October 2015 - TransDominion Express

Passenger rail appears back on track with extension bill

Monday, October 26th, 2015

Hampton Roads, and the rest of the country, appear to have dodged the threat of a passenger rail shutdown as Congressional leaders have fashioned a bipartisan bill to extend the deadline on new safety regulations. The deadline is Dec. 31, but the compromise, which still needs an official vote and a signature from the president, […]


Norfolk Southern announces service changes in response to upcoming Positive Train Control deadline

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

NORFOLK, Va., Oct. 20, 2015 – Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) today said its rail operating subsidiaries will no longer accept shipments of Poisonous-Inhalation-Hazard commodities, effective Dec. 1, 2015.  PIH commodities in transit on Dec. 1 will be delivered to destination by Dec. 31. Additionally, passenger and commuter trains operated by Amtrak, Virginia Railway Express, […]


Amtrak Welcomes Pets Aboard Select Trains Traveling in the Northeast

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

Pilot Program on Northeast Regional and Downeaster Trains WASHINGTON – Amtrak announced today passengers will be able to travel with their small pets from Boston to Lynchburg, Newport News and Norfolk, VA on the Northeast Regional service and between Boston and Brunswick, Maine on the Downeaster route. Reservations are now available for travel beginning Monday, October 12. After […]