Amtrak

THE US state of Illinois announced on August 4 that it has reached a "milestone" agreement with Iowa Interstate Railroad (IAIS) on the development of inter-city passenger services linking Chicago…
Desired by operators but often derided by passengers, onboard Wi-Fi is proving a difficult service to master. As demand for data continues to soar and places even greater strain on…
With funding always in doubt from one year to the next, US national inter-city rail operator Amtrak has been carried on the political wind for most of its 43 year…
AMTRAK has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for 28 high-speed trains, which will replace the Acela Express fleet on the Washington DC – New York – Boston Northeast Corridor…
INDIANA Department of Transportation (IDOT) has selected Chicago-based Corridor Capital LLC as its "preferred vendor" to manage and operate the daily Hoosier State inter-city service between Indianapolis and Chicago, which…
PLANS by Amtrak and California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) to purchase a fleet of high-speed trains jointly have been scrapped as the two parties have acknowledged that the specifications differ…
A stopped train on a hot day. Increasingly frustrated passengers. And a railway journalist sitting in coach F.
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…
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