Dr. Gridlock: Amtrak


Posted at 06:46 AM ET, 04/04/2014

Friday morning train commutes should be easier

After troubled Thursday commute, Friday should be better -- fingers crossed.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  06:46 AM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  amtrak, MARC, Metro, subway, WMATA

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 04/03/2014

Some MARC, Amtrak service restored after major delays between Baltimore and Washington

Downed wires are disrupting service.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  05:02 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  amtrak, MARC

Posted at 07:43 AM ET, 02/12/2014

Amtrak service suspended, flights canceled because of winter storm

Amtrak suspends service on some of its lines in NE. As winter storm comes, train service and airlines impacted.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:43 AM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Airlines, amtrak, delays, Winter storm

Posted at 08:18 AM ET, 01/22/2014

Metro delays, flight cancellations, icy roads in area

Metro delays, icy roads and airline delays after snowstorm. Crews work to clean roads. Officials warn to add extra time to commute.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:18 AM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  amtrak, MARC, Metro, subway, WMATA

Posted at 05:58 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Amtrak train got turned around near Philadelphia

An Amtrak train bound for New York got turned around last week, inadvertently winding up at a suburban train station outside of Philadelphia.

By Mark Berman  |  05:58 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  amtrak

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Some train delays on Amtrak as crews deal with derailment

Some morning delays after train derailment on Amtrak. Train derailed in historic tunnel.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  04:15 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  amtrak, baltimroe, train derailment, washington

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 10/16/2013

Report: Many Amtrak stations not fully accessible to people with disabilities

The National Disability Rights Network inspected 94 stations in 25 states and the District of Columbia.

By Luz Lazo  |  04:33 PM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  accessibility, ADA, amtrak, commuter rail, D.C. transportation, disability community, national rail system, Transportation

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 10/14/2013

Amtrak CEO touts record ridership for fiscal year 2013

Amtrak posted record ridership in fiscal year 2013, with more than 31.6 million passengers.

By Lori Aratani  |  11:45 AM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  amtrak

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 09/23/2013

Signal issues delay Amtrak, MARC trains

A problem with Amtrak’s signal system created headaches for Amtrak and MARC trains on Monday afternoon.

By Mark Berman  |  03:42 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  amtrak, MARC

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 09/20/2013

Amtrak, MARC Penn Line service restored

All MARC Penn Line trains have stopped due to an issue with Amtrak’s signals.

By Mark Berman  |  03:46 PM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  amtrak, MARC, Trains

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 09/11/2013

Amtrak service resumes between D.C. and Philadelphia

Amtrak service has been halted between Washington D.C. and Philadelphia due to damage to overhead wires.

By Mark Berman  |  12:42 PM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  amtrak

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 07/08/2013

Mechanical problem strands Amtrak train for several hours

The train was going from New York to Miami when an axle problem halted it near Richmond.

By Mark Berman  |  02:46 PM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  amtrak

Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 06/20/2013

Congressman blasts Amtrak's gourmet chef program

Amtrak's attempts to spruce up its menu have drawn the ire of a congressman, who thinks the program should be minced.

By Mark Berman  |  05:38 PM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  amtrak

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 06/20/2013

Cyclists, lawmakers push to make Amtrak more bike-friendly

Currently, accommodations for fully assembled bikes are only available on a limited number of routes.

By Lori Aratani  |  01:12 PM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  amtrak, bicycles

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 06/12/2013

Amtrak sold HOW many bottles of water last year?

Some fun tidbits from Wednesday's story on Amtrak's effort to go gourmet by hiring celebrity chefs including Michel Richard. How many bottles of water did Amtrak sell last year? What is Amtrak CEO Joseph Boardman's favorite Amtrak meal?

By Lori Aratani  |  01:48 PM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  amtrak, Transportation

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 06/07/2013

Committee examines Amtrak's NE Corridor

By Lori Aratani  |  02:07 PM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  amtrak, northeast corridor, Transportation

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 06/04/2013

MARC Penn Line commute delayed by mechanical issue

Mechanical failures on MARC's Penn Line created heavy delays for southbound travelers Tuesday morning.

By Mark Berman  |  03:01 PM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  amtrak, MARC

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 05/31/2013

Congress to explore the future of Amtrak's Northeast Corridor

A congressional hearing scheduled to be held next week in New York will explore the future of Amtrak's Northeast Corridor route.

