Friday, November 23, 2012
The incident occurred between Merion and Overbrook stations.
A man was struck and killed by a train in Lower Merion Township on Thanksgiving night, according to Lower Merion Police. The incident occurred Thursday at 9:40 p.m. on a stretch of tracks in the Merion section of the township, between the Merion and Overbrook stations, according to a police press release. The operator of the eastbound train immediately reported the incident. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Main Line Media News has identified the victim as Frederick Washington, 68, of Philadelphia. This incident remains under investigation by Lower Merion and Amtrak police.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Amtrak's plan for the Northeast Corridor could take you from Philadelphia to New York in 37 minutes. Is it worth the project's $151 billion price tag?
Amtrak’s latest East Coast high-speed train plan could get you from Philadelphia to New York in 37 minutes, according to Philly.com. The faster service is part of a major plan, according to Philly.com, that would What do you think? Is this worth it the money?
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Amtrak plans to replace power line towers with huge new structures that will run all along the Main Line tracks, right through Bryn Mawr.
Amtrak plans to replace the power line towers along the Main Line tracks with gigantic new structures that will run all along the Main Line, right through Bryn Mawr. The towers would be similar to ones that run along Amtrak's "I-95 corridor" along the southern Connecticut coastline. Amtrak held a public hearing on the towers in June in Villanova to discuss the plans. According to one Tredyffrin Township Supervisor who attended there were less than 10 members of the public at the meeting which was legally advertised but not widely promoted by the railroad. The Tredyffrin Township website describes the planned Amtrak towers this way: Starting in 2015, Amtrak is planning to replace the structures that support the existing overhead contact …