Amtrak

AMTRAK submitted its budget request to Congress for 2015 financial year on March 18 with a warning to the federal government that failure to step up investment in the United…
THE Illinois Department of Transportation (Idot) has formally awarded a $US 228m contract to Siemens and Cummins to supply 32 diesel-electric locomotives for use on Amtrak services in the states…
THE expansion of Positive Train Control and upgrading of a key section of the Washington DC – New York – Boston Northeast Corridor (NEC) for 257km/h operation are among the…
AMTRAK staged a ceremony at Philadelphia's 30th Street station on February 6 in the presence of US vice-president Mr Joe Biden and US transportation secretary Mr Anthony Foxx to mark…
THE procurement of a new generation of high-speed trains for the United States was launched on January 24, when Amtrak and California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) issued a joint request…
Train catering if it is done well has the ability to become a unique selling point for long-distance passenger operators, but it can also be an Achilles' heel if it…
THE United States Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for 35 200km/h diesel-electric locomotives for use on inter-city and commuter services in Illinois, Michigan, Missouri,…
AMTRAK President Mr Joe Boardman, Federal Railroad Administrator Mr Joseph Szabo and Siemens Rail Systems USA president Mr Michael Cahill visited the Transportation Technology Center (TTCI) at Pueblo on July…
PLANS to extend Amtrak California Capitol Corridor services south from San Jose have received a boost after California Transport Commission approved a $US 18.1m investment in track improvements on the…
SIEMENS rolled out the first completed ACS-64 Cities Sprinter multi-system electric locomotive for Amtrak at its Sacramento plant in California on May 13.
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