October 30, 2013
Explained that the process of aging and decaying infrastructure is gradually eroding the serviceability of the railroad as underfunding takes its toll. Lost riders and revenues are the clearest manifestation of the problem when a failure occurs.
October 9, 2013
As a precaution, trains were shut down for more than an hour on Wednesday. The agency is investigating the issue.
June 26, 2013
The three-year Niantic River Bridge Replacement Project provides improved operational reliability for rail passengers along the Northeast Corridor with increased train speeds, less disruption to the boating community and expanded beach access to area residents.
May 20, 2013
Electric locomotives are being assembled in Siemens’ Sacramento, Calif., rail manufacturing plant powered by renewable energy, with parts built from its plants in Norwood, Ohio, Alpharetta, Ga., and Richland, Miss., and nearly 70 suppliers, representing more than 60 cities and 23 states.
April 9, 2013
Was the single best month ever in the history of the service. October, December and January each set individual monthly records as well.
January 23, 2013
Partnership advances each of their respective HSR programs, and could create efficiencies by ordering trains of similar specifications and develop a U.S. standard for HSR train equipment that can be manufactured and supplied domestically and produced for the rest of the world. An RFP could be issued by September, 2013 with an order placed during 2014.
January 9, 2013
Amtrak also plans to upgrade electrical wiring and signals on a straight, high-speed section of the Northeast Corridor from New Brunswick to just south of Trenton.
Adding a new weekday Acela Express round-trip between New York and Washington, D.C., beginning on Jan. 28. The service will also make stops in Baltimore, Wilmington, Del.; Philadelphia, and Newark, N.J., and offer reserved Business Class and First Class service options.
October 17, 2012
In addition, Amtrak is in the process of setting up business lines for long distance, state corridor and commuter operations.
September 26, 2012
Locations in Maryland/Delaware, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Massachusetts may at some future time experience regular 160 mph service. Tests utilize high-speed Acela Express equipment and measure the interaction between the train and the track, rider quality and other safety factors.
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