Work to start on Schenectady, New York train station

By Stephen Williams, The Daily Gazette; December 29, 2017 SCHENECTADY — Construction on the new Schenectady rail station should start…

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Detroit: QLine to permanently extend night hours

By Shawn D. Lewis, The Detroit News; December 28, 2017 Detroit — The QLine will permanently extend ridership hours beginning…

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New York City: The Most Expensive Mile of Subway Track on Earth

By BRIAN M. ROSENTHAL, The New York Times; December 28, 2017 An accountant discovered the discrepancy while reviewing the budget…

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Utica, New York Observer-Dispatch editorial: Cuomo’s efforts help derail Adirondack train junkyard

By The Editorial Board, Observer-Dispatch; December 29, 2017 Gov. Andrew Cuomo followed in his father’s footsteps as a protector of…

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New York and New Jersey: Trump administration kills Gateway tunnel deal

By Will Bredderman, Crain’s New York Business; December 29, 2017 President Donald Trump dropped his own New Year’s ball—in the…

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Michigan: Georgetown Township rejects request for money for rail study

By Cathy Runyon, mlive.com; December 29, 2017 Georgetown Township will not help fund a study on the possibility for local…

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All Aboard Florida: Brightline begins service in two weeks, so is the railroad’s expansion inevitable on Florida’s Treasure Coast?

By Andrew Atterbury, TCPalm.com; December 29, 2017 Brightline trains will begin running scheduled passenger service within about two weeks. It’s…

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Ontario: All-day GO train service begins on Toronto-Barrie line

By Nick Westoll, Digital Broadcast Journalist, Global News; December 29, 2017 GO Transit has introduced all-day train service seven days…

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Port Authority of New York and New Jersey launches military recruitment effort

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; December 28, 2017 The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) last week launched…

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All Aboard Florida: Take a virtual tour of Brightline higher-speed passenger trains

By Wayne K. Roustan, Reporter, South Florida Sun-Sentinel; December 29, 2017 What will Brightline passengers see when they pass through…

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Bitter cold disrupts VIA Rail service to northern Manitoba communities

By The Canadian Press; Canadian Business; December 28, 2017 WINNIPEG _ Equipment issues related to extremely cold weather have forced…

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Collision as a Minnesota case study: Are stop signs enough at rural railroad crossings?

By Brady Slater, Duluth News Tribune; December 25, 2017 A close call at a rural railroad crossing in St. Louis…

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Editorial regarding Iowa Pacific Holdings: Don’t let up on Adirondack rail storage

By The Editorial Board, The Daily Gazette; December 28, 2017 It’s great that the Cuomo Administration and environmental groups were…

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Iowa Pacific still plans to bring train cars to Adirondacks for storage

By DON LEHMAN, The Post Star; December 27, 2017 The removal of dozens of tanker cars from tracks north of…

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New York: On-time performance goals blinded Metro-North to troubles ahead

By Thomas C. Zambito, lohud.com; December 28, 2017 This is the second of a two-part Journal News/lohud investigation into what…

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New York City Subway Chief Faces Task of Fixing System Without Choking It

By Henry Goldman, Bloomberg; December 28, 2017 Andy Byford, who becomes president of New York City’s transit system in January,…

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Amtrak proposes boarding platform, ADA improvements at Martinsburg, West Virginia train station

By Matthew Umstead, Herald-Mail; December 27, 2017 MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Construction of a 440-foot boarding platform at the Caperton Train…

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Ontario Northland: Through timber to tidewater

Written by John Thompson, Canadian Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; December 28, 2017 Some Railway Age readers will be surprised…

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The Big Day is Arriving for All Aboard Flordia: Brightline higher-speed passenger trains to launch week of January 8

By Wayne K. Roustan, South Florida Sun Sentinel; December 28, 2017 Brightline said Thursday it will begin introductory service of…

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All Aboard Florida: Brightline rail still standing in station awaiting feds’ OK to begin opeations

By Staff, Miami Today; December 26, 2017 The startup luxury Brightline rail service to link Miami with West Palm Beach…

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Unique New Orleans moments: Union Passenger Terminal opens in 1954

Staff Report, The New Orleans Advocate; December 27, 2017 The New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal replaced five railroad stations that…

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Washington State: Sound Transit applies for $1 billion grant for Lynnwood light-rail extension

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; December 27, 2017 Sound Transit‘s board late last week approved its application for a $1.17 billion…

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Downtown Raleigh, North Carolina train station to be demolished, but future of property unknown

By Ben Graham, Staff Writer, Triangle Business Journal; December 27, 2017 The Amtrak station on West Cabarrus Street in downtown…

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UK video: Trains to Nottingham delayed by horses running on the track

By Chris Breese, nottstv.com; December 27, 2017 Train services between Nottingham and London St Pancras were disrupted by a group…

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New York: Metro-North tries listening to its workforce in effort to prevent future accidents

By Thomas C. Zambito, lohud.com; December 27, 2017 Written in blood. Metro-North veterans invoke the crude phrase to refer to…

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