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September 30, 1994
Amtrak's Metroliner schedules will be disrupted this weekend as work on train signal systems curtails some railroad service to New York's Pennsylvania Station.The northbound Metroliner that normally leaves Washington at 8 p.m. and Baltimore at 8:33 p.m. will be canceled tonight, all Metroliner service will be canceled tomorrow, and there will be limited Metroliner service on Sunday.Conventional trains in the Northeast corridor will be operating, except for some between New York and Harrisburg, but passengers scheduled to arrive in New York after 10 p.m. tomorrow can expect delays of up to 30 minutes.
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By Marcia Myers and Marcia Myers,SUN STAFF | June 29, 2001
Amtrak will triple the number of weekday trains offering high-speed Acela Express service through Baltimore, giving travelers a faster option to New York and Boston. The new service, which will begin July 9, is a continuation of Amtrak's goal to replace its Metroliner trains with the new Acela. In the six months since its launch Dec. 11, Acela took in $15.3 million in ticket sales to 130,486 passengers. Revenue was slightly higher than expected and ridership slightly lower than projections, according to Amtrak.
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BUSINESS
By a Sun Staff Writer | August 19, 1995
Amtrak will begin Metroliner service at the BWI rail station on the weekends next month and boost the number of overall stops it makes there during the week.Starting Sept. 10, Amtrak's Metroliner will stop at the station four times each on its northbound and southbound trains on Saturdays and eight times each way on Sundays. Amtrak also will increase its number of weekday stops at the Baltimore-Washington International Airport station on both its regular and Metroliner train service.The additional stops are part of Amtrak's expanded schedule for the Northeast that will also provide more Metroliner departures from New York and Washington during the afternoon rush hour.
NEWS
By Marcia Myers and Marcia Myers,SUN STAFF | January 12, 2001
Amtrak's new high-speed train performed well during its first month of service, despite flubbing its second day on the job. Since its launch Dec. 11, Acela Express has far outpaced ridership projections, the company announced yesterday. Ticket sales during the train's first four weeks totaled more than $1.25 million - 12 percent higher than Amtrak expected - despite the glitch that sidelined the train on its second day. More than 11,000 customers have ridden the blue-and-silver snub-nosed train, which makes one round trip a day between Washington and Boston.
FEATURES
By New York Times News Service | December 6, 1992
Amtrak plans to begin testing a high-speed train between Boston and Washington in February and March. Metroliner passengers traveling between New York and Washington will be among those to ride the train, called the X2000, which is being leased from Swedish State Railways.The top speed of both the X2000 and the Metroliner is 125 miles an hour, but while the Metroliner goes fast only on straightaways, the Swedish train can hold speed around curves.The fastest trip on the Metroliner, a non-stop sprint between New York and Washington, is 2 hours 35 minutes, but more typical service that includes intermediate stops is 2 hours 55 minutes.
NEWS
By Marcia Myers and Marcia Myers,SUN STAFF | January 12, 2001
Amtrak's new high-speed train performed well during its first month of service, despite flubbing its second day on the job. Since its launch Dec. 11, Acela Express has far outpaced ridership projections, the company announced yesterday. Ticket sales during the train's first four weeks totaled more than $1.25 million - 12 percent higher than Amtrak expected - despite the glitch that sidelined the train on its second day. More than 11,000 customers have ridden the blue-and-silver snub-nosed train, which makes one round trip a day between Washington and Boston.
NEWS
By Peter Jensen and Peter Jensen,Staff Writer | February 2, 1993
WASHINGTON -- Before U.S. passenger rail service entered a new and faster era yesterday, Ray Delacruz posed for a picture of himself holding his 9-month-old daughter in front of the fancy train.It's not the kind of image one associates with Amtrak, with its perennial financial struggles. But Mr. Delacruz, a management trainee from Queens, N.Y., has never seen anything like the X2000 before."When I heard that I could be on the X2000 on its first trip, I had to book it," said Mr. Delacruz, 30, who had visited relatives in Virginia and was returning home with his daughter, Meryl Lisbeth.
