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Amtrak Tells Young People to Visit ‘Fishtown, Pennsylvania’

A Buzzfeed post by “brand publisher” Amtrak has identified six neighborhoods you should visit — presumably on Amtrak — and one is in Philadelphia! It’s […]


Wire Problems Delay Philly-to-Baltimore Amtrak Service

There were significant delays for Amtrak riders in the Northeast Corridor Tuesday morning as wire problems led to a suspension of service between Philadelphia and […]

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Artist to Install Major Art Installation Along Philly-to-NYC Amtrak Route

A stretch of industrial waste and suburban blight navigated by passengers on SEPTA, NJ Transit or Amtrak’s Philly-to-NYC rail corridor is getting a makeover, thanks […]

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Joe Biden Comes to Philadelphia to Sit on Train

Joe Biden is visiting Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station today, and Delaware’s favorite son showed up to sit in Amtrak’s new locomotive. Veep Joe Biden sits […]

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Amtrak Suspends Trains from NYC

From NBC 10: All westbound and southbound Amtrak trains are being held at New York’s Penn Station due to electrical problems. Officials say the problem […]

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Ed Rendell Backing 300mph Bullet Train

Transportation fetishist Ed Rendell, no surprise, is backing a plan to bring an ultra-fast Japan-style magnetic levitation bullet train to the northeast corridor.


R.I.P. Bob Machler, DVARP Co-Founder

Bob Machler, co-founder and former VP of the Delaware Valley Association of Rail Passengers (DVARP), died Thursday after a stroke. DVARP is a nonprofit that […]