News Tagged With: northeast-corridor
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July 9, 2014

Amtrak seeks new high-speed trains

In an RFP, Amtrak is seeking up to 28 next-generation high-speed trainsets capable of meeting or exceeding current Acela trip-times on the existing NEC infrastructure. The new equipment is intended to have 40% more seats per train than current trainsets.


April 9, 2014

Northeast Corridor contributes $50B yearly to economy, report says

Report details how the corridor, carrying 750,000 daily Amtrak and commuter passengers, is a critical national asset. It also calculates that a loss of the corridor for one day would cost nearly $100 million in transportation-related impacts and productivity.


March 19, 2014

Amtrak's 2015 budget calls for more federal investment

Is requesting $1.62 billion in federal capital and operating support, an increase of approximately 16% from FY 2014 federal appropriations.


February 12, 2014

Amtrak puts first of 70 new Siemens railcars into service

The new electric locomotive departed Boston on Feb. 7. The new locomotives will serve Amtrak Northeast Corridor operations and match existing trip-times at speeds up to 125 mph.


January 29, 2014

Amtrak, California request bids for high-speed trains

Amtrak is seeking up to 28 high-speed trainsets that can meet or exceed current Acela Express trip times on the existing NEC infrastructure. California High-Speed Rail Authority is seeking an initial order of 15 trainsets that can meet its planned trip-time requirements for service from the San Francisco Bay Area to Los Angeles.


October 30, 2013

Amtrak's Boardman: Stop taking NEC for granted

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

Computer issues force NJ Transit NE Corridor train delay

As a precaution, trains were shut down for more than an hour on Wednesday. The agency is investigating the issue.


June 26, 2013

Amtrak completes bridge replacement project

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

Amtrak unveils advanced tech. Siemens locomotives

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

Amtrak sets ridership record for March

Was the single best month ever in the history of the service. October, December and January each set individual monthly records as well.


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