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Amtrak, Partners Planning New Susquehanna River Bridge in Northeast Maryland

Amtrak announced Nov. 18 that it plans to move forward with a major infrastructure project to replace the 116-year-old Susquehanna River Rail Bridge in northeast Maryland. The rail service is looking to build two new bridges to replace the current structure; and overhead power, signal, safety, and security systems at the site will be modernized to improve railroad efficiency on Amtrak's busy Northeast Corridor....


New Claymont Rail Station in Delaware to Replace Aging Amtrak Facility

A new train station, known officially as the Claymont Regional Transportation Center (CRTC), the first phase in a major redevelopment project in the northern Delaware town, is currently taking shape with plans to open in 2023, according to Railway Technology....


Historic Baltimore Penn Station Renovation, Expansion Project in Progress

Amtrak and Penn Station Partners on Oct. 22 held a groundbreaking ceremony for the redevelopment and expansion of the historic Baltimore Penn Station on the Northeast Corridor in Maryland. As part of a $150 million investment in the station upgrades, Amtrak executed a Master Development Agreement in April 2019 with Penn Station Partners, led by Beatty Development Group and Cross Street Partners....


New Train Station in Coatesville, Pa., May Help Boost City West of Philadelphia

The long-planned effort to build a new $65 million train station in Coatesville, Pa., took another step forward Oct. 22 when federal, state and local officials broke ground on a project that will seek to revitalize the Chester County city....


Replacement of Cranston, R.I. Bridge May Last Until Next Spring

Cranston, R.I.'s Park Avenue railroad bridge, the city's primary east-west connector for cars and trucks, will likely remain closed until at least spring 2022 due to a shortage of Amtrak workers....


Deal Reached on $400M Plan to Renovate Philly's 30th Street Station in 2022

Amtrak and Plenary Infrastructure Philadelphia (PIP) reached a deal Sept. 15 on a lease and development agreement for the restoration and renovation of the William H. Gray III 30th Street Station in Philadelphia, multiple news sources reported....


Infrastructure Plan Spurs Rail Construction Projects

(AP) Proposed federal infrastructure funding for rail projects has transportation planners taking another look at a Los Angeles-to-Las Vegas passenger route that Amtrak stopped in 1997 and at a high-speed rail line along the congested Interstate 15 corridor to Victorville, Calif....


Passenger Rail Project Receives $31.8M Federal Grant

The joint Wisconsin-Minnesota Twin Cities-Milwaukee-Chicago (TCMC) Passenger Rail Project has been selected to receive a $31.8 million federal rail grant. The TCMC project will add an additional daily round-trip between the Twin Cities, La Crosse, Milwaukee and Chicago and points in-between, along the existing long-distance Amtrak Empire Builder route....


Pennsylvania's Sellers Avenue Bridge to Finally be Upgraded

Pennsylvania State Senator Tim Kearney and Ridley Park Mayor Hank Eberle announced Oct. 15 that a breakthrough had been reached on upgrading the 68-year-old Sellers Avenue Bridge in Ridley Park, paving the way for construction to begin on the long-dormant project....


CTDOT Breaks Ground on Clinton Rail Station Addition

A groundbreaking ceremony in June kicked off construction of the Clinton, Conn., rail station addition that is projected for completion in January 2021. The $12.5-million project adds a new platform on the north side of the tracks, an "up-and-over" pedestrian bridge/elevator connecting both sides, a ramp to the new platform, a bike shelter and some additional parking....






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