North Carolina: A North Raleigh rail line could one day host commuter trains

By Richard Stradling, The News & Observer; May 30, 2019 RALEIGH The Wake Transit Plan that voters endorsed when they…

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CREATE partners complete BNSF Western Avenue Corridor project in Chicago

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; May 30, 2019 A BNSF Railway Co. project designed to eliminate train delays in the Chicago…

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Richard Branson’s Brightline Will Kick Off Its Boozy Rides With a Rum Train in South Florida

By Skye Sherman, Travel + Leisure; May 28, 2019 As if Brightline’s pending extension to Orlando isn’t exciting enough, the…

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Study explores Colorado Front Range passenger rail

By Peter Roper, Reporter, The Pueblo Chieftain; May 28, 2019 Would passenger rail service among Front Range cities energize the…

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North Carolina: Estimated cost for failed Durham-Orange light rail line nears $159 million

By Tyler Dukes, Investigative Reporter, and Sarah Krueger, Reporter, WRAL; May 28, 2019 Raleigh, N.C. — Although it was abandoned…

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Amtrak announces Customer Now program

By Andrew Corselli, Managing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; May 28, 2019 Amtrak recently unveiled plans for a $72.5 million program, Customer Now,…

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Opinion: This master marketer says Doubletree’s cookies could teach companies a big lesson about wooing customers

By Rory Sutherland, Market Watch; May 28, 2019 Alphabet, the parent company of Google, runs a division that is now…

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Train branding a lost tradition in America

By Jim Cameron, The Middletown Press; May 27, 2019 When a fast-moving winter storm was referred to as a “clipper,”…

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Asia: JR East’s luxury trains get even more glamorous with new menus

By AYATERU HOSOZAWA, Staff Writer, The Asahi Shimbun; May 28, 2019 East Japan Railway Co. (JR East) has revamped menus…

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Transport Canada proposes regs for locomotive video, voice recorders

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; May 28, 2019 Canada’s Transport Minister Marc Garneau last week unveiled voice and video recorder regulations…

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Extending New York subway to New Jersey could speed commute for thousands

From Bloomberg, Crain’s New York Business; May 28, 2019 As the Trump administration blocks the Gateway commuter-rail tunnel project, a…

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Central Florida’s SunRail at 5: Ridership for commuter train is growing, but will it ever run to DeLand?

By Mark Harper, The Daytona Beach News-Journal; May 25, 2019 Deltona resident Anne Semmons started using SunRail on her daily…

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Plans for new Petersburg, Virginia train station are sidetracked

By Bill Atkinson, Assistant Editor, The Progress-Index; May 25, 2019 Plans to build a new passenger train station in the…

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This might be the most luxurious way to experience the Rocky Mountains

By Coleman Molnar, Canada.com; May 23, 2019 In Western Canada, the private luxury train company the Rocky Mountaineer traces a…

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A witness to history: Hotel Vancouver turns 80

By Andrew McCredie, Vancouver Sun; May 24, 2019 For a moment during the recent 80th anniversary gala at the Fairmont…

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Final version of passenger rail study for Bristol, Virginia now complete

By David McGee, Bristol Herald Courier; May 24, 2019 BRISTOL, Va. – A final version of the most recent study…

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‘I can’t get an answer’ – STB regulators issue fiery barbs at rail execs

By Will Robinson, Reporter, Jacksonville Business Journal; May 24, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. — There were no mixed messages from the more…

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After National Police Week, clearer heads must prevail in legislation slashing Amtrak security

By William Gonzalez, Opinion Contributor, The Hill; May 24, 2019 Tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the…

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Opinion: Rail labor may rue its crew-size strategy

By Frank N. Wilner, Capitol Hill Contributing Editor; May 23, 2019 News item: The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced May…

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Scotland: The unexpected age of ScotRail’s toughest customers

By Alastair Dalton, The Scotsman; May 24, 2019 They are ScotRail’s hardest-to-please passengers. Young people are not just the most…

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Los Angeles Metro riders complain of transients sleeping on trains: ‘They seem to be wanting to run a homeless shelter’

By Josh Haskell, KABC ABC 7; May 23, 2019 LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Early morning Metro riders say the trains…

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Las Vegas officials eye linking downtown to proposed high-speed rail

By Mick Akers, Las Vegas Review-Journal; May 24, 2019 A $7 billion high-speed rail line slated to connect Las Vegas…

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150 years ago Andrew Russell photographed the glory, and horror, of the railroad push west

By Liesl Bradner, Los Angeles Times; May 23, 2019 The famous image was taken 150 years ago: On May 10,…

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West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin says deal reached to resume New River Train, details pending

By Staff Reports, Charleston Gazette-Mail; May 23, 2019 In a tweet, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said a deal has been…

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Switzerland: Passengers forced off jam-packed Zurich-bound train over safety concerns

From The Local; May 23, 2019 A number of commuters travelling to Zurich on Thursday morning where forced to disembark…

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