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Northeast Corridor

Northeast Corridor
New Jersey and New York, Metro-North in New York and Connecticut, Shore Line East in Connecticut, and MBTA in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Interstate 95 closely parallels the Northeast Corridor mainline for its entire length, and the mainline can be seen from portions of the highway. Indeed, I-95 so closely parallels the rail line that at times it takes the same curves as the rail line, especially in Connecticut.

Most of the NEC (those sections shown in red) is owned by Amtrak. Parts also served by commuter rail agencies are highlighted in blue (see commuter rail in North America). The Northeast Corridor (NEC) is the busiest passenger rail line in the United States by ridership and service frequency.[1] The route is fully electrified and serves a densely urbanized string of cities from Washington, D.C., in the south through Baltimore, Wilmington, Philadelphia, Trenton, Newark, New York, New Haven, and Providence to Boston. It also has branches connecting Philadelphia with Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; New Haven with Hartford, Connecticut, and Springfield, Massachusetts; New York City with Albany, New York, and several other commuter destinations. The busiest passenger rail station in the United States is Pennsylvania Station in New York, the central hub of the Northeast Corridor. The NEC is immediately identified by the use of overhead wires and high speed rolling stock. Mostly operated and owned by Amtrak, the NEC offers the only true highspeed rail service in the United States, Amtrak’s Acela Express, as well as lowerspeed conventional passenger trains. Freight trains also use the tracks. Several commuter rail agencies provide local service along the Northeast Corridor, some electrified and some diesel-powered. These rail networks are MARC in Maryland and Washington, D.C., SEPTA in Pennsylania, Delaware, and southern New Jersey, NJ Transit in northern

An electric Amtrak train with two AEM-7 locomotives running through New Jersey on the Northeast Corridor.

Current passenger services
The busiest part of the Northeast Corridor is the segment between Philadelphia and New York City. Amtrak operates 54 round-trip trains each weekday on this route, with an extra train (the Cardinal) on Wednesdays and Fridays. 344 round trips use the New York City to Philadelphia segment per week. Amtrak accounts for about 14% of all intercity trips (including those by automobile) between Washington, D.C., and New York City and about 47% of trips between those cities by rail or air carrier.[2] The following Amtrak services run along the Northeast Corridor: • Acela Express - high-speed rail from Boston to Washington.


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• Northeast Regional - local service along the NEC, continuing to Newport News, Virginia and with a branch to Springfield, Massachusetts. • Keystone Service - local service along the Keystone Corridor, using the NEC from New York to Philadelphia and continuing to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Other services using the NEC: • Cardinal - to/from Chicago • Carolinian - to/from Charlotte, North Carolina • Crescent - to/from New Orleans • Palmetto - to/from Savannah, Georgia • Pennsylvanian - to/from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania • Silver Meteor and Silver Star - to/from Miami • Vermonter - to/from St. Albans, Vermont • New Haven-Springfield Shuttle from New Haven to Springfield, Massachusetts, through Hartford

Northeast Corridor

With primarily passenger services, the Northeast Corridor is a cooperative venture between Amtrak and various state agencies. Amtrak owns the track between Washington and New Rochelle, New York, a northern suburb of New York City.

Non-Amtrak commuter rail services
In addition to Amtrak, several commuter rail agencies operate passenger service using the Northeast Corridor tracks. • MARC Penn Line - Washington to Perryville, Maryland • SEPTA R2 Newark from Newark, Delaware, to Philadelphia • SEPTA R7 Trenton from Philadelphia to Trenton, New Jersey • New Jersey Transit Atlantic City Line in Philadelphia (from 30th Street Station to Frankford Junction) • New Jersey Transit Northeast Corridor Line from Trenton to New York • New Jersey Transit North Jersey Coast Line from Rahway to New York • New Jersey Transit Raritan Valley Line in Newark (On Weekend to Newark and Ramsey) • Long Island Rail Road Main Line and Port Washington Branch for access to Long Island from Pennsylvania Station (New York City) • Metro-North Railroad New Haven Line from New Rochelle, New York, to New Haven • Shore Line East from Stamford, Connecticut, to New London, Connecticut • MBTA Providence/Stoughton Line from Providence, Rhode Island, to Boston

