State officials announced this week an agreement that will expand passenger rail service in western Pennsylvania - a concept for which Johnstown-area leaders have been advocating for many years.
Posted are articles about Governor Wolf's announcement of the agreement between PennDOT and Norfolk Southern to expand western Pennsylvania passenger rail service.
Governor Wolf announces Commonwealth, Norfolk Southern operating agreement to expand western PA passenger rail access
Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and Norfolk Southern Corporation (NS) have reached an agreement to expand passenger rail access in western Pennsylvania.
Due to high demand, Amtrak is adding bicycle capacity on the Capitol Limited trains 29 and 30, effective immediately through mid-September. Each departure will offer 12 spots for bike reservations.
A new Amtrak Thruway Bus service will launch on Monday, June 6, with two daily roundtrips connecting Reading and Pottstown to Amtrak's network via Philadelphia, including service to Pittsburgh through a connection with the Pennsylvanian.