NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut who was struck and killed by an Amtrak train has been identified.
Amtrak officials said 23-year-old Milford man Patrick Lapenna was trespassing on the MetroNorth train tracks on Friday in West Haven when he was hit by Train 178 headed east to Boston.
CHICAGO (AP) — A man wanted on a murder warrant in California was fatally shot during an exchange of gunfire with Amtrak police when officers tried to take him into custody on the platform of Chicago's Union Station, authorities said.
LEXINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man has been hit and killed by a passenger train, the second such accident in the same county in two days, a sheriff's office said Wednesday.
The Davidson County Sheriff’s Office said emergency personnel responded around 6:44 a.m.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Lower College Street in Burlington will be closed to vehicles for a month starting Friday as railroad track improvements are made near the waterfront for the long-awaited extension of the Amtrak train service from Rutland to Burlington.
ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. (AP) — Vermont’s busiest Amtrak station could be getting a $3.5 million facelift with the help of a federal appropriation.
The Essex Junction station is much as it was when it was built in the 1950s, and it's showing its age.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A government agency turned down objections from freight railroads Friday and let Amtrak move ahead with procedural work to resume passenger train service between New Orleans and Mobile.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A woman was killed when her car was struck by a train, authorities said.
The crash happened Monday morning in the Mid-City neighborhood when her car went onto the tracks, WWL-TV reported.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Celebrations were held at Amtrak stations across Vermont on Monday to mark the return of passenger rail service to the state.
Both the Vermonter train and the Ethan Allen Express resume passenger service on Monday.
ESSEX, Vt. (AP) — The village of Essex Junction is seeking to improve its Amtrak station.
The chair of the board of trustees told WCAX-TV that the board has requested $3 million in federal funding to renovate the train station and give it a modern look.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Amtrak rail passenger service, significantly reduced during the COVID-19 pandemic, will resume full service on Monday.
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced last week that the full pre-pandemic schedule will return with trains between Chicago and points south and west in Illinois.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An Amtrak passenger train from New Orleans to Chicago collided with a semi-trailer, killing two people who were not on board, damaging the train engine and forcing it to terminate the route in Mississippi, authorities said Friday.
PALATKA, Fla. (AP) — An Amtrak passenger train traveling from Miami up the East Coast smashed into an attached trailer that was idled on the track, sending three people to the hospital with minor injuries, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
DUMMERSTON, Vt. (AP) — The New England Central Railroad expects to have a washout repaired in time for the Amtrak Vermonter to resume passenger service for the first time since the pandemic started, an official said Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — As Congress eyes an infrastructure package, a coalition of transportation agencies and Amtrak on Wednesday released a 15-year plan of rail improvements for the congested Northeast Corridor that would boost daily train routes and significantly speed travel on Acela express lines.
DETROIT (AP) — Amtrak is betting big on a return of ridership.
The nation’s passenger railroad wants to replace its nearly half-century-old fleet with state-of-the-art trains that can operate on electricity or diesel fuel.
BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — Amtrak's Downeaster passenger rail service is steaming toward pre-pandemic norms as the coronavirus recedes in New England.
Ridership for June will exceed 25,000 passengers, compared to 48,284 riders in June 2019, but just 768 in June 2020, said Patricia Quinn, executive director of the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority.
DETROIT (AP) — Amtrak plans to spend $7.3 billion to replace 83 passenger trains, some nearly a half-century old, though much of the funding must still be approved by Congress.
Amtrak said Wednesday that under the contract with German manufacturer Siemens AG, some of the trains will be hybrids, able to operate on diesel fuel and electricity where wires are available.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Officials are planning a celebration to mark the return of Amtrak passenger trains to Vermont later this month.
The July 19 event at the Montpelier Amtrak station will also include officials from the town of Berlin and the Vermont Agency of Transportation.
DENVER (AP) — Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has signed off on the creation of a new taxing district to coordinate the creation of a Front Range passenger railway up and down the Interstate 25 corridor.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A second Amtrak passenger train that will run between St. Paul and Chicago is expected to begin daily service in 2024, after Minnesota lawmakers set aside $10 million for the project.
RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — The long-awaited extension of the Amtrak line from Rutland to Burlington may be delayed until later in 2022 because of issues in the supply chain.
Vermont Rail Action Network Executive Director Christopher Parker told the Rutland Herald on Monday that work is under way at the station in Rutland and the yard and station in Burlington, but some parts are proving difficult to get.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Replacing Amtrak’s Baltimore & Potomac Tunnel will take a least a decade or more to complete. But the $4 billion rail project has officially begun. And officials say it will eliminate the biggest passenger rail bottleneck between Washington and New Jersey.
NEW HAVEN, Vt. (AP) — A 19th-century train depot near the railroad line in New Haven will be moved to make way for Amtrak passenger trains.
