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nj transit train clipped by amtrak train at new york's penn station


new york -- two trains clipped each other during the morning rush at new york city’s penn station, authorities said.the minor collision involved an amtrak train and a new jersey transit train. photos posted on social media show dents, scrapes and some twisted metal on the side of one train.amtrak says an acela express train derailed while it was departing the station at a slow speed for washington, d.c. new jersey transit told cbs new york station wcbs-tv that one of its trains was coming into the station and was hit by the amtrak train.no injuries were reported. amtrak says all 248 passengers exited its train onto the platform.a new jersey transit spokeswoman says service has been suspended into the station. some trains were backing up the line into new jersey.passenger jordan geary poste






nj transit train clipped by amtrak train at new york's penn station


new york -- two trains clipped each other during the morning rush at new york city’s penn station, authorities said.the minor collision involved an amtrak train and a new jersey transit train. photos posted on social media show dents, scrapes and some twisted metal on the side of one train.amtrak says an acela express train derailed while it was departing the station at a slow speed for washington, d.c. new jersey transit told cbs new york station wcbs-tv that one of its trains was coming into the station and was hit by the amtrak train.no injuries were reported. amtrak says all 248 passengers on its train exited onto the platform. new jersey transit said on twitter that its train was able to make it to the platform, where its passengers were let off.a new jersey transit spokeswoman says s






amtrak derailment suspends rail service at nyc's penn station


a northbound amtrak acela passes through middle river, md., on jan. 5, 2010.(photo: rob carr, ap) 1480 connectlinkedinemailmorenew york — a derailed amtrak train friday suspended some rail service into and out of new york’s penn station, one of the busiest train stations in the country.acela express train 2151 experienced a minor derailment about 9 a.m. while moving at a slow speed departing penn station, amtrak said in a statement. all 248 passengers exited the train safely onto the platform and into the station.amtrak service at the station, which served 10.2 million amtrak passengers last year, remains suspended while officials investigate the incident and new jersey transit was sending passengers to other stations."customers are encouraged to seek alternate transportation, due to an am






sheriff: no injuries after amtrak train derails near steilacoom


an amtrak passenger train has derailed near steilacoom. there are no reports of injuries.only minor injuries were reported sunday when the locomotive and luggage car on an amtrak cascade passenger train derailed near steilacoom, according to law enforcement and railroad officials.photos posted on twitter showed that the train appeared to have derailed while it was crossing a narrow stretch of land bordering the water at the chambers bay bridge.photographs posted on local media show the front of the train crumpled against the bridge with the engine on its side.the gig harbor police department reported that it had dispatched a patrol boat to help state environmental officials lay a protective boom in the water in the event of a fuel leak.derailed amtrak train in steilacoom.in a statement, am






hungry passenger has pizza sent to stalled amtrak train on mother's day


new york -- a pizza deliveryman came to the rescue of passengers stranded for hours on an amtrak train.passengers got hungry when the new york-to-washington, d.c. train experienced mechanical issues and got stuck in delaware around 7 p.m. sunday, cbs new york reports.one employee gave away chocolate and some moms shared their mother's day champagne gifts.but one passenger thought outside the box and ordered a pizza from a local restaurant.video shows the dedicated deliveryman walking along the tracks near a creek to find the customer and deliver the pies.the train was delayed nearly three hours.






hungry passenger has pizza sent to stalled amtrak train on mother's day


new york -- a pizza deliveryman came to the rescue of passengers stranded for hours on an amtrak train.passengers got hungry when the new york-to-washington, d.c. train experienced mechanical issues and got stuck in delaware around 7 p.m. sunday, cbs new york reports.one employee gave away chocolate and some moms shared their mother's day champagne gifts.but one passenger thought outside the box and ordered a pizza from a local restaurant.video shows the dedicated deliveryman walking along the tracks near a creek to find the customer and deliver the pies.the train was delayed nearly three hours.






