WILMINGTON, Del. (CBS) — Amtrak unveiled a $72 million project adding an electrified third rail to the northeast corridor through Delaware. Elected officials joined Amtrak and other transportation leaders on Monday for a ribbon cutting ceremony on the new track between Wilmington and Newark.
The expansion, along with other repairs and updates, are expected to improve on-time performance and reduced delays caused by the two-track bottleneck on that stretch of tracks.READ MORE: District Attorney Larry Krasner, Mayor Jim Kenney Speak Out On Philadelphia's Ongoing Gun Violence Crisis
Officials say the track improvements are coming online just in time for Amtrak ridership to increase once COVID-19 vaccines are distributed.
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