Amtrak is contracting with Alstom to produce 28 next-generation high-speed trainsets that will replace the equipment used to provide Amtrak’s premium Acela Express service. The contract is part of $2.45 billion that will be invested on the heavily traveled Northeast Corridor (NEC) as part of a multifaceted modernization program to renew and expand the Acela Express service.
Amtrak announced that it has named Charles W. “Wick” Moorman as its next president and chief executive officer. Moorman, retired chairman, CEO, and president of Norfolk Southern Corp. (NS), will lead the company, effective September 1, 2016, in the next fiscal year.
Amtrak is the most convenient way to travel to this year’s North Carolina State Fair in Raleigh, N.C. Beginning Oct. 14 and continuing through Oct. 23, the Carolinian (Trains 79/80) will make a special stop twice a day near the fairgrounds entrance.
Amtrak has taken the next step toward a comprehensive redevelopment of Baltimore Penn Station and adjacent properties with the forthcoming release of a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) seeking a Master Developer partnership. Amtrak expects to release the RFQ later this month.
Amtrak President and CEO Joe Boardman completed a three-state trip on the Southwest Chief route in Kansas, Colorado and New Mexico, thanking local, state and federal leaders for their partnership with Amtrak and BNSF Railway to preserve and improve the route for Amtrak and BNSF customers.
Amtrak Cities Sprinter (ACS-64) locomotive 670 entered revenue service this week, marking delivery of the 70th ACS-64 locomotive to serve passengers along the highly-traveled Northeast Corridor and Keystone corridors for years to come. The Siemens-built equipment provides more reliable and efficient service for passengers.