Man walking on tracks in Maine killed by Amtrak train
BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — Authorities say a pedestrian who was hit by a passenger train in Maine has died.
Biddeford Police said a southbound Amtrak train struck a 42-year-old man who was...
CHICAGO (AP) — Officials of Metra, the Chicago area's commuter rail agency, assert the stranding of nearly 100,000 commuters in February wouldn't have happened if it controlled Union...
LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Amtrak has stopped taking reservations beyond July 1 for an Indianapolis-to-Chicago passenger line that will come to a halt unless Indiana lawmakers provide $3 million...
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama mayor says a railroad is opposing a proposed site for a new Amtrak station, citing safety concerns.
Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox tells The Tuscaloosa News...
NEW YORK (AP) — With key federal funding nowhere in sight for a new $13 billion rail tunnel between New York and New Jersey, project organizers said Tuesday they are taking a hard look at whether...
Authorities identify bicyclist killed in train collision
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Authorities have identified the bicyclist who died after he was struck by an Amtrak Cascades passenger train in Bellingham earlier this week.
NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say an Amtrak employee shot and killed himself after wounding a co-worker in the leg at a New York City train yard.
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Police say a bicyclist was killed after colliding with an Amtrak Cascades passenger train in Bellingham.
The Bellingham Herald reports Bellingham Fire and Police...
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A trash truck driver who had marijuana in his system likely caused a fatal collision last year with an Amtrak train that was carrying Republican lawmakers, federal...
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Federal investigators released nearly 100 documents Tuesday that detail last year's fatal accident between a trash truck and an Amtrak train that was carrying Republican...
SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — Amtrak has expressed interest in building an up to $600 million passenger rail line between Minneapolis and the twin port cities of Duluth, Minnesota, and Superior,...
INDIO, Calif. (AP) — Transportation officials are working on using Amtrak train service to help alleviate notorious traffic heading to and from the annual Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals...
BEALETON, Va. (AP) — Authorities say an Amtrak train and a freight train headed opposite ways on parallel tracks in Virginia hit a car stuck at a rail crossing, but the four people escaped from...
Wire troubles disrupt Amtrak service in Pennsylvania
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Overhead wire troubles are disrupting Amtrak service in Pennsylvania.
Amtrak temporarily suspended trains Monday between Philadelphia and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, while...
CHICAGO (AP) — Amtrak officials say "human error" was the cause of switch and signal problems that delayed tens of thousands of Chicago commuters during Thursday's evening rush hour.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Members of New Mexico's congressional delegation have secured $3 million in matching funds to help complete safety upgrades and maintenance along the Southwest Chief train...
West Virginia’s New River Train won’t run this year
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A train service in southern West Virginia won't run this fall.
The nonprofit Collis P. Huntington Railroad Society says on its website the New River Train it has...
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Amtrak service unlikely to resume soon due to Sierra storm
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Amtrak passenger train service between Reno and Sacramento, California, is unlikely to resume until at least Friday because of a lingering winter storm that sent an avalanche...
The Latest: Amtrak may remain closed in Sierra into Friday
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on an avalanche that has shut down Amtrak's California Zephyr passenger train service between Reno and Sacramento, California (all times local):
Rail service resumes into, out of New York Penn Station
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Rail service has resumed into and out of the nation's busiest train station after an earlier wire problem.
Amtrak says the problem with overhead wires between New York's...
Passengers band together on train stuck in Oregon mountains
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Amtrak train with almost 200 people aboard hit downed trees during a blizzard and got stranded in the Oregon mountains for a day and a half, but passengers and crew banded...
The Latest: Amtrak train reaches station after delay in snow
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on an Amtrak train with 183 passengers that became stranded in Oregon (all times local):
An Amtrak train with 183 passengers aboard that had...
3 killed when Amtrak train collides with car identified
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State Police say three people were killed when their car collided with an Amtrak train near Kalamazoo.
