Rail Officials Push 15-Year Plan To Boost Northeast CorridorAs Congress eyes an infrastructure package, a coalition of transportation agencies and Amtrak on Wednesday released a 15-year plan of rail improvements for the congested Northeast Corridor that would boost daily train routes and significantly speed travel on Acela express lines.
Amtrak To Build New, Modern Fleet Of Trains For Total of $7.3BAmtrak will contract with Siemens Mobility Inc. to build a new fleet of at least 83 multipowered trains with further options for up to 130 additional trains to support Amtrak growth plans. The new fleet also will have modern amenities to better serve Amtrak customers, according to a company statement.
Baltimore's Penn Station Getting $90 Million Upgrade This SpringServing three million passengers a year, Baltimore's Penn Station is Amtrak's eighth busiest station in the United States, and now they're making a $90 million investment to upgrade the facilities.
Man Struck, Killed By Amtrak Train In Southwest BaltimorePolice are investigating after a man was struck by an Amtrak train in Southwest Baltimore late Saturday night.
Renovations To Baltimore's Penn Station Expected To Begin Late This Year Or In Early 2021Baltimore is getting a better look at a planned redevelopment of Penn Station.
Amtrak, MARC Trains Delayed Between New Carrollton, DC Due To 'Trespasser Incident'Numerous trains between Baltimore and Washington, D.C., have been delayed Tuesday afternoon due to what Amtrak called a "trespasser incident."
Amtrak Now Requiring All Passengers To Wear Facial CoveringsAmtrak’s new policy requires passengers to cover their nose and mouth while in stations, on trains, and on thruway buses, with exceptions when customers are eating, in private rooms or seated alone.
Coronavirus Latest: Amtrak Acela Service To Return In June With Modified ScheduleAmtrak's Acela service will start back up on June 1 after it was suspended in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
'It Looks Like A Ghost Town': Baltimore's Penn Station Quiet Amid Massive Drop In Amtrak Ridership Due To PandemicNationwide, Amtrak ridership is down 95 percent. Baltimore's Penn Station has also seen a major drop in traffic.
Amtrak Suspends Acela Nonstop Service Between DC, New York Due To Reducing Demand Amid Coronavirus OutbreakAmtrak announced Friday it is suspending Acela Nonstop service between Washington D.C. and New York because of coronavirus reducing demand for travel.
Civil Rights Attorney Sherrilyn Ifill's Tweets She Was Asked To Give Up Train Seat On Baltimore-Bound Amtrak TrainThe spokesman said the company is looking into the matter to prevent similar situations in the future.
Newly Renovated BWI Rail Station OpensA newly renovated rail station will soon greet thousands of travelers headed to BWI Airport.
Lost Your AirPods On Subway Track? Don't Jump Down To Grab Them, Officials SayEven though many users said they're trendy and convenient, maintenance crews around the country are now finding the wireless earbuds on train tracks and on the floors of subway systems.
Acela Nonstop Service Shortens Trip Between DC, New York City To 2.5 HoursAmtrak's new Acela Nonstop service will cut down the time commuters will spend on the rails, promising a trip time of around two-and-a-half hours between New York City and Washington, D.C.
Cargo Train Derails In Odenton, MarylandA cargo train has derailed in Odenton Friday afternoon.