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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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Cumberland Eyes Better Amtrak-Bicyclist Link

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.

07/05/2011

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Rail Power Problems Persist Despite Upgrades

Power problems on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor continue to cause headaches for rail travelers despite millions spent to upgrade aging equipment.

06/24/2011

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Amtrak Probing Cause Of Second Disruption In 3 Days

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.

06/23/2011

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Engine Failure Leaves Amtrak Riders Stranded, Hot

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.

06/12/2011

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Exhibit Train Visits Baltimore’s Penn Station

Amtrak’s exhibit train is making its next stop in Baltimore.

05/20/2011

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