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Amtrak Connect Wi-Fi coming to Michigan services

Amtrak Connect Wi-Fi coming to Michigan services

Press Release | 5th Sep 2013 in Travel Technology NewsRail News

AmtrakConnect® cellular-based Wi-Fi service is coming to Amtrak trains in Michigan, with the state becoming the first in the Midwest to bring this amenity to all its rail passengers. The state’s Transportation Commission approved the contract last week. → Read More

Dozens injured in New York commuter train collision

Dozens injured in New York commuter train collision

18th May 2013 in Rail News

60 people have been injured following a collision between two commuter trains near New York City, according to reports. No fatalities have been reported. → Read More

Amtrak unveils advanced technology locomotives for Northeast service

Amtrak unveils advanced technology locomotives for Northeast service

Press Release | 17th May 2013 in Travel Technology NewsRail News

A new era of more reliable and energy efficient Amtrak service for Northeast intercity rail passengers is coming down the tracks as the first of 70 advanced technology electric locomotives being built by Siemens begin rolling off the assembly line today. The first units of the $466 million order will be field tested this summer for entry into revenue service in the fall. → Read More

Amtrak fills key Senior Operations positions

Amtrak fills key Senior Operations positions

Press Release | 29th Nov 2012 in Rail News

Amtrak announces it has named Bruce Pohlot as the new chief engineer and Tom Quigley as general manager, State-Supported Services. Both will report directly to DJ Stadtler, vice president of operations effective Dec. 10, 2012. As chief engineer, Mr. Pohlot is responsible for all construction and maintenance activities for Amtrak-owned right-of-way including track, bridges, buildings, communications, signals and electric traction, plus he directs the Engineering department’s capital program. He will be based in Philadelphia. → Read More

Amtrak Cascades adds 11 trains for busy Thanksgiving travel week

Amtrak Cascades adds 11 trains for busy Thanksgiving travel week

Press Release | 22nd Nov 2012 in Rail News

Amtrak will add 11 trains along the Amtrak Cascades route between Portland and Seattle to accommodate the travel demand during the Thanksgiving holiday week. The extra Amtrak Cascades trains will operate today, through Sunday, Nov. 25. → Read More

Amtrak partners with Via Rail to add seats for Thanksgiving travel

Amtrak partners with Via Rail to add seats for Thanksgiving travel

Press Release | 21st Nov 2012 in Rail News

In an arrangement that reflects the spirit of Thanksgiving, Amtrak is partnering with its Canadian counterpart, VIA Rail Canada, who accepted to provide passenger rail cars to make additional seats available and allow more friends and family in the hurricane-impacted Northeast to connect over the holiday. → Read More

Amtrak: Sold out train gets 4 more cars to meet demand

Amtrak: Sold out train gets 4 more cars to meet demand

Press Release | 21st Nov 2012 in Rail News

Demand for tickets on the new Amtrak Virginia service from Norfolk has lead the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation and Amtrak to add an additional four cars with 280 more seats for the first day of service, December 12, 2012. → Read More

Amtrak vacations launches new rail journeys

Amtrak vacations launches new rail journeys

Press Release | 20th Nov 2012 in Rail News

Amtrak Vacations® announces the release of a new brochure for 2013-2014 that features 22 new vacation packages that include escorted rail journeys, independent rail journeys, rail getaways and a new rail & sail program. → Read More

Amtrak ready and prepared for Thanksgiving holiday travel

Amtrak ready and prepared for Thanksgiving holiday travel

Press Release | 20th Nov 2012 in Rail News

Thanksgiving is the busiest travel period of the year for Amtrak and America’s Railroad® is ready and prepared to accommodate additional passengers with extra trains scheduled in the Northeast Corridor, the Chicago hub, the Pacific Northwest and in California. → Read More

Amtrak delivers aid to the Northeast

Amtrak delivers aid to the Northeast

Press Release | 14th Nov 2012 in Rail News

Amtrak is bringing a railcar loaded with relief supplies donated in Slidell, La., to New Jersey communities hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. What Slidell leaders call the “Train of Hope,” has filled a baggage car provided by Amtrak and is being carried on the northbound Crescent that left New Orleans. → Read More

Amtrak names Doug Varn as General  Manager long distance services

Amtrak names Doug Varn as General Manager long distance services

Press Release | 14th Nov 2012 in Rail News

Amtrak has named Doug Varn to the new position of General Manager, Long Distance Services. → Read More

Amtrak provides mobility to Northeast

Amtrak provides mobility to Northeast

Press Release | 6th Nov 2012 in Rail News

Amtrak is providing modified service throughout the Northeast including between Washington D.C., New York and Boston, providing vital transportation to residents and helping to restore the economy of the region after the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy. → Read More

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