police: amtrak conductor shot by passenger in naperville, man in 70s held


an amtrak conductor was shot tuesday afternoon at the downtown napervillemetra station by a passenger firing from the train window who is now in custody, naperville police cmdr. lou cammiso said.the suspect is a wisconsin man in his 70s who shot the conductor as he stood on the train platform, cammiso said. a gun has been recovered, he said.the conductor, an amtrak employee, suffered an "non life-threatening gunshot wound,'' according to a statement from amtrak.he was was alert and conscious when police arrived at the station and taken to edward hospital in naperville, said the commander.police do not yet know a motive for the gun attack. the suspect is being held at the naperville police station.“the conductor had stepped off the train and when the suspect reached through the window and s






amtrak derailment suspends rail service at nyc's penn station


a northbound amtrak acela passes through middle river, md., on jan. 5, 2010.(photo: rob carr, ap) 3799 connectlinkedinemailmorenew york — a derailed amtrak train friday suspended some rail service into and out of new york’s penn station, one of the busiest train stations in the country.acela express train 2151 experienced a minor derailment about 9 a.m. while moving at a slow speed departing penn station, amtrak said in a statement. all 248 passengers exited the train safely onto the platform and into the station.amtrak service at the station, which served 10.2 million amtrak passengers last year, remains suspended while officials investigate the incident, and new jersey transit was sending passengers to other stations."customers are encouraged to seek alternate transportation," new jersey






millennials are all aboard for passenger rail


when amtrak’s empire builder rolled into winona on a recent morning, st. mary’s university student shawn pruitt hoisted his suitcase and requisite bag of laundry into the train’s midsection and hopped aboard.like many millennials, the chicago native does not have a driver’s license and relies on amtrak to connect him to home five or six times during the school year.“i had finals yesterday, but if there had been a later train, i could have been home by now,” observed pruitt, a psychology major.a recent survey found that four in 10 college students in winona have taken amtrak, which rolls through town twice a day — one train traveling east, the other heading west.but more than half of the 664 winona-based students who participated in the query said they would ride more frequently if addition






millennials are all aboard for passenger rail


when amtrak’s empire builder rolled into winona on a recent morning, st. mary’s university student shawn pruitt hoisted his suitcase and requisite bag of laundry into the train’s midsection and hopped aboard.like many millennials, the chicago native does not have a driver’s license and relies on amtrak to connect him to home five or six times during the school year.“i had finals yesterday, but if there had been a later train, i could have been home by now,” observed pruitt, a psychology major.a recent survey found that four in 10 college students in winona have taken amtrak, which rolls through town twice a day — one train traveling east, the other heading west.but more than half the 664 winona-based students who participated in the query said they would ride more frequently if additional






midwestern millennials all aboard on expanding passenger rail


when amtrak’s empire builder rolled into winona on a recent morning, st. mary’s university student shawn pruitt hoisted his suitcase and requisite bag of laundry into the train’s midsection and hopped aboard.like many millennials, the chicago native does not have a driver’s license and relies on amtrak to connect him to home five or six times during the school year.“i had finals yesterday, but if there had been a later train, i could have been home by now,” observed pruitt, a psychology major.a recent survey found that four in 10 college students in winona have taken amtrak, which rolls through town twice a day — one train traveling east, the other heading west.but more than half the 664 winona-based students who participated in the query said they would ride more frequently if additional






amtrak: 2 people struck on train tracks in washington


washington — amtrak says there's been a fatal incident involving two people who were struck while on the train tracks in washington.in a news release, amtrak says a train traveling from boston and new york was approaching washington's union station around 11:18 p.m. tuesday when the two people on the tracks were struck. amtrak says none of the train's passengers or crew were injured.in an online statement wednesday morning, amtrak says service will be temporarily suspended between washington and philadelphia while authorities investigate the incident.no other details were immediately available.






