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Post Date: 30th Sep, 2015 - 5:58pm / Post ID: #

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Amtrak adding bag fee for excess or overweight luggage

Passengers who exceed the limit of two carry-on bags and two personal items will have to pay. Ref. Source 8t

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Post Date: 30th Sep, 2015 - 7:48pm / Post ID: #

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Funny how they are choosing to do this when fuel prices are at its lowest they've been for years.

Post Date: 2nd Sep, 2016 - 5:34pm / Post ID: #

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Amtrak unveils new Acela trains

Amtrak’s new fleet of Acela Express trains will make its debut in 2021. Ref. Source 1w.

Post Date: 2nd Sep, 2016 - 7:45pm / Post ID: #

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I love trains and I won't mind riding on those when they are on stream. The current Amtrack is fair but slow something really fast will make traveling fun.

Post Date: 22nd Dec, 2017 - 12:52pm / Post ID: #

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Amtrak accidents hurt safety reputation, but railroad remains popular with Congress, riders. Criticism of the railroad focuses on government subsidies rather than infrastructure, experts say. Source 3s.

Post Date: 28th Jan, 2018 - 8:49pm / Post ID: #

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Workers say they warned Amtrak before deadly crash

In the days before Amtrak 501 careened off the tracks last month in a deadly crash, engineers and conductors warned their supervisors that they did not feel adequately trained on the new route, according to more than a dozen sources.

Several train cars flew off an overpass, landing on Interstate 5 in the December 18 accident near DuPont, Washington, which left three dead and more than 100 injured. At the time, Amtrak 501 was making its inaugural journey of a new Seattle-to-Portland run called the Point Defiance Bypass route.

Engineers and conductors had safety concerns, citing rushed and "Totally inadequate" training which left them feeling dangerously unprepared for the new route, according to multiple sources, including several directly involved in the training. Crew members traditionally train on new routes to familiarize themselves with the signs, terrain and other physical characteristics which vary from route to route. Ref. CNN.

Post Date: 28th Jan, 2018 - 9:17pm / Post ID: #

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I'm sure they gave the warnings but the ones in suits that don't like to spend money probably skipped it over at the cost of people's lives.

Post Date: 4th Feb, 2018 - 1:18pm / Post ID: #


Amtrak train and freight train collide

Two people were killed in a crash involving a freight train and an Amtrak passenger train headed to Miami early Sunday in South Carolina, authorities said.

In addition to the fatalities, at least 70 people were wounded, Lexington County spokesman Harrison Cahill said.

Amtrak Train 91 collided with a CSX freight train at about 2:35 a.m. In Cayce. The lead engine and some passenger cars derailed, Amtrak said in a statement. Ref. CNN.

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