PennDOT, Norfolk Southern reach agreement on expanded Amtrak service to Pittsburgh
The state of Pennsylvania and Norfolk Southern Corp. have inked a deal that will allow Amtrak to operate a second round-trip between New York City and Pittsburgh via Harrisburg each day. Under the agreement between PennDOT and the nation’s fourth-largest freight railroad, the commonwealth will invest more than $200 million in railway and safety improvements […]
Study: Passenger trains could return to Scranton by 2028
Trains traveling between Scranton to New York City would transport an estimated 470,000 people a year beginning in 2028, according to a two-year study released Wednesday by Amtrak and the Pennsylvania Northeast Regional Railroad Authority. The region’s railroad advocates have been trying to bring back passenger rail since the 1970s, and they say the study […]
Pa., Norfolk Southern get a deal to expand W.Pa rail access | Tuesday Morning Coffee
The more than $200M agreement eventually will add a 2nd daily Amtrak trip from Pittsburgh to Harrisburg, officials said.
Pa., Norfolk Southern working on deal to add 2nd daily Amtrak trip from Harrisburg to Pittsburgh
Local business leaders and advocates have long sought the expansion of passenger rail service between the capital city and Pittsburgh.
What the $1.2T infrastructure bill could mean for Amtrak expansion in Pa.
The Keystone State could see 15 new train round trips under Amtrak’s 2035 Vision Plan.
Pa. cities could see 15 new round trips as part of Amtrak proposal
Pennsylvania would see three completely new routes serving the eastern part of the state, as well as enhanced service routes throughout the state, including Western Pennsylvania.
Biden celebrates Amtrak’s 50th birthday and pitches more rail investment in Philadelphia
Friday afternoon was a confluence of passions for President Joe Biden, as he marked his 101st day in office by celebrating Amtrak’s 50th anniversary at Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station.
With ‘Amtrak Joe’ in the White House, states hope for a passenger rail renaissance
Amtrak’s proposed improvements also include many expansions that state and local officials have already been advocating.
Biden’s Amtrak bet excites Pa. officials, but much could derail efforts
After President Joe Biden announced his $2 trillion infrastructure plan on Wednesday, it was all aboard the hype train for rail fans across Pennsylvania. The plan, which aims to repair roads, replace every lead pipe, and expand broadband access, also makes an $80 billion investment in Amtrak, a corporation owned by the federal government to […]
Philly’s 30th Street station renamed for iconic Pa. Black congressman William H. Gray III
The William H. Gray III Memorial Foundation and Amtrak are expected to hold a press conference in Washington, D.C. on Thursday to announce that 30th Street Station will officially be renamed William H. Gray III 30th Street Station,