Governor Bob McDonnell announced today that Virginia has stepped up in partnership with Amtrak to sign on as the first state to usher in a new era and take greater control of passenger rail service.
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Passengers can sleep a little longer as weekday departures for Amtrak Virginia Train 174 from Norfolk moves to 5 a.m. beginning on July 29. Recently completed track improvements shave 10 minutes off trip time to Washington, D.C.
The Illinois Department of Transportation and Union Pacific Railroad are performing another phase of upgrades to Illinois’ signature high-speed route, Chicago-St. Louis, for future 110 mph operation of Amtrak Lincoln Service trains.
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 to free tours this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Amtrak station in Havre, Mont.
The new summer-fall timetable cover features the Carolinian crossing the Potomac River during cherry blossom season after departing Washington D.C., Amtrak’s second busiest station.
Advance reservations are required for travel occurring Friday, July 19, through Sunday, July 21, on all Pacific Surfliner® trains throughout the entire route. Amtrak California passengers are encouraged to book early to ensure a guaranteed seat during this heavily traveled opening weekend of the Del Mar horse races and San Diego Comic-Con convention.
The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) and Amtrak announce more than 70,000 passengers have traveled on the passenger rail service route between Washington, D.C., and Norfolk.
With the temporary bridge nearly in place over the Skagit River and Interstate 5 soon back in business, the additional Washington State Department of Transportation-sponsored Amtrak Cascades service between Seattle and Bellingham will be discontinued on Thursday, June 20.
To help travelers pass the collapsed Skagit River Bridge severing Interstate 5, the Washington state-sponsored Amtrak Cascades train service will provide two extra train trips daily between Seattle and Bellingham. This third, temporary round trip will depart Seattle at 8:15 a.m. and depart Bellingham at 5:15 p.m.
To assist travelers affected by yesterday’s I-5 highway bridge collapse in Skagit County, Amtrak Cascades will add one round trip route between Seattle and Bellingham, Wash., in the coming weeks.