Europe: These are Europe’s best train stations; St. Pancras ranked first while German stations dominated the list

By Jana Brnáková, Kiwi.com; February 20, 2020 When traveling one wants to go through a pleasant experience. And according to…

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Switzerland: Why Zurich Hauptbahnhof is the ‘best’ train station in mainland Europe

From The Local Switzerland; February 18, 2020 Zurich’s Hauptbahnhof, as it is locally known, rates at the top on the…

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Canada – ‘The barricades need to come down now’: Trudeau says he can no longer wait for negotiations on rail protests

By Ryan Tumilty, National Post; February 21, 2020 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau declared Friday that crippling rail blockades must end…

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International, Spending: Travel by train without letting your budget go off the rails

By Miriam Cross, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Tribune Content Agency, Hartford Courant; February 21, 2020 Many people take vacations to relax,…

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Finland: VR begins negotiations for purchase of passenger rail services

From Global Railway Review; February 21, 2020 VR, the government-owned Finnish railway company, and Finland’s Ministry of Transport and Communications…

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U.S., Commentary: Is High-Speed Rail In The US Finally Becoming A Reality?

By Gabriel Leigh, Contributor, Forbes; February 20, 2020 Let’s be honest: rail travel in the US is in a pitiful…

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U.S., New York: Metro-North ridership set ridership record in 2019

By Christopher J. Eberhart, The Journal News; February 19, 2020 The Metropolitan Transportation Authority had a historically good January.  Metro-North…

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U.S., Florida: Here’s what’s next for Virgin Trains’ Disney station

By Richard Bilbao and Ryan Lynch, Orlando Business Journal; February 21, 2020 Virgin Trains USA is making quick progress on…

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U.S., Virginia: Norfolk Southern to cut operations in Roanoke

By Jeff Sturgeon, The Roanoke Times; February 18, 2020 Norfolk Southern will close its historic locomotive shop on Campbell Avenue…

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U.S., Colorado: Group wants Surface Transportation Board to encourage sale of Tennessee Pass rail line

By Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; February 19, 2020 If you can’t get what you want, ask the Surface Transportation…

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U.S.: Texas Central unveils first look at interior layout of Texas High-Speed Train

From Texas Central Partners, Mass Transit Magazine; February 18, 2020 Texas Central has unveiled the first look at the interior…

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U.S., Florida: Indian River County to appeal Virgin Trains case to U.S. Supreme Court; residents to raise $200,000 cost

By Joshua Solomon, Treasure Coast, TCPalm.com; February 18, 2020 INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — Next stop: U.S. Supreme Court.  The Indian River County…

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Nevada: Virgin Trains plans big station south of Las Vegas Strip

By Mick Akers, Las Vegas Review-Journal; February 17, 2020 The proposed station that Virgin Trains Las Vegas will call home…

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Canada – Bombardier tried – and failed – to play consolidator’s role in trains: CEO

By Frédéric Tomesco, Montreal Gazette; February 20, 2020 Bombardier Inc. opted to quit the train business after exploring acquisitions that…

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Europe and Canada: Alstom, Bombardier Seek to Avoid Path That Derailed Siemens Deal

By Aoife White, Bloomberg, yahoo! Finance; February 19, 2020 (Bloomberg) — French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire met frequently with…

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Canada: VIA Rail passenger trains resuming service in London, across Southwestern Ontario

By Staff, The London Free Press; February 20, 2020 Passenger train service is returning to Southwestern Ontario Thursday, a week…

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Canada: VIA Rail lays off temporarily as blockades drag on

By The Canadian Press, Calgary Herald; February 19, 2020 MONTREAL — Via Rail says it is temporarily laying off 1,000…

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Europe, Switzerland: Huge tunnel network creates new railway link through the Alps

By CNN, News Channel 3; February 20, 2020 Thousands of feet under the Swiss Alps, a new high-speed, high-capacity railway…

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