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Amtrak Partners with Waze to Announce Global Rollout of Railroad Crossing Alerts

By | News, Safety | August 12, 2020

Amtrak has partnered with Waze, the platform bringing together communities on and off the road, to announce a new feature that will provide alerts to users approaching a railroad crossing. This feature is unique to Waze and puts drivers’ safety first, helping them return to the roads by highlighting the potential risks associated with driving over railroad crossings.

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Amtrak Promotes New Technology, Contactless Travel, Physical Distancing and Other Safety Measures at New York Penn Station

By | Company News and Statements, Customer Amenities, Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News, Safety | July 21, 2020

NEW YORK – To simplify and safeguard the travel experience, Amtrak wants to assure New York Penn Station (NYP) customers of its New Standard of Travel and strengthened commitment to safety by providing boarding information through push notification via the Amtrak app, increasing the number of personnel at the station in order to help customers and by adding additional cleanliness and convenience measures.

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Amtrak Teams with Transportation Partners Across the Country to #SoundTheHorn to Honor All Essential Workers

By | Commuter and State Partners, Company News and Statements, News, Safety | April 14, 2020

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.

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Amtrak Marks Major Milestone by Beginning High-Speed Testing of the First Trainset for its New Acela Fleet

By | Company News and Statements, Customer Amenities, News, Safety, Travel | February 13, 2020

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.

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Amtrak Police and Operation Lifesaver Mobilize Largest Railroad Safety Operation During Rail Safety Week 2019

By | Safety | September 24, 2019

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.

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Amtrak Set to Complete Summer Infrastructure Renewal Program at New York Penn Station On Schedule, Within Budget and Safely

By | Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News, Safety, Services and Schedules | August 30, 2019

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.

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