Tag: Union Station

MARC, VRE delays for Tuesday morning commute

WASHINGTON — MARC and VRE train services are seeing multiple problems during Tuesday morning commute. All Penn Line MARC trains are experiencing delays between New Carrollton and Bowie State stations due to unspecified track issues. In addition, the following trains are experiencing delays: MARC Penn Train 404 is cancelled this morning due to lack of equipment. […]

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Amtrak taking bids to replace decades old passenger cars

WASHINGTON — While Amtrak awaits arrival of its new Acela trainsets, it is moving forward with plans to replace its fleet of 470 passenger cars primarily used on the Northeast Corridor and adjoining corridors, many of which are 40 to 50 years old. Amtrak has released a Request for Proposals for a new fleet of […]

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Amtrak taking bids for major Union Station makeover

WASHINGTON — Amtrak is one step closer to what will be a major renovation of its busy and sometimes chaotic passenger concourse at Union Station. It is part of Amtrak’s $2.45 billion investment in the Northeast Corridor, which will also eventually include faster and more frequent Acela service. Amtrak this month issued a Request for […]

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Magnolia Bakery comes to DC’s Union Station

WASHINGTON — New York’s Magnolia Bakery, often credited with starting the cupcake craze, will open a D.C. outpost at Union Station Sept. 10. Magnolia Bakery opened its first location in Manhattan’s West Village in 1996. The company was bought in 2007 by its current owners, Steve and Tyra Abrams, who have expanded the bakery to […]

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Pursuit Crash Ends With Pedestrian Injured Outside Union Station

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA)   — A pursuit of a stolen car suspect led to a crash with a pedestrian being injured, authorities said. The chase began in South LA and took place on freeways and surface streets. The pursuit went south when a passenger got out of the vehicle and fled. That suspect remains at large, […]

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Gondolas From Union Station To Dodger Stadium One Step Closer To Becoming A Reality

CHAVEZ RAVINE (CBSLA) — It’s not quite a mission to Mars, but people seem just as excited at the news the plan to send people to Dodger Stadium through the air might be one step closer to becoming a reality. Los Angeles Metro on Tuesday sent a formal request for information on the proposed aerial tram […]

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Union Station expansion could end up delayed and over budget

WASHINGTON — A major overhaul of Union Station meant to triple use of the station faces significant risks of coming in over budget and behind schedule, a new inspector general’s report warns. Amtrak is in the relatively early stages of a two-decades-long plan to create more and safer spaces for passengers and staff; to upgrade […]

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Mother Of Boy Found Alone At Union Station Charged With Felony

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The mother of the little boy allegedly abandoned at Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles this past Fourth of July has pleaded not guilty to a felony charge. Dava Denise Webster, 31, of Walnut Creek has been charged with one count of felony child endangerment, the L.A. County District Attorney said Monday. […]

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LAPD Finds Family Of Boy Abandoned At Union Station

DOWNTOWN L.A. (CBSLA) — An LAPD captain tweeted Thursday that investigators had located family members of a young boy found wandering Union Station on Wednesday night. The power of social media. Thanks to the retweets and media coverage, we were able to locate members of this young boys family. @LAPDCentralArea detectives are still investigating his abandonment. […]

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