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‘Texas Eagle’ show Amtrak failure to capitalize on advantages of rail travel: Special report

June 2nd, 2022
June 1, 2022-trains.com- Grass-roots organization seeks to restore Sightseer Lounge, other amenities cut by management. "There is no Sightseer Lounge on this train. Once again, there is no Sightseer Lounge on this train,” emphasized the public-address announcement. “You must buy...

FRA issues first quarterly report on Texas Passenger Rail performance

May 18th, 2022
May 18, 2022 - TRA Newswire - The Federal Railroad Administration's first quarterly report on intercity passenger rail performance and service quality is out and for the three Texas services run by Amtrak it's a mixed bag. The period covered...

Opinion/Analysis: Amtrak, what are you doing to the Texas Eagle?

April 15th, 2022
April 15, 2022 - TRA Opinion - Amtrak's Texas Eagle, cut down to a four car train with limited amenities, continues to suffer additional woes. The daily service from San Antonio to Chicago that stops in a host of...

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

March 25th, 2022
March 25, 2022 -  Bob Johnston, Trains.com - 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/RailPassengers.org - 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...

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