Amtrak http://www.kunc.org en With A Nod To Days Gone By, Denver's Union Station Ready To Open http://www.kunc.org/post/nod-days-gone-denvers-union-station-ready-open <p>With the smell of fresh paint still in the air, workers scrambled to put the finishing touches on Denver’s restored Union Station before this weekend’s opening. That’s when the public will get its first look at the revived station and some of its shops and restaurants. A larger grand opening is planned for July 26<sup>th</sup>.</p><p> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Nathan Heffel 58769 at http://www.kunc.org With A Nod To Days Gone By, Denver's Union Station Ready To Open Bid To Save The Southwest Chief Winds Through The Statehouse http://www.kunc.org/post/bid-save-southwest-chief-winds-through-statehouse <p>Amtrak’s Southwest Chief line runs through the towns of Lamar, La Junta, and Trinidad - part of a longer passenger route stretching from Chicago to L.A. The rails are in need of major repairs and the upgrades are expected to be in the millions.</p><p>Part of a multistate effort, a measure is moving through the statehouse to try and find ways to finance the project and save the rail line.</p><p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Bente Birkeland 54911 at http://www.kunc.org Bid To Save The Southwest Chief Winds Through The Statehouse Railroad West: Southwest Chief Faces Possible Colorado Derailment http://www.kunc.org/post/railroad-west-southwest-chief-faces-possible-colorado-derailment <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="The Southwest Chief roughly 20 minutes east of Trinidad, Colorado. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 14:15:52 +0000 Maggie Spencer & Martha Perez-Sanz 54640 at http://www.kunc.org Railroad West: Southwest Chief Faces Possible Colorado Derailment Amtrak Fights Big Oil For Use Of The Rails http://www.kunc.org/post/amtrak-fights-big-oil-use-rails Oil business in North Dakota is creating some big headaches for Amtrak travelers. Trains on the popular Empire Builder route between Chicago and the Pacific Northwest are often delayed for hours.<p>One reason for the congestion is an influx of trains hauling crude oil across the Northern Plains.<p>The delays are becoming so bad that a passenger group now wants the U.S. transportation secretary to intervene.<p><strong>Frozen Before Ice Fishing</strong><p>Among the disgruntled customers are ice fishers trying to get to Devils Lake, N.D. Thu, 06 Feb 2014 12:45:00 +0000 David Schaper 53893 at http://www.kunc.org Amtrak Fights Big Oil For Use Of The Rails High Speed Rail Study Shows 150 MPH Possibilities http://www.kunc.org/post/high-speed-rail-study-shows-150-mph-possibilities <p>High speed rail along the Front Range has long been a pipe dream in Colorado. It’s a dream taking a baby step forward though as the Colorado Department of Transportation held the first of four public meetings Monday on a continuing study exploring the feasibility and public support for a line from Fort Collins south via Denver International Airport to Pueblo.</p><p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 14:44:28 +0000 Nathan Heffel 51576 at http://www.kunc.org High Speed Rail Study Shows 150 MPH Possibilities