Europe: SBB and ÖBB to strengthen overnight services

From Railway Gazette; August 19, 2019 EUROPE: Citing a significant increase in demand for international passenger services during the first…

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Federal ruling on freight train crew size has states and unions up in arms

By David Lester, Managing Editor, RT&S Magazine; August 16, 2019 On May 29 of this year, the Federal Railroad Administration…

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Storm winds blow trains off tracks in Kansas

By Staff, The Hays Post; August 18, 2019 WALTON, Kan. — Strong winds from a line of thunderstorms blew over…

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Amtrak adds service to two New Jersey stops

From Delaware Business Now; August 19, 2019 Beginning Aug. 19, Amtrak will add to service to two popular destinations in…

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Train backers ride rails to Rockland, Maine

By Stephen Betts, Villagesoup.com; August 15, 2019 Rockland — An Amtrak train traveled the Brunswick to Rockland line Wednesday, Aug.…

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Massachusetts: Expanded rail service for Springfield, Holyoke, Northampton and Greenfield may begin Aug. 30; test trains running overnight this week

By Jim Kinney, MassLive.com; August 15, 2019 SPRINGFIELD — Daily passenger train service between the city’s Union Station, Holyoke, Northampton…

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New York: Metropolitan Transportation Authority audit blasts antiquated Long Island Rail Road work rules with ‘no modern justification’

By Nolan Hicks, New York Post; August 15, 2019 The Long Island Rail Road awards overtime at nearly double the…

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A New Standard Shapes Commuter Rail in Boston

By Mischa Wanek-Libman, Mass Transit Magazine; August 15, 2019 Keolis Commuter Services (KCS), a unit of Keolis North America, has…

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Preclearance issues extend wait for rail service through Vermont to Montreal

By Alexandre Silberman, vtdigger.org; August 15, 2019 BURLINGTON — The upcoming Canadian federal election has derailed efforts to establish a…

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The Wrong Font Appeared On A Washington Metro Sign And People On Twitter Got Upset

By Jordan Pascale, WAMU 88.5; August 9, 2019 Do you know the difference between Helvetica Bold and Helvetica Black? A…

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Central Florida: Virgin Trains USA construction to cause lane, shoulder closures this month

By Ryan Lynch, Staff Writer, Orlando Business Journal; August 12, 2019 The expansion of Virgin Trains USA from Miami to…

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Tampa, Florida: TECO Line Streetcar hits over 76,000 in ridership

By Veronica Brezina-Smith, Reporter, Tampa Bay Business Journal, August 9, 2019 The TECO Line Streetcar is on a roll. The…

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Another successful August long weekend for VIA Rail Canada

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; August 9, 2019: HIGHLIGHTSThursday August 1 to Tuesday August 6, 2019 VIA Rail…

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What hath God wrought

From The Photo News; August 8, 2019 What hath God wrought Monroe Town Historian James Nelson provided the following excerpt…

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Sound Transit, Seattle: Crews Installing First-Ever Light Rail Track On a Floating Bridge

For the first time ever, according to Sound Transit officials, light rail track is being installed on a floating bridge—the…

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Canadian National and CSX Announce New Intermodal Service Offering

A press release from Canadian National Railway; August 8, 2019: MONTREAL, Aug. 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CN (TSX: CNR)…

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Washington, in the Senate: The wait continues for Amtrak nominees

By SAM MINTZ, With Help From Tanya Snyder, Politico Morning Transportation; August 8, 2019 — Four nominees for the Amtrak…

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Vermont: Final Report Recommends Burlington Union Station for Amtrak Train Storage

By Courtney Lamdin, Seven Days; August 7, 2019 A report has named Burlington’s Union Station as the best place to…

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Special Canadian Series, Article 1 of 4: From jewel to afterthought

By King’s MJ Students, The Signal, University of King’s College School of Journalism, Halifax, Nova Scotia; August 6, 2019 Article…

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Special Canadian Series, Article 2 of 4: Beautiful views-unreliable schedule

By King’s MJ Students, The Signal, University of King’s College School of Journalism, Halifax, Nova Scotia; August 6, 2019 Article…

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Special Canadian Series, Article 3 of 4: Fixing passenger rail

By King’s MJ Students, The Signal, University of King’s College School of Journalism, Halifax, Nova Scotia; August 6, 2019 Article…

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Special Canadian Series, Article 4 of 4: About Standing Still

By Fred Vallance-Jones, The Signal, University of King’s College School of Journalism, Halifax, Nova Scotia; August 6, 2019 Article 4…

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Manitoba: Efforts being made to repair rail line between Hudson Bay and Tisdale

By Angie Rolheiser, Northeast Now; August 7, 2019 Discussions are underway between the Hudson Bay Route Association (HBRA) and Canadian…

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Opinion: It’s time to reset your perception about Bombardier. Here’s why

By David Van der Wee, National Post; August 6, 2019 Bombardier Transportation is a highly innovative rolling stock manufacturer with…

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