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Northeast Corridor

(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

(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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

(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 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

(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

(At 30th Street Station, vice president Joe Biden talks about investing in rail and Amtrak's new, high-tech locomotive, put in service on the Northeast Corridor.   Credit: Mark Abrams)

In Philadelphia, VP Biden Touts Investment in America’s Railroad Insfrastructure

Speaking to a crowd at 30th Street Station, Biden was effusive in his praise of the “Cities Sprinter” high-tech locomotive, the first to be added to the passenger rail fleet in more than 25 years.

02/06/2014

(An Acela train at 30th Street Station in Philadelphia.  File photo)

Amtrak Resuming Full Service Following Two-Day Cold Snap

Passengers who bought a ticket but chose not to travel due to this service disruption can receive a refund or a voucher for future travel.

01/08/2014

(Credit: Mike Dunn)

Amtrak Ridership Continues To Rise

Amtrak tallied a record 31.6 million passengers during its fiscal year that just ended on September 30th.

10/14/2013

(Credit: Amtrak)

Amtrak Testing New, Quieter Locomotives To Run Through Philadelphia

Amtrak is now in the midst of full-scale testing of new locomotives that will be put into service along the Northeast Corridor this fall.

07/30/2013

(US Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., speaks to reporters inside 30th Street Station in West Philadelphia.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Sen. Casey Wants Congress To Avoid Cutting Amtrak Funding

Casey says Amtrak ridership is up, so it would be a mistake for funding from Congress to go down.

07/08/2013

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Explosion On Bridge In North Philadelphia Caused By Thermic Event

Authorities were called into action after an explosion on a bridge over the Amtrak train tracks early Friday evening in the Brewerytown neighborhood of Philadelphia.

02/01/2013

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Amtrak To Test Trains At 165 MPH, Starting In New Jersey

Amtrak is going to break the speed limit this week in the Northeast Corridor.

09/24/2012

Amtrak Train Day McDevitt

Discussions Heat Up Over High Speed Rail

SEPTA headquarters was the location of a public scoping open house and hearing Monday evening on a future plan for a 220-mile an hour speed train along the Northeast Corridor.

08/20/2012

(Credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Public Gets Its Say Today On Amtrak’s Vision For High Speed Rail

Amtrak released its 30-year vision several weeks back and later today the Federal Railroad Administration will engage in some give-and-take over what it might mean here.

08/20/2012

(An Acela train at 30th Street Station in Philadelphia.  File photo)

Amtrak Unveils Long-Range Improvement Plan For Northeast Corridor

This plan merges years of work on improving existing service with a bold vision for the next four decades that could include an airport stop and a tunnel in Philadelphia.

07/09/2012

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