These improvements demonstrate a long-term commitment to safe and faster movement of trains along this growing passenger rail corridor.
WASHINGTON – The Amtrak Pacific Surfliner® will add one daily, roundtrip train from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara beginning on Jan. 20. The temporary move will help accommodate travel demand during the continued closure of Highway 101.
Experienced safety leader to implement safety management system
WASHINGTON– Amtrak has named Ken Hylander Executive Vice President and Chief Safety Officer. Hylander most recently served as Chairman of the Flight Safety Foundation and previously served as the Chief Safety Officer at Delta Air Lines. He will report directly to President and CEO Richard Anderson and be responsible for implementing a proven Safety Management System (SMS) at Amtrak.
NEW YORK – Amtrak’s next series of track renewal projects in New York Penn Station, as part of the Infrastructure Renewal program, will begin on Friday, Jan. 5, with revised scheduled train operations commencing on Monday, Jan. 8.
The bulk of the infrastructure renewal work for 2018 is occurring on weekends, as the project scope has not changed since November’s initial announcement. It is still expected to conclude on May 28, 2018, with minor modifications to Amtrak and commuter train weekday operations at New York Penn Station.