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Dr. Gridlock – Amtrak sets Thanksgiving record

Amtrak carried a record number of passengers during the Thanksgiving holiday, according to the latest figures from the rail agency.

Amtrak said it carried 704,446 passengers during the Thanksgiving travel week, an increase of 2.7 percent over 2009. The day before Thanksgiving was the busiest day in the railroad’s history, officials said in a statement, with 134,230 passengers.

 

Dr. Gridlock – Amtrak sets Thanksgiving record.

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Belvidere stop not included in Amtrak route through Rockford – WREX.com – Rockford’s News Leader

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“The southern route offers the best deal for travelers and taxpayers,” Illinois Transportation Secretary Gary Hannig said. “After much deliberation, we are excited to start service to an underserved part of the state.”

The train will run at least one daily round-trip starting in early 2014.

The Rockford area has not had passenger rail service since 1981. The new service is expected to create 650 construction jobs…

 

Belvidere stop not included in Amtrak route through Rockford – WREX.com – Rockford’s News Leader.

Filed under: Amtrak, Regional USA Passenger Rail

Amtrak extension gets $3M boost | Mainebiz

The extension of the Amtrak Downeaster train from Portland to Brunswick currently under way is getting another boost from the feds.

Amtrak extension gets $3M boost | Mainebiz.

Filed under: Amtrak, Regional USA Passenger Rail

China hosts international HSR congress

Filed under: International High Speed Rail

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