Digest: Amtrak expands carry-on bicycle program in northeast
Thursday afternoon rail information:
Amtrak expands bike program on ‘Northeast Regional,’ three state-supported routes
Amtrak will increase the carry-on bike program on Northeast Regional trains as of Tuesday, Sept. 8, and can add this system on three state-supported operations — the Keystone Service, Downeaster, and Amtrak Hartford Line — as of Sept. 15. There’s a $20 price for the service, and reservations are required. After getting into the origin and vacation spot when reserving a ticket on the Amtrak website or Amtrak’s smartphone app, an icon with numerous areas accessible will show if bike service is offered. Clients ought to proceed ‘Add Ons’ step so as to add bikes to a reservation. Clients also can name 1-800-USA-RAIL so as to add a motorcycle reservation to an current reservation. Clients are inspired to reach on the station at the least half-hour previous to departure. All panniers and baggage connected to your bicycle must be eliminated and consolidated earlier than boarding. Extra data on the bike program is offered on this page on the Amtrak web site
Fireplace destroys BNSF bridge, cuts off energy coop prospects in North Dakota
A fireplace that destroyed a picket BNSF Railway bridge earlier this week in North Dakota has left three services that serve a regional energy co-operative with out rail entry. The web site for TV stations in Bismarck and Minot, N.D., KXNet.com, reports the Spring Creek bridge, two miles west of Beulah, N.D., was destroyed by hearth on Aug. 31. The hearth reduce off service to the Basin Electrical Energy Cooperative’s Dakota Gasification Co., a coal gasification plant, and coal-fired Antelope Valley Station energy plant, in addition to North American Coal’s Freedom Mine, which serves one other Basin Electrical plant. The bridge is on an 8-mile line serving the three services. BNSF instructed the businesses a brand new bridge may very well be in place in two to 4 weeks, relying on the extent of structural injury to the sooner construction. The three services might briefly ship and obtain merchandise by truck till the bridge is changed.
REMSA, NRC provide panel on COVID-19 practices
The Railway Engineering-Upkeep Suppliers Affiliation and Nationwide Railroad and Building Upkeep Affiliation will maintain a jointn on-line joint panel dialogue on COVID-19 finest practices on Sept. 24, that includes representatives from Loram Mantenance of Approach, RailWorks Corp., and R.J. Corman Railroad group. Extra data and registration is offered at this page on the REMSA website.