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Here’s What Amtrak’s Fancy New Trains Will Look Like

Remember when Amtrak told us we were getting fancy new “next generation” high-speed trains? The transportation organization released the paint scheme for the trains today […]

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30th Street Station Renovations Postponed Because … Amazon

You know those fancy $6.5 billion renovations coming to 30th Street Station? Apparently they’re going to take a little longer than anticipated – because of Amazon. Amtrak […]

Business

Lyft Lands Amtrak Deal, Philly Taxis Feel Shut Out

When will Philadelphia’s transportation wars end? Ridesharing services Uber and Lyft aren’t the best of friends. The taxicab industry hates them both. And the PPA is the […]

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Judge Orders Prosecutors to Charge Driver in Amtrak Derailment

A Philadelphia judge has ordered prosecutors to file charges against the driver in the 2015 Amtrak derailment – just days after the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office […]

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DA’s Office Won’t Charge Driver in Amtrak Derailment

The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office will not charge Brandon Bostian, the engineer who was driving Amtrak Train 188 when it derailed in 2015, killing eight […]

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Deadline Nears for Endangerment Charges to Be Filed Against Amtrak Engineer

It’s been almost two years since Amtrak train 188 derailed, killing eight and injuring more than 200. Just before the crash, Amtrak engineer Brandon Bostian had […]

Property

Big Shot in Arm Proposed for North Philly

A group of New York real estate investors has been working quietly behind the scenes to assemble land for a project that would be truly […]

City

Driver of Amtrak Train That Derailed Sues Amtrak

The driver of the Amtrak train that derailed in Port Richmond in 2015 has sued his former employer. Brandon Bostian was the engineer of Amtrak […]

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Amtrak to Pay $265 Million to Settle Philadelphia Derailment Claims

A federal judge has ordered Amtrak to pay $265 million to settle claims arising from the May 2015 derailment of Amtrak Train 188 that killed eight […]

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Amtrak, Alstom Sign Contracts for New High-Speed Trains

Amtrak has signed a set of contracts totaling $1.8 billion with manufacturing company Alstom for the design and building process of 28 new high-speed trains.

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Joe Biden to Visit Amtrak’s Wilmington Station Today

Vice President Joe Biden will speak at the Wilmington, Delaware train station that bears his name today at 3 p.m. to announce new funding for […]

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Amtrak Is Removing the Departures Flipboard Inside 30th Street Station

The giant flipboard that’s sat in the center of 30th Street Station for three decades and faithfully alerted passengers of train departures is being phased out […]

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Property

Our Odds on the 30th Street Station Area Development Plan

$6.5 billion. The figure was tossed out rather casually in the course of yesterday’s formal unveiling of the two-years-in-the-making master development plan for the area […]

Property

30th Street Station Development Plans Announced

  This morning, Amtrak, SEPTA and Drexel University officials unveiled plans for a massive transformation of the area around 30th Street Station. The massive, multi-decade […]

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A Year After the Amtrak Crash, Casey Calls for More Money for Train Safety

Flanked by officials from Amtrak and SEPTA, Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey today called for more money for safety measures on train lines across the country. […]