BUSINESS
By Suzanne Wooton and Suzanne Wooton,Staff Writer | May 4, 1993
If you're taking the Metroliner from Baltimore to New York, don't look for the smoking car.Effective this week, Amtrak has eliminated smoking on trains with scheduled running times of 4 1/2 hours or less. The new restriction is similar to a federal rule that bans smoking on airlines for domestic flights of six hours or less.But for die-hard smokers, there are quite a few opportunities to beat the ban. For instance, passengers who take a one-hour trip from Baltimore to Philadelphia can board any one of nine daily trains that run from Washington to Boston.
NEWS
By Peter Jensen and Peter Jensen,Staff Writer | October 21, 1992
Like a European immigrant with big plans for the New World, a high technology train that could revolutionize the future of passenger railroads in this country arrived on a Baltimore pier yesterday. Shortly after 8 a.m., six gleaming, silver and blue cars with a distinctly sleek shape rolled from the hold of the M/V Faust, a container ship berthed at the Dundalk Marine Terminal.Collectively, they form the $13 million-plus X2000 High Speed Tilting Train.Its Swiss-Swedish maker claims the train can do for the relatively slow-footed U.S. passenger service what the diesel locomotive once did -- make trains faster, a whole lot faster.
NEWS
By ROGER SIMON | February 8, 1993
Thomas Edison could have built a better candle.Genius that he was, he probably could have created a candle that burned for three weeks and hardly flickered at all.But Edison wasn't interested in the mere improvement of the existing. He wanted to invent the new. And so he gave us the electric light.You may have read recently about Amtrak's new "high-speed" X2000 tilt-train that is now operating between Washington and New York.You may have read about how fast it goes, how nice it is and how it is going to transform your life.
NEWS
By David L. Greene and David L. Greene,SUN STAFF | May 10, 2000
Investigators are sorting out what temporarily knocked out Amtrak train service between Washington and New York Monday. Rail officials focused attention yesterday on the engine of a northbound Metroliner that left Baltimore's Penn Station just before 11 a.m. Monday. After the train passed MARC's Martin State Airport Station in eastern Baltimore County, it pulled down wires and dragged them along a 2-mile stretch of track. Rick Remington, an Amtrak spokesman, said an electric locomotive, like the one pulling the Metroliner, usually has one of its two pantographs extended to carry power to the engine from wires above the track.
BUSINESS
By a Sun Staff Writer | August 19, 1995
Amtrak will begin Metroliner service at the BWI rail station on the weekends next month and boost the number of overall stops it makes there during the week.Starting Sept. 10, Amtrak's Metroliner will stop at the station four times each on its northbound and southbound trains on Saturdays and eight times each way on Sundays. Amtrak also will increase its number of weekday stops at the Baltimore-Washington International Airport station on both its regular and Metroliner train service.The additional stops are part of Amtrak's expanded schedule for the Northeast that will also provide more Metroliner departures from New York and Washington during the afternoon rush hour.
NEWS
September 30, 1994
Amtrak's Metroliner schedules will be disrupted this weekend as work on train signal systems curtails some railroad service to New York's Pennsylvania Station.The northbound Metroliner that normally leaves Washington at 8 p.m. and Baltimore at 8:33 p.m. will be canceled tonight, all Metroliner service will be canceled tomorrow, and there will be limited Metroliner service on Sunday.Conventional trains in the Northeast corridor will be operating, except for some between New York and Harrisburg, but passengers scheduled to arrive in New York after 10 p.m. tomorrow can expect delays of up to 30 minutes.
