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LIRR Studying Bi-mode Battery-Electric Trains

April 29, 2021 The trains would run off the existing DC third rail in electrified territory and then seamlessly switch to batteries in the current non-electrified diesel territory.

Ushering in a new age for upstate and downstate NY — through high-speed rail

April 22, 2021 Opinion piece by State Senators Tim Kennedy of Buffalo (63-D) and Jeremy Cooney of Rochester (56-D) in the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle.

Amtrak selects Siemens Mobility as the Preferred Bidder for the Next Generation of Corridor Equipment

April 22, 2021 Amtrak selects Siemens Mobility as the preferred bidder for the next generation of corridor equipment which will replace the Amfleet I cars in Northeastern service.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo unveils Penn Station Reconstruction Plans

April 22, 2021 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Wednesday, April 21 unveiled two new reconstruction options for transforming the current Penn Station.

Question on Amtrak Guest Rewards Answered

March 19, 2021 At ESPA's annual meeting on March 13th, a member asked the Amtrak representatives about when their points and status levels in the Guest Rewards program would lapse, because of their drop in travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic.