(Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) FILE

Project To Eliminate Detroit Area Rail Congestion

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/12/2012


Reports: February Amtrak Crash Cost About $2.3M

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/02/2012

Amtrak train - file photo. (Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

US Spending $551M For Double-Deck Amtrak Rail Cars

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/24/2012

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Amtrak Changing Train Schedules In Michigan

Amtrak is temporarily altering schedules for its train routes in southeastern and western Michigan in order to repair parts of the tracks.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/25/2012

(WWJ Photo/Ron Dewey, File)

Stalled Train Blocks Traffic For 6 Hours

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/09/2012

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Amtrak Gets OK For 110 MPH Travel In Mich., Ind.

Amtrak says it’s gotten federal approval for its trains in western Michigan and northern Indiana to increase maximum speeds to 110 mph.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/08/2012


Amtrak Service Fully Resumes After Accident

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/02/2012


Amtrak Train Hits Truck, Derails Near Jackson

Only minor injuries reported after an Amtrak train collided with a semi trailer and derailed on its way from Pontiac to Chicago.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/01/2012

Car, Train Collide In Trenton

No serious injuries have been reported after car and train collided in Trenton near Fort Street just north of Van Horn.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/03/2012

(WWJ Photo/Ron Dewey)

Train Travelers Headed Out For The Holidays

Metro Detroiters getting a head start on the holiday travel rush are taking the Amtrak passenger train out of town.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/22/2011