Oshtemo Township Fire Chief Mark Barnes says no one on...
Lawmaker to seek money for Amtrak bus service in Asheville
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina lawmaker is making a push to link the city of Asheville to passenger rail service.
The Asheville Citizen Times reports Gaston County GOP Rep. John...
Amtrak modifies Keystone Service due to weather
NEW YORK (AP) — Amtrak is modifying its Keystone Service between New York and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, because of the impending winter storm.
Vermont gets more than $2M in Amtrak rail safety grants
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Agency of Transportation is getting more than $2 million for safety upgrades along the route of the Amtrak Vermonter, addressing conditions that resulted in a 2015 derailment.
The money from the Federal Railroad Administration will be used to correct slopes, repair culverts and install rock fall detection systems along the New England Central Railroad, which hosts the Amtrak service.
70-year-old man dies in collision with Amtrak train
BROOKFIELD, Wis. (AP) — A motorist has died in a crash with an Amtrak train in a Milwaukee suburb.
Lawmakers: US budget measure includes $50M for Amtrak route
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Lawmakers say a federal budget compromise approved by Congress and signed by President Donald Trump provides $50 million of additional federal funding to maintain Amtrak rail passenger service through New Mexico, Colorado and Kansas.
Hoosier State train route in jeopardy without state funding
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Supporters of an Amtrak line that runs between Indianapolis and Chicago are lobbying for sustained public funding of the rail service, while also recognizing the route's travel times and ridership levels need improvement.
NJ Transit settles back-payments with Amtrak for $182M
NEW YORK (AP) — New Jersey Transit paid $182 million to Amtrak to make good on missed payments for use of the Northeast Corridor line, state officials said Wednesday.
NJ Transit Executive Director Kevin Corbett and Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy announced the settlement Wednesday at New York's Penn Station alongside Amtrak CEO Tony Coscia.
Man killed after Amtrak train strikes vehicle in Kansas
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a 67-year-old man was killed after his vehicle was struck by an Amtrak train in Marion County.
The Marion County sheriff's office says a Jeep Liberty was on the tracks when it was struck at around 2:45 a.m. Tuesday by the westbound train.
Amtrak train slams into pickup truck on tracks
CHARLESTOWN, N.H. (AP) — Police in New Hampshire say an Amtrak train carrying 74 people slammed into a pickup truck shortly after the driver got out.
Police in Charlestown said the truck had gone over a guardrail and had landed on the railroad tracks on Sunday night. The driver had suffered minor injuries and was taken to a hospital. Shortly afterward, the Amtrak Vermonter train hit the man's vacated truck.
Amtrak begins restoring train service to frigid Chicago
CHICAGO (AP) — Amtrak is beginning to restore service out of Chicago after cancelling dozens of trains this week because of the extreme cold.
The passenger railroad said it will restore service on some routes Thursday, and all but one train is expected to operate on Friday.
Typically, Amtrak operated 55 trains a day to and from the busy hub of Chicago.
Deep freeze grips Chicago, cancels trains
Amtrak cancels all trains into and out of Chicago
CHICAGO (AP) — Extreme weather conditions have prompted Amtrak to cancel all trains into and out of Chicago.
Amtrak says short-distance and long-distance, overnight trains are cancelled for Wednesday. Short-distance services are also canceled on Thursday, and most long-distance services to or from Chicago are also not expected to operate Thursday.
An Amtrak spokesman says customers with reservations on the affected trains will be accommodated on trains with similar departure times on another day.
Textile exec accused of bribing Amtrak officer for contracts
MILFORD, Del. (AP) — A former textile manufacturing executive is accused of bribing an Amtrak employee to secure contracts worth millions for his Delaware employer.
Last stop for train station’s flipping departures board
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — It's the end of the line for the clickety-clacking departures board at Philadelphia's main train station.
Democratic U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle has been pushing to save the flipping board at 30th Street Station but announced it will be taken down over the weekend. Workers began dismantling it Thursday night.
