Posts Tagged ‘Amtrak’

High speed rail will provide a connection from San Francisco to Los Angeles in less than three hours…in 2028. We hope. Until then, the only alternative to an uncomfortable trip in a plane or a car is the Coast Starlight, which departs LA at 10AM and arrives in Oakland around 12 hours later, depending on […]

Oct 15th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

At least five people are dead and dozens injured after an Amtrak Northeast Regional train derailed last night near Philadelphia. This wasn’t a high-speed Acela train, but the crash occurred on the same Amtrak-owned Northeast Corridor tracks that the Acela uses. Yonah Freemark has joined others in suggesting that the lack of positive train control […]

May 13th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

On Saturday the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center – ARTIC – opened to the public. It will eventually serve as a high speed rail and streetcar station, but for now it serves as Anaheim’s Amtrak and Metrolink station, along with serving connecting OCTA buses. Photo by @CaHSRA on Twitter The Orange County Register was there […]

Dec 9th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

It was a nice idea, but in the end unworkable. That’s the conclusion that the California High Speed Rail Authority and Amtrak have reached in ending their plan to jointly bid for trainsets: A joint bidding process that rail officials hoped would make it cheaper to buy new trains for the California High-Speed Rail Authority […]

Jun 20th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized
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