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June 27, 2022

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.

June 3, 2022

New Reading, Pottstown, Philadelphia Amtrak Thruway Bus service

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.

June 3, 2022

Amtrak advisory - bike capacity expanded on Capitol Limited trains 29 and 30

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.

June 1, 2022

Baggage car added to the Capitol Limited due to the demand for bicycle space; Amtrak jobs posted for Pittsburgh, Johnstown

Baggage car added to the Capitol Limited due to the demand for bicycle space; Amtrak jobs posted for Pittsburgh, Johnstown

May 13, 2022

Pittsburgh Mayor Gainey transition plan calls for improved transit access to an upgraded Amtrak station

"Improve connections between existing transit lines in Downtown connecting people to public transportation from Allegheny and surrounding counties, Greyhound, and Amtrak. The area from the Convention Center to the Amtrak station can include pedestrians, bikes, and even kayaks in a welcoming place for residents and visitors. Encourage Amtrak to invest in its downtown Amtrak Station to make a more friendly place for its expanded service." (page 105)