Sep 11, 2013

Amtrak service restored between Philadelphia, D.C.

WASHINGTON — Amtrak says train service between Philadelphia and Washington has been restored after being suspended because of damaged overhead wires. Spokesman Craig Schulz says passengers should expect delays as crews continue repairing the system and restoring the second track for service. Rail service had been suspended earlier Wednesday after overhead wires were damaged in […]

Jun 18, 2013

Amtrak: Subsidy cuts would jeopardize service

WASHINGTON — Amtrak’s president says long-distance trains and some short-haul routes would be jeopardized and service in the busy Northeast corridor might have to be slowed if federal subsidy cuts proposed by a House subcommittee are realized. Iowa Republican Rep. Tom Latham is chairman of the House Appropriations Committee’s transportation subcommittee. He proposed a fiscal [&hellip[...]

Oct 10, 2012

FY 2012 was good year for Amtrak

Amtrak said Wednesday it set records for ridership and ticket revenue for the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, 2012.

Oct 9, 2012

Amtrak service disrupted from D.C. to Delaware

WASHINGTON — Amtrak says it has partially restored service between Washington and Wilmington, Del., following a power outage. The rail service said one track had been reopened and was operating at regular speed Tuesday morning. It was not clear when further repair work would be completed. The service disruption was caused by downed wires south […]

Sep 26, 2012

Wilmington propane leak disrupts rail operations

WILMINGTON, Del. — Amtrak was forced to briefly suspend rail traffic in the Wilmington area while firefighters worked to control a propane leak in an Amtrak yard on the north side of the city. Authorities said the 500-gallon propane tank leak Wednesday morning was isolated to areas within the Amtrak facility off Vandever Ave. No […]

Sep 24, 2012

Amtrak to run test trains at 165 mph in Northeast

TRENTON, N.J. — Amtrak is going to break the speed limit in the Northeast Corridor. The rail service announced Monday it will operate test trains overnight at 165 mph in four stretches from Maryland to Massachusetts. Acela Express equipment will be used for the tests, which were to start at about 10:30 p.m. Monday in […]

Jul 27, 2012

Real Estate Weekly – 7/27/12

Mahan Rykiel creates plan for Children’s Inn playground Mahan Rykiel Associates Inc., a Baltimore-based landscape architecture, urban design and planning firm, designed a new playground/park for children seeking treatment at the National Institutes of Health campus in Bethesda. The first phase of the Children’s Inn playground was completed Monday by more than 150 volunteers from […]

Jul 25, 2012

Amtrak proposes $7B for Union Station upgrades

WASHINGTON — Amtrak is proposing a $7 billion to upgrade Union Station in Washington to turn it into a high-speed rail hub for the Northeast. The Washington Post reports that a plan to be unveiled Wednesday afternoon calls for doubling the number of trains the station can accommodate. Amtrak would add new platforms, tracks and […]

Feb 21, 2012

Cumberland Holiday Inn sold for $3.6M

CUMBERLAND — The Holiday Inn in downtown Cumberland has a new owner. The Cumberland Times-News reported Monday that CHPHC Hotel LLC of New York bought the 130-room property Feb. 8 from Maryland Motel Management Inc. State tax records list the sale price at $3.6 million. That’s $1.3 million less than the 2005 sale price of $4.9 […]

Dec 29, 2011

Gas line break delays trains through Baltimore

Amtrak is seeing brief delays through Baltimore after workers ruptured a gas line near Penn Station. Workers performing work for Amtrak ruptured the line Thursday afternoon. Amtrak spokeswoman Danelle Hunter says trains are using one track through the station and that is delaying trains by three to 10 minutes through Baltimore. Baltimore Gas and Electric […]

Nov 1, 2011

Amtrak adding free Wi-Fi on a dozen of its routes

WASHINGTON — Amtrak has announced it is extending free wireless internet to about a dozen East Coast routes, including the Northeast Regional trains running from Boston to Virginia Beach. The Wi-Fi service known as Amtrak Connect has already been available on Acela Express trains in the Northeast. The Washington Post reported the free wireless expansion […]

Oct 7, 2011

Purple Line gets federal OK for preliminary engineering

ANNAPOLIS — A 16-mile light rail proposal between Bethesda and New Carrollton has received federal approval to move into a preliminary engineering phase, Gov. Martin O’Malley announced Friday. The approval by the Federal Transit Administration means the project moves to preparation of more detailed plans, cost estimates and environmental studies. “It’s their concurrence that we[...]

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