WASHINGTON – As part of Amtrak’s ongoing commitment to protect customers and front-line employees in response to the coronavirus pandemic, beginning on May 11 Amtrak is requiring that all customers in stations, on trains and thruway buses wear facial coverings.
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NEW YORK – Amtrak has partnered with Delivering Good to donate surplus blankets to military-run hospitals at the Javits Center who are caring for patients impacted by the Coronavirus crisis. This is the first step as part of a larger, nationwide donation resulting from enhancements to Amtrak’s long distance services that are being implemented this year.
NEW YORK – Amtrak is collaborating with transportation partners nationwide to honor all of the heroic transportation and other essential workers across the country with the #SoundTheHorn campaign – a coordinated effort to simultaneously sound vehicle horns at 3:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, April 16.
WASHINGTON – The first of Amtrak’s 28 new Acela trainsets, scheduled to enter service throughout the Northeast Corridor (NEC) in 2021, will be leaving from Alstom’s facility in Hornell, N.Y. on Monday, Feb, 17 for high-speed testing at the Transportation Technology Center near Pueblo, Colo. Nine months of dynamic testing will include the trainset’s pantograph, railway dynamics, tilting, traction, slip/slide and wayside protection, brakes, and train control management systems. Once complete, the trainset will return to Alstom for installation of its interiors.
The Amtrak Police Department and Operation Lifesaver Inc. (OLI), the national railroad safety education organization today mobilized more than 600 police and sheriff’s departments across the country for “Operation Clear Track,” the largest railroad safety detail in the United States. The third annual law enforcement initiative is one of several events to mark Rail Safety Week, which runs from September 22-28 nationwide.
NEW YORK – Amtrak engineering forces have completed the 2019 summer infrastructure renewal work at New York Penn Station, allowing for scheduled operations to resume Tuesday, Sept. 3 as planned. The work was also completed safely and within budget by the Amtrak team working on the project. Amtrak will host a call early next week to discuss in-depth details on the project and will be issuing a media advisory shortly with a date, time and dial-in information.
ORANGE, Calif. — In recognition of September Rail Safety Month and U.S. Rail Safety Week, the Amtrak® Pacific Surfliner® will highlight the importance of safety around train tracks with a public education and outreach event on September 1 in collaboration with California Operation Lifesaver (CAOL) and the Los Angeles Angels.
Dean Stecklair has been chosen as the 2018 Amtrak Police Department (APD) Officer of the Year in recognition of his significant efforts in keeping customers, employees and the public safe while on duty.
Approximately once every three hours in the United States, either a vehicle or a pedestrian is involved in a collision with a train. June is National Safety Month and Amtrak wants to take this opportunity to remind the public of the importance of railroad safety.
NEW YORK – Amtrak will continue its Infrastructure Renewal program at New York Penn Station this summer by performing state of good repair work on JO railroad interlocking which directs Amtrak, Long Island Rail Road and NJ TRANSIT trains heading east and west from the East River Tunnels.