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Amtrak To Run Test Trains At 165 MPH In Northeast

Amtrak is going to break the speed limit this week 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.

09/24/2012

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Preservationists Warn About Union Station Changes

Preservationists say proposed upgrades to Washington’s Union Station could jeopardize its standing as an architectural icon.

08/06/2012

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Amtrak Says Service Restored Between D.C. And Philadelphia

Amtrak says service has been restored between Washington and Philadelphia, but delays are expected for the next two hours.

06/10/2012

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Amtrak Service Restarts Between D.C., New York

Amtrak says service has restarted between Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia after service was suspended for about four hours by overhead wire problems.

05/27/2012

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Md. Transit Planners Reconsider Purple Line Bridge

Maryland transit planners are considering cutting costs for the Purple Line light rail project by eliminating a bridge over Connecticut Avenue and having trains cross on road in Chevy Chase instead.

03/02/2012

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Lawmaker: Amtrak Can Keep Northeast Corridor Line

The chairman of the House Transportation Committee says he’ll no longer demand the government take away the Washington-to-Boston train line that is Amtrak’s crown jewel.

11/09/2011

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Amtrak Adding Free Wi-Fi On A Dozen Of Its Routes

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.

11/01/2011

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Amtrak Hits Record 30 Million Passengers

Amtrak officials say their trains carried over 30 million passengers in the past 12 months, the most in one year since the passenger railroad was created four decades ago.

10/13/2011

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Baltimore’s Penn Station Marks Its 100-Year Anniversary

One hundred years and counting. Baltimore’s Penn Station marked its centennial anniversary Wednesday.

09/14/2011

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Amtrak Passenger With Measles Traveled Through Parts Of Md.

Health alert on the train. A person carrying a very contagious illness came through the Baltimore area.

08/22/2011

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Amtrak Brings ‘Great Migration’ Exhibit To D.C., Md.

Amtrak is opening a new exhibit at Washington’s Union Station to recount the history of the “Great Migration” of Southern blacks moving to the North early in the 20th century.

08/20/2011

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Heat Affects Electrical Wires On MARC, Amtrak

The Maryland Transit Administration says the heat has caused electrical lines to sag and has forced single-track operations on the Penn Line between Washington and New Carrollton.

07/22/2011

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