An Amtrak catenary maintenance unit on the 4-track line north of Baltimore The segment from New Rochelle to New Haven is owned by the states of New York and Connecticut. Metro-North Railroad commuter trains operate on this segment. North of New Haven, ownership again reverts to Amtrak, whose tracks stretch to the border between Rhode Island and Massachusetts. The final segment from the border north to Boston is owned by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Under Amtrak’s ownernship, the Northeast Corridor experienced several highprofile electric-power failures in 2006 and other infrastructure problems.[3] Intermittent power outages caused delays, lasting up to five hours, for Amtrak and state commuter trains. Railroad officials have blamed Amtrak’s funding woes for the deterioration of the track and power supply infrastructure, which in places is almost a hundred years old.[4]

Amtrak owns Pennsylvania Station in New York, 30th Street Station in Philadelphia, Penn Station in Baltimore, and Union Station in Washington.


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Northeast Corridor

Freight service
Freight service is provided on the Northeast Corridor by trackage rights. The Norfolk Southern Railway operates over the line south of Philadelphia, and CSX Transportation has rights from New York to New Haven and in Massachusetts. Between Philadelphia and New York, Conrail, which formerly provided service on the whole line, still operates over the line, as a local switching and terminal company for both CSX and Norfolk Southern. The Providence and Worcester Railroad operates local freight service from New Haven into Rhode Island and has incidental trackage rights from New Haven to New York.

New York electrification
The electrification projects of the steam railroads in the area which is now the NEC began with the Baltimore Belt Line of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in 1896 and the Park Avenue Tunnel of the New York and Harlem Railroad, part of the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad (NYC) to its Grand Central Terminal in New York, and also used by the NYNH&H via trackage rights. With the 1900 opening of the Gare d’Orsay in Paris, France, the first electrified urban rail terminal in the world, a new technology was available, and the NYC began planning for electrification between Grand Central and the split at Mott Haven. Electricity was already in use on various branch lines of the NYNH&H, but was provided to interurban streetcars via third rail or trolley wire. Low visibility caused by the air pollution of the steam locomotives used at the time caused an accident killing 17 on January 8, 1902, and the resulting public outcry led to a push for electric operation in Manhattan. In 1905 the NYNH&H announced that it would electrify its main line from New York to Stamford, Connecticut. Along with the construction of the new Grand Central Terminal, opened in 1912, the NYC electrified its lines, beginning on December 11, 1906 with suburban multiple unit service to High Bridge on the Hudson Line. Electric locomotives began serving Grand Central February 13, 1907, and all NYC passenger service into Grand Central was electrified July 1. NYNH&H electrification began July 24 to New Rochelle, August 5 to Port Chester and October 6, 1907 the rest of the way to Stamford. Steam trains last operated into Grand Central on June 30, 1908, after which all NYNH&H passenger trains into Manhattan were electrified. On June 22, 1914 the NYNH&H electrification was extended to New Haven, where it would end for many years. At the same time, the PRR was building its Pennsylvania Station and electrified approaches, served by the PRR’s lines in New Jersey and the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR). LIRR electric service began in 1905 on the Atlantic Branch from downtown Brooklyn past Jamaica, and in June 1910 on the branch to Long Island City, part of the main line to Penn Station. Penn Station opened September 8, 1910 for LIRR trains and November 27

Unlike most European high-speed rail lines, built on new rights-of-way, the NEC uses existing lines that were built separately as early as the 1830s; the most recent section, the Hell Gate Bridge and New York Connecting Railroad in New York, opened in 1917. From 1893, when the NYNH&H acquired the Old Colony Railroad, including the ProvidenceBoston section of the NEC, the NEC has been owned by two companies - the Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) from Washington to New York and the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad (NYNH&H) from New York to Boston. Under the PRR and NYNH&H, the lines were known as the Philadelphia-to-Washington Main Line, Philadelphia-to-New York Main Line and Shore Line. In 1968 the PRR merged with its former rival, the New York Central Railroad, to form Penn Central Transportation. The NYNH&H was merged into Penn Central in 1969, bringing the whole Washington-Boston corridor under control of one company. With the 1971 formation of Amtrak, the intercity passenger services were under government control. In 1976 the bankrupt Penn Central was taken over by the government corporation Conrail, and the sections of line that had not already been sold to commuter transportation authorities were sold to Amtrak. The purchase of the Northeast Corridor was controversial at the time. The Department of Transportation initially blocked the transaction and withheld purchase funds for several months for largely political reasons until Amtrak granted it control over reconstruction of the corridor.[5]


