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Travel By Train For Your Next Vacation

To get better acquainted with Amtrak, the nation’s railroad service, here’s a simple yet very helpful guide to understanding how get onboard a passenger train.

09/11/2014

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This App Will Plan Your Entire Trip

Instead of spending hours tabbing through travel sites, hit Rome2Rio: an oracle-like web/app that maps out the exact planes, trains, and automobiles (with fares) to take between any two places on the planet.

04/16/2014

Brush fire along Route 280E seen still smoking, March 26, 2014. The ground is charred, but there are no flames. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Dry Brush, Gusty Winds Help Spread Brush Fires Near NJ TRANSIT Tracks In Harrison

The blaze broke out in Newark and Kearny Wednesday afternoon. No injuries were reported, but strong winds were hindering efforts to contain the fire, officials said.

03/26/2014

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Survey: Only 42 Percent Of Subway Cars Are Clean; D Train Is Worst

A new survey revealed that the number of clean New York City subway cars declined between 2011 and 2013.

03/20/2014

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The Most Luxurious Train Safari In The World

For your next luxury vacation, consider traveling by train. Rovos Rail brings the luxury and decadence of the olden days back to your trip, in their train safari.

02/20/2014

A man boards a train to North White Plains at Grand Central Terminal  after power was restored following a shutdown of all lines on Jan 23, 2014.  (Photo by Michael Graae/Getty Images)

MTA: Human Error To Blame For Glitch That Suspended Metro-North Trains

Around 7:45 p.m., the computers that run the railroad’s signal system lost power when one of two main power supply units was taken out of service for replacement.

01/24/2014

Journal Square PATH Station

Service Restored After Signal Problems Cause PATH Suspensions, Delays

The Port Authority says the Hoboken to World Trade Center line and the Journal Square to 33rd Street line are suspended. The Newark to World Trade Center line is operating with delays.

12/20/2013

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All Aboard: The World’s Most Amazing Train Trips

The inherent beauty of train travel is that it’s often more about the journey (and the spectacular scenery along the way) than the actual destination. When your fare includes butler service, gourmet meals, and access to elegant bar cars, rest assured these six train trips are worth dropping a month’s salary on.

12/11/2013

A Metro-North commuter train lies in the brush near the Hudson River after it derailed just north of the Spuyten Duyvil station December 1, 2013 in the Bronx. (Photo by Christopher Gregory/Getty Images)

Seated For Safety: Can You Protect Yourself While Riding The Rails?

For the thousands of people in the Tri-State area who use a train to commute the question of where to sit doesn’t usually involve safety concerns.

12/02/2013

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The World’s Coolest Train Stations

Despite the abundance of public transportation options, trains remain a popular and consistent way to travel easily. Check out the world’s coolest train stations.

11/13/2013

A shirt (left) police say Avonte Oquendo was wearing the day he went missing/Avonte Oquendo (credit: NYPD)

Nearly Three Weeks Later Search For Missing Teen Avonte Oquendo Continues

It has been nearly three weeks since anybody has seen missing Queens teenager Avonte Oquendo.

10/25/2013

NJ TRANSIT Bay Head Comet III rail cars next to debris left by Sandy (credit: NJT)

Costly Pre-Sandy Decision Pinned On Mid-Level Management At NJ Transit

A costly decision made in the hours leading up to Superstorm Sandy has been pinned on a mid-level manager at NJ Transit.

10/05/2013

Raccoons have been causing commotion among commuters at the Metro North station in Marble Hill. (Credit: Thinkstock)

Raccoons Causing Commuter Commotion Along Metro North Line

Commuters waiting for the train have always had plenty to worry about and now they can add raccoons to their list of concerns.

10/03/2013

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NJT: Service Restored On Montclair/Boonton Line

NJ TRANSIT suspended service around 7:30 a.m. due to a trespasser fatality near Upper Montclair. By around 9 a.m., service was restored and trains were operating on or close to scheduled.

09/30/2013

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How To Survive The Metro-North New Haven Line Disruption

After experiencing power problems, it doesn’t appear service will be returning to normal any time soon on Metro-North’s New Haven line, leaving tens of thousands of commuters traveling in and out of New York City scrambling to devise alternative routes to and from work.We’re here to help. Here, find links and info to help you navigate the changes to your commute.

09/26/2013

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