Stories tagged: Amtrak
UPDATED: TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2017, 7:47 P.M.
Amtrak passengers held up by avalanche transported to Spokane by bus
Amtrak passengers stuck behind an avalanche that covered the BNSF Railway track in the Marias Pass in northwestern Montana have been returned to their city of origin or bused to …
UPDATED: MONDAY, FEB. 6, 2017, 10:18 P.M.
Two Amtrak trains stranded in Montana due to avalanche on Marias Pass
Two Amtrak passenger trains – one headed to Seattle, the other to Chicago – are stranded in Montana after an avalanche apparently wiped out or covered sections of railway on …
MONDAY, NOV. 7, 2016, 10:32 A.M.
Amtrak train hits back of semi-truck in Oregon
Authorities say the back of a semi-truck was hit by an Amtrak train in Oregon.
THURSDAY, NOV. 3, 2016, 10:52 A.M.
WiFi on Amtrak’s Acela Express trains shifts into faster gear
Amtrak officials say a recent upgrade will mean faster WiFi for passengers on its popular Acela Express trains.
THURSDAY, OCT. 27, 2016, 4:12 P.M.
Amtrak settles claims for 2015 fatal derailment for $265 million
Federal district Judge Legrome Davis on Thursday signed off on a $265 million settlement of claims against Amtrak for the derailment in Philadelphia of a commuter train on May 12, …
MONDAY, OCT. 24, 2016, 1:48 P.M.
Amtrak bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7
For anyone still carrying a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phone, add all Amtrak trains and property to the list of places where your device is no longer welcome.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 17, 2016, 2:23 P.M.
Man in custody after armed standoff aboard Amtrak train in Los Angeles
An hourslong standoff with an armed man who barricaded himself aboard an Amtrak train ended early Saturday after police used tear gas.
FRIDAY, AUG. 19, 2016, 12:34 P.M.
Amtrak taps former freight railroad head to be new CEO
The former head of the Norfolk Southern freight railroad, Charles “Wick” Moorman, has been tapped to be president and CEO of Amtrak, the nation’s passenger railroad, Amtrak officials said Friday.
TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2016, 11:37 A.M.
Kent police investigate train, pedestrian collision
KENT, Wash. – Kent police said a 69-year-old woman from Kent was operating her motorized wheelchair heading east when an Amtrak train passed through the intersection, striking her legs.
TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2016, 9:53 A.M.
In deadly 2015 Amtrak wreck, NTSB blames distracted engineer
The speeding Amtrak train that crashed in Philadelphia last year, killing eight people, most likely ran off the rails because the engineer was distracted by word of a nearby commuter …
THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2016, 4:16 P.M.
Feds: Amtrak must retrain track workers on basic safety
Amtrak has been ordered to retrain rail workers on basic safety rules days after a train going 106 miles per hour struck and killed two Amtrak employees working on the …
THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2016, 1:02 P.M.
Feds: Amtrak must retrain track workers on basic safety
Amtrak has been ordered to immediately retrain track workers on basic safety rules after a passenger train struck and killed two Amtrak employees near Philadelphia.
SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 2016, 1:07 P.M.
Amtrak train hits equipment on track; 2 workers die
An Amtrak train struck a piece of construction equipment just south of Philadelphia on Sunday causing a derailment, killing two Amtrak workers and sending more than 30 passengers to hospitals, …
MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2016, 6:29 A.M.
Dozens hospitalized after Kansas train derailment
At least 29 people have been taken to hospitals after an Amtrak passenger train derailed in rural southwest Kansas early Monday, authorities said.
FRIDAY, FEB. 26, 2016, 7:06 P.M.
Pedestrian struck, killed by Amtrak train near Tenino
Law enforcement is investigating the death of a man who was struck by an Amtrak train near Tenino, according to the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office.
TUESDAY, OCT. 27, 2015, 12:14 P.M.
House bill delays train safety technology mandate 3 to 5 years
The House passed a bill Tuesday that delays for three to five years the mandate for railroads to put long-sought safety technology in place. Federal accident investigators say the technology, …
TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2015, 9:29 P.M.
Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia kills 5 people
PHILADELPHIA — An Amtrak train headed to New York City derailed and tipped over in Philadelphia on Tuesday night, mangling the front of it, killing at least five people and …
FRIDAY, DEC. 5, 2014, 9:20 P.M.
4 stabbed on Amtrak train in Michigan
NILES, Mich. — A man wielding a knife stabbed four people aboard a passenger train Friday, including an Amtrak employee, police said.
FRIDAY, NOV. 14, 2014
Washington state high court intervenes in shooter’s 82-year sentence
OLYMPIA – A Spokane man sentenced to 82 years in prison for a 2002 gunbattle at the Amtrak station will have a chance to have his sentence reduced, the state …
FRIDAY, AUG. 22, 2014, 9:30 A.M.
DUI suspect avoids train, breaks ankle
Ruben Flores, 24, faces a driving-under-the-influence charge after police say his car stalled on the train tracks near the downtown Amtrak station just before 3 a.m. Friday.
SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 2013, 4:01 P.M.
Woman dies after being struck by train in Ephrata, Wash.
A woman was killed Saturday morning when she was struck by a freight train in Ephrata, Wash.
SUNDAY, APRIL 7, 2013, 3:40 P.M.
Amtrak train struck by landslide near Everett
Service between Seattle and Everett will be disrupted until Tuesday.
THURSDAY, DEC. 27, 2012, 5:51 P.M.
Woman struck, killed by train in Sandpoint had ticket for Amtrak
A train struck and killed a 28-year-old woman walking along the railroad tracks in Sandpoint early Thursday morning, according to an Idaho State Police news release.
SUNDAY, OCT. 14, 2012
Amtrak enjoys record-setting year
WASHINGTON – Amtrak trains carried 31.2 million passengers in the fiscal year ending in September, the highest annual ridership since the railroad was formed in 1971, the nation’s intercity passenger …
SUNDAY, SEPT. 16, 2012
Amtrak offers grand views of Montana, the Rockies
NEAR WAGNER, Mont. – The train rolls past distant hills – mountains, an easterner would call them. But it’s just a tease. Out here is mostly prairie and thin wire …
FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2011, 7:55 A.M.
Amtrak Empire Builder line still disrupted
Flooding-related problems in North Dakota continue to disrupt Amtrak passenger rail service between Minnesota and the Pacific Northwest.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2011, 9:18 A.M.
Flooding halts Amtrak between Spokane, St. Paul
Amtrak officials say flooding in separate areas of northern North Dakota has forced a temporary shutdown of passenger rail service between St. Paul, Minn., and Spokane, Wash.
MONDAY, JAN. 24, 2011
STA proposes cutting eight routes, 18 drivers
Eight Spokane-area bus routes would be cut along with 18 driver positions under the latest version of a money-saving proposal by the Spokane Transit Authority. STA officials spent the past …
SUNDAY, JAN. 2, 2011
Icy weather blamed for rail delays, closings
A Burlington Northern Santa Fe spokesman said icy weather backed up trains on New Year’s Day and forced it to halt Amtrak service on its tracks across Montana and North …
THURSDAY, JAN. 28, 2010, 6:06 A.M.
Wash., Ore. to get almost $600M for high-speed rail
Washington and Oregon are in line to receive nearly $600 million for a high-speed rail line from Seattle to Portland, Ore., and other improvements.