Amtrak train from Seattle to Vancouver, BC postponed

Amtrak will postpone the restoration of its Cascades passenger train service between Seattle and Vancouver, British Columbia, until December due to staffing shortages. The service gap occurred despite the Biden administration’s high-profile US$66 billion allocated in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to catch up on maintenance and expand the nation’s rail service. Amtrak to … Read more

NJ Transit and Amtrak suspend service out of Penn Station due to fire – NBC New York

Commuters looking to get home from New York to New Jersey are facing long delays at Penn Station as NJ Transit and Amtrak have temporarily suspended all evening rush hour train service. Both transit agencies said service to NY-Penn Station was discontinued around 6:30 p.m. Thursday. NJ Transit said all train service to and from … Read more

NY keeps face coverings amid variant threat – NBC New York

Governor Kathy Hochul said New York City’s transit COVID mask mandate remains in effect for the “short term,” but did not specify a timeline on Wednesday as she faced questions after a A federal judge’s decision overturned the nationwide rule earlier this week. Hochul pointed out that it was a federal judge’s reversal of the … Read more

MTA, NJ Transit, Amtrak to still require masks after judge’s decision to void mandate on airplanes, public transportation

NEW YORK (WABC) — A federal judge’s decision to strike down the national mask mandate covering airlines and other public transportation Monday, is having a ripple effect across the Tri-State area as agencies respond. The ruling appeared to free operators to make their own decisions about mask requirements, with the several major airlines: Delta, American, … Read more

St. Louis Woman Missing, Last Seen at Dallas Train Station – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Police are asking for help finding a St. Louis woman who went missing earlier this month in Dallas who family members say is being held against her will by an unknown man. Dana Holt, 30, was recorded on surveillance video at Dallas’ Eddie Bernice Johnson Union Station at about noon on March 2. Holt’s sister, … Read more

Amtrak suspends service between Washington, DC, Philadelphia due to freight derailment

NEW YORK — Amtrak service between Washington, DC, and Philadelphia has been temporarily suspended for the weekend due to a freight train derailment. According to the railroad, a Norfolk Southern freight train derailed in Maryland, forcing suspensions Saturday and Sunday. A number of trains that were scheduled to leave from or arrive in New York … Read more

Freight train derailment near Aberdeen suspends Amtrak service

Ok, mmhmm. Yeah. Mmm. Yeah, mmhmm. Amtrak service modified between DC, New York due to freight train derailment near Aberdeen Norfolk Southern: 20 loaded coal cars of freight train derails in Harford County Updated: 11:48 AM EST Mar 5, 2022 Amtrak said train service between New York and Washington, DC, was suspended Saturday morning due … Read more

Brandon Bostian, engineer during fatal 2015 Amtrak crash, found not guilty on all charges

An Amtrak engineer who was involved in a 2015 train derailment in Port Richmond that left eight dead and over 200 injured was cleared of charges on Friday. Brandon Bostian, 38, was acquitted of causing a catastrophe, eight counts of involuntary manslaughter and nearly 250 counts of reckless endangerment after the jury deliberated for a … Read more

New Evidence Revealed By Prosecutors; Defense Sufferers ‘Brutal’ Setback – CBS Philly

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — New evidence was presented Tuesday against the former Amtrak Engineer on trial for involuntary manslaughter in a fatal 2015 train derailment in Philadelphia’s Port Richmond section. For the first time, Eyewitness News is able to show up-close photos that first responders and investigators took of the wreckage of Amtrak 188. The photos … Read more

Jury Selected In Trial Of Former Amtrak Engineer In Deadly 2015 Train Derailment In Philadelphia – CBS Philly

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The engineer in the deadly 2015 Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia is on trial facing criminal charges. Amtrak accepted responsibility for the tragedy and paid $265 million to settle claims by the victims and their families. Now prosecutors are going after the man who was operating the train, who faces more than … Read more