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Amtrak Unveils Advanced Technology Locomotives for Northeast Service

By | Customer Amenities, News, Travel | May 13, 2013

A new era of more reliable and energy efficient Amtrak service for Northeast intercity rail passengers is coming down the tracks as the first of 70 advanced technology electric locomotives being built by Siemens begin rolling off the assembly line today. The first units of the $466 million order will be field tested this summer for entry into revenue service in the fall.

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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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