues Rail-Safety Recommendations

Federal agency’s guidance comes even before probes conclude in fatal crashes in South Carolina, New York The National Transportation Safety Board issued new safety recommendations Thursday as investigations continue looking into fatal rail accidents in South Carolina and New York. Following a fatal crash Feb. 4 outside Columbia, S.C., when an Amtrak 44