Amtrak Has Lost Money for Decades. A Former Airline CEO Thinks He Can Fix It.

By Ted Mann, The Wall Street Journal; July 6, 2019 The signs are aimed at the thousands of train passengers…

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Train branding a lost tradition in America

By Jim Cameron, The Middletown Press; May 27, 2019 When a fast-moving winter storm was referred to as a “clipper,”…

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Beyond the average race story – Planes, Trains and a Bus: We Raced From New York City to Washington, D.C. to Find Which Was Fastest

By Zach Griff, The Points Guy; May 14, 2019 Everyone has their preferred method of transit for the ~220 mile…

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Amtrak’s next-generation Acela cars taking shape

By Ted Mann, The Wall Street Journal, Market Watch; May 12, 2019 HORNELL, N.Y. — The future of American high-speed…

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Amtrak To Increase Weekend Acela Express Frequencies

A press release from Amtrak; April 16, 2019: More Saturday service will be available beginning in May WASHINGTON – Weekend…

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Amtrak works to modernize, speed up trains in busiest U.S. rail corridor

By David Shepardson, Reuters; January 11, 2019 ABOARD AMTRAK TRAIN 182 (Reuters) – Amtrak is gearing up to introduce new…

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Amtrak issues RFQ to upgrade Claytor Concourse in Washington Union Station

From Railway Technology; January 7, 2019 US-based passenger railroad service Amtrak has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to select…

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Delicacies of the Dining Car

A Book Review By Corby Kummer, The New York Times; November 28, 2018 FOOD ON THE MOVE Dining on the…

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Amtrak Returns for Third Year with “Track Friday Sale”

A press release from Amtrak; November 23, 2018: 30 percent discounts available nationwide through Cyber Monday WASHINGTON – This year,…

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Getting There: Amtrak service failing in Connecticut

By Jim Cameron, Connecticut Post; November 5, 2018 I’m usually a huge Amtrak fan. But not today. Sure, I love…

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Amtrak’s Acela seats to be upcycled into luxury bags

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; October 17, 2018 Amtrak has partnered with People for Urban Progress (PUP) to repurpose Acela Express…

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When Are Truly High-Speed Trains Coming To Amtrak?

By Francis Tapon, Contributor, Forbes; September 30, 2018 This month, Germany inaugurated the world’s first hydrogen-fuel-cell powered train. France’s TGV…

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Review Of A Train Ride Across America On Amtrak – Part 1 – Acela Express

By Francis Tapon, Contributor, Forbes; September 18, 2018 When you think of train travel, Europe comes to mind. Or perhaps…

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Pups Onboard: Why Trains Are a Great Way to Travel With Your Dog(s)

By Steve Eder, The New York Times; June 19, 2018 A few minutes after we sank into our seats, the…

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Amtrak Debuts NEC Corridor Café Menu Featuring New Items Including Gourmet Boar’s Head® Menu Options

A press release from Amtrak; June 13, 2018: Healthier Dining Selections Now Available for Northeast Corridor Customers WASHINGTON – Beginning…

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Amtrak Refreshes Interiors of Acela Express Trains

A press release from Amtrak; May 14, 2018: Updates will provide a more modern, comfortable customer experience WASHINGTON, May 14,…

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A Brief History of Luxury Trains Between Washington, DC and New York City

By Benjamin Freed and Elaina Plott, Washingtonian; May 9, 2018 Before speed came luxury. Beginning in 1882, Washington VIPs got…

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Acela pull-apart preliminary findings: FRA

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; February 8, 2018 The Federal Railroad Administration has issued preliminary findings on…

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Amtrak Acela train breaks apart at 125 mph

By Danielle Furfaro, New York Post; February 6, 2018 A high-speed Amtrak train bound for Penn Station broke apart as…

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Doctors Rank Train Stations for Healthful, #TastyTrainFood; L.A. and D.C. Earn Highest Scores

A press release from Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine: WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Holiday travelers who ride Amtrak will find numerous healthful meals…

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Alstom unveils final Acela line model; Avelia Liberty prototype ready for testing in 2019

By Jason Jordan, The Evening Tribune; October 9, 2017 PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Prompted by the growth of high speed service…

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Acela, Junior: Here’s What Amtrak’s Fancy New Trains Will Look Like

By Claire Sasko, Philadelphia Magazine; October 6, 2017 Remember when Amtrak told us we were getting fancy new “next generation”…

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