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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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Amtrak Using Snow Schedule In Northeast Corridor

A winter storm headed toward the East Coast has Amtrak trimming schedules for its Acela Express and Northeast Regional trains.

03/02/2014

(A Septa bus sidelined by the snow.  Photo by KYW's Justin Udo)

UPDATE: Some SEPTA Bus Service Resumes Despite Snow

This latest storm, in the long line of them this winter, is affecting how people are getting around.

02/13/2014

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Amtrak To Operate Modified Schedule On Thursday Due To Winter Storm

Amtrak will operate a modified schedule on Thursday due to the winter storm moving up the East Coast.

02/12/2014

(File photo: Amtrak's 30th Street Station, in West Philadelphia)

Amtrak Warns of Expected Service Disruptions From Thursday Snowstorm

Amtrak is warning riders to be ready for some canceled trains ahead of this storm.

02/12/2014

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Amtrak Suspends Some Services Ahead Of Winter Storm

Amtrak will suspend some services Wednesday due to the latest winter storm forecast for the Northeast, Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.

02/11/2014

(Amtrak's display at 30th Street Station in West Philadelphia announces suspension of all service between Philadelphia and Harrisburg.   Photo by Tim Jimenez)

Transportation Problems Linger After Ice Storm

Transportation delays linger after Wednesday’s winter storm that dumped up to a full half inch of ice on portions of the region and left hundreds of thousands without heat and electricity.

02/06/2014

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