The 1850s brick building had to be either torn down or moved to make way for the scheduled Amtrak route through the junction because it is too close to the tracks.
MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Proponents of expanding passenger rail service through Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas hope an anticipated influx of federal infrastructure funding will get the the long-discussed route off the ground.
McCOMB, Miss. (AP) — A massive fire wrecked a Mississippi city's train depot and museum, a beloved restored landmark that dates back to McComb's founding as a railroad town.
No cause has been immediately determined for the fire that broke out Sunday in the north end of the building in which the museum’s office and archives were housed.
KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Amtrak's Empire Builder train has resumed daily service from Chicago to Seattle and Portland, including a dozen stops along Montana's Hi-Line, after cutbacks made due to the pandemic.
SEATTLE (AP) — In another hopeful sign that the travel industry is bouncing back in Washington state after pandemic-induced lows last year, Amtrak says it will restore daily service on 12 long distance routes across the country, including two that run through Seattle.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Amtrak is resuming full passenger rail service across Illinois as the number of COVID-19 cases are falling.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker this week that the full long-distance interstate schedule restores service on four state-sponsored lines.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — L.L. Bean's flagship store returned to 24-hour operations and Amtrak's Downeaster resumed its full schedule on Monday, marking moves toward normalcy during the pandemic...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — President Joe Biden didn't want to be anywhere else Friday than helping his Amtrak family celebrate 50 years on the rails.
“I wouldn't have missed this for the world,” he said at Amtrak's station in Philadelphia, where he used the occasion to plug his $2.3 trillion infrastructure proposal.
SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on a National Transportation Safety Board meeting about a fatal Amtrak derailment south of Seattle (all times local):...
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 investigators concluded Thursday...
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):
Amtrak passenger train service between Reno and Sacramento is unlikely to resume Thursday and may remain suspended Friday because of a fierce winter storm.
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 together during the ordeal that ended Tuesday...
Amtrak service between New York City and New Haven has been suspended because of a downed catenary wire.
All service between New Haven and New York will be suspended for a minimum of three hours.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — They're aboard because they love trains: The pilot from New Orleans, the computer consultant from New Jersey, the retired tax lawyer from Florida, the computer accounting consultant from Queens and his mother, the retired corporate executive, the computer scientist from Florida's Space Coast...
As railroads across the nation race to complete a congressional deadline for installing safety technology, Amtrak is threatening to substitute buses for trains on lines that lack the equipment, triggering a furious response from the mostly rural areas.
Work on the rail tracks between Springfield, Mass. and Windsor will affect some service on the CTrail Hartford Line and Amtrak starting this weekend, the state Department of Transportation has announced.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — In the dark of night, three travelers advanced inexorably toward tragedy.
Accompanied by her parents on her first train trip, 11-year-old Andrea Chancey couldn't sleep despite the steady rocking of the Amtrak coach...
WILMINGTON — No one was injured after a southbound Amtrak train struck an unoccupied vehicle on the New River Road crossing of the Union Pacific tracks on Thursday.
The owner of the 2001 Hyundai, Joseph Hernandez, of Kankakee, and a witness told investigators he was crossing the tracks when his car broke down just before 6:30 p.m., according to Wilmington police.
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on a third nor'easter in two weeks to pound the storm-weary Northeast (all times local):...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal investigators are still looking at how CSX railway crews routed an Amtrak train into a parked freight train in Cayce, South Carolina, last weekend...
CAYCE, S.C. (AP) — Railway signals were out while crews installed a safety system that could have prevented the exact type of crash that killed two people in South Carolina when an Amtrak train was diverted to a side track and slammed head-on into an empty freight train, authorities said Monday...
CAYCE, S.C. (AP) — Federal investigators spent a second day Monday at the site of a deadly train crash in South Carolina, where an Amtrak train was mistakenly sent off a main track and down a side spur - and into a parked freight train...
CAYCE, S.C. (AP) — An Amtrak passenger train slammed into a parked freight train in the early-morning darkness Sunday after a thrown switch sent it hurtling down a side track, authorities said. Two Amtrak crew members were killed, and more than 100 people were injured.
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ST. LOUIS — A Missouri man who is already facing two terrorism charges after allegedly stopping an Amtrak train in Nebraska is now facing four federal gun charges in St. Louis.
The president of a Maryland teachers union has come under fire for mocking the deadly crash Wednesday of an Amtrak train carrying Republican lawmakers.
Rep. Andy Harris called Thursday for the resignation of Ryan Burbey, president of the Harford County (Md.) Education Association, over a Facebook post that labeled the crash "karma."
A white man who was involved with neo-Nazi groups and who attended a "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville has been charged with terrorism for attempting to wreck an Amtrak train, according to a criminal complaint filed in US District Court.