Amtrak

ATLANTA — Amtrak in 2009 saw its second-highest ridership since its inception 38 years ago, the railroad announced. During Fiscal Year 2009, which ended Sept. 30, nearly 27.2 million people rode Amtrak. Fiscal Year 2008 still remains a record for the railroad, with 28.7 million riding the rails, however, 2009’s…

ATLANTA – Anyone looking to travel by train could see a little more bang for the buck. Amtrak Guest Rewards (AGR) members can earn double points on trips under a promotion that runs through Dec. 19. Travelers can earn points on up to two “qualifying trips” per day — one…

Railfanning.org News Wire CANTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Five people were killed today when they drove around the gates of a grade crossing and their car was struck by an approaching Amtrak train, police said. “It looks like they probably did go around the arm,” The Associated Press quoted Sgt. Mark…