SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) — Metrolink and Amtrak train services have been temporarily suspended due to shifting ground beneath a stretch of seaside track in Southern California.
The San Diego Union-Tribune reported Friday that service has been suspended in the community of San Clemente on the border of Orange and San Diego counties.
BNSF Railway Co. has asked a federal court to require victims of a deadly Amtrak crash in Missouri to pursue settlements through arbitration, rather than lawsuits.
BNSF owns the railroad tracks used by Amtrak when a Southwest Chief train traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago collided with a pickup truck that was blocking an intersection near Mendon, Missouri.
Amtrak on Thursday worked to accommodate travelers whose plans were disrupted this week ahead of a tentative railway labor agreement.
SEATTLE (AP) — Amtrak will restart its Cascades passenger-train service between Seattle and Vancouver, British Columbia, in September — earlier than the December restart date announced previously because of a lack of personnel.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Advocates for passenger rail service between Auburn and Portland presented their proposal to a Maine Department of Transportation advisory panel on Thursday, a plan that comes against a backdrop of rail expansion nationwide.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Amtrak on Monday restarted train service west of Albany that was suspended last week over safety concerns from an old warehouse's crumbling wall.
The section of track had been closed to passenger trains on Friday over worries about the structural integrity of the nearby Central Warehouse, a privately owned structure north of Albany's downtown.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Amtrak stopped running passenger trains Friday along a stretch of track near an old warehouse in Albany with an exterior wall in danger of partially collapsing.
The track closure interrupted service west from Albany and complicated operations of Amtrak’s new Burlington, Vermont to New York City service.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — After a nearly 70-year absence, a passenger train running from Vermont's revitalized Burlington train station to New York City headed south Friday as part of a nationwide renewal of interest in rail travel.
New round-trip Amtrak routes will start Monday between Washington and two Virginia cities: Norfolk and Roanoke.
The additions will bring to eight the number of state-funded round trips from the nation's capital, The Washington Post reported Saturday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The first lawsuits have been filed only days after an Amtrak train collision and derailment in rural Missouri that left four people dead and injured up to 150 others.
MENDON, Mo. (AP) — An Amtrak passenger train was going about 87 mph (140 kph) when it collided with a dump truck at a rural Missouri railway crossing, killing four people, an official with the National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday.
MENDON, Mo. (AP) — The chief elected official in the Missouri county where an Amtrak train slammed into a dump truck said Tuesday that residents and county leaders have been pushing for a safety upgrade at the railroad crossing for nearly three years.
An Amtrak passenger train struck a dump truck at an uncontrolled crossing in a rural area of Missouri killing three people on the train and one in the truck.
DETROIT (AP) — Two people died when their vehicle collided with an Amtrak train while trying to outrun it, Detroit police said.
Detroit Police Chief James White said the victims of the crash early Monday were a young woman from Novi and a young man from Wixom, both in their 20s.
MENDON, Mo. (AP) — An Amtrak passenger train traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago struck a dump truck Monday in a remote area of Missouri, killing three people and injuring dozens more as rail cars tumbled off the tracks and landed on their sides, officials said.
BRENTWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Three women killed when an Amtrak commuter train smashed into their car in Northern California were headed to a fundraiser at a vineyard for a Brentwood resident who died less than a week ago.
BRENTWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Three people were killed Sunday afternoon when an Amtrak commuter train smashed into a car ín Northern California, authorities said.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Three officers have been placed on paid leave after fatally shooting a knife-wielding man at an Amtrak station in Topeka, police there said.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) —
___This stThe long-awaited return of passenger rail service to Vermont's largest city for the first time in nearly 70 years is set for July 29, state transportation officials announced Thursday.
SEATTLE (AP) — Amtrak has agreed to pay an ex-engineer for his pain and suffering caused by a 2017 derailment when his train sped off a curve in DuPont, Washington, killing three people and injuring dozens.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A report by Amtrak's inspector general found that the train service's $41 million purchase of an office building in Delaware has failed to provide savings that were projected.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge sentenced an Oregon man to five years in prison Thursday for brandishing a knife on an Amtrak train passing through Wisconsin.
U.S. District Judge William Conley sentenced 32-year-old Timothy Thomas of Portland on Thursday.
SEATTLE (AP) — Amtrak will postpone restoring its Cascades passenger-train service between Seattle and Vancouver, B.C., until possibly December because of a lack of personnel.
BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — Two people were killed by an Amtrak train Sunday in the southern Maine town of Biddeford, police there confirmed.
An Amtrak spokesperson said the two people were trespassing on the tracks at around 11 a.m.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The Berkshires of western Massachusetts, one of the state's most popular touríst destinations, will be easier to reach for the next two summers with the launch of seasonal Amtrak service from New York City.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Construction to replace a century-old rail bridge that has been a regular source of delays on the corridor between Boston and Washington, D.C. has received the go-ahead to start.