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for the PRR, which changed engines and had platforms for transferring at Manhattan Transfer. On July 29, 1911 the NYNH&H began electric service on its Harlem River Branch, a suburban branch that would become a main line with the completion of the New York Connecting Railroad and its Hell Gate Bridge. The bridge opened on April 1, 1917, but was operated by steam with an engine change at Sunnyside Yard east of Penn Station until 1918.

Northeast Corridor
complete, with 639 daily trains, 191 locomotive-hauled and the other 448 multiple unit. New York-Washington electric freight service began May 20 with the electrification of freight lines in New Jersey and Washington. Extensions to Potomac Yard across the Potomac River from Washington, as well as several freight branches along the way, were electrified in 1937 and 1938. The Potomac Yard electrification remained until 1981.

Philadelphia electrification
In 1905, the PRR announced that it would electrify its suburban lines at Philadelphia, eventually extending it all the way between New York and Washington. Electric service began September 11, 1915 with multiple unit trains west to Paoli on the PRR main line (now the Keystone Corridor). Electric service to Chestnut Hill (now the R8 Chestnut Hill West), including a stretch of the NEC, began March 30, 1918. Local electric service to Wilmington, Delaware on the NEC began September 30, 1928, and the other way to Trenton, New Jersey on June 29, 1930.

The North American speed record for a production train
The UAC Turbotrain set the speed record for a production train at 170.8 miles per hour (274.8 kilometers per hour) on the Northeast Corridor between New Brunswick, New Jersey and Trenton, New Jersey on December 20, 1967, when that portion of the line was still under Pennsylvania Railroad control.[6]

NEC northern section: New York to Boston
Electrification of the portion north of New Haven to Providence and Boston was planned by the NYNH&H, and authorized by the company’s board of directors shortly before the U.S. entered World War I. This plan was not carried out because of the war and because of the company’s financial problems. Decades later, a project for electrification between New Haven and Boston was included in a bill signed by President Gerald Ford in 1976. The project stalled after 1980 because of opposition from the Reagan Administration. Electrification of this section was at last completed prior to the December 2000 introduction of Acela Express service.

NEC southern section: New York to Washington
PRR electric service began between Exchange Place, the Jersey City terminal, and New Brunswick, New Jersey on December 8, 1932, including the extension of Penn Station electric service from Manhattan Transfer. On January 16, 1933 the rest of the electrification, between New Brunswick and Trenton, opened, giving a fully electrified intercity line between New York and Philadelphia, and beyond to Wilmington. Through trains to Washington began running under electricity to Wilmington February 12, with the engine change moved from Manhattan Transfer to Wilmington. The same was done on April 9 for trains running west from Philadelphia, with the change point moved to Paoli. In 1933, the electrification south of Wilmington stalled due to the Great Depression, but the PRR managed to get a loan from the federal government, and resumed work the next year. The tunnels at Baltimore were rebuilt, and electric revenue service between New York and Washington began February 10, 1935. On April 7 the electrification of all New York-Washington passenger trains was

Penn Central and Amtrak: forming the NEC
Despite the New York Connecting Railroad and Hell Gate Bridge joining the two segments, they were operated almost entirely independently of each other until the merger of the PRR and NYNH&H into Penn Central Transportation in 1968 and 1969 respectively, and the establishment of Amtrak in 1971. On September 21, 1970 all New YorkBoston trains but the Turboservice were rerouted into Penn Station from Grand Central, and the Turboservice was moved February 1, 1971. Amtrak, which took over intercity service on May 1, 1971, soon began


