The Illinois Department of Transportation and Union Pacific Railroad are performing the last of three phases of 2013 upgrades to Illinois’ signature high-speed route, Chicago-St. Louis, for future 110 mph operation of Amtrak Lincoln Service trains.
The Union Pacific Railroad has reopened the route used daily by the Amtrak California Zephyr west of Denver, effective locally in Colorado on Oct. 12.
The last of three Michigan track improvement AMTRAKINSERT2phases for the 2013 construction season begins between Jackson and Kalamazoo on Oct. 14. While the project will cause some delays and modified weekday schedules, the result will be upgraded tracks and more reliable service as part of the Accelerated Rail Program being carried out by Amtrak for the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT).
Trains, patriotism, and history will be on display from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12, as Amtrak and Norfolk Southern host “All Aboard Altoona” at NS’ Rose Yard here.
Amtrak has named Mark Murphy as General Manager, Long Distance Services. He will be based in Chicago and have accountability for safety, customer satisfaction, ridership, on-time performance and financial results for the long-distance business line.
Amtrak, in partnership with Drexel University and Brandywine Realty Trust, has taken the first formal step toward development of a comprehensive Master Plan for Philadelphia 30th Street Station and the surrounding area with the release of a professional services Request for Proposals (RFP).
Amtrak Virginia and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) are teaming up to give film buffs an opportunity to take advantage of a special travel discount to see the Hollywood Costume exhibition in Richmond.
Amtrak and the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) today announce completion of a $1 million Joint Benefit project to renovate and modernize the restroom facilities at Baltimore Penn Station. The project, which began in July 2013, opens ahead of schedule and features more stalls and new fixtures that meet ADA accessibility requirements.