Amtrak's Capitol Limited stops to pick up passengers at Martinsburg, W.Va., on April 6, 2014. Freight congestion on Norfolk Southern between Chicago and Toledo is delaying the train severely, and it was late 97 percent of the time in September. Amtrak is currently putting passengers on buses between those two cities. (Curtis Tate/McClatchy)
Amtrak's Capitol Limited stops to pick up passengers at Martinsburg, W.Va., on April 6, 2014. Freight congestion on Norfolk Southern between Chicago and Toledo is delaying the train severely, and it was late 97 percent of the time in September. Amtrak is currently putting passengers on buses between those two cities. (Curtis Tate/McClatchy) McClatchy
Amtrak's Capitol Limited stops to pick up passengers at Martinsburg, W.Va., on April 6, 2014. Freight congestion on Norfolk Southern between Chicago and Toledo is delaying the train severely, and it was late 97 percent of the time in September. Amtrak is currently putting passengers on buses between those two cities. (Curtis Tate/McClatchy) McClatchy

Economy

October 09, 2014 5:24 PM

Amtrak woes may point to bigger rail service problems

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