Amtrak, SEPTA and NJ Transit passengers traveling through 30th Street Station during the busy holiday season will once again be able to access the 30th Street side of the iconic building via a newly-reconstructed West Plaza. The plaza re-opens on Friday, November 22 and features additional bike racks, expanded parking and new outdoor seating options, among other improvements.
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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 Railfest in Meridian, Miss., this Saturday, Nov. 2.
The Northeast Corridor (NEC) is a national transportation asset and is aging, failure prone and lacks redundant systems to keep it operating in the event of failure, Amtrak President and CEO Joe Boardman told a Congressional committee today.
Amtrak has successfully negotiated contracts with 19 state transportation departments and other entities to increase state control and funding of 28 current passenger rail routes. America’s Railroad® is now poised to move forward with state partners to further expand and improve the intercity passenger rail network.
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).
The Amtrak GreatAmericanStations.com website is now upgraded with new tools, resources and information to help local communities discover and develop the economic power of America’s train stations.
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 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.