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.
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.
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.
One hundred years and counting. Baltimore’s Penn Station marked its centennial anniversary Wednesday.
Health alert on the train. A person carrying a very contagious illness came through the Baltimore area.
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.
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.
Cumberland officials say nearly $300,000 worth of upgrades to the city’s Amtrak station will help strengthen the link between the passenger line and a Pittsburgh-to-Washington bicycle route.
Power problems on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor continue to cause headaches for rail travelers despite millions spent to upgrade aging equipment.
Amtrak officials are eyeing an electrical substation in Richmond, Va., as the possible source of a voltage problem that halted trains between New York and Philadelphia.
Amtrak says an engine failed on a northbound Northeast Regional train, leaving passengers stranded and without air conditioning for about two hours on a sweltering afternoon.
Amtrak’s exhibit train is making its next stop in Baltimore.