Latest Amtrak News

Two injured when Amtrak train hits car in Independence

Dec. 10, 2019 5:09 PM EST

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — Two people were injured when an Amtrak train collided with a vehicle Tuesday in Independence. The collision occurred shortly after Amtrak's Missouri River Runner, which travels between St. Louis and Kansas City, left the Independence station on the way to Kansas City, police said....

Amtrak train hits vehicle stuck on track as driver calls 911

Nov. 29, 2019 12:02 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Investigators say an intoxicated woman was on the phone with 911 when her stuck vehicle was hit by an Amtrak train in South Carolina. Columbia Police Officer P.J. Blendowski said neither Audreyanna Haggins or anyone on the train was hurt in the crash around 1 a.m. Friday near Columbia...

Woman, 2 grandsons killed by train at gate-less crossing

Nov. 25, 2019 8:24 AM EST

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman and her two grandsons were killed by a passing Amtrak train on Saturday afternoon as she drove the Cub Scouts to an overnight camping trip near West Palm Beach. The train carrying some 200 passengers collided with the family’s Subaru Outback at the gate-less...

Authorities ID 3 killed in Florida crash with Amtrak train

Nov. 24, 2019 12:58 PM EST

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Authorities have identified three people who were killed in a vehicle that collided with an Amtrak passenger train in Florida. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office identified the dead Sunday as 58-year-old Valery Jo Rintamaki of West Palm Beach; and 8-year-old Skyler Prestano...

Authorities: Amtrak train hits vehicle in Florida, 3 dead

Nov. 23, 2019 5:05 PM EST

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say three people in Florida were killed in a vehicle that collided with an Amtrak passenger train, but no passengers aboard the train were hurt. Palm Beach County Fire Rescue told news outlets the crash happened about 2 p.m. Saturday in Indiantown, which is north of West...

Train derailment in east Missouri disrupts Amtrak service

Nov. 19, 2019 6:55 PM EST

WEST QUINCY, Mo. (AP) — BNSF railway officials expect to have tracks cleared by early Wednesday after a train derailment in West Quincy. Railway spokesman Andy Williams says 12 cars on the 70-car train derailed early Tuesday in West Quincy. Five of the cars ended up on their sides. The cause of derailment...

Brother of Michigan State star dies after being hit by train

Nov. 10, 2019 7:11 PM EST

ALBION, Mich. (AP) — The brother of Michigan State basketball star Cassius Winston has died after being struck by an Amtrak train Saturday night. Scott Kipp, Albion's Chief of Public Safety, confirmed Sunday that Zachary Winston died after being hit by a westbound train in Albion. Zachary Winston, of...

Amtrak reports record revenue, ridership, but still in red

Nov. 8, 2019 3:38 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Amtrak on Friday reported record ridership and revenue figures for the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, leading officials to predict the heavily subsidized railroad could eliminate operating losses as soon as next year. The government-owned passenger railroad said it provided 32.5...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Oct. 25, 2019 2:31 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: Hunter Biden got $1.76 million from taxpayer-funded Amtrak THE FACTS:...