There has been some erroneous reporting about a recent filing at the STB regarding the proposed CSX acquisition of Pan Am Railways. It would be inaccurate to call it “an agreement” between Amtrak and CSX.
We are pleased that CSX has agreed to accept six of the seven conditions Amtrak requested to ensure that performance and expansion of Amtrak service is not harmed if the Surface Transportation Board approves CSX’s proposed acquisition of Pan Am Railways. CSX has made a new proposal regarding the seventh condition: initiation of the planned, seasonal/weekend Berkshire Flyer service between Albany and Pittsfield. We are awaiting the details of CSX’s proposal, which will be reviewed by Amtrak and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, our state partner.