A twice-convicted sex offender wanted in Alexandria, Virginia, and on the run is now back in custody after U.S. Marshals tracked him to a moving train in Utah.
Fairfax County police tweeted that a senior citizen ended up on the tracks after making a wrong turn, but he wasn’t injured.
Amtrak service between New York City and Boston has been suspended for the rest of the day Tuesday as the third major winter storm in two weeks bore down on the Northeast. Two trains from D.C. to New York were also canceled Tuesday morning.
However, customers on Acela Express train 2190, traveling between New York City and Boston, will instead get on Northeast Regional train 190 at close to the same time.
Expect Amtrak Northeast Regional and Acela Express services between D.C. and Boston and surrounding areas to be affected.
After Friday’s blustery weather brought power outages, scattered debris and shattered windshields to the D.C. area, those who are looking to leave the house Saturday may still experience travel hiccups.
An NTSB report said data taken from a track image camera on the train showed that as the highway-railroad grade crossing came into view, the gates were down and the garbage truck was on the crossing.
Amtrak’s president and CEO said the railroad may suspend suspending service on tracks that don’t have speed controls in place by the end of 2018.
Train passengers will only be able to access Union Station through the two Metro entrances starting at 4 p.m. on Tuesday. All other entrances will be closed for a special event.
The engineer killed when the Amtrak train he was driving slammed into a parked freight train in South Carolina had seen a counselor to help him cope after being rattled by a previous train wreck, his mother said.
A chartered train carrying dozens of GOP lawmakers to a Republican retreat in West Virginia slammed into a garbage truck on the tracks south of Charlottesville, Virginia, on Wednesday morning, killing one person and injuring several others.
Among the signs are large groups who are seemingly organized by one person, who are often silent and who don’t handle their own money.
Amtrak has announced a three day sale on its Northeast Regional service, but you’ll have to act fast to get the cheaper tickets.
An Amtrak train struck and killed an 11-year-old girl as she walked home from a restaurant near her home in Florida.
With a major winter storm approaching the Northeast, Amtrak has modified several services in the region and canceled one between D.C. and an area of Virginia on Thursday.