BUSINESS
By Suzanne Wooton and Suzanne Wooton,Staff Writer | May 11, 1993
In an effort to select trains for its new high-speed service in the Northeast corridor, Amtrak will soon begin testing a German passenger train, which will be available in October on a trial basis on its Metroliner service.The InterCityExpress (ICE) is designed to travel in excess of 150 mph on straight track and could shave five minutes off the two hours and 20 minutes it took the Swedish X-2000 to make its recent trial runs between Washington and New York.Demonstration of the German-built ICE is the next step in Amtrak's $800 million plan to improve service between Washington and Boston to lure automobile and airline passengers.
BUSINESS
By Suzanne Wooton and Suzanne Wooton,Staff Writer | May 4, 1993
If you're taking the Metroliner from Baltimore to New York, don't look for the smoking car.Effective this week, Amtrak has eliminated smoking on trains with scheduled running times of 4 1/2 hours or less. The new restriction is similar to a federal rule that bans smoking on airlines for domestic flights of six hours or less.But for die-hard smokers, there are quite a few opportunities to beat the ban. For instance, passengers who take a one-hour trip from Baltimore to Philadelphia can board any one of nine daily trains that run from Washington to Boston.
NEWS
By ROGER SIMON | February 8, 1993
Thomas Edison could have built a better candle.Genius that he was, he probably could have created a candle that burned for three weeks and hardly flickered at all.But Edison wasn't interested in the mere improvement of the existing. He wanted to invent the new. And so he gave us the electric light.You may have read recently about Amtrak's new "high-speed" X2000 tilt-train that is now operating between Washington and New York.You may have read about how fast it goes, how nice it is and how it is going to transform your life.
BUSINESS
By Suzanne Wooton and Suzanne Wooton,Staff Writer | May 11, 1993
In an effort to select trains for its new high-speed service in the Northeast corridor, Amtrak will soon begin testing a German passenger train, which will be available in October on a trial basis on its Metroliner service.The InterCityExpress (ICE) is designed to travel in excess of 150 mph on straight track and could shave five minutes off the two hours and 20 minutes it took the Swedish X-2000 to make its recent trial runs between Washington and New York.Demonstration of the German-built ICE is the next step in Amtrak's $800 million plan to improve service between Washington and Boston to lure automobile and airline passengers.
NEWS
By David L. Greene and David L. Greene,SUN STAFF | May 10, 2000
Investigators are sorting out what temporarily knocked out Amtrak train service between Washington and New York Monday. Rail officials focused attention yesterday on the engine of a northbound Metroliner that left Baltimore's Penn Station just before 11 a.m. Monday. After the train passed MARC's Martin State Airport Station in eastern Baltimore County, it pulled down wires and dragged them along a 2-mile stretch of track. Rick Remington, an Amtrak spokesman, said an electric locomotive, like the one pulling the Metroliner, usually has one of its two pantographs extended to carry power to the engine from wires above the track.
NEWS
By Peter Jensen and Peter Jensen,Staff Writer | February 2, 1993
WASHINGTON -- Before U.S. passenger rail service entered a new and faster era yesterday, Ray Delacruz posed for a picture of himself holding his 9-month-old daughter in front of the fancy train.It's not the kind of image one associates with Amtrak, with its perennial financial struggles. But Mr. Delacruz, a management trainee from Queens, N.Y., has never seen anything like the X2000 before."When I heard that I could be on the X2000 on its first trip, I had to book it," said Mr. Delacruz, 30, who had visited relatives in Virginia and was returning home with his daughter, Meryl Lisbeth.
FEATURES
By New York Times News Service | December 6, 1992
Amtrak plans to begin testing a high-speed train between Boston and Washington in February and March. Metroliner passengers traveling between New York and Washington will be among those to ride the train, called the X2000, which is being leased from Swedish State Railways.The top speed of both the X2000 and the Metroliner is 125 miles an hour, but while the Metroliner goes fast only on straightaways, the Swedish train can hold speed around curves.The fastest trip on the Metroliner, a non-stop sprint between New York and Washington, is 2 hours 35 minutes, but more typical service that includes intermediate stops is 2 hours 55 minutes.
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