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(Amtrak's 30th Street Station, with the Cira Centre in the background.  File photo by John Ostapkovich)

US House OKs Plan To Rename Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station

A bipartisan bill to rename Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station in honor of former US congressman Bill Gray has been approved in the House, and now moves to the US Senate for consideration.

6 hours ago

(An "Acela" sign, left, hangs on the wall behind the main ticket counter at Amtrak's 30th Street Station, in West Philadelphia.  Photo by Justin Udo)

Amtrak Looking To Upgrade Current Acela Passenger Cars

Amtrak officials want boost the rider capacity and the speed of their Acela Express train service.

07/03/2014

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Person Fatally Struck By Train In Delaware County

Around 4:45 p.m., the victim was fatally struck by the 2163 Acela Express train operating from Boston to Washington near the Sharon Hill station.

06/25/2014

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Amtrak Building ‘Trackside’ WiFi Network

Amtrak wants to improve the dismal experience for passengers hoping to hop online while they’re riding the rails.

06/10/2014

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UPDATE: Amtrak Service Resumes Between Washington And Philadelphia

Passengers should expect congestion-related delays through the evening due to earlier police activity just north of Washington Union Station.

05/16/2014

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Marcus Hook Incident Ties Up Train Traffic

Amtrak service is suspended from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C. due to police activity Monday evening.

05/12/2014

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Hundreds Take Part In National Train Day Festivities At 30th Street Station

The 7th annual National Train Day took place Saturday with more than 300 events in all 50 states, including festivities at Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station.

05/10/2014

(Amtrak's 30th Street Station, with the Cira Centre in the background.  File photo by John Ostapkovich)

Amtrak Official Outlines Long-Range Upgrade for 30th Street Station Area

“We call it a precinct plan because it goes beyond the immediate station itself,” an Amtrak official said.

05/02/2014

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Amtrak To Experiment With Allowing Pets On Trains

Amtrak officials are getting ready to launch a six-month experiment to see whether pets should be allowed aboard the passenger trains.

04/29/2014

Amtrak train information at 30th Street Station. (credit: Jim Melwert)

Downed Power Lines In Maryland Cause Hour-Long Delays On Amtrak NE Corridor

Although the problem was south of Wilmington, trains to New York City and Boston saw the worst delays, the 5:15 a.m. to Boston didn’t leave 30th Street Station until close to 9 a.m.

04/29/2014

A person was struck and killed by a train in Newport, Delaware on April 8, 2014. (credit: CBS)

Person Fatally Struck By Train In Delaware

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a train in Delaware Tuesday morning.

04/08/2014

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Best Train Trips In The USA

Train trips may take longer, but they are more affordable than flying and they offer unique glimpses of America’s vast countryside.

03/25/2014

(Meryl Levitz, in her office at Visit Philadelphia, holds a copy of Amtrak's on-board magazine.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Philadelphia Seeing Rail Travel As Hook For Its Tourism Business

Meryl Levitz, president and CEO of Visit Philadelphia, says the region is being featured in a special, 43-page section of the March-April issue of Amtrak’s on-board magazine.

03/14/2014

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Police: Man Being Pursued Jumps Into Schuylkill River

A man being pursued by Amtrak Police on the tracks near 30th Street Station allegedly jumped in the Schuylkill River to escape.

03/05/2014

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Road Crews, Mass Transit Ready To Deal With Latest Winter Storm

With another winter storm in the works, all eyes are on the roads, mass transit and the public utilities.

03/02/2014

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