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    Talgo VI trainsets withdrawn from Amtrak Cascades service


    USA: Washington State Department of Transportation has withdrawn its 1998-built Talgo VI trainsets used to operate the Amtrak Cascades services between Eugene, Portland, Seattle and Vancouver, ahead of the procurement of replacement rolling stock. Withdrawal of the Talgo VIs was recommended by the National ...

  • The Northeast Corridor is shared by national long-distance operator Amtrak and eight commuter rail agencies.

    Pandemic scuppers Amtrak’s hopes of breaking even


    USA: Amtrak has lost close to 95% its ridership since the advent of the coronavirus pandemic, just as the national passenger carrier was projecting that it would finally break even for the first time in almost 50 years. Ridership has all but disappeared because of ...

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    William J Flynn named as next Amtrak CEO


    USA: Amtrak has appointed William J Flynn as its next President & Chief Executive Officer, the national passenger operator announced on March 2.

  • Amtrak has selected Penn Station Partners to undertake the redevelopment of Baltimore Penn station.

    Cuomo proposes southern extension to New York Penn Station


    The congestion at New York Penn Station has become a major political issue in recent years. USA: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo used an address at the Association for a Better New York on January 6 to announce plans for a locally funded expansion of Penn ...

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    New York: From Penn Station to Empire Complex


    Overcrowded, outdated and confusing, New York Penn Station has been roundly criticised in recent years as a symbol of the Big Apple’s inability to develop modern infrastructure. But multiple improvement projects are now underway, raising hopes that a more spacious and comfortable hub could yet emerge. Nick Kingsley reports from Manhattan.