Joe Raedle
July 17, 2019 - 6:09 pm
Authorities say a man has been struck and killed by an Amtrak train while walking across a stretch of railroad tracks south of Topeka. The man killed in Tuesday's crash has been identified as William Reynolds III, 64, of Topeka. Shawnee County sheriff's Sgt. Todd Stallbaumer says about 150...
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May 06, 2019 - 8:47 pm
U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran, (R-Kansas), is putting pressure on Amtrak to commit to continue running the Southwest Chief passenger rail service that connects Chicago to Los Angeles with stops in Kansas. Moran recently delayed confirming three nominees to Amtrak's board of directors in an effort to push...
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November 26, 2018 - 7:37 pm
The upcoming trial over the Kansas derailment of an Amtrak passenger train has been cancelled after Cimarron Crossing Feeders admitted its runaway feed truck damaged the railroad track. Trial had been scheduled to start next week to determine who is responsible for the March 2016 derailment of...
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July 02, 2018 - 9:45 pm
Amtrak is considering ending passenger train service from southwest Kansas to central New Mexico and instead implementing a bus connection on the route. The Hutchinson News reports that Amtrak CEO Richard Anderson revealed to lawmakers last week the train operator is looking into ending Southwest...
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April 30, 2018 - 7:16 pm
Amtrak ticket agents in Topeka and Garden City will lose their jobs in May, as part of the company's move toward online ticket sales. Amtrak regional spokesman Marc Magliari says the Topeka ticket window will close May 20 and the Garden City window will close May 15. The Topeka Capital-Journal...
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June 12, 2017 - 8:33 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Officials are looking to establish an Amtrak passenger rail service between Texas and Kansas. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that about two dozen people gathered on the platform of Topeka's Amtrak station Friday to meet a special inspection train that was traveling from Fort...
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