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running more trains through New York, partly due to poor maintenance at Sunnyside Yard.[7] At the same time, rail freight service in New England was declining. The February 26, 1975 Preliminary System Plan for Conrail proposed abandoning all freight on the Shore Line (NEC) between Groton, Connecticut and Hills Grove, Rhode Island. However, on March 14, the U.S. Railway Association announced that it had reevaluated the line segment and would be keeping it in operation.[8] The State of New York bought and the State of Connecticut leased their sections of the New Haven Line, between Woodlawn, New York and New Haven, Connecticut, from Penn Central on January 1, 1971; the Metropolitan Transportation Authority operated the line. On January 27, 1973 the State of Massachusetts bought the Attleboro/Stoughton Line in Massachusetts for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority.^ The Regional Rail Reorganization Act of 1973 provided for Amtrak to purchase the NEC, and all other NEC trackage passed to Amtrak on April 1, 1976 with the formation of Conrail, with Conrail trackage rights on the full line. Except between New Haven and the Rhode Island/Massachusetts state line, which were sold to the Providence and Worcester Railroad, those rights remained until the 1999 breakup of Conrail, when they were split between the Norfolk Southern Railway to the south and CSX Transportation to the north. Amtrak now operates and maintains the portion in Massachusetts, but the line from New Haven to New Rochelle, New York is operated by the Metro-North Railroad; this has been a problem with establishment of highspeed service.

Northeast Corridor
introduced. This Locomotive allowed lower travel times between cities. for

Preparing for Acela Express
In preparation for the new higher-speed Acela Express trains, Amtrak substantially upgraded the portion of the Northeast Corridor north of New York in the early 1990s. Grade crossings were eliminated, some bridges were rebuilt, and curves were modified. Beginning in 1996, the electrification was extended north along the 157-mile (253 km) section of track between New Haven and Boston. Wooden sleepers (railroad ties) were replaced with those made of concrete and heavier Continuous welded rail (CWR) (replacing the Jointed track) was laid down. Train platforms south of New York, originally constructed for the Metroliner multiple-unit cars of the late 1960s, were rebuilt to accommodate the new cars. Platforms north of New York had to be constructed completely from scratch.

Predecessor NEC railroads
For a more detailed history of the Northeast Corridor, and the earlier railroads operating along it, see the following articles: New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad lines • Boston and Providence Railroad, Boston, Massachusetts to Providence, Rhode Island (opened July 28, 1835 with the completion of the Canton Viaduct; realignment to Providence, 1847; realignment in Boston, 1899) • New York, Providence and Boston Railroad, Providence to Stonington, Connecticut (opened 1837; realignment in Providence, 1848) • New Haven, New London and Stonington Railroad, Stonington to New Haven, Connecticut (opened 1852 New LondonNew Haven except Connecticut River bridge; opened 1858 Stonington-New London except Thames River bridge; Connecticut River bridge (1870s); Thames River bridge (1889); realignment in New Haven, 1894) • New York and New Haven Railroad, New Haven to New Rochelle, New York (opened 1849) • Harlem River and Port Chester Railroad, New Rochelle to Port Morris, New York (opened 1873)

Northeast Corridor Improvement Project
In the 1980s, a major overhaul and improvement of the system between Washington DC and Boston was undertaken. Called NECIP, this included safety improvements, modernization of the signaling system by General Railway Signal and new CETC control centers by Chrysler at Philadelphia, New York and Boston. It allowed more trains to run faster and closer together, and set the stage for later high-speed operation. Also the most successful engine on the Corridor, the AEM-7 was


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NYNH&H and PRR jointly owned line • New York Connecting Railroad, Port Morris to Sunnyside Yard (opened 1917) Pennsylvania Railroad lines • Pennsylvania Tunnel and Terminal Railroad, Sunnyside Yard to Kearny Junction, New Jersey (opened 1910) • United New Jersey Railroad and Canal Company, Kearny Junction to Trenton, New Jersey (opened 1834-1839; connection in Trenton to P&T by 1841; realignment Monmouth Junction to Trenton, 1863; realignment in Harrison and Newark, 1870) • Philadelphia and Trenton Railroad, Trenton to Frankford Junction, Pennsylvania (opened 1834) • Connecting Railway, Frankford Junction to Zoo Tower, Pennsylvania (opened 1867) • Junction Railroad, Zoo Tower to Grays Ferry (opened 1863-1866) • Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad, Grays Ferry to Bayview Yard, Maryland (opened 1837-1838; Susquehanna River bridge, 1866) • Union Railroad, Bayview Yard to Baltimore Union Station (opened 1873) • Baltimore and Potomac Rail Road, Baltimore Union Station to Landover, Maryland (opened 1872-1873) • Washington Terminal Company, Landover to Washington, D.C. (opened 1907)

