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Best Train Trips In The USA

Train trips may take longer, but they are more affordable than flying and they offer unique glimpses of America’s vast countryside.

03/25/2014

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More Trouble on the Rails

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Passengers on an Amtrak train from Boston to Washington, D.C., say they were stuck in Connecticut for about five hours because of a mechanical problem. Amtrak spokeswoman Christina Leeds says Train […]

03/11/2014

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Amtrak Ridership Reached Record High Last Year — Despite Disruptions From Storm Sandy

Railroad officials say Amtrak carried a record number of passengers in the year ending Sept. 30 despite Northeast service that was temporarily knocked out by Superstorm Sandy.

10/14/2013

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Amtrak Service Resumes After Storm-Related Problem

Amtrak service between New Haven and Providence has been restored after crews cleared storm debris that had fallen on the railroad’s overhead wire system near Cranston.

09/13/2013

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Heat To Cause Amtrak Delays Throughout Region

Heat throughout the region is expected to cause delays along Amtrak lines from Maine to Washington, D.C.

07/18/2013

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Floods Wash Out Amtrak Tracks In Vermont

Amtrak is bussing passengers between St. Albans and Springfield, Mass. after after flash floods washed out portions of the rail bed in Vermont.

07/05/2013

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Amtrak Celebrates New Bridge

EAST LYME, Conn. (AP) _ Amtrak and transportation officials are celebrating a new bridge in eastern Connecticut along the busy Northeast railway corridor. A ribbon-cutting ceremony and boat tour are scheduled for Friday for the […]

06/07/2013

FAIRFIELD, CT - MAY 18: The scene of a Metro North train collision on May 18, 2013 in Fairfield, Connecticut.  Two New Haven Line Metro North trains collided on Friday, May 17, injuring as many as 60 people. (Photo by Michael Graae/Getty Images)

Injured Workers File Claims as Train Service Returns to Normal

Train service from New York to Boston was back on schedule Wednesday on one of the nation’s oldest and most heavily traveled railways, five days after a derailment in Connecticut injured scores of commuters and damaged tracks.

05/22/2013

A Metro-North train at the Bridgeport station. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Metro North, Amtrak, Resume Limited Service; One Damaged Track Repaired

Four days after a train derailment and collision cut off service on the Metro-North tracks near the Fairfield train station, both Metro North and Amtrak say limited service is resuming Tuesday afternoon.

05/21/2013

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Latest On Train Derailment, Status Of Service

Three patients remained in critical condition Saturday morning, with two of those stable, after two commuter trains packed with rush-hour commuters collided in an accident that sent about 70 people to the hospital, severely damaged the tracks and threatened to snarl travel in the congested Northeast Corridor.

05/18/2013

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