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Amtrak to Discuss Cascades Train 501 Incident in Washington

| December 18, 2017

Amtrak will host a media conference call on Monday, Dec. 18 at 12:15 p.m. PT with Richard Anderson, Amtrak President and co-Chief Executive Officer to discuss the incident with Amtrak Cascades Train 501, operating from Seattle and Portland, which was derailed south of Tacoma, Washington. On the call, Anderson will give a brief overview on the incident. You may join the conference five minutes prior to its start.

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Amtrak Service Disruption South of Seattle

| December 18, 2017

Amtrak Cascades Services impacted

Dec. 18, 2017

9:30 a.m. PT

Business hours: Amtrak Media Relations, Oakland: 510 238.4360;
email: MediaRelationsOakland@Amtrak.com

After hours, weekends & holidays: 800 562.1904

Amtrak Cascades Train 501, operating from Seattle and Portland, derailed south of Tacoma, Wash. There were approximately 78 passengers and five crew members on board. Initial reports are that some injuries are reported to passengers and crew, and taken to local medical facilities for treatment.

Individuals with questions about their friends and family on this train should call (800) 523-9101.  Local emergency responders are on the scene. 

Service from Seattle to points north and east is continuing to operate. Amtrak Cascades Trains 504 and 509 are canceled. No alternate transportation will be available.

Additional updates will be provided when available.

This information is correct as of the above time and date. Information is subject to change as conditions warrant.

Anyone can subscribe to automated email or text message notifications if Amtrak trains are behind schedule at specific stations. Notifications can be given for up to six trains and stations by either text or email and delivered when you choose – on a single day, every day, or just certain days of the week. Create a subscription at Amtrak.com/delayalerts.

Passengers with travel plans also can confirm their train’s status, change their plans or review refund information using a range of tools – including Amtrak.comsmartphone apps or by calling 800-USA-RAIL. Service Alerts, Passenger Notices and other announcements are posted at Amtrak.com/alerts.

Service Disruption South of Seattle

| December 18, 2017

Cascades Train 501

Dec. 18, 2017

8:15 a.m. PT

Business hours: Amtrak Media Relations, Oakland: 510 238.4360;

email: MediaRelationsOakland@Amtrak.com

After hours, weekends & holidays: 800 562.1904

Amtrak is aware of an incident with Train 501, Cascades service from Seattle to Portland. Emergency services are on the scene and Amtrak management is responding. Some injuries are reported.

Amtrak service south of Seattle is temporarily suspended. Service from Seattle to points north and east is continuing to operate.

This information is correct as of the above time and date. Information is subject to change as conditions warrant.

Anyone can subscribe to automated email or text message notifications if Amtrak trains are behind schedule at specific stations. Notifications can be given for up to six trains and stations by either text or email and delivered when you choose – on a single day, every day, or just certain days of the week. Create a subscription at Amtrak.com/delayalerts.

Passengers with travel plans also can confirm their train’s status, change their plans or review refund information using a range of tools – including Amtrak.comsmartphone apps or by calling 800-USA-RAIL. Service Alerts, Passenger Notices and other announcements are posted at Amtrak.com/alerts.

Amtrak Invests $2.4 Billion for Next-Gen High-Speed Trainsets and Infrastructure Upgrades

| August 26, 2016

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.

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All Aboard the Autumn Express

| October 8, 2015

Back by popular demand, the Amtrak Autumn Express will operate this year on October 24 and 25 through parts of New York, Vermont and Massachusetts.

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