sheriff: no injuries after amtrak train derails near steilacoom


an amtrak passenger train has derailed near steliacoom. there are no reports of injuriesno one appears to have been injured when an amtrak passenger train derailed on sunday afternoon in steilacoom, near chambers bay, the pierce county sheriff’s office is reporting.photos posted on twitter showed that the the train appeared to have derailed while it was crossing a narrow stretch of land bordering the water, just before a bridge.photographs posted on local media show the front of the train crumpled against the bridge. the gig harbor police department reported that it had dispatched a patrol boat to help state environmental officials lay a protective boom in the water around the site in the event of a fuel leak.derailed amtrak train in steilacoom.initial reports that cars were in the water p






wisconsin man charged with shooting amtrak conductor at naperville station


an amtrak passenger shot a conductor tuesday while the train was stopped at the metra station in downtown naperville, police cmdr. lou cammiso said.the suspect, a wisconsin man in his 70s, fired from a train window at the amtrak employee, who was on the platform, cammiso said. the suspect, who...an amtrak passenger shot a conductor tuesday while the train was stopped at the metra station in downtown naperville, police cmdr. lou cammiso said.the suspect, a wisconsin man in his 70s, fired from a train window at the amtrak employee, who was on the platform, cammiso said. the suspect, who... (bill bird)






disabled amtrak train at penn station snarls morning commute


new york — transit officials say a disabled amtrak train at penn station snarled the morning rush hour for commuters.the incident at around 8:30 a.m. tuesday caused 45-minute delays. amtrak said its train stalled just before reaching the platform but later pulled in under its own power.it was among a number of recent headaches at the station.on march 24, an amtrak train derailed and bumped a new jersey transit train. on april 3, another amtrak derailment led to days of delays for new jersey transit and long island rail road riders.on april 14, a new jersey train with 1,200 passengers got stuck in a tunnel for nearly three hours.and on friday, an amtrak switch problem near newark, new jersey, caused more delays.






n.j. train stuck in tunnel for nearly 3 hours, then taser sparks stampede after


a train with about 1,200 passengers became stuck in a tunnel between new york and new jersey for nearly three hours on friday, and the chaotic scene escalated to pandemonium when amtrak police used a stun gun to subdue a disruptive man in a station, sparking a stampede.it was the latest in a series of recent rail problems plaguing the metropolitan area.the new jersey transit train became disabled in the hudson river tunnel late friday afternoon, when amtrak was experiencing overhead power problems. a new jersey transit spokeswoman said the train finally reached new york's penn station in the early evening.the overcrowded train station erupted in panic when amtrak police used a taser to subdue a man who was causing a disturbance. new york police said the use of the taser led to false rumors






n.j. train stuck in tunnel for nearly 3 hours, then stun gun sparks stampede aft


a train with about 1,200 passengers became stuck in a tunnel between new york and new jersey for nearly three hours on friday, and the chaotic scene escalated to pandemonium when amtrak police used a stun gun to subdue a disruptive man in a station, sparking a stampede.it was the latest in a series of recent rail problems plaguing the metropolitan area.the new jersey transit train became disabled in the hudson river tunnel late friday afternoon, when amtrak was experiencing overhead power problems. a new jersey transit spokeswoman said the train finally reached new york's penn station in the early evening.the overcrowded train station erupted in panic when amtrak police used a taser to subdue a man who was causing a disturbance. new york police said the use of the taser led to false rumors






pedestrian killed by amtrak train – the mercury news


richmond — a person was fatally struck by a train at the amtrak station in richmond on friday evening, according to amtrak officials.the incident occurred about 6 p.m. at 1700 nevin avenue, just as the train, which was going from san jose to sacramento, was arriving into the station, said marc magliari, an amtrak spokesman.the person struck was trespassing on railroad property at the time, he said. no other injuries were reported by the crew or passengers of the train.train 542 departed san jose at 4:20 p.m and was set to arrive at 7:38 p.m., but it was canceled immediately after the incident, he said. passengers were transferred to another train about 90 minutes later.no further details were immediately available.






amtrak: 2 people struck on train tracks in washington


washington (ap) — amtrak says there’s been a fatal incident involving two people who were struck while on the train tracks in washington.in a news release, amtrak says a train traveling from boston and new york was approaching washington’s union station around 11:18 p.m. tuesday when the two people on the tracks were struck. amtrak says none of the train’s passengers or crew were injured.in an online statement wednesday morning, amtrak says service will be temporarily suspended between washington and philadelphia while authorities investigate the incident.no other details were immediately available.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.






