Amtrak Cascades Derails at Steilacoom
Only minor injuries reported when an Amtrak Cascades train derailed Sunday afternoon at the Chambers Bay drawbridge near Steilacoom, Wash. All 267 passengers were accounted for and transported to Tacoma by bus. Crews worked through the night to reopen the tracks through the area located 45 miles north of Seattle. The investigation into the derailment is ongoing.
—Passenger Train Journal
April 20, 2018
Amtrak will offer contemporary and fresh dining choices for sleeping car customers, instead of traditional dining car service, embarking aboard its Capitol Limited and Lake Shore Limited trains starting June 1.
April 17, 2018
The Connecticut Department of Transportation today announced it will launch the Hartford Line rail service with an inaugural event on Friday, June 15.
April 2, 2018
The last day to purchase a Monthly Pass (the July pass) via the website will be June 20 and the last day to purchase a 10-Ride Ticket will be June 30.
March 28, 2018
In a stunning blow to operators and fans of historic locomotives and passenger equipment nationwide, Amtrak issued a memo to employees on March 28 stating its intent to immediately stop hosting charter excursions, private cars and special trains.
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