Rail congestion along a Detroit Amtrak route is expected to be alleviated with the addition of a new track to separate the movement of freight and passenger trains.
Reports submitted to the Federal Railroad Administration estimate that a crash involving an Amtrak train in southern Michigan caused nearly $2.3 million in damage.
The Obama administration is putting out a $551 million request for bids for 130 new U.S.-made double-deck passenger rail cars to serve Amtrak routes in Michigan and other states.
Amtrak is temporarily altering schedules for its train routes in southeastern and western Michigan in order to repair parts of the tracks.
Exasperated motorists were relieved when a freight train that had been blocking two crossings on Detroit’s east side, finally moved after more than 6 hours.
Amtrak says it’s gotten federal approval for its trains in western Michigan and northern Indiana to increase maximum speeds to 110 mph.
Amtrak says full passenger service has been restored between Detroit and Chicago, one day after one of its trains slammed into a truck that was stuck on the tracks in southern Michigan.
Only minor injuries reported after an Amtrak train collided with a semi trailer and derailed on its way from Pontiac to Chicago.
No serious injuries have been reported after car and train collided in Trenton near Fort Street just north of Van Horn.
Metro Detroiters getting a head start on the holiday travel rush are taking the Amtrak passenger train out of town.