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Moorpark | Man Hit and Killed by Amtrak

Moorpark | Man Hit and Killed by Amtrak

Ventura County Sheriff Department – Incident Press Release On 11/24/2018 at about 4:44 PM, Amtrak Passenger Train #777 en-route from San Diego to San Luis Obispo was traveling through Moorpark at about 70 MPH. The train struck an adult male on the railroad tracks in the area of Avenida Colonia and Nogales Ave. The train […]

Rail 2 Rail® Program Suspended for All Amtrak Pacific Surfliner® Trains During the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

Rail 2 Rail® Program Suspended for All Amtrak Pacific Surfliner® Trains During the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

LOS ANGELES – Due to expected high ridership over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, the Rail 2 Rail® program will be suspended for all Amtrak Pacific Surfliner® trains between Oceanside and Ventura from Wednesday, Nov. 21 through Monday, Nov.26. The Rail 2 Rail® program will resume on Tuesday, Nov.27. The Rail 2 Rail® program typically allows […]

Rail Safety Week 9/23/18 through 9/29/18 — please stay away from the rails!!

Rail Safety Week 9/23/18 through 9/29/18 — please stay away from the rails!!

The week of September 23, 2018 through September 29, 2018 is Rail Safety Week across the United States and Canada. The Simi Valley Police Department will be participating in “Operation Clear Track,” which is designed to educate and enforce railroad related Vehicle Code violations. Simi Valley Police Officers along with Railroad Police Personnel will be […]

Man Causes Scare on Amtrak Train Saturday Morning

Man Causes Scare on Amtrak Train Saturday Morning

Ventura County Sheriff – Incident Press Release An Amtrak train bound for Goleta was evacuated in Moorpark Saturday morning when a man wearing a tactical vest and acting strangely locked himself in a bathroom onboard. All 93 passengers and five crew members were evacuated from the train while SWAT team members contacted the man, who was […]

Metrolink Ticket Vending Machines To Stop Selling Amtrak Tickets

Metrolink Ticket Vending Machines To Stop Selling Amtrak Tickets

LOS ANGELES – Beginning January 1, 2018, Amtrak riders will no longer be able to purchase or print Amtrak tickets on Metrolink Ticket Vending Machines (TVMs).   Amtrak tickets will be available for purchase online through Amtrak’s website www.amtrak.com, on mobile devices through Amtrak’s app and in person at Amtrak stations.   There are no changes to the Rail […]

High Speed Amtrak train derails, dangles over interstate in Washington state

High Speed Amtrak train derails, dangles over interstate in Washington state

An Amtrak train derailed Monday near Tacoma, Wash., causing injuries and leaving at least one rail car hanging off a bridge over a traffic-clogged interstate, authorities said. “Derailed Amtrak passenger train was heading south bound,” the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department said in a tweet. “Injuries and casualties reported, numbers to come.” Interstate 5 southbound near Dupont, about […]

Holiday TrainFest and Toy Drive | Brightening Spirits at Los Angeles Union Station

Holiday TrainFest and Toy Drive | Brightening Spirits at Los Angeles Union Station

LOS ANGELES – The public is invited to celebrate the spirit of the season and help those in need at the Holiday TrainFest and Toy Drive at Los Angeles Union Station on December 16, 2017. The free, family-friendly event will take place from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Track 14 at Los Angeles Union Station, located at 800 N. Alameda St. […]

Oxnard Jogger struck and killed by Amtrak train

Oxnard Jogger struck and killed by Amtrak train

Oxnard Police Department – Incident Press Release On 11/7/17, at approximately 10:28 AM, Oxnard Police and Fire were dispatched to a train accident involving a pedestrian on Fifth St., east of Rose Ave. Upon arrival, EMS personnel pronounced the victim deceased on scene. Preliminary information indicates the victim was jogging alongside the railroad tracks and, […]

Pedestrian Struck and Killed by Amtrak Train in Ventura

Pedestrian Struck and Killed by Amtrak Train in Ventura

Ventura Police Department – Incident Press Release On April 26th at 4:59, the Ventura Police Command Center was notified by Amtrak dispatch regarding a pedestrian being struck by an Amtrak train on the railroad tracks near the railroad trestle west of the fairgrounds.  Officers arrived on scene and found the victim lying adjacent to the […]

50 year old man struck and killed by Amtrak

50 year old man struck and killed by Amtrak
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