Northeast Corridor
• School Street (the first quad-gate installation in the United States, in summer 1998) • New London, Connecticut • Governor Winthrop Boulevard • State Street • Bank Street Connector • Waterford, Connecticut • Miner’s Lane

Station listing
• Amtrak lines: AE=Acela Express, CD=Cardinal, CL=Carolinian, CPL=Capitol Limited, CS=Crescent, KS=Keystone, LS=Lake Shore Limited, NR=Northeast Regional, PA=Pennsylvanian, PL=Palmetto, SM=Silver Meteor, SS=Silver Star, VT=Vermonter (note that not all trains of that designation necessarily stop at all marked stations) • LIRR: Served by MTA Long Island Rail Road Main Line and Port Washington Branch trains. • MARC: Served by MARC Penn Line trains. • MBTA: Served by MBTA Providence/ Stoughton Line trains. • MNR: Served by MTA Metro-North Railroad New Haven Line trains. • NJT: Served by New Jersey Transit Atlantic City Line, North Jersey Coast Line, Northeast Corridor Line, and Raritan Valley Line trains. • SEPTA: Served by SEPTA Regional Rail R2 Newark and R7 Trenton trains. • SLE: Served by Connecticut Shore Line East trains.

Grade crossings
Due to the high-speed nature of the line, grade crossings have been eliminated between New York and Washington since 1976 (when Amtrak replaced the Metroliner multiple units with the locomotive-hauled Metroliners). Eleven grade crossings remain on the NEC, all of which are in southeastern Connecticut. At these crossings, preventative measures such as four-quadrant gates are used (except in New London, Connecticut, where three crossings are in close proximity to the station): • Stonington, Connecticut • Palmer Street • Freeman’s Crossing • Walker’s Dock • Wamphassuc Crossing • MP 133.4 - Latimer Point Road • Broadway • Groton, Connecticut

See also
• 25Hz Power Transmission System • High-speed rail in the United States • ACSES Advanced Civil Speed Enforcement System

[1] Bureau of Transportation Statistics, U.S. Department of Transportation (2005-11). "Transportation Statistics Annual Report" (PDF). publications/ transportation_statistics_annual_report/ 2005/pdf/entire.pdf. Retrieved on 2007-02-18.


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Station Listing State Milepost City MA 228.7 Boston Station South Station Amtrak Other AE NR LS AE NR LS MBTA

Northeast Corridor

Connections MBTA Red Line, commuter rail to Plymouth, Middleborough MBTA Orange Line, commuter rail to Worcester MBTA Orange Line MBTA Orange Line MBTA commuter rail, park and ride MBTA commuter rail to Stoughton


Back Bay Station Ruggles Forest Hills Hyde Park Westwood Canton Sharon Mansfield Attleboro Route 128 Canton Junction Sharon Mansfield Attleboro South Attleboro


226.5 223.7 220.3 217.3 213.9 210.8 204.0 196.9 191.9 190.8 RI 185.1


state line Massachusetts/Rhode Island Providence Warwick Providence T. F. Green Airport Kingston Westerly NR NR AE NR MBTA MBTA not yet open

158.1 141.3 141.1

West Kingston Westerly

state line Rhode Island/Connecticut


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CT 132.3 122.9 105.1 101.2 96.8 93.1 88.8 81.4 72.9 72.7 72.3 West Haven 63.3 59.0 55.4 Milford Stratford Bridgeport Fairfield 50.6 48.9 47.2 44.2 42.1 41.0 39.2 37.7 36.2 33.1 31.3 30.3 29.6 28.1 26.1 Stamford Greenwich Darien Norwalk Westport Stonington Mystic NR AE NR NR SLE SLE SLE SLE SLE SLE SLE MNR AE NR VT MNR MNR MNR MNR NR VT MNR MNR MNR MNR MNR MNR MNR MNR MNR MNR MNR AE NR VT MNR MNR MNR MNR MNR SLE SLE

