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Former Delta CEO Richard Anderson Named President and CEO of Amtrak

Richard H. Anderson has been named the next president and chief executive officer of Amtrak who will eventually replace Wick Moorman, who is the current chief executive officer — and Wednesday, July 12, 2017 will be the first day on which Anderson reports to Amtrak.

“To ensure a smooth transition, Anderson will serve in a co-CEO capacity with current CEO Wick Moorman through Dec. 31, 2017, at which time Moorman will become an advisor to the company”, according to…

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Five Dead, 65 Injured in Train Crash in Philadelphia

At least five people were killed and 65 people were injured after all seven cars of a train which operated as Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188 — which was carrying 238 passengers and five crew members along what is known as the Northeast Corridor line — derailed and rolled onto its side in a train crash north of Philadelphia shortly after 9:00 in the evening on Tuesday, May 12, 2015.

Dozens of the injured passengers were taken to several local hospitals, according to multiple sources. At least six of those who were injured are listed in critical condition.

The following is from an official statement released from Amtrak…

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On Train Upgrades?

I did not railize that one can upgrade on an Amtrak train, but it is railly possible. I am not line to you or trying to railroad you.

Hitching up to the On Train Upgrades? thread will get you on the right track on how to do so and what the chances are of upgrading on board a train with a coach ticket. Other FlyerTalk members are using their engine-uity to break the tie of how to successfully upgrade on a coach ticket for TrainTalk – er…I mean FlyerTalk – member Train McGhee from Chicago to Seattle who hopefully will not get steamed by the answers.

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