Amtrak

Plastic Wrap Causes Travel Nightmares

The day before Thanksgiving is always one of the heaviest travel days of the year. In a region like the tri-state area, this is just more added chaos to what is already the norm. Riders who especially deal with Penn Station know all about the chaos as it is a regular occurrence for them due […]


Amtrak Train Detaches On Trip To NYC

Long time readers know that I am a historic critic of Amtrak’s poor service & much deserved reputation as a failed transportation carrier. So when I heard the news of one of their trains detaching on a trip headed to NYC this evening, I was not surprised one bit. The story starts on Train #68 […]


Amtrak Stalling MTA West Side Plan

The MTA has many major plans it would like to implement to its commuter railroad services. With the Long Island Railroad, it is East Side Access to provide service to Grand Central Station. For the Metro-North, it is the ability to send riders to Penn Station. While the LIRR project is rolling along, the Metro-North’s […]


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 […]