Trains

The Atlantic City boardwalk. (Credit: Ashley Wolf)

Rail Service On Atlantic City Line Set To Resume

Tuesday’s severe weather has kept the train out of service because of damage to signal communications systems.

06/26/2015

A dark PATCO train at the Collingswood station. (Credit: CBS3)

PATCO Service Resumes; Trains Running Every 20 Minutes

The transit company says trains will run every 20 minutes until midnight, when the regular schedule resumes.

06/24/2015

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Economist Chris Butler: In A Free Market, Amtrak Would Not Be Here

“Clearly, in a free market, Amtrak would not be here at all, because they couldn’t make it on their own. So, what that would do is spark innovation, and someone would either figure out a way to make this work efficiently — the transport of people by train or rail — or it would fall by the wayside, because people prefer other modes of transportation.”

05/15/2015

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Amtrak CEO: Railroad Corporation Takes ‘Full Responsibility’ For The Derailment

Joseph Boardman, Amtrak president and CEO, said in a letter on Amtrak’s official blog Thursday that it is cooperating fully in an investigation into the accident that killed eight people and injured more than 200 this week.

05/15/2015

Broad Street Run Race Day '14

SEPTA Adds Service, Detours For Blue Cross Broad Street Run

As a result of Sunday’s Broad Street Run in Philadelphia, SEPTA is adding additional service, while some bus routes will be detoured.

05/01/2015

(A Septa Regional Rail express train crosses a road near a station.  File photo by KYW's Jim Melwert)

Manayunk/Norristown Regional Rail Line Experiencing Delays Of Up To 30 Minutes

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority says service on the Manayunk/Norristown Line won’t be back to normal until Thursday afternoon.

04/23/2015

SEPTA service to the 69th Street Station was disrupted by a dog on the tracks on February 26th. (credit: CBS)

Dog On The Tracks Disrupts SEPTA Service To 69th Street Station

A call reportedly went out around 6:25 p.m. Thursday for a dog on the tracks in the area of 69th Street Station in Upper Darby.

02/27/2015

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SEPTA Urges Regional Rail Riders To Prepare For Delays, Crowds On Evening Trains

According to the transit company, all Regional Rail trains will continue to run on a Saturday schedule throughout rush hour.

01/27/2015

File photo of a NJ Transit bus. (credit: Steve Patterson)

NJ Transit To Shut Down System Monday Night

NJ Transit says that it will shut down service starting at 8 p.m. Monday and that commuter trains won’t be restored until at least Thursday morning.

01/26/2015

Patco's 15th Street station.  (File photo by Pat Loeb)

WiFi Could Soon Be Available On PATCO Trains

An agreement has been reached with the DRPA and Comcast to provide free WiFi service to customers on PATCO trains. If approved by the DRPA board, the service should be available by summer

01/10/2015

Travelers check out the board at 30th St. Station on Thanksgiving Eve. (Credit: Tim Jimenez)

Amtrak Expects 80,000 Travelers Through 30th Street Station On Holiday Weekend

Amtrak trains have been rolling on the busiest travel day of the year.

11/26/2014

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Pres. Obama Creates 2nd Panel To Try And Resolve Local Rail Dispute

President Barack Obama is establishing a second emergency board to try to resolve a contract dispute in the Philadelphia area between the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority and the union representing train engineers.

10/10/2014

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Amtrak Offering Unique Fall Foliage-centric Train Ride

In honor of the season, Amtrak has just announced it is bringing back one of its rarer routes: the Autumn Express.

10/09/2014

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Travel By Train For Your Next Vacation

To get better acquainted with Amtrak, the nation’s railroad service, here’s a simple yet very helpful guide to understanding how get onboard a passenger train.

09/11/2014

A SEPTA train.  (Credit: Jay Lloyd)

Special Schedule In Effect Due To Service On Manayunk/Norristown Regional Rail Line Next Week

The special schedule begins on Tuesday, Sept. 2 and continues through Sunday, Sept. 14.

08/29/2014

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