Monthly Archives

October 2015

Amtrak Announces Comprehensive Development and Improvement Program for Chicago Union Station

By | Commuter and State Partners, Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News October 16, 2015

As part of the ongoing work to improve Chicago Union Station, Amtrak, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago area transportation leaders from Metra and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) announced today a set of initiatives aimed at advancing the master plan to redevelop the station.

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Amtrak Improves Acessibility at Auto Train Stations

By | Customer Amenities, Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News, Travel October 6, 2015

Lorton, Sanford facilities offer convenient access

WASHINGTON – Amtrak continues to enhance the Auto Train stations in Lorton, Va., and Sanford, Fla., as part of its ongoing efforts to bring greater accessibility to its nationwide system.

Work on the level-boarding platform at the Lorton station was completed this year and provides safer and faster boarding and detraining for all customers including passengers with disabilities, or who use a wheeled mobility device, seniors and passengers with luggage and strollers. Work on the level-boarding platform at the Sanford, Fla., station is under way and is expected to be completed in early 2016.

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Solutions Suggested to Solve Chicago Rail Back-Ups

By | Company News and Statements, News October 1, 2015

Bringing together rail traffic control dispatchers now separated by thousands of miles, improved operating practices by Amtrak and other railroads and funding for priority projects already identified in Northern Illinois and Indiana are top recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Panel appointed by Amtrak in response to massive “Chicago Gateway” delays to passenger and freight traffic.

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