WPPR is working for more and better passenger rail service for Western Pennsylvanians. Currently there is only one daily passenger train, the Pennsylvanian, operating between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg (continuing to Philadelphia and New York), while more than a dozen exist between Harrisburg and Philadelphia. We are advocating for three (3) daily trains to run between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg along the route of the Pennsylvanian in an effort to connect the region, thus providing expanded travel alternatives and enhancing economic development.

Note:  Amtrak and PennDOT have announced that full Pennsylvanian and modified Keystone service will resume June 1.  Operation details as well as measures enacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic are given in the attached notice.

On June 15, Amtrak announced its plan to reduce almost all long distance trains to triweekly service beginning October 1 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  WPPR opposes that decision for the reasons stated in a letter that was sent to Pennsylvania US senators and area representatives (https://wpprrail.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Amtrak-long-distance-service-reduction-letter.pdf).

We are currently updating the WPPR website. In the meantime, please contact us at wpprrail@gmail.com

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