All posts tagged "amtrak"

  • On A Wing and Some Air
    Amtrak to add Business Class on senic Cardinal route

    Traveling by train has long been this writers favorite form of transportation. Settling in and watching the world roll by gives you time to think and relax. Over the past few years I’ve been...

  • Gay Travel
    Have you taken Amtrak’s Auto Train?

    Thinking of Driving to Florida? I used to drive from Virginia to Florida every two months, if you have driven it; you know what a hassle the traffic and construction on I-95 can be...

  • Rail
    Are Airlines losing passengers to Amtrak?

    Carry on bag fees, checked bag fees, no free snacks, pillows, or blankets, overpriced first class, weather delays, all of these things can add up and drive a passenger to take the train. And...

  • On A Wing and Some Air
    Amtrak Starts New Promotion “SmartFares”

    Amtrak is starting a new program and promotion offering a super sale with 25% off! The new program is called SmartFares. Each week Amtrak is offering discounts on one way coach tickets on select...

  • Travel Industry
    Lawsuits filed in connection with Amtrak truck crash

    07/02/2012 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release) Reno, Nevada – Additional lawsuits have been filed on behalf of victims injured in an Amtrak-truck crash last year. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), four new lawsuits allege that a defective railroad crossing warning...

  • Travel Industry
    Delays on Amtrak, NJ Transit after computer problems

      Eyewitness News NEW YORK (WABC) — Commuters who ride Amtrak, New Jersey Transit and the LIRR faced a nasty commute Monday morning. NJ Transit trains in and out of New York City were subject...

  • Travel Industry
    Judge approves $1.99 million settlement in class action against Amtrak …

    A federal judge in Philadelphia has approved a $1.99 million settlement agreement in a U.S. District Judge Anita Brody nine-year-old class action case against railroad giant Amtrak. U.S. District Judge Anita B. Brody’s final...

  • Travel Industry
    Amtrak’s high-speed Northeast Corridor plan at $151 billion

    Amtrak’s updated plan for high-speed train travel on the East Coast envisions 37-minute trips between Philadelphia and New York, after a $151 billion redevelopment of the entire Northeast Corridor. Faster service would be phased in gradually, as Amtrak improves existing tracks, signals, bridges, and power lines and then builds a separate high-speed...

  • Travel Industry
    Trestle Fire in Benicia Delays Amtrak

    advertisement A small fire on a railroad trestle near the Carquinez Bridge delayed two Amtrak Capitol Corridor trains before it was controlled, according to fire and Amtrak officials. The fire, which affected only a couple of ties on the trestle, was first reported around 4:30 p.m. Flames were visible from the Carquinez...

  • Travel Industry
    New Look for Amtrak in Illinois

    Illinois will acquire new rail cars for all of the in-state Amtrak routes. Illinois Department of Transportation Secretary Ann Schneider said the new cars will address the increase in ridership experienced by the service for the past five or six years. “They’re going to be bi-level cars,” Schneider said. “It allows us...

  • Travel Industry
    New Amtrak schedules to KC start Monday

    Passengers on Amtrak’s Missouri River Runner trains between St. Louis and Kansas City, Mo., should take note that track work west of Jefferson City will alter the schedules of three cross-state trains starting Monday. The trains include: Train 311, which will depart St. Louis at 7:15 a.m. instead of the usual 9:15...

  • Travel Industry
    Public may be leery of Amtrak proposal – The Tribune

    ROCKWOOD — Somerset County commissioners may get a earful during a public hearing Monday on plans for an Amtrak station here, borough Councilman James Harbaugh said. “We’ve had two meetings,” Harbaugh said. “We didn’t get no place. We are going to try another. There are going to be a lot more people...

  • Travel Industry
    BoltBus gives Amtrak a run for the money on Seattle-Portland travel

    If you could get from Seattle to Portland or Vancouver, B.C., by bus for less than the price of a few lattes, why would you take the train? BoltBus, Greyhound’s new low-cost, nonstop express-bus service, promises to whisk travelers to these cities for fares starting at $1. Amtrak’s Cascades trains are the...

  • Travel Industry
    Officials break ground on transit center at Bob Hope Airport

    Officials broke ground this week on a long-planned $112.6-million transit center at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank. The 520,000-square-foot complex is expected to open in summer 2014, and officials say it will make using the airport easier for commuters. The center will connect the airport with a new bus transit station and...

  • Travel Industry
    232 Amtrak riders board buses after being stranded

    PRINCE, W.Va. — A storm that knocked down trees across several states stranded 232 Amtrak passengers for more than 20 hours at a West Virginia station before they were picked up by buses on Saturday night. Amtrak spokesman Steve Kulm said all the passengers were loaded onto buses that will ferry them...

  • Travel Industry
    Riders Stranded After Train Hits, Kills Man

    Dozens of Amtrak commuters were left stranded and waiting in the scorching heat with next to no information Friday, after an Amtrak train struck and killed a pedestrian on the tracks about 30 minutes west of the Paoli station. There were no announcements, just updates on line for those riders who could...