sheriff: no injuries after amtrak train derails near steilacoom


an amtrak passenger train has derailed near steliacoom. there are no reports of injuriesno one appears to have been injured when an amtrak passenger train derailed on sunday afternoon in steilacoom, near chambers bay, the pierce county sheriff’s office is reporting.photos posted on twitter showed that the the train appeared to have derailed while it was crossing a narrow stretch of land bordering the water, just before a bridge.photographs posted on local media show the front of the train crumpled against the bridge. the gig harbor police department reported that it had dispatched a patrol boat to help state environmental officials lay a protective boom in the water around the site in the event of a fuel leak.derailed amtrak train in steilacoom.initial reports that cars were in the water p






winona college


when amtrak’s empire builder rolled into winona on a recent morning, st. mary’s university student shawn pruitt hoisted his suitcase and requisite bag of laundry into the train’s midsection and hopped aboard.like many millennials, the chicago native does not have a driver’s license and relies on amtrak to connect him to home five or six times during the school year.“i had finals yesterday, but if there had been a later train, i could have been home by now,” observed pruitt, a psychology major.a recent survey found that four in 10 college students in winona have taken amtrak, which rolls through town twice a day — one train traveling east, the other heading west.but more than half the 664 winona-based students who participated in the query said they would ride more frequently if additional






2 railroad workers struck, killed on tracks in washington


washington — two conductors who got out of their freight train to follow up on an alert that there was a problem with one or more of the train's wheels were struck and killed by a passenger train near washington's union station.the csx employees were responding tuesday night after one of the detectors that are placed along the tracks about every 25 miles (40 kilometers) identified an abnormality, national transportation safety board member earl weener said wednesday at a news conference.he could not say if the operator of the amtrak train saw the csx employees before hitting them but said that's being investigated. he said there were "few definitive facts at this early stage."the train, which was traveling from baltimore, is about 9,000 and 9,500 feet (2,740 to 2,900 meters) long, he said.






amtrak train with 111 passengers freed after 13 hours stuck in north dakota snow


rugby, n.d. – an amtrak train carrying 111 passengers got stuck in a 25-foot-high by 200-foot-long snowbank wednesday and was finally freed 13 hours later, reports cbs fargo, north dakota affiliate kxjb-tv.the station says amtrak’s empire builder was initially delayed in minot, north dakota tuesday night but left early wednesday morning.then it got stuck about five miles west of rugby, in north-central north dakota.the grand forks herald reports crews failed three times to dislodge the train before finally succeeding at about 6:45 p.m. the train got moving an hour later after crews checked for damage, the newspaper adds.a passenger told kxjb nearly 50 bnsf railway workers had to use bulldozers and shovel by hand to dig the train out.the herald says bnsf crews had first used snowplows, then






train cars derail in washington; minor injuries reported


steilacoom, wash. — portions of an amtrak passenger train derailed sunday near a town in washington state's pierce county.there appear to be only minor injuries from the waterfront derailment of the amtrak cascades train near the town of steilacoom, the pierce county sheriff's office said on twitter. the train runs between vancouver, canada, and eugene-springfield, oregon.the locomotive and the baggage car derailed around 2:30 p.m., amtrak said. several people suffered minor injuries, amtrak said in its statement.the train, which was carrying 267 passengers, derailed near the chambers bay golf course, which was the site of the 2015 u.s. open.all passengers were evacuated and provided with alternate transportation, the company said.the cause of the derailment is under investigation, amtrak






pedestrian killed by amtrak train – the mercury news


richmond — a person was fatally struck by a train at the amtrak station in richmond on friday evening, according to amtrak officials.the incident occurred about 6 p.m. at 1700 nevin ave., just as the train traveling from san jose to sacramento was arriving at the station, said marc magliari, an amtrak spokesman.the person struck was trespassing on railroad property at the time, magliari said. no other injuries were reported by the crew or passengers of the train.train 542 departed san jose at 4:20 p.m and was set to arrive in sacramento at 7:38 p.m., but it was canceled immediately after the incident, magliari said. passengers were transferred to another train about 90 minutes later.details of the incident were not immediately available.