Northeast Corridor

New London New London Old Saybrook Old Saybrook Westbrook Clinton Madison Guilford Branford New Haven Westbrook Clinton Madison Guilford Branford State Street Station Union Station West Haven Milford Stratford Bridgeport Fairfield Metro Center Fairfield Southport Green’s Farms Westport East Norwalk South Norwalk Rowayton Darien Noroton Heights Stamford Old Greenwich Riverside Cos Cob Greenwich

Division Post - Metro-North Railroad/Amtrak

SLE Amtrak to Hartford and Springfield not yet open Metro-North to Waterbury not yet open

Metro-North to Danbury

SLE Metro-North to New Canaan

state line Connecticut/New York


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NY 25.7 24.1 22.2 20.5 18.7 16.6 Port Chester, Port Chester New York Rye, New York Harrison, New York Rye Harrison MNR MNR MNR MNR MNR NR MNR

Northeast Corridor

Mamaroneck, Mamaroneck New York Larchmont, New York New Rochelle, New York New York City Larchmont New Rochelle

Metro-North to Grand Central NJT NYCT A, C, E, 1, 2, 3, Amtrak trains to Albany, Montreal, Toronto, Chicago, LIRR Main Line and Port Washington Branch trains to Long Island.


Penn Station




state line New York/New Jersey


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NJ 5.0 7.0 7.3 Secaucus Secaucus/ Harrison Harrison Secaucus Junction Portal Drawbridge Swift

Northeast Corridor
NJT NJT to Hoboken and northern New Jersey NJT Active Moveable Bridge over Hackensack River. NJT Junction with NJT Moris & Essex Line to Dover, Hackettstown & Gladstone and Montclair-Boonton Line to Montclair Heights, Dover and Hackettstown. NJT Former location of Manhattan Transfer; Current junction between NJT Kearney Connection, AMT NEC NY Connecting RR and AMT NEC Penn Main Line. First Mile Post for NY Connecting RR. Second Mile Post for Penn Main Line. NJT Amtrak/NJT Yard. Active Moveable Bridge over Passaic River. AE CD CL CS KS NR PA PL SM SS VT NJT Newark City Subway, PATH



8.5 8.8 9.0 Newark

Hudson Yard Dock Penn Station



Former Newark(South Street) Station; Southern throat for Newark Station. Junction for NJT Raritan Valley Line to High Bridge and Raritan; Conrail Lehigh Valley Line and Reading Line to West Trenton. KS NR NJT AirTrain. Junction for Conrail Greenville and Passaic & Harsimus Branches. NJT



12.0 12.6

Newark Airport Lane



North Elizabeth


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14.5 15.0 15.1 17.7 19.2 19.8 20.0 Linden Rahway Elizabeth (Broad Street) Elmora South Elizabeth Linden North Rahway Rahway Union NJT NJT

Northeast Corridor

Interlocking Plant Closed passenger Station. NJT Closed passenger station. NJT Junction with NJT North Jersey Coast Line to Bay Head. Closed passenger station. Closed passenger station. AE KS NR VT NJT Park and ride NJT Interlocking Plant. NJT KS NR NJT Junction Conrail Millstone Running Track NJT Park and ride Closed Passenger Station Closed Passenger Station Interlocking Plant Junction with Conrail Jamesburg Branch. Junction with NJT Princeton Branch. KS NR NJT NJT Princeton Branch to Princeton.

21.9 23.0 23.2 26.2 26.4 29.3 31.7 33.2 33.1 35.9 38.9 41.4 41.6 47.3 47.4 54.0


Colonia Iselin Metropark

Metuchen Edison New Brunswick

Metuchen Lincoln Edison New Brunswick County

North Brunswick South Brunswick

Jersey Avenue Adams Deans Monmouth Junction Midway

Princeton Junction

Nassau Princeton Junction

Hamilton Township (Mercer County)

PRR Division Post New Jersey/Philadelphia Divisions Hamilton Millham NJT Interlocking Plant.

