Sep 15, 2015

Teenage boy struck, killed by Amtrak train in Md.

BOYDS — Police and fire officials say an Amtrak train struck and killed a teenage boy who was on the tracks in Maryland north of Washington. Rail service was halted in the area for hours. Montgomery County Police say 16-year-old John Martin DeReggi Jr. of Boyds was hit about 4:45 p.m. Monday in Boyds, a […]

Jul 1, 2015

Amtrak trains delayed between Philly and DC

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 lines along the tracks. Amtrak says crews are assessing the damage and making repairs to [[...]

Jun 29, 2015

Family of Ecolab VP killed in train crash sues Amtrak

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The family of a businessman killed when a speeding passenger train derailed near Philadelphia accused Amtrak of negligence and outrageous conduct in a wrongful-death lawsuit filed Monday. The May 12 crash killed eight people, including businessman Robert Gildersleeve Jr. of Elkridge, Maryland, and injured more than 200. More than a dozen lawsuits […]

May 18, 2015

Amtrak trains running again between Philadelphia, New York

PHILADELPHIA — Amtrak trains began rolling again between Philadelphia and New York early Monday, the first time since a train derailment almost a week ago killed eight people and injured more than 200 others. Amtrak resumed service along the corridor with a 5:30 a.m. southbound train leaving New York City. The first northbound train, scheduled […]

May 13, 2015

Officials say wrecked Amtrak train was going faster than 100 mph

PHILADELPHIA — The Amtrak train that crashed in Philadelphia, killing at least seven people, was hurtling at more than 100 mph before it ran off the rails along a sharp curve where the speed limit is just 50 mph, federal investigators said Wednesday. The engineer at the controls refused to give a statement to authorities […]

Feb 17, 2015

Congressman pushes for pets on Amtrak

When Republican congressman Jeff Denham of California tried to take his French bulldog with him on Amtrak a couple of years back, he learned that only service dogs were allowed aboard. It’s a policy he’s been trying to change ever since, and he appears to be gaining momentum. Denham chairs a House subcommittee overseeing the […]

Jan 26, 2015

Amtrak will modify northeast service to brace for snow storm

Amtrak has announced that it will modify service for the Northeast Corridor on Monday in response to the snow storm.

Dec 8, 2014

Justices question Amtrak’s regulatory role

Supreme Court justices exchanged conflicting viewpoints Monday on whether Amtrak had the legal authority to help craft federal regulations over the use of railroad tracks.

Oct 27, 2014

Amtrak sets rider record in Northeast

(AP) Amtrak’s two busiest routes have set ridership records. Amtrak says the Acela Express and the Northeast Regional lines carried 11.6 million riders in fiscal year 2014, which ended Sept. 30. That’s a 3.3 percent increase from last fiscal year’s ridership of 11.2 million. It also marks a 17 percent increase from fiscal year 2009, […]

Aug 7, 2014

Passing through Perryville: Two crude-oil trains a day

A Baltimore judge ultimately will decide whether two national railroad companies can prevent a state agency from releasing information about their shipments of crude oil through Maryland.

Jun 11, 2014

Study of aging Baltimore rail tunnel moves forward

Federal and state officials and Amtrak are studying ways to improve a 141-year-old tunnel that carries passenger trains through Baltimore.

Feb 12, 2014

Amtrak suspends some trains ahead of winter storm

Amtrak is suspending some trains as a winter storm threatens the South and the Northeast.

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