Rail travel disruptions

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June 27, 2017 - 10:05 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City subway train has derailed near a station in Harlem, frightening passengers and causing a power outage that led to evacuations along the subway line. The Fire Department of New York says a handful of people were treated for minor injuries at around 10 a.m. Tuesday. It...
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FILE - In this Friday, April 14, 2017, file photo, New York Firefighters make their way to a track at Penn Station in New York. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie are calling for a private operator to take over New York's troubled Penn Station, the nation's busiest rail station, they said in a letter to Amtrak CEO Wick Moorman on Thursday, May 11. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
May 12, 2017 - 1:54 am
NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday called for a private operator to take over New York's troubled Penn Station, the nation's busiest rail station, where recent derailments and other problems have hampered commuters. In a letter to Amtrak CEO...
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May 05, 2017 - 7:47 am
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Officials with BNSF Railway say mudslides have forced the suspension of rail traffic between Seattle, Washington, and Portland, Oregon. Gus Melonas, spokesman for the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway, says early Friday that 10 slides just north of the Tacoma Narrows...
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May 02, 2017 - 2:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Rail travelers who have endured delays and cancellations prompted by equipment failures would face about six weeks of significant service disruptions this summer to accommodate repairs at Penn Station in New York under a plan proposed by Amtrak. Meanwhile, Democratic U.S. Sen...
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May 02, 2017 - 9:43 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Rail commuters would face about six weeks of significant service disruptions this summer under a preliminary plan to make repairs at New York's Penn Station. In documents obtained by The Associated Press, Amtrak describes work scheduled between July 7 and July 25 and again between...
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In this April 6, 2017 photo provided by Amtrak, Amtrak workers do repairs on railroad tracks in a tunnel at New York's Penn Station. Amtrak officials said on Thursday, April 27, 2017 that necessary work on tracks and signals at New York's Pennsylvania Station will begin in May and continue through the summer. Rail travelers who have endured major disruptions recently at the nation's busiest rail station are likely to see more delays this summer because New York's Penn Station is in dire need of repair work. (Amtrak via AP)
April 27, 2017 - 4:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Rail travelers who have endured major disruptions recently at Penn Station, the nation's busiest rail station, are likely to see more delays this summer because it's in dire need of repair work, Amtrak officials said Thursday. Work on tracks and signals will begin in May and...
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FILE - In this Monday, April 3, 2017, file photo, police and fire vehicles respond to news of a train derailment at Penn Station, in New York. Accelerated repair work in the wake of recent breakdowns at New York’s Penn Station will begin in May and cause delays this summer for rail travelers who already have endured major disruptions recently, Amtrak officials said Thursday, April 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
April 27, 2017 - 9:34 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Accelerated repair work in the wake of recent breakdowns at New York's Penn Station will begin next week and cause delays this summer for rail travelers who already have endured major disruptions recently, Amtrak officials said Thursday. Work on tracks and signals will begin in May...
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April 27, 2017 - 9:20 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Accelerated repair work in the wake of recent breakdowns at New York's Penn Station will begin next week and cause delays this summer for rail travelers who already have endured major disruptions recently, Amtrak officials said Thursday. Work on tracks and signals will begin in May...
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April 27, 2017 - 8:44 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Amtrak says it is accelerating repair work at New York's Penn Station beginning next month, and warns of further delays for already beleaguered commuters. Amtrak announced Thursday it will begin replacing tracks and signals in May and will continue the work through the summer...
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Evening rush hour commuters look at the departures board while at Penn Station, Friday, April 14, 2017, in New York. A New Jersey Transit train with about 1,200 passengers aboard is stuck in a Hudson River tunnel between New York and New Jersey. Authorities say the Northeast Corridor train became disabled Friday due to an Amtrak overhead power problem. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
April 14, 2017 - 11:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A train with about 1,200 passengers became stuck in a tunnel between New York and New Jersey for nearly three hours on Friday, and the chaotic scene escalated to pandemonium when Amtrak police used a stun gun to subdue a disruptive man in a station, sparking a stampede. It was the...
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