54.4 54.9


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56.8 Trenton Fair

Northeast Corridor
Junction for BelvedereDelaware Secondary Track. Former junction for Bordentown Secondary Track (See NJT River Line) Current Amtrak Division Post New York and Philadelphia Divisions. AE CD CL CS KS NR PA SM SS VT SEPTA NJT NJT River Line to Camden




state line New Jersey/Pennsylvania


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PA 58.5 58.6 Morrisville Morrisville Morris

Northeast Corridor
Closed passenger station Junction for Conrail Trenton Branch and Morrisville Yard. SEPTA SEPTA SEPTA SEPTA KS NR SEPTA SEPTA SEPTA SEPTA SEPTA KS NR SEPTA

63.6 66.8 69.7 71.3 72.5 74.6 77.2 78.2 80.1 85.1 88.1 0 1.5

Tullytown Bristol Bristol Township Bensalem Cornwells Heights Philadelphia

Levittown Bristol Croydon Eddington Cornwells Heights Torresdale Holmesburg Junction Tacony Bridesburg North Philadelphia Zoo Tower 30th Street Station AE CD CL CS KS NR PA PL SM SS VT


NJ Transit to Atlantic City, Market-Frankford Line, Subway-Surface Trolleys, all SEPTA commuter rail lines, Amtrak trains to Harrisburg, Pittsburgh, Chicago SEPTA to Philadelphia International Airport, Elwyn, and Delaware


University City Darby Sharon Hill Folcroft Glenolden Norwood Prospect Park Ridley Park Eddystone Chester Darby Curtis Park Sharon Hill Folcroft Glenolden Norwood Prospect Park Ridley Park Crum Lynne Eddystone Chester Transportation Center


6.1 6.5 7.2 7.7 8.3 9.0 9.7 10.4 11.1 12.3 13.4



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Lamokin Street Station 15.5 16.7 18.2 DE 19.6 26.8 Highland Avenue Station Marcus Hook Marcus Hook state line Pennsylvania/Delaware Claymont, Delaware Wilmington, Delaware Claymont Wilmington AE CD CL CS NR PL SM SS VT SEPTA SEPTA SEPTA SEPTA SEPTA

Northeast Corridor
Flag stop, closed in 2003.

32.5 38.7 41.5 MD 59.5 65.5 75.6 84.2 95.7 Newark, Delaware Perryville Aberdeen Edgewood Essex Baltimore

Churchmans Crossing Newark NR


state line Delaware/Maryland Perryville Aberdeen Edgewood Martin State Airport Penn Station AE CD CL CS NR PL SM SS VT NR MARC MARC MARC MARC MARC Maryland Transit Administration Light Rail

99.4 103.0 107.7 Halethorpe, Maryland Linthicum

West Baltimore Halethorpe BWI Airport Rail Station Odenton Bowie State Seabrook New Carrollton C Tower Union Station NR VT AE CD CL NR VT


113.6 119.4 124.7 126.1 131.4 DC 135.9 1.1 0.0

Odenton Bowie Seabrook New Carrollton Washington

MARC MARC MARC MARC Orange Line, park and ride

state line Maryland/District of Columbia

AE CPL MARC VRE VRE commuter rail, Red Line, Amtrak trains CD CL to Virginia, Chicago, CS NR


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PL SM SS VT [2] Congressional Budget Office. "The Past and Future of U.S. Passenger Rail Service," September 2003.[1] [3] "Still No Answers in May Amtrak Power Outage". WNYC. June 22, 2006. 61538. Retrieved on 2006-11-13. [4] Tom Baldwin (June 23, 2006). "Amtrak: Cause of power outage unknown". Courier-Post. pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060623/ NEWS01/606230378/1006. Retrieved on 2006-11-13. [5] A loss for Amtrak is Coleman’s Gain. Business Week, p.36 (1976-09-13). [6] William D. Middleton (December 1999). "Passenger rail in the 20th Century".

Northeast Corridor
New Orleans, Miami, MARC commuter Rail

passenger.html. Retrieved on 2006-11-13. [7] Kevin McKinney, At the dawn of Amtrak, Trains June 1991 [8] United States Railway Association final system plan for reconstructing railroads in the northeast and midwest region pursuant to the Regional Rail Reorganization Act of 1973

• Middleton, William D. (1974) When The Steam Railroads Electrified (1st ed.). Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Kalmbach Publishing Co. ISBN 0-89024-028-0 • PRR Chronology (Christopher T. Baer) • Amtrak Northeast Corridor mileposts • PRR New York Division track profiles

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