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Amtrak looking for next-generation high-speed trainsets

Posted: July 8, 2014 in Amtrak, Featured

Amtrak is looking to acquire new high-speed trainsets that will supplement and eventually replace its Acela Express in use on the Northeast Corridor (NEC).

MARTA Returns to Six-Car Trains on Red, Gold Lines

Posted: May 26, 2014 in Commuter Rail, Featured

MARTA is adding more rail cars to its Red and Gold line trains as part of ongoing transit system improvements that have recently included more frequent service and shorter customer wait times, the agency announced.

London Tube strike cancelled

Posted: May 5, 2014 in Commuter Rail, Featured

The planned 72-hour tube strike has been canceled.

London Tube workers set to strike again

Posted: May 4, 2014 in Commuter Rail, Featured

A 72-hour Tube strike is set to commence Monday evening, a week after workers walked out over a plan to shutter ticket booths.

Another London Tube Strike Set for Monday

Posted: May 3, 2014 in Commuter Rail, Featured, World

A 72-hour tube strike is set to commence Monday evening, according to published reports.

Blue Ridge Scenic Railway Takes a Trip Back in Time Through N. Ga. Mountains

Posted: March 30, 2014 in Featured, Features

The Blue Ridge Scenic Railway has been ferrying tourists and railfans between Blue Ridge, Ga., and the Georgia-Tennessee state line since 1998. The heritage railroad train departs from the historic 1906 Louisville & Nashville Railroad depot in downtown Blue Ridge and treks northward for an hour, providing riders with a beautiful view of the scenic North Georgia landscape.

Amtrak wants 16 percent more in federal funding for FY2015

Posted: March 30, 2014 in Amtrak, Featured

Amtrak wants federal taxpayers to pony up 16 percent more in funding for the upcoming Fiscal Year 2015, according to a new request from the railroad. For the fiscal year, which starts Oct. 1, the railroad is asking for $1.62 billion in federal support. Amtrak received approximately $1.4 billion from in federal funds for the current fiscal year.

Breaking Down the Amtrak Long-Distance Consist

Posted: November 29, 2013 in Amtrak, Featured, Features, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina

Amtrak’s long-distance trains between New York and southern destinations more or less look like a compilation of the first dozen or so cars the railroad could find. But, the consists are usually the same from trip to trip. Between New York and Washington, the train is pulled by an AEM-7 or an HHP-8, both electric […]

Northeast Corridor Must Not be Taken for Granted, Amtrak Head Says

Posted: November 15, 2013 in Amtrak, Featured, Features, New Jersey, New York, News

The Northeast Corridor is an “asset of national importance” and requires significant upgrades in order ensure it remains in good working order, the head of Amtrak recently told a subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation.

Amtrak Set to Begin Testing New Long-Distance Passenger Cars

Posted: November 1, 2013 in Amtrak, Featured, Features, New York, News

Amtrak is planning to start field testing its new long-distance passenger rail cars this winter. Once in service on long-distance routes such as the New York-to-New Orleans Crescent and the New-York-to-Miami Silver Service routes, the cars will replace Amtrak’s heritage fleet of equipment. Some of the railroad’s heritage fleet dates to the 1940s. The new […]