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Repairs could halt California rail service into December

Oct. 19, 2022 12:01 PM EDT

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) — Metrolink and Amtrak train services could be suspended through December during repairs due to shifting ground beneath a stretch of seaside track in Southern California, transit officials said. Service between Orange and San Diego counties was halted...

Passengers endure 19-hour train trip from Detroit to Chicago

Oct. 10, 2022 17:45 PM EDT

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — What was supposed to be a 5 1/2-hour rail trip from Detroit to Chicago turned into a 19-hour ordeal for passengers on an Amtrak train that lost power, leaving them without light, heat or running toilets. Wolverine Train 351 left Pontiac about 6 a.m. EDT...

Train service suspended due to shifting coastal ground

Sep. 30, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) — Metrolink and Amtrak train services have been temporarily suspended due to shifting ground beneath a stretch of seaside track in Southern California. The San Diego Union-Tribune reported Friday that service has been suspended in the community of San...

BNSF: Rail accident victims should have to use arbitration

Sep. 22, 2022 15:57 PM EDT

BNSF Railway Co. has asked a federal court to require victims of a deadly Amtrak crash in Missouri to pursue settlements through arbitration, rather than lawsuits. BNSF owns the railroad tracks used by Amtrak when a Southwest Chief train traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago collided...

Amtrak works to restore routes after rail labor accord

Sep. 15, 2022 13:48 PM EDT

Amtrak on Thursday worked to accommodate travelers whose plans were disrupted this week ahead of a tentative railway labor agreement. Crowds were noticeably smaller at New Jersey stop on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor line between Philadelphia and New York hours after the agreement...

1 rail union rejects deal, 2 accept ahead of strike deadline

Sep. 14, 2022 20:01 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Members of one union rejected a tentative deal with the largest U.S. freight railroads Wednesday, while two ratified agreements and three others remained at the bargaining table just days ahead of a strike deadline, threatening to intensify snarls in the nation's supply chain...

EXPLAINER: Rail strike would impact consumers, businesses

Sep. 14, 2022 17:15 PM EDT

Commuters, food producers, refineries and others could all be affected if there is a nationwide rail strike at the end of this week. Members of one union rejected a tentative agreement that their leaders had negotiated with the biggest freight railroads, and three other unions were...