Amtrak http://wamc.org en NY to Help Pay Cost of Amtrak Train to VT http://wamc.org/post/ny-help-pay-cost-amtrak-train-vt <p></p><p></p><p>The state of New York is going to help pay the cost of running Amtrak&#39;s Ethan Allen Express to the Vermont city of Rutland. Sat, 28 Sep 2013 19:15:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 74499 at http://wamc.org NY to Help Pay Cost of Amtrak Train to VT Bikers Hope Amtrak Will Expand Rack Access Soon http://wamc.org/post/bikers-hope-amtrak-will-expand-rack-access-soon <p>Several New York bicyclists recently participated in demonstration rides hosted by Amtrak in a step toward one day allowing bikes on passenger trains.&nbsp;</p><p>Late last month, Amtrak invited 36 New York bicyclists to bring their wheels on a northbound train as part of an ongoing effort to accommodate bikes on trains traveling around the state.&nbsp; This particular train had a special demonstration cafe car equipped with rack space for four bicycles.&nbsp; Bicyclists signed up to board at a particular stop on the Ethan Allen line and then disembarked at the next stop.&nbsp;</p> Sun, 04 Aug 2013 16:16:00 +0000 Callie Winkeller 70531 at http://wamc.org Bikers Hope Amtrak Will Expand Rack Access Soon Amtrak Service West Of Albany To Be Restored http://wamc.org/post/amtrak-service-west-albany-be-restored <p>Amtrak service west of Albany, New York is almost back to normal after being interrupted by a massive freight train derailment last week.</p><p>CSX&nbsp;railroad crews and contractors worked around the clock to clear wreckage and replace damaged tracks after the derailment Thursday morning near Fonda, 35 miles west of Albany.</p><p>Amtrak service was disrupted by the accident, with several trains canceled and others operating with alternate transportation between Albany and Buffalo.</p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 11:44:23 +0000 Jaired Crofut 68223 at http://wamc.org Amtrak Service West Of Albany To Be Restored Montgomery County Train Wreck Impacts Passenger & Freight Rail Service http://wamc.org/post/montgomery-county-train-wreck-impacts-passenger-freight-rail-service <p></p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 17:47:01 +0000 Dave Lucas 68106 at http://wamc.org Montgomery County Train Wreck Impacts Passenger & Freight Rail Service Lawmakers push Amtrak for bike baggage cars http://wamc.org/post/lawmakers-push-amtrak-bike-baggage-cars <p>New York’s senior United States Senator is trying to use his clout to convince Amtrak to accommodate bicyclists on trains to Albany, Saratoga Springs and the North Country. &nbsp;<br><br>Anyone who takes Amtrak from Boston to Portland knows about the railroad's "Bring Your Bicycle On Board" program. U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer says it makes good economic sense to roll the initiative out on Amtrak's Adirondack and Ethan Allen Trains as well.&nbsp; &nbsp;<br> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 19:33:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 67220 at http://wamc.org Lawmakers push Amtrak for bike baggage cars Travel getting easier in NNE after snowstorm http://wamc.org/post/travel-getting-easier-nne-after-snowstorm <p>PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Travel is getting back on track for trains, ferries and airlines following a snowstorm that dropped record amounts of snow on parts of northern New England.</p> Sun, 10 Feb 2013 15:19:26 +0000 Associated Press 57521 at http://wamc.org Travel getting easier in NNE after snowstorm