Amtrak

Capital Region News
12:27 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

EPA/Amtrak Train Emissions Public Meeting Tonight

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Tonight, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Judith Enck will host a public meeting to discuss Amtrak train emissions at the Rensselaer Rail Yard. The gathering is in response to residents' concerns about diesel smoke at the yard's Amtrak maintenance facility.

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New England News
7:57 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Amtrak Train Derails Outside Of Boston Killing Two People

Two people were killed when an Amtrak train carrying 180 passengers partially derailed last night after colliding with a truck in Mansfield, Massachusetts, outside Boston. No one on the train was injured, but the two occupants of the vehicle confirmed dead by the MBTA police. The train bound for Boston from Washington was forced off the tracks after striking the vehicle in what local police are referring to as a “very large crime scene.” Amtrak tweeted that service has been restored.

New York News
3:15 pm
Sat September 28, 2013

NY to Help Pay Cost of Amtrak Train to VT

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The state of New York is going to help pay the cost of running Amtrak's Ethan Allen Express to the Vermont city of Rutland.

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New York News
12:16 pm
Sun August 4, 2013

Bikers Hope Amtrak Will Expand Rack Access Soon

A biker loads his bicycle onto an Amtrak train in Hudson, NY.
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Several New York bicyclists recently participated in demonstration rides hosted by Amtrak in a step toward one day allowing bikes on passenger trains. 

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.  This particular train had a special demonstration cafe car equipped with rack space for four bicycles.  Bicyclists signed up to board at a particular stop on the Ethan Allen line and then disembarked at the next stop. 

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WAMC News
7:44 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Amtrak Service West Of Albany To Be Restored

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Amtrak service west of Albany, New York is almost back to normal after being interrupted by a massive freight train derailment last week.

CSX 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.

Amtrak service was disrupted by the accident, with several trains canceled and others operating with alternate transportation between Albany and Buffalo.

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New York News
1:47 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Montgomery County Train Wreck Impacts Passenger & Freight Rail Service

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo walks Route 5 along the CSX tracks in Montgomery County following a major freight train derailment. [June 27, 2013]
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Two freight trains traveling in opposite directions sideswiped each other around 8 a.m. Thursday in the town of Mohawk, near Fonda.   Governor New York Andrew Cuomo, on his way back to the capital from Utica, stopped by the crash scene and spoke to reporters about the wreck.

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New York News
3:33 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

Lawmakers push Amtrak for bike baggage cars

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer and state Sen. Betty Little of Warren County appear with other lawmakers and officials at the Albany/Rensselear Train Station, 17 June 2013.
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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.  

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.   

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WAMC News
10:19 am
Sun February 10, 2013

Travel getting easier in NNE after snowstorm

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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.

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