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  • Amtrak rail service between Chicago and Rockford to begin in 2015

    Amtrak rail service between Chicago and Rockford to begin in 2015
    Long-sought plans to restore passenger rail service next year between Chicago and Rockford got a boost Thursday with the announcement of a new route. Service between the two cities stopped in 1981. The new Amtrak service will begin in late 2015 with...
  • Acela passengers forced to transfer after mechanical failure north of Baltimore

    Mechanical problems on a northbound Acela Express out of Washington forced nearly 160 passengers to transfer trains north of Baltimore on Wednesday afternoon, according to Amtrak officials. The No. 1266 express train was a few miles south of the...
  • Train traffic disrupted as Amtrak train pulls down power lines near Bowie

    Train traffic disrupted as Amtrak train pulls down power lines near Bowie
    An Amtrak train tore down overhead catenary power lines in an accident near Bowie on Thursday morning, disrupting rail traffic in the area and the commutes of many MARC and Amtrak riders, according to the Maryland Transit Administration. Craig Schulz, an...
  • New partnership houses gay center's archives at University of Baltimore

    New partnership houses gay center's archives at University of Baltimore
    Ben Blake envisions a future where academics from New York and Boston will catch Amtrak trains to Baltimore's Penn Station with the singular purpose of becoming immersed in one of the country's most compelling archives on the gay rights movement. Blake,...
  • Lodi man arrested in terrorism case

    Lodi man arrested in terrorism case
    He was a 20-year-old community college student, a single father to an infant daughter and a failed National Guardsman living in a trailer park outside Lodi, Calif. Online, Nicholas Teausant took on a different persona, authorities allege. On Instagram,...
  • Man killed in Amtrak accident was struck hours before being found

    Man killed in Amtrak accident was struck hours before being found
    By the time the badly-damaged body of George Thomas McAleer was found near Amtrak train tracks in Rosedale, he'd likely been dead for more than eight hours. McAleer, 26, of the 1100 block of Quantril Way in the Armistead Gardens neighborhood of...
  • Stoney Point Park has a tricky path to rocky views

    Stoney Point Park has a tricky path to rocky views
    This rocky landmark in Chatsworth is a worldwide draw for climbing enthusiasts. But it's also a great place to take a walk while watching the climbers practice their art on small rocks at the base and sheer cliffs near the peak. Begin a counterclockwise...
  • Amtrak fails to weather winter well

     Amtrak fails to weather winter well
    Amtrak trains operating in Chicago and across the Midwest have slogged through numerous delays and cancellations this winter, a problem fueled not only by unusually heavy snow and frigid temperatures but also, oddly, the unintended consequences of rolling...
  • Teaching new Metro riders the subway of doing things

    Teaching new Metro riders the subway of doing things
    Commuters were rushing by. An update blared on a loudspeaker. An agitated young woman shouted a name again and again. At 5:30 p.m. on a weekday, in Union Station's main concourse, strangers arranged themselves shoulder to shoulder in a circle. They...
  • Traffic: 3-vehicle wreck closes lane of I-95 Baltimore Co.

    Traffic: 3-vehicle wreck closes lane of I-95 Baltimore Co.
    As of 9:20 a.m., a three-vehicle wreck has closed one of four southbound lanes on I-95 in Baltimore County near the Baltimore Beltway exit (Exit 64), state transportation officials report. The southbound shoulder is also closed. The Maryland Transit...
  • Amtrak launches writers residency after author requests

    Amtrak launches writers residency after author requests
    Ask and ye shall receive. At least when it comes to authors and Amtrak. Amtrak has launched a still-unstructured writers residency program thanks to an offhanded remark by Alexander Chee and some impassioned pleas on Twitter. In a PEN Ten interview...