Monthly Archives

May 2014

Team Selected to Develop Joint Master Plan for Philadelphia 30th Street Station Precinct

By | Company News and Statements, Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News May 27, 2014

Amtrak, Drexel University and Brandywine Realty Trust have selected Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), in association with Parsons Brinckerhoff, OLIN, and HR&A Advisors to develop a comprehensive joint master plan for the area around Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station. The New York-based firm will start work immediately, bringing its deep experience in complex urban projects including the nearly complete Denver Union Station Redevelopment – the largest public transit project under construction in the United States – and other high-profile projects across the country and around the world.

Read More

Amtrak Exhibit Train to Roll Into Spencer, N.C.

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Sales and Deals, Travel May 22, 2014

Powered by a specially-painted locomotive celebrating veterans and showcasing the past, present and future of America’s Railroad®, the Amtrak Exhibit Train will be open for free tours during the Streamliners at Spencer (with paid event admission) railroad festival from May 29 to June 1. The event will be at the North Carolina Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer, N.C.

Read More

Amtrak Empire Builder Detours in North Dakota to Speed BNSF Railway Track & Signal Improvements

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Services and Schedules, Travel May 6, 2014

Amtrak has agreed to a request by BNSF Railway to temporarily detour the westbound Empire Builder (Train 7/27) in North Dakota to speed the improvement of BNSF infrastructure between Fargo and Minot, N.D. Chartered buses will cover the missed Amtrak stations in Grand Forks, Devils Lake and Rugby through Sept. 30, 2014.

Read More