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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.
Amtrak officials want boost the rider capacity and the speed of their Acela Express train service.
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.
Amtrak wants to improve the dismal experience for passengers hoping to hop online while they’re riding the rails.
Passengers should expect congestion-related delays through the evening due to earlier police activity just north of Washington Union Station.
Amtrak service is suspended from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C. due to police activity Monday evening.
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.
“We call it a precinct plan because it goes beyond the immediate station itself,” an Amtrak official said.
Amtrak officials are getting ready to launch a six-month experiment to see whether pets should be allowed aboard the passenger trains.
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.
A pedestrian was struck and killed by a train in Delaware Tuesday morning.
Train trips may take longer, but they are more affordable than flying and they offer unique glimpses of America’s vast countryside.
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.
A man being pursued by Amtrak Police on the tracks near 30th Street Station allegedly jumped in the Schuylkill River to escape.