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Amtrak Hosts “Civic Conversation” on Rail Depot Redevelopment and Restoration

By | Company News and Statements, Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News | June 5, 2013

To assist communities looking for ways to build, improve, redevelop or restore train stations to support the growing demand for passenger rail service, Amtrak is hosting its tenth Civic Conversation in Portland, Ore., to share its expertise and experience with local leaders. Since 2007, approximately 130 Amtrak-served communities have participated in these one-day conferences.

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Northeast Corridor Faces Investment Crisis

By | Company News and Statements, Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News, Travel | April 17, 2013

The success of the Northeast Corridor (NEC) has used up much of the legacy capacity of the existing railroad and depleted its infrastructure assets leading to a “major coming investment crisis that, without a solution, will mean strangled growth and deteriorating service” for 260 million intercity and commuter rail passengers who rely on it each year, Amtrak President and CEO Joe Boardman told a Congressional committee today.

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Amtrak Michigan Service Improvement Update

By | Commuter and State Partners, Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News, Services and Schedules, Travel | February 14, 2013

Amtrak and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) are gearing up for track improvements along the former Norfolk Southern Railway (NS) route used by Amtrak Wolverine Service and Blue Water trains from Kalamazoo to Central and Eastern Michigan. Amtrak has responsibility for this infrastructure, effective Feb. 16.

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Statement from Amtrak Regarding Winter Park, Fla. Station Groundbreaking

By | Commuter and State Partners, Company News and Statements, Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News, Services and Schedules, Travel | February 13, 2013

The Winter Park Station is an important part of the Amtrak national network. The Silver Meteor and Silver Star both serve this station, and will continue to do so during construction, providing convenient access south to Miami and north to New York.

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Amtrak Moving Forward with More Lancaster Station Upgrades

By | Customer Amenities, Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News, Travel | January 16, 2013

Building on the progress achieved during the past year, Amtrak is moving forward in 2013 with more upgrades to Lancaster Station including major work to rehabilitate the main waiting room by repairing the plaster walls and ceiling, repainting it with historic colors, restoring historic light fixtures and relocating the sprinkler pipe.

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