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CSX Service Bulletin: Feb. 8 Winter Weather and Derailment Update

CSX Service Bulletin: Feb. 8 Winter Weather and Derailment Update

CSX Service Bulletin: Feb. 8 Winter Weather and Derailment Update
Released: Feb 08, 2010
CSX train and yard operations throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic are being affected by the severe winter weather that the area has experienced over the last several days. Another storm system is moving into the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic later this week, bringing more [...]

Amtrak to Offer Limited Acela Express and Regional Service on the Northeast Corridor February 9

Amtrak to Offer Limited Acela Express and Regional Service on the Northeast Corridor February 9

February 8, 2010
10:00 pm ET
WASHINGTON – Amtrak will operate limited Acela Express and Northeast Regional service between New York and Washington on Tuesday, February 9, as the Northeast continues to recover from the effects from this weekend’s severe winter weather conditions. The massive storm has resulted in downed trees and power lines on portions of [...]

Norfolk Southern is invoking Force Majeure

Norfolk Southern is invoking Force Majeure

02/06 – Winter Storm Impacting Mid-Atlantic Operations – Force Majeure in effect

A severe winter storm with large amounts of snow, ice and high winds is affecting Norfolk Southern operations in critical traffic areas in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. Traffic moving through Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, Virginia, New York, New Jersey and the Carolinas is being impacted. Norfolk Southern personnel are [...]

SEPTA Announces New Storm Policy

SEPTA Announces New Storm Policy
Designed To Enhance Service For Customers During Severe Weather
February 05, 2010
With the approach of a major snow storm, SEPTA is implementing a new policy regarding transit operations during severe weather.
Previously, the policy had been to operate every route until conditions forced a halt. This policy has often left passengers stranded in [...]

AMTRAK NATIONAL ROUTE NETWORK BENEFITS FROM NEW FEDERAL INVESTMENT IN PASSENGER RAIL

AMTRAK NATIONAL ROUTE NETWORK BENEFITS FROM NEW FEDERAL INVESTMENT IN PASSENGER RAIL

Over half of $8 billion in grants for state projects
will improve current or future Amtrak routes
WASHINGTON – The Amtrak national route network is a significant beneficiary of
President Obama’s historic federal investment in intercity passenger rail as approximately $4.5
billion of the $8 billion awarded in grants are for state projects that support improvements to
current or future [...]

BNSF Reduces Transit Schedules on 60 percent of its Domestic Premium Intermodal traffic

BNSF Reduces Transit Schedules on 60 percent of its Domestic Premium Intermodal traffic

FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 26, 2010:
Reducing transit time up to 1/2 day, adding 16 additional days of service
BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) today announced that it has reduced transit schedules on 60 percent of its Domestic Intermodal Premium Container traffic, and added 16 more days of service.
“These changes are a direct result of feedback from our [...]

Record Year for Union Pacific’s Domestic Intermodal Shipments; Railroad and UPS Achieved Perfect Peak Season

Record Year for Union Pacific’s Domestic Intermodal Shipments; Railroad and UPS Achieved Perfect Peak Season

Omaha, Neb., January 12, 2010 – Union Pacific Railroad achieved a record year of 1.25 million domestic intermodal shipments in 2009.  In addition, for the second consecutive year, Union Pacific and UPS achieved a “Perfect Peak Season” by delivering 100 percent of UPS peak season freight without a sort failure. 
“More and more customers are recognizing [...]

AMTRAK OFFERS SPECIAL WEEKEND FARE ON INCREASINGLY POPULAR ADIRONDACK SERVICE

AMTRAK OFFERS SPECIAL WEEKEND FARE ON INCREASINGLY POPULAR ADIRONDACK SERVICE

 

NEW YORK –To celebrate a dramatic rise in ridership on itsAdirondack Service, Amtrak is offering a special round-trip weekend fare of $85 valid Thursdays through Mondays for travel this winter and spring on this increasingly popular service between New York City and Montreal.  

Tickets are on sale now through April 19, 2010, for travel through [...]

Overload and Imbalance Detectors Go Into Effect Jan. 10

Overload and Imbalance Detectors Go Into Effect Jan. 10

Released: Jan 07, 2010
CSX Customers:
On January 10, 2010, CSX will begin using Wheel Impact Load Detectors to detect rail cars that are substantially overloaded or imbalanced.
These detectors, which are located throughout our rail system, will help ensure the safe movement of your freight.
Cars that exceed the 20% overload limit, or 16,000 lb. side-to-side imbalance will [...]

AMTRAK READY WITH BIG PLANS FOR 2010

AMTRAK READY WITH BIG PLANS FOR 2010

 Amtrak is ready for an exciting 2010 with major projects and new initiatives that will benefit passengers, increase service, rebuild infrastructure, and put America’s railroad at the center of intercity and high-speed passenger rail development and expansion. “Amtrak enters 2010 with a strong sense of optimism, enthusiasm and purpose,” said President and CEO Joseph Boardman. [...]

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