7061 East Pleasant Valley Road, Independence, Ohio 44131 • (216) 241-2630 / Fax: (216) 241-6516

Membership
Benefits
News and Issues
Departments
Information
Secretary-Treasurer
Merchandise
Communications
FELA
Events
Links
User Info

Amtrak lines reopen after bomb threat at Martinez station

(The following appeared on the San Jose Mercury News website on May 19, 2011.)

MARTINEZ, Calif. — A bomb threat at the Martinez Amtrak station Thursday afternoon shut down Amtrak's Capitol Corridor rail line in both directions, delaying commuters and stranding about 100 first-graders on a field trip for more than an hour.

Someone called in the threat to Amtrak shortly after 3 p.m., saying a pipe bomb was on an Amtrak bus parked at the station, Martinez police Sgt. Lisa Maloney said.

Amtrak police used bomb-sniffing dogs to clear two buses of passengers and their luggage before trains and buses were returned to service about 4:30 p.m.

Full story: San Jose Mercury News

Friday, May 20, 2011

Like us on Facebook at
Facebook.com/BLETNational

Sign up for BLET News Flash Alerts

© 1997-2020 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen

 


Decertification Helpline
(216) 694-0240

National Negotiations

Sign up for BLET
News Flash Alerts

DAILY HEADLINES

Admin and maintenance service is falling behind in the age of PSR, rail shippers say
Amtrak phases in reduced schedules for long-distance trains
Opinion: Amtrak faces death by a thousand cuts
Economy starting to pick up, says incoming CEO of BNSF Railway
Teamsters mourn death of Local 14 Secretary-Treasurer Larry Griffith
CP Holiday Train won’t roll across Canada this year due to pandemic
Transit advocates call on SEPTA to reform regional rail
Major rail upgrade in Stockton could help travel and freight for Modesto and beyond
Q&A: RRB financial reports
Get the latest labor news from the Teamsters

More Headlines