Amtrak plans to expand new nonstop Acela service from New York

By Edward Russell, The Points Guy; November 9, 2019 Amtrak has plans to expand the nonstop Acela service it launched…

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Washington Union Station badly needs updates. Here’s why fixing it is so complicated.

By George Kevin Jordan, Editor and Correspondent, Greater Greater Washington; November 7, 2019 Union Station in DC is a key…

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Back on Track: How U.S. Cities Are Reinventing Their Train Depots

By Matt Grossman, Commercial Observer; October 22, 2019 Get them talking, and you’ll quickly learn that train buffs and history…

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Amtrak has a new strategy to help you board your train at Washington Union Station

By Lori Aratani, The Washington Post, SF Gate; September 21, 2019 WASHINGTON – After years of complaints, Amtrak is trying…

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Washington, D.C.: MARC, VRE say on-time performance has dropped, cite increase in CSX trains as one factor

By Luz Lazo, The Washington Post; July 27, 2019 An increase in CSX freight trains operating in the Washington region…

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Washington Union Station Has Serious Security Vulnerabilities, Per Amtrak Inspector General Report

By Natalie Delgadillo, dcist; July 29, 2019 Washington’s Union Station and the Ivy City Yard maintenance facility continue to have…

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Amtrak Offers Acela Nonstop Service between Washington, D.C. and New York City

A press release from Amtrak; July 25, 2019: WASHINGTON – Amtrak today announced the launch of Acela Nonstop, a new…

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Fireworks cause chaos inside Washington Union Station

By Evan Lambert, FOX 5 DC; July 7, 2019 WASHINGTON – Law enforcement officials say fireworks went off inside Union…

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National Transportation Safety Board: CSX workers were walking on Amtrak tracks when they were struck and killed in 2017

By Ashley Halsey III, The Washington Post; April 9, 2019 Two CSX railroad workers who were struck and killed by…

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12 Most Beautiful Train Stations in the United States

By Meredith Carey and Meg Reinhardt, Conde Nast Traveler; January 15, 2019 Click here to enjoy the 12 stunning photographs.

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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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Four rail topics from Politico’s Morning Transportation

AV START window narrows despite shutdown staredown By SAM MINTZ, With help from Brianna Gurciullo, Politico Morning Transportation; December 18,…

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There’s an easier way to board trains at Washington Union Station, so why doesn’t Amtrak do it?

By Faiz Siddiqui, The Washington Post; December 1, 2018 Head to Union Station any time during the busy holiday season,…

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Virginia Railway Express says full commuter rail service will be running Friday

By Luz Lazo, The Washington Post; September 13, 2018 Update: Virginia Railway Express on Thursday afternoon said it will operate…

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Amtrak northbound Crescent train derails outside Washington Union Station; no injuries reported

By Faiz Siddiqui, The Washington Post; August 2, 2018 An Amtrak train derailed Thursday afternoon just outside Washington’s Union Station, but…

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Amtrak Inspector General looking at Washington Union Station project

By STEPHANIE BEASLEY, With help from Tanya Snyder and Lauren Gardner, Politico Morning Transportation; July 30, 2018 UNION STATION PROJECTS…

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Opinion: Amtrak as bully

By Frank N. Wilner, Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; June 23, 2018 Amidst extravagant accusations of inhospitable dispatching by host…

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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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Opinion: To move one passenger just one mile on the DC Streetcar in 2016 cost the city $23

By Philip Wegmann, Washington Examiner; May 23, 2018 Only in the national capitol could century-old technology get so much city…

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At Washington Union Station, new technology that detects explosives, weapons is tested

By Neal Augenstein, WTOP; May 9, 2018 WASHINGTON — New security technology that can help detect if a would-be terrorist…

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Why a Train Trip Across the U.S. Is the Fastest Way to Slow Down

By Eric Weiner, AFAR, March/April 2018 Issue; March 5, 2018 One afternoon, I find myself at Union Station in Washington,…

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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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