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Get On Board The Best Train Trips In America

Train trips may take longer, but they are more affordable than flying and they offer unique glimpses of America’s vast countryside.

03/25/2014

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Power Outage Prompts Long Caltrain Delays; Tough Day On Other Rail Services

Caltrain was one of several Bay Area rail transit systems plagued by system delays Wednesday morning.

03/19/2014

Police at the scene of where a pedestrian was killed by an Amtrak train in Oakley. (Nate Anderson)

Pedestrian Killed By Amtrak Train In Oakley

A person was struck and killed by an Amtrak train near downtown Oakley Wednesday afternoon, according to a sheriff’s spokesman.

03/05/2014

Amtrak Train at Crossing

Pedestrian On Tracks Killed By Amtrak Train In San Leandro

Train No. 527, which was on the Capitol Corridor line, was heading toward San Jose when it struck the pedestrian around 9:20 a.m. near Floresta Boulevard and Washington Avenue, Amtrak spokeswoman Vernae Graham said.

10/23/2013

Amtrak Train at Crossing

Amtrak Train Hits Car On Tracks In Oakland

An Amtrak train struck a vehicle on the tracks in East Oakland Wednesday, an Amtrak spokeswoman said.

09/18/2013

Amtrak Train at Crossing

Extreme Temperatures Prompt Amtrak Speed Restrictions; Expect delays

Extreme heat has caused Amtrak to enforce speed restrictions on trains Saturday morning, which might result in service delays.

06/29/2013

The Amtrak train involved in Wednesday's incident. (CBS)

Pedestrian Killed After Being Hit By Amtrak Train In San Lorenzo

Amtrak Capitol Corridor train No. 537 was heading from Sacramento to San Jose when it struck the pedestrian at about 2:30 p.m. where East Lewelling Boulevard crosses the tracks, spokeswoman Vernae Graham said.

05/15/2013

Amtrak Train at Crossing

Amtrak Coast Starlight Derails Near Fremont

An Amtrak train heading to Vancouver, B.C., derailed just north of Fremont Saturday night, but no one aboard was harmed, an Amtrak spokeswoman said.

04/14/2013

An Amtrak Capitol Corridor train fatally struck a boy in San Lorenzo on April 11, 2013. (CBS)

Teen Killed By Amtrak Train In San Lorenzo Identified

A boy who was fatally struck by an Amtrak train in San Lorenzo on Thursday evening has been identified as 15-year-old Austin Price of Hayward, according to the Alameda County coroner’s bureau.

04/12/2013

An Amtrak Capitol Corridor train fatally struck a boy in San Lorenzo on April 11, 2013. (CBS)

Teen Playing ‘Chicken’ Fatally Struck By Amtrak Train In San Lorenzo

A 14-year-old boy was fatally struck by an Amtrak train in San Lorenzo on Thursday evening, officials said.

04/11/2013

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