Hoping to get ahead of the storm, airlines have already begun to cancel flights and issue fee waivers to travelers. Amtrak also is suspending some service Wednesday.
Airlines canceled thousands of flights, mostly in the Northeast, and Amtrak suspended service along the Northeast Corridor, from Washington to Boston.
Amtrak rolled out 15% student, senior and disabled passenger ticket discounts for trains serving Southern and Northern California as well as the Central Valley. The rail service’s California Everyday Discounts program is designed to provide a break on prices for short-distance travel in the Golden...
A garbage truck was on the tracks despite lowered safety gates when it was struck by a train carrying Republican lawmakers in a fatal crash last month in rural Virginia, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said on Wednesday. Show More Summary
The driver of a trash truck appears to have maneuvered around rail crossing safety gates and onto the tracks, putting him and his two passengers into the path of an Amtrak train, federal safety officials said Wednesday.
Amtrak will stop running trains on some U.S. tracks if they don't have satellite-based train-control systems operating by the end of this year, CEO Richard Anderson told a congressional committee Thursday morning.
By Robert Niles: Now Disneyland visitors can get a discount on Disney theme park experience typically associated with the Tokyo and Paris resorts ? taking the train to the parks. Amtrak is offering free kids' tickets to Anaheim on its Pacific Surfliner as part of a promotion with the Disneyland Resort. Show More Summary
Penny-Pinching on Positive Train Control Amtrak trains have been involved in four deaths since December 2017, including the most recent tragedy in South Carolina that killed two crew members and injured more than 100 passengers. The...Show More Summary
The Amtrak conductor killed in Sunday's train collision "was forced to endure the horrendous fear of his pending demise."
Amtrak is investigating after two train cars broke apart early Monday morning in Maryland due to a "mechanical issue," an official said.
A high-speed Amtrak struck a person walking along the tracks in the Bronx Wednesday, police said.
Reports are developing that the recent and tragic crash of an AmTrak train, running on CSX rails, might have been avoided if a safety feature called a “positive train control” (PTC) had been employed at the time. This is technology what one of our firm’s partners wrote about on May 14, 2015 and a safety... Show More Summary
Brendan Smialowski/Getty Corey El was on an Amtrak train from Penn Station to Niagara Falls last Thursday when he says a Border Patrol officer approached his seat. “He asked me, ‘Are you an American citizen?’” he said. “I scoffed at him and said, ‘Yeah.’” El quickly got out his phone and took a video of U.S. Show More Summary
According to the New York Post, an Amtrak train bound for Penn Station broke apart traveling 125 mph on Tuesday. Photo credit: New York Post New York Post reports: A high-speed Amtrak train bound for Penn Station broke apart as it was cruising through Maryland on Tuesday, sources told The Post. Show More Summary
After two fatal crashes, Amtrak had its third incident within a week when two cars separated on a train traveling at 125 mph.
A number of fatal Amtrak accidents in recent months is focusing renewed attention on the passenger railroad and its safety record.
Image via Alex Wong/Getty Images Amtrak Disintegrates While Traveling 125 MPH It’s been an ugly 2018 for Amtrak and its passengers. According to DailyMail, one of the carriers engines suddenly shredded into pieces while traveling 125 MPH from New
No one was injured in the incident, but Amtrak officials are inspecting all Acela trains.
The incident follows a spate of fatal accidents involving Amtrak trains in recent months.
Amtrak just can’t catch a break as the agency is once again making the news for all the wrong reasons. This time it comes from a train that was headed to New York’s Penn Station from Washington D.C. when it broke apart as it was going 125 mph. Danielle Furfaro of the New York Post […]