WASHINGTON — The speeding Amtrak train that crashed in Philadelphia last year, killing eight people, most likely ran off the rails because the engineer was distracted by word of a nearby commuter train getting hit by a rock, federal investigators ...Read More »
Rep. Elijah Cummings is pushing for Amtrak officials to make progress on the long awaited redevelopment of Baltimore’s Penn Station. The Baltimore Sun reports that Amtrak CEO Joseph Boardman said Friday that nine firms are interested in the project, but ...Read More »
CUMBERLAND — The National Park Service is seeking volunteers to tell Amtrak passengers about the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park. The agency said in a statement Wednesday that volunteers have been providing narration aboard Amtrak’s Capitol Limited train ...Read More »
Baltimore announced its latest step in trying to improve the impression the city leaves on travelers coming into and departing town on Amtrak or MARC trains. On Monday, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, city officials and community members celebrated the start of ...Read More »
Amtrak is boarding a baggage fee bandwagon that has generated billions in revenue for the airline industry. The passenger train operator will start on Thursday charging $20 to passengers who exceed limits for carry-on and personal items. Amtrak spokesman Marc ...Read More »
PHILADELPHIA — Amtrak passengers are facing delays along the Northeast Corridor because of the weather. Trains are running late between Philadelphia and Washington. Keystone Service between Philadelphia and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, is temporarily suspended. Severe thunderstorms have downed trees and power ...
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