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City Life

Philly Coronavirus News: SEPTA and Amtrak Slump, Colleges Lock Down, To Cancel or Not to Cancel

Update: Thanks to the coronavirus, the City of Philadelphia has now banned all events expecting 1,000 or more people and is advising residents against attending […]

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City Life

Taking Your Bike on Amtrak Just Got a Whole Lot Easier in Pennsylvania

Long-distance bike trips in Pennsylvania are about to become a lot simpler. Amtrak has just begun offering bike and checked baggage service on its Pennsylvanian […]

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City Life

Amtrak’s 30th Street Train Board Has Flipped Its Last

If you are a fan of fine Italian craftsmanship, analog technology, beauty, and nostalgia, then today is a sad day indeed: Amtrak has begun removing […]

City Life

SEPTA, Amtrak Resume Normal Schedules After Frankford Junkyard Fire

Shortly after 7 p.m Sunday night, a junkyard went up in flames near Torresdale and Adams avenues in Frankford, causing delays on SEPTA and Amtrak […]

Be Well Philly

Amtrak Is Adding Breastfeeding “Pods” to Their Philly, DC, and New York City Stations

Guess what, mamas? Soon, you’ll no longer have to search high and low for safe, clean, private places to breastfeed or pump while traveling on […]

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City Life

SEPTA, Amtrak Seeing Delays After Freight Train Derails in Delco

Sorry, SEPTA and Amtrak commuters: You could be experiencing serious delays on Thursday morning. A freight train derailed in Delaware County overnight, and SEPTA and Amtrak are […]

City Life

Amtrak’s Audit of 30th Street Station Raises Serious Security Concerns

According to an audit recently conducted by Amtrak, “longstanding unmitigated security weaknesses at Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station and Penn Coach Yard are placing the security […]

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City Life

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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City Life

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 […]

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Philly Judge Throws Out Criminal Case Against Amtrak Engineer

A Philadelphia Municipal Court judge on Tuesday formally dismissed criminal charges pending against Brandon Bostian, the 34-year-old train engineer who was driving when Amtrak Train […]

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 […]

City Life

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 […]