Washington Union Station Celebrates the 25th Anniversary of Grand Reopening

By | Company News and Statements, Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News, Travel | September 30, 2013

Steady growth and the future vision for Washington Union Station remains in the forefront as the Union Station Redevelopment Corporation (USRC), Amtrak, Ashkenazy Acquisition Corporation (AAC), and the Federal City Council come together to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the station’s grand reopening.

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Construction Begins to Preserve Possible Pathway of New Train Tunnels Into Penn Station, New York

By | Commuter and State Partners, Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News | September 23, 2013

Amtrak Chairman Tony Coscia, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez and Congressman Jerrold Nadler today announced a critical first step towards preserving a right-of-way for new rail tunnels under the Hudson River designed to withstand future flooding, with the start of construction of an 800-foot concrete casing at the Hudson Yards facility in the heart of Manhattan.

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Track Improvement Project Begins for Accelerated Michigan Amtrak Services

By | Commuter and State Partners, Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News, Services and Schedules, Travel | September 4, 2013

The first of three Michigan track improvement phases for the 2013 construction season begins on Sept. 9. While the projects will cause some delays and modified schedules, the result will be upgraded tracks and more reliable service for Amtrak Wolverine Service trains as part of the Accelerated Rail Program being carried out by Amtrak for the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT).

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Amtrak Making Major Improvements to Philadelphia 30th Street Station

By | Customer Amenities, Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News, Travel | August 15, 2013

Amtrak will continue work this summer and fall on several upgrades at Philadelphia 30th Street Station to improve the passenger experience, tend to the long-term infrastructure needs of the nearly 100 year-old building and improve pedestrian mobility in and around the facility. The projects represent about a $35 million investment.

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An Amtrak train exits the north tube of the Hudson River Tunnel on its way to New Jersey from New York

Limited Federal Investment Limits Northeast Corridor Infrastructure

By | Company News and Statements, Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News | June 7, 2013

The reduced level of federal investment in Northeast Corridor (NEC) infrastructure has resulted in a cumulative degradation of its components, nearing the loss of asset functionality and decreased reliability of the system that threatens the successful continuity of passenger rail operations, Amtrak President and CEO Joe Boardman told a Congressional committee today.

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