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In this Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016 photo, an Amtrak Acela train travels through Old Lyme, Conn. A plan to speed up Amtrak's high-speed rail corridor from Boston to Washington, D.C., is welcomed by business commuters but finding its strongest opposition in some shoreline towns in Connecticut. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
In this Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016 photo, an Amtrak Acela train travels through Old Lyme, Conn. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
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Feds: Railroads slow to make progress on train technology

The nation's three busiest commuter railroads - which together serve nearly 1 million riders in the New York City area each day - continue to lag behind their smaller West Coast counterparts in installing sophisticated train-control technology that's seen as an antidote to crashes involving speeding and other human factors, federal regulators said Monday.

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FILE- In this Wednesday, May 13, 2015 file photo, emergency personnel work at the scene of a derailment in Philadelphia of an Amtrak train headed to New York. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
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Amtrak to pay $265M for Philadelphia crash that killed 8

Amtrak will pay $265 million to settle claims related to a crash last year that killed eight people and injured more than 200 others when a speeding train derailed on a curve.

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In this Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016 photo, an Amtrak Acela train travels through Old Lyme, Conn. A plan to speed up Amtrak's high-speed rail corridor from Boston to Washington, D.C., is welcomed by business commuters but finding its strongest opposition in some shoreline towns in Connecticut. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
In this Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016 photo, an Amtrak Acela train travels through Old Lyme, Conn. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
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A fast track to ruin? Amtrak opponents fear high-speed plans

This quaint shoreline community, proud of its role as a nursery of American Impressionist art, fears the destruction of its heritage if a federal proposal to someday run an East Coast high-speed rail line through its historic center becomes reality.

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From video posted to YouTube by MenOfValor12
From video posted to YouTube by MenOfValor12
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Apartment in Elizabeth surrounded after bomb goes off near train station

Police are searching a food store not far from the Elizabeth train station where several explosive devices were found on Sunday night.

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Explosion Reported in Chelsea Neighborhood of New York City
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Hunt on Monday for suspects, connections between NJ and NYC explosives

An explosion rocked a bustling Manhattan neighborhood Saturday night, and an unexploded pressure cooker device was found blocks away; there was a pipe bomb blast earlier Saturday in Seaside Park; and five explosive devices were found near an Elizabeth, N.J. train station late Sunday.

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Bomb explodes at Elizabeth Train Station
Police search the Elizabeth NJ Transit station after the discovery of explosive devices (RLS Metro Breaking News via YouTube)
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Bomb explodes near Elizabeth train station; another four found

The discovery of 5 explosive devices in Elizabeth near a train trestle caused the shutdown of NJ Transit and Amtrak service on the Northeast Corridor early Monday.

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An Amtrak train departs Union Station in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)
An Amtrak train departs Union Station in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)
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Biden: $2.45B loan for Amtrak upgrades in Northeast Corridor

Amtrak is receiving a $2.45 billion loan from the federal government to buy new trains, upgrade tracks and make platform improvements along the busy Northeast corridor, the largest such loan ever by the Department of Transportation, officials announced Friday.

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Amtrak train Amtrak train (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Amtrak train (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Biden announces new funding for Amtrak Northeast Corridor

Federal officials are announcing new funding for Amtrak's passenger rail system and stressing the need for continued investment in America's transportation infrastructure.

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 18: The 5:53am first train of Amtrak's northbound service from 30th Street Station arrives to the platform, after last week's derailment, on May 18, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Eight people were killed and more than 200 others were injured in the train crash, carrying more than 200 passengers from Washington, DC to New York, on May 12, 2015 in north Philadelphia. (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)
Amtrak train (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)
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Amtrak taps former freight railroad head to be new CEO

The former head of the Norfolk Southern freight railroad, Charles "Wick" Moorman, has been tapped to be president and CEO of Amtrak, the nation's passenger railroad, Amtrak officials said Friday.

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Amtrak train Amtrak train (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Amtrak train (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Amtrak: New locomotives have cut delays nearly 25 percent

The introduction of 70 new locomotives on Amtrak's most heavily traveled line three years ago has contributed to a reduction in engine-related delays of nearly 25 percent, the national passenger railroad said Thursday.

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