Vermont Transportation Agency officials are warning about people walking along the newly refurbished railroad line between Burlington and Rutland where Amtrak trains are conducting full-speed test runs.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A federal jury in Tacoma has awarded $8 million in damages to a woman hurt in the 2017 Amtrak train derailment that spilled passenger cars onto Interstate 5, killing three people.
A federal board began hearing testimony Monday on whether to let Amtrak resume passenger train service linking New Orleans and Alabama's main port city over the objections of freight companies.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A pedestrian who was fatally struck by a train in downtown Flagstaff has been identified as a Phoenix woman, authorities said Monday.
Flagstaff police said 25-year-old Larilynn Ben was attempting to cross between cars of a stopped Amtrak train around 9:30 p.m.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The family of a man who was shot and killed while riding an Amtrak train in Missouri is suing the railroad company and the alleged shooter for at least $100 million.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Norfolk Southern freight train derailment has led Amtrak to make changes to its East Coast schedule, according to a news release on Saturday.
Norfolk Southern said 20 loaded coal cars derailed approximately 20 miles (32 km) north of Baltimore.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A jury cleared an Amtrak engineer Friday of all charges stemming from a derailment that left eight people dead and hundreds injured in Philadelphia in 2015, concluding that his operation of the train at more than twice the speed limit on a curve didn't constitute criminal negligence.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia jury will soon weigh criminal charges against an Amtrak engineer over a deadly 2015 derailment — although the judge was skeptical Thursday that the evidence supports the prosecution’s case.
THOMASVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A driver was killed when a car collided with a train passing through Davidson County on Saturday night, officials said.
Amtrak said the crash happened just before 8:30 p.m.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The family of a Georgia couple who were on a trip celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary when they died in an Amtrak train derailment in Montana has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Amtrak and BSNF Railway, which owns the tracks.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The Gulf Coast has become the latest flashpoint in a clash between Amtrak — and its plans to expand passenger rail service nationwide — and freight train operators that share the rails.
WESTERLY, R.I. (AP) — The preliminary investigation into the death of an Amtrak conductor who fell from a train in Rhode Island last month found that the train was traveling about 40 mph (64 kph) at the time, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday.
NEW YORK (AP) — A high-speed Amtrak train headed from Boston to Washington with more than 100 passengers lost power and got stuck in New York City for almost seven hours Monday, railroad officials said.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City man has been charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of another man on an Amtrak train near Lee’s Summit last month.
Marquise Webb, 21, was arrested Monday following an armed standoff with police at a Kansas City apartment complex, the Kansas City Star reporte d.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vandals scrawled swastikas on the outside of Union Station, the central hub for regional train transportation in the nation's capital.
The graffiti was discovered Friday, one day after International Holocaust Remembrance Day, with crude Nazi symbols marked on columns across the front of the massive building and several clustered around the escalator entrance to the underground D.C.
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Amtrak is taking steps to prepare train stations for eventual passenger service along the Mississippi Gulf Coast if the route is eventually approved.
Passenger rail service on the Gulf Coast route is in a holding pattern for now, WLOX-TV reported.
LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. (AP) — The victim of a fatal shooting on an Amtrak train Friday night has been identified as a 30-year-old man from Independence, Missouri, police said.
WESTERLY, R.I. (AP) — An Amtrak conductor was killed Saturday after falling from a train at a station in Westerly, police said.
The conductor is believed to have fallen off the train as it was leaving the station, WJAR-TV reported.
LAKEWOOD, Wash. (AP) — A man killed when he was struck by an Amtrak passenger train in Lakewood Jan. 1 was identified by the Pierce County medical examiner Wednesday.
Eric L. Johnson, 40, of Tacoma died from multiple blunt force injuries, according to the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Some passengers were enduring one of the worst trips ever Tuesday as winter weather continued to wreak havoc not only with road travel but also Amtrak trains, where stranded passengers said they were dealing with overflowing toilets and a lack of food.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Amtrak service in Missouri will be reduced to one round trip starting Monday as federal and state COVID-19 relief funding ends.
The Missouri River Runner Amtrak train service will run one train leaving Kansas City in the mornings and one leaving St.
HAVERHILL, Mass. (AP) — An 83-year-old man died when his pickup truck was struck by a Boston-to-Maine Amtrak train, authorities said.
The pickup “went through the gate” and ended up on the tracks in Haverhill, Massachusetts at about 12:45 p.m.
HAVERHILL, Mass. (AP) — An Amtrak train with about 80 passengers on board struck a vehicle that was on the tracks in Haverhill, Massachusetts on Monday afternoon, officials said.
The Downeaster train was headed to Brunswick, Maine when it crashed into a vehicle “obstructing the tracks" at about 12:45 p.m., Amtrak said in a statement.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Twenty years after Amtrak’s first Downeaster set off into darkness and uncertainty on a cold December morning, there’s now light at the end of the tunnel when it comes to passenger rail expansion projects thanks to the $1 trillion federal infrastructure bill.