ntsb concludes rock debris caused vermont train derailment


northfield, vt. (ap) — the national transportation safety board has concluded that the cause of a 2015 amtrak train derailment in vermont was debris on the tracks from a rock slide.the amtrak train was headed from vermont to washington, d.c., when it hit rocks that had fallen onto the track from a ledge in northfield, spilling the locomotive and a passenger car down an embankment, derailing three other cars. four train employees and three passengers were injured.after the accident, geologists identified two other locations where rock slide mitigation was recommended. the report issued wednesday says the railroad put in speed restrictions at those two areas.






n.j. train stuck in tunnel for nearly 3 hours, then taser sparks stampede after


a train with about 1,200 passengers became stuck in a tunnel between new york and new jersey for nearly three hours on friday, the latest in a series of recent rail problems plaguing the metropolitan area.the new jersey transit train became disabled in the hudson river tunnel late friday afternoon, when amtrak was experiencing overhead power problems. a new jersey transit spokeswoman said the train finally reached new york's penn station in the early evening.the already chaotic scene escalated to pandemonium when a passenger from the disabled train became belligerent and sparked a stampede among passengers leaving the overcrowded station.new york police said that the stampede started when an amtrak police officer used a taser on the disruptive person and that reports that gunshots were fir






amtrak train hits, kills two people on tracks


washington -- two people were killed when they were hit by an amtrak train that was approaching a station in washington. in a news release, amtrak says a train traveling from boston and new york was approaching washington's union station around 11:18 p.m. tuesday when the two people on the tracks were struck. railroad company csx confirmed wednesday that the two people who died were csx employees."two csx employees tragically lost their lives when they were struck by an amtrak train," the company said, reports cbs washington affiliate wusa-tv.amtrak said it is "particularly saddened that incident involved fellow railroaders employed by csx." it said none of the train's passengers or crew were injured. in an online statement wednesday morning, amtrak says service was temporarily suspended b






the latest: amtrak says cascades train had 267 passengers


steilacoom, wash. — the latest on the derailment of an amtrak passenger train sunday in washington state (all times local):5:20 p.m.amtrak has identified the locomotive that derailed near a town in washington state's pierce county as the amtrak cascades train, which runs between vancouver, canada, and eugene-springfield, oregon, komo tv reports.the station reports that amtrak said that the locomotive and the baggage car derailed around 2:30 p.m. sunday. amtrak says several people suffered minor injuries.amtrak says the train was carrying 267 passengers. the company says in its statement that all passengers were evacuated and provided with alternate transportation, komo reports.___4:45 p.m.the gig harbor police department says one of its patrol boats is helping environment officials put in






train cars derail in washington; minor injuries reported


steilacoom, wash. — several people suffered minor injuries after parts of an amtrak passenger train derailed sunday near a town in washington state's pierce county, authorities said.the locomotive and the baggage car of the amtrak cascades train derailed around 2:30 p.m. near the town of steilacoom, amtrak and the pierce county sheriff's office said. the train runs between vancouver, canada, and eugene-springfield, oregon.the train, which was carrying 267 passengers, derailed near the chambers bay golf course, which was the site of the 2015 u.s. open.all passengers were evacuated and provided with alternate transportation, the company said.the cause of the derailment is under investigation, amtrak said.the railroad tracks on which the locomotive derailed was reopened shortly before 6 p.m.






landslide halts amtrak’s seattle-portland service, adding to west coast rail sto


hoping to take the train south from seattle? right now, you just can’t get there from here.amtrak suspended its amtrak cascades train service between seattle and portland early friday due to a landslide on the tracks. bnsf railway, which owns the tracks, has placed a 48-hour moratorium on their use, suspending rail traffic on the route through saturday, may 6.in an email alert, amtrak said it is seeking alternate transportation for ticketed passengers. normal rail operations continue north of seattle and south of portland to eugene, ore.in addition, a service cancellation of the coast starlight train between seattle and los angeles is expected to continue through mid-may because of bridge damage that occurred as a result of a freight train derailment near redding, california, on april 25.






