Amtrak News

Amtrak derailment kills five in Philadelphia

Amtrak derailment kills five in Philadelphia

13th May 2015 Rail News

A derailed passenger train has killed at least five people while injuring dozens more in the north-eastern United States. Amtrak Train 188 came off the rails in Philadelphia, on route from Washington DC to New York. Some ten carriages are believed to have been involved in the incident late on Tuesday evening.

Amtrak links with SilverRail in three year deal

Amtrak links with SilverRail in three year deal

Amtrak, the US national rail carrier, has extended its partnership with SilverRail for a further three years. Under the agreement, SilverRail, the developer of the first global distribution platform specialising in passenger rail, will continue to distribute tickets for Amtrak’s entire network to customers all over the world.

Amtrak unveils advanced technology locomotives for Northeast service

Amtrak unveils advanced technology locomotives for Northeast service

17th May 2013 Press Release Travel Technology News Rail 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.

Amtrak fills key Senior Operations positions

Amtrak fills key Senior Operations positions

29th Nov 2012 Press Release 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.

Amtrak partners with Via Rail to add seats for Thanksgiving travel

Amtrak partners with Via Rail to add seats for Thanksgiving travel

21st Nov 2012 Press Release 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.

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

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

21st Nov 2012 Press Release 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.

Amtrak vacations launches new rail journeys

Amtrak vacations launches new rail journeys

20th Nov 2012 Press Release 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.

Amtrak ready and prepared for Thanksgiving holiday travel

Amtrak ready and prepared for Thanksgiving holiday travel

20th Nov 2012 Press Release 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.