Officials say the Solari board has grown obsolete. The removal is part of a modernization plan for the station.
The Latest: Bitter cold freezes US regions hit by storm
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the winter storm moving across the country (all times local):
A winter storm that covered parts of the Midwest and Northeast in snow and sleet this weekend has manifested into a bitter freeze.
The National Weather Service says temperatures across the Great Lakes, Ohio Valley and Mid-Atlantic will drop 10 to 20 degrees below average Monday, with wind chills as low as minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 40 Celsius) hitting the Northeast.
Amtrak train hits unoccupied vehicle on track in Indiana
CHESTERTON, Ind. (AP) — An Amtrak train from Chicago to Grand Rapids, Michigan, hit an unoccupied vehicle on the track in Indiana, but no passengers or crew were injured.
Amtrak says in a statement that the accident happened about 7:30 p.m. central time Sunday as the train carrying 163 passengers reached Chesterton, Indiana, 46 miles (74 kilometers) southeast of Chicago.
Amtrak train hits truck crossing tracks, truck driver hurt
LANEXA, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police say an Amtrak train hit a truck hauling a trailer, leaving the truck's driver with minor injuries.
Police said in a statement that the Ford work truck was crossing railroad tracks in Kent County, east of Richmond, on Friday morning when the train hit the truck, flipping it on its roof. The train didn't derail, but flying debris damaged a mobile home and another vehicle.
Amtrak modifies service because of winter storms
WASHINGTON (AP) — Amtrak is modifying service in the Northeast and Midwest because of winter storms moving through the region.
The Capitol Limited, from Chicago to Washington, and the Lake Shoe Limited, from Chicago to New York, are canceled on Saturday.
Amtrak service restored in Northeast after NYC wire is fixed
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Amtrak trains are back on track between New York and Connecticut after a downed power wire disrupted rail service in the Northeast for several hours.
Amtrak officials say an overhead wire that powers the trains came down Friday morning near Pelham Bay in the Bronx. It was repaired by the early afternoon. All service between New York and New Haven, Connecticut, was suspended, affecting all Amtrak trains in and out of New England.
Holcomb’s budget proposal would end Amtrak line subsidy
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Eric Holcomb's proposed state budget would end Indiana's annual subsidy for an Amtrak line that runs between Indianapolis and Chicago.
Under the Republican governor's proposed budget , the Hoosier State Line would no longer receive $3 million in annual state support after June 30, 2019.
Historic rail car to be moved for Maricopa overpass project
MARICOPA, Ariz. (AP) — An historic rail car will be relocated a short distance from its current location in Maricopa as part of a construction of an overpass to carry a bust state highway over Union Pacific train tracks.
City officials said the Silver Horizon domed observation car will be moved Thursday from the Amtrak station next to State Route 347 to a nearby site next to the Maricopa Unified School's District headquarters.
High-speed rail from St. Louis to Chicago faces more delays
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Railway commuters traveling between St. Louis and Chicago have yet to see faster rail journeys, despite most of the Amtrak corridor's $1.95 billon upgrade concluding a year ago.
Planners want to keep Amtrak moving in SW Michigan
ST. JOSEPH, Mich. (AP) — Planners in southwestern Michigan are trying to keep a passenger train operating between Chicago and Grand Rapids.
Southern California Amtrak reservation center to close
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — About 500 workers at an Amtrak reservation center in Southern California are being offered a $15,000 allowance to relocate to a Philadelphia call center or a one-time $10,000 severance payout.
Southern California News Group reports employees of the soon-to-close Riverside reservation center learned of their choices Wednesday.
Train service delayed after truck gets stuck on tracks
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Police say a California man's truck got stuck after he drove onto train tracks in western Washington state, delaying Amtrak and Burlington Northern train service.
The Olympian reports Centralia police arrested the 29-year-old man of Valley Village, California, on suspicion of misdemeanor obstructing or delaying trains Friday night.