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Amtrak tweeting major N.E. corridor delays

Amtrak is introducing a pilot program to notify Northeast Corridor passengers about major service disruptions via Twitter.

The program using the @AmtrakNEC handle began Tuesday. Get the full story »

Amtrak set to resume Northeast Corridor service

Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor service between New York and Boston will resume on a limited schedule Monday morning.

Service had been suspended since 5 p.m. Sunday due to blizzard conditions. Amtrak said passengers should still expect delays throughout the day and allow for ample time to arrive at their respective stations, due to the residual effects of the storm.

Quinn looks to recruit rail jobs from Wisconsin

Gov. Pat Quinn says a Wisconsin trainmaker is welcome to move its jobs to Illinois.

Quinn is inviting Talgo Inc. to come to the state after Wisconsin’s newly elected Republican governor said he wanted to give back federal money for a proposed high-speed rail project or use it for something else.

Amtrak sets ridership, revenue records in U.S.

Stepped up business travel in the Northeast helped Amtrak boost ridership by nearly 6 percent to a record 28.7 million passengers in the fiscal year ended Sept. 30, the railroad said Monday.

Amtrak, the only long-haul passenger rail service in the United States, also said year-over-year ticket revenue rose by 9 percent to a record $1.7 billion for the period that began last Oct. 1. Get the full story »