the latest: train stuck in tunnel for hours, then a stampede


new york — the latest on a train stuck in a tunnel for three hours and chaos at the station after it finally arrived (all times local):10:45 p.m.a new jersey transit train with 1,200 passengers aboard has made it to new york's penn station after being stuck in a hudson river tunnel for nearly three hours. the chaotic scene escalated to pandemonium when amtrak police used a stun gun to subdue a disruptive man in the station, sparking a stampede.it's the latest in a series of recent rail problems plaguing the metropolitan area.authorities say the train became disabled friday afternoon, when amtrak was experiencing overhead power problems.nj transit says it's working with amtrak to determine the cause of the problem.trains derailed at penn station last week and three weeks ago, but no injurie






train delays continue in new york following earlier mishap


new york — train delays continue at penn station in new york city following a morning rush-hour commute snarled by a disabled amtrak train that caused 45-minute delays.the long island rail road says an amtrak power problem in one of the east river tunnels tuesday is causing evening rush-hour delays and cancellations on its lines.it was among recent headaches at the train station.on march 24, an amtrak train derailed and bumped a new jersey transit train. on april 3, another amtrak derailment led to days of delays for new jersey transit and long island rail road riders.on april 14, a new jersey train with 1,200 passengers got stuck in a tunnel for nearly three hours.and on friday, an amtrak switch problem near newark, new jersey, caused more delays.






retired law enforcement officer charged with shooting amtrak conductor at naperv


"i must've gotten there within a minute of the shooting, because there were only a small handful of first responders when i first showed up and police were still running around trying to figure out what was going on," behrens said.police quickly separated witnesses from people who didn't see the shooting unfold, and police built a perimeter around the station, behrens said."i was incredibly confused, and i think everyone was just kind of confused. a lot of people didn't even know where to look," behrens said. "most of the people were getting to the platform right as everything was going on."bill bird / naperville sunthe scene outside the naperville train station after an amtrak conductor was shot by a passenger on may 16, 2017.the scene outside the naperville train station after an amtrak






2 people struck, killed on train tracks in washington


washington — two people were killed when they were hit by an amtrak train that was approaching a station in washington.in a news release, amtrak says a train traveling from boston and new york was approaching washington's union station around 11:18 p.m. tuesday when the two people on the tracks were struck. railroad company csx confirmed wednesday that the two people who died were csx employees.amtrak says none of the train's passengers or crew were injured.in an online statement wednesday morning, amtrak says service will be temporarily suspended between washington and philadelphia while authorities investigate the incident. amtrak later said on twitter that service is expected to be restored by mid-morning.csx said the names of the employees are being withheld "out of respect for the pri






amtrak train hits, kills 2 people on tracks


washington -- two people were killed when they were hit by an amtrak train that was approaching a station in washington.  in a news release, amtrak says a train traveling from boston and new york was approaching washington's union station around 11:18 p.m. tuesday when the two people on the tracks were struck. railroad company csx confirmed wednesday that the two people who died were csx employees. "two csx employees tragically lost their lives when they were struck by an amtrak train," the company said, reports cbs washington affiliate wusa-tv. amtrak said it is "particularly saddened that incident involved fellow railroaders employed by csx." it said none of the train's passengers or crew were injured.  service was suspended between washington and philadelphia while authorities investiga






tucci urges support for the arts at berlin film festival


berlin — american director and actor stanley tucci is criticizing u.s. president donald trump for not backing the arts and arts education.tucci told reporters at the berlin international film festival on saturday that "i can imagine if this administration has its way, they will eviscerate the arts."tucci, who was talking after the premiere of his movie "final portrait" about the swiss artist alberto giacometti, said art should be an intrinsic part of life. he lamented, however, that many people don't see art as an important part of education.the director said "this (trump) administration may not even see education as important" — apparently referring to the american president's controversial appointment of betty devos, a billionaire donor to the republican party, as the new u.s. education