All passengers were transferred to another train after two wheels slipped off the track.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
An Amtrak Acela train became disabled in North Kingstown late this afternoon when two wheels came off the track. All passengers have been transferred to another train and no injuries have been reported. The disabled train — No. 2171 — came off the track arpund 5 p.m. today. Amtrak officials were not immediately available for comment. Check back with North Kingstown Patch for more details as they become available.
Conference marks the first time the governor and the entire federal delegation have met in South Kingstown in more than 10 years.
KINGSTON - Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee joined the state’s entire congressional delegation in Kingston Friday morning for the first time since the 1990s to celebrate the awarding of $25 million for station improvements designed to speed Amtrak service through the town. “We have to have a competitive edge,” Chafee said. “Every second counts when it comes up against air travel.” Chafee stressed that the timekeeping improvements of this and another federally-funded project at Wickford Junction will help cut time for rail commutes, help to improve the station’s handicap accessibility, and make rail travel more convenient for Rhode Islanders. Chafee also praised the hard work of the state’s federal delegation in securing funds after the…