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Analysis: Equipment run-through a factor in return of Texas Eagle-Capitol Limited daily service

March 25th, 2022
March 25, 2022 -  Bob Johnston, - Reliability, utility for passenger are potential drawbacks Shared trainsets, running through between Washington D.C. and San Antonio, Texas, via Chicago, are part of the plan when the Texas Eagle and Capitol Limited resume daily operation on Monday, March...

Amtrak Texas Eagle returns to daily service later this month

March 5th, 2022
March 5, 2022 - TRA Newswire/ - Amtrak's Texas Eagle, cut back to operating only five days a week because of crew shortages, will return to daily service on March 28th along with four other national network trains. Other routes around...

Opinion: Amtrak’s Texas Eagle is like an Artichoke, Mr. Congressman

January 25th, 2022
January 23, 2022 - Russell Jackson, Contributor - The Texas Eagle is buried in the secondary of the hierarchy of the endangered species of passenger transportation, Amtrak’s long distance trains. For decades the Eagle has run daily between Chicago and San Antonio, then on three...

Amtrak's Texas Eagle still downgraded while other trains expand amenities

September 30th, 2021
September 30, 2021 - TRA Newswire - While Amtrak has been slowly restoring its Western national network trains by adding cars and bringing back full-service meals on long-haul runs, it appears that the daily Texas Eagle continues to be lumped with...

Daily Sunset/Eagle service would produce local economic return 3.5 times its cost

May 31st, 2021
May 31, 2021 - TRA Newswire - Rail Passengers Association (RPA) has issued an economic benefits analysis that shows if Amtrak's Sunset Limited/Texas Eagle service expanded from tri-weekly to daily service it would generate an economic return of 3.5 times to...

Amtrak's Texas Eagle falls short on daily restored service promises

May 24th, 2021
May 24, 2021 - TRA Newswire - Aboard the Texas Eagle - Texas Rail Advocates President Peter LeCody was aboard the Texas Eagle today and observed the good, the bad and the ugly. Daily service on Amtrak's Texas Eagle was restored today,...

Amtrak claims equipment shortage for missing lounge car on Texas Eagle, food service issues

May 21st, 2021
Updated May 23, 2021 - TRA Newswire - Amtrak's Texas Eagle will return to daily service starting this Monday, ending temporary tri-weekly service that started last fall during the pandemic. However, the iconic Sightseer Lounge that passengers were accustomed to seeing on...

Amtrak long distance train revenue beat all corridor trains in pandemic, but are cut the most

November 25th, 2020
November 25, 2020 - TRA News Analysis - Amtrak's long-distance network trains continued to outpace the Northeast Corridor and state-supported trains again in September, with numbers supplied by the passenger rail agency. This despite the fact that Amtrak executives cut 4/7th...

All abroad Texas Eagle’s last daily departure from San Antonio to Chicago

October 11th, 2020
October 11, 2020 - Randy Diamond - San Antonio Express-News - The last daily Texas Eagle train from San Antonio to Chicago left the station Sunday morning, its best days trailing far behind it. The train had only four passenger cars. The chef,...

Amtrak intercity trains performing better in Covid than major Northeast Corridor

August 27th, 2020
Updated August 28, 2020 - TRA Newswire - Ridership on intercity long-distance services is edging back up despite the pandemic while at the same time Amtrak said it will cut back cross-country trains by some 60% in October Ridership numbers...

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