Amtrak Train Breaks Apart At 125 mph

Amtrak just can’t catch a break as the agency is once again making the news for all the wrong reasons. This time it comes from a train that was headed to New York’s Penn Station from Washington D.C. when it broke apart as it was going 125 mph. Danielle Furfaro of the New York Post […]

Amtrak Derailment In Washington State

Sadly another rail tragedy has struck our country as an Amtrak derailment in Washington state has claimed the life of at least 6 people as of this entry. The derailment occurred on Amtrak train number 501 which was on its inaugural run of a new service between Seattle & Portland that used a recently constructed […]

LIRR W/B Service Suspended Into Penn Station

Once again riders of the busiest commuter railroad agency in the country are at the mercy of others. LIRR riders are facing a rough commute home this evening with delays on every line along with the complete suspension of westbound service into Penn Station due to Amtrak issues. The issues started this morning when an […]

Sen Schumer Seeks $550M For Repairs

In a followup to the story of the U.S. District Court’s decision to cap the payout at $125M for Amtrak for superstorm Sandy damage, Senator Chuck Schumer is seeking $550M in unused superstorm Sandy funds to help Amtrak fund its proposed project to fix the East River tunnels. Newsday Transit Reporter Alfonso A. Castillo has […]

Payout Cap Could Cause LIRR Repair Delays

The fallout from superstorm Sandy continues to rear its ugly head in the tri-state area in terms of our transit infrastructure. One of those key pieces is the Amtrak owned East River Tunnels that the LIRR uses to & from Penn Station. Last year the much maligned Amtrak proposed plans to fix 2 of the […]