By Lori Aratani  |  03:17 PM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  amtrak, northeast corridor

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 05/26/2013

Delays after person fatally struck by Amtrak train in New Carrollton

Single-tracking is in effect, with delays of about 30 minutes, for trains passing through area near New Carrollton station.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  10:40 AM ET, 05/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  amtrak

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 05/22/2013

Legislation would allow some pets on Amtrak

Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) has introduced legislation that would allow some pets to travel via Amtrak.

By Lori Aratani  |  09:01 AM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  amtrak, denham, pets, Travel

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 05/17/2013

Amtrak will make 4G available on more trains

All trains that have Amtrak's WiFi, which includes Northeast Regional trains, will be upgraded to 4G by the end of the summer.

By Mark Berman  |  12:48 PM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  amtrak

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 05/13/2013

Amtrak to get 70 new locomotives for the Northeast

They don't look romantic, but the new locomotives promise to save money and energy

By Ashley Halsey III  |  01:16 PM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  amtrak

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 04/19/2013

Amtrak suspends service between New York and Boston

Amtrak has suspended service between Boston and Providence due to the police activity in and around Boston. Normal service remains between D.C. and New York.

By Mark Berman  |  12:00 PM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  amtrak

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 04/10/2013

Amtrak set single-month record in March

Amtrak set a record in March with the highest single-month ridership in the rail agency's history.

By Mark Berman  |  01:23 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  amtrak

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 01/25/2013

UPDATE: MARC, Amtrak service restored between D.C., Baltimore

Falling power wires have halted service on MARC's Penn Line and Amtrak.

By Mark Berman  |  09:21 AM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  amtrak, MARC

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 01/15/2013

Amtrak adds Acela trains between New York and D.C. for inauguration

Amtrak will be adding two Acela trains between New York and Washington for the inauguration on Monday

By Mark Berman  |  04:25 PM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Amtrak, inauguration

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 01/11/2013

Amtrak upgrading to 4G in 2013

Amtrak is upgrading its WiFi to 4G on some trains this year, beginning with Acela trains operating between Washington and Boston.

By Mark Berman  |  04:06 PM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  4G, acela, Amtrak, amtrak 4G, amtrak acela, amtrak wi-fi, amtrak wifi

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 01/07/2013

Amtrak adds another pair of Acela routes

Amtrak plans to add another trip in each direction between New York and Washington later this month.

By Mark Berman  |  11:26 AM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  acela, acela trips, Amtrak, amtrak acela

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 12/10/2012

Amtrak breaks Thanksgiving ridership record, again

Amtrak reported that a record-breaking number of riders boarded its trains during the Thanksgiving travel week.

By Mark Berman  |  11:24 AM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Amtrak, amtrak ridership, amtrak thanskgiving

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 10/17/2012

New company to operate some MARC trains

A new company is going to operate and maintain Maryland commuter trains on the Brunswick and Camden lines.

By Katherine Shaver  |  03:36 PM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Amtrak, csx, MARC, maryland transit administration

Posted at 07:26 AM ET, 10/09/2012

Amtrak resumes full service between D.C. and Delaware

Amtrak officials say partial service between D.C. and Delaware has been restored, but delays remain.

By Mark Berman  |  07:26 AM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Amtrak, MARC

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 07/30/2012

Amtrak accepting electronic tickets nationwide

Amtrak announced Monday that it will be accepting electronic tickets on all trains nationwide, including on the Northeast Corridor.

By Mark Berman  |  03:01 PM ET, 07/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Amtrak

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 03/13/2012

Discounted Amtrak tickets to Charlottesville

Amtrak is offering discounted tickets to Charlottesville as part of a promotional program. If you buy one round-trip Amtrak ticket there, you can save 40 percent off of a second ticket.

By Mark Berman  |  11:35 AM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Amtrak

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 02/01/2012

Amtrak offers sale to New York

Amtrak has a sale on fares between Washington and Baltimore to New York City for travel from March 13 to April 4.

By Michael D. Bolden  |  10:32 AM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Amtrak, Rail Travel

Posted at 06:50 PM ET, 06/29/2011

Feds to loan Amtrak millions for new locomotives

The federal government plans to loan Amtrak about $563 million to buy 70 locomotives to run along the busy Northeast and Keystone corridors.

By Michael D. Bolden  |  06:50 PM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Amtrak, Passenger Rail | Tags:  Amtrak