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November 26, 2014

Amtrak reports record revenue

Covered 93% of its operating costs with ticket sales and other revenues, up from 89% the year before. In addition, Amtrak’s unaudited federally funded operating loss of approximately $227 million was the lowest level since 1973.


November 19, 2014

Amtrak calls for investigation of 2 freight operators

Agency says Norfolk Southern Railway and CSX Transportation are causing unacceptable delays for passengers traveling between Chicago and Washington, D.C., on the Capitol Limited service.


November 17, 2014

ARTIC: Newest SoCal transit hub opens in December

City officials said the transit station’s design mimics the high ceilings of Union Station, as well as other great train stations in New York, Chicago and Philadelphia.


October 29, 2014

Amtrak forms 'Blue Ribbon Panel' to address Chicago rail gridlock

Panel members on the Chicago Gateway Initiative include Jack Quinn, former U.S. Congressman and past chairman of the U.S. House Railroads Subcommittee; Linda Morgan, former chair of the Surface Transportation Board; and Tom Carper, Amtrak board member and past chairman.


October 24, 2014

FRA frees up Chicago rail 'chokepoint'

The Englewood Flyover separates Rock Island District Metra commuter trains from Amtrak passenger trains and freight trains traveling on the Norfolk Southern corridor and will relieve Metra riders of more than 7,500 annual passenger hours of delay.


October 16, 2014

Amtrak taps Siemens for static frequency converter work

Order includes the delivery, installation and commissioning of two 30-megawatt converter units as well as the integration of the multilevel traction converter into the existing Amtrak 25-Hertz traction power supply network to enable parallel operation with the existing converters.


October 8, 2014

Report details needed work to fix Amtrak N.Y. tunnels

The report underscores the urgency to advance the Gateway Program, which includes building new, two-track tunnel capacity under the Hudson River that can help alleviate service impacts to the region as the needed work on the tunnels is underway.


October 2, 2014

Amtrak adding new amenities to Hoosier State service

The addition of the amenities is effective immediately. Amtrak is demonstrating its capabilities while it continues to operate this service under an Indiana Department of Transportation contract extension through Jan. 31, 2015.


September 24, 2014

All Aboard Ohio proposes increased Cincinnati-Chicago rail service

Currently, the only option is a 2 a.m. Amtrak train three days a week. The plan simply calls for increased rail service at reasonable hours.


September 19, 2014

House panel approves Amtrak overhaul

The Northeast Corridor operating between Boston and Washington also would be the only part of the passenger rail system to qualify for high-speed rail funding – to improve the speed of its Acela trains.


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