Posts Tagged ‘Wilmington Delaware’

Amtrak Buys Office Building in Delaware

May 26, 2020

Amtrak will house 200 workers in an eight-story office building that it has acquired in Wilmington, Delaware.

The building, known as the Renaissance Centre, will also be used to by the Delaware Supreme Court and Delaware State Bar Association.

Amtrak spokesperson Beth Toll said the passenger carrier bought the building as part of a move toward owning rather than renting facilities used by its workers.

Toll said owning property will lead long-term to lower costs.

The terms of the purchase were not disclosed.

Warrensburg Waiting Room Closed, Boarding Procedures Changed at Washington Union Station

May 6, 2020

The waiting room of the Amtrak station in Warrensburg, Missouri, has been closed.

Missouri River Runner trains will continue to stop at the station and the boarding platform remains accessible.

Passengers and those waiting on them are asked to wait in a personal vehicle for their train rather than waiting outside.

In a related development, Amtrak has changed boarding procedures at Washington Union Station in an effort to promote social distancing.

Priority boarding has been discontinued and boarding times have been adjusted to avoid lines and waiting in the station.

Passengers without checked baggage are advised to be at the station no more than 30 minutes prior to departure.

Those with checked baggage should arrive no more than 60 minutes before their train’s scheduled departure.

Passenger boarding will begin 20 minutes prior to departure.

Amtrak also said that effective May 10, Wilmington’s Joseph R. Biden, Jr., station will reduce the number of entrances and have modified station hours.

The only open station entrance will be at the corner of French and Front Streets.

Facial coverings will be required when inside the station as mandated by Delaware State Ordinance.

The Wilmington station will be closed between midnight and 5:45 a.m. to all non-Amtrak personnel, in order to clean and disinfect for our riders and employees.

Amtrak also said that the Faber store will be closed and restrooms will be closed to the public.

The SEPTA/DART ticket office will be closed closed and passengers must purchase tickets purchased on the train.

Only ticketed passengers, or those wishing to purchase tickets, are permitted inside the station. SEPTA passengers needing to purchase a ticket can come into the station approximately 15 minutes prior to train departure.

Wilmington Station Access Restricted

December 15, 2018

Parking and access to parking at the Wilmington, Delaware, Amtrak station will be restricted during a construction project.

In a service advisory, Amtrak said that due to construction on Martin Luther King Boulevard, Front Street will be closed in front of the Wilmington station between French Street and Walnut Street.

The City of Wilmington has closed East Front Street and MLK Boulevard, to expand the street from two lanes to three lanes.

Passengers will need to turn onto French Street to drop off and pick up customers.

The rental car return lot for the station has been relocated to 110 South French Street.

Rental car customers who need to return their rental vehicle will have to access the lot by driving down South French Street and turn left into the rental return lot.

Because parking lots closest to the station are expected to fill early, Amtrak has advised that additional pubic parking is available 24 hours at the DoubleTree Hotel at 700 North King Street and until 7 p.m. at the Wilmington Court House at 500 North King Street.

Passengers are advised to allow additional time to travel to the station during the street construction.