U.S.: A new rail authority in Virginia could revolutionize connections for riders throughout the state

By Wyatt Gordon, Virginia Correspondent, Greater Greater Washington; March 31, 2020 From new vehicle safety measures to the possibility of…

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Asia: India shuts down passenger rail network until March 31

By David Briginshaw, International Railway Journal; March 23, 2020 ALL passenger rail services operated by Indian Railways and Konkan Railway…

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Canada, Ontario: COVID-19 reduces Ontario Northland service

From CBC News; March 23, 2020 Ontario Northland says it’s making changes to its rail and motor coach service due…

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U.K., Scotland: ScotRail reduced rail timetable comes into effect

From ITV News; March 23, 2020 Trains have moved to a reduced timetable with a focus on providing public transport…

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U.K.: English passenger rail franchises suspended for six months

From International Railway Journal; March 23, 2020 BRITAIN’s Department for Transport (DfT) has switched all English passenger rail franchises into…

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U.S., North Carolina: NCDOT bought part of a Ringling Bros. circus train and now isn’t sure what to do with it

By Richard Stradling, The News & Observer; February 26, 2020 NASH COUNTY When the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey…

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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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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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Australia: 2 Dead After Sydney to Melbourne Train Derails in Australia

By Isabella Kwai, The New York Times; February 20, 2020 A train from Sydney to Melbourne derailed on Thursday, killing…

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Europe: Night-Train Vision

By Keith Fender, International Railway Journal, Railway Age Magazine; February 7, 2020 If International Railway Journal had suggested in 2016 that school…

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U.K.: Escaped cow blocks Scottish commuter train for an hour

By Ben Hooper, UPI; January 14, 2020 Jan. 14 (UPI) — A large highland cow was dubbed an “absolute unit”…

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Canada: I ate 11 meals prepared in a tiny train kitchen during a 4-day journey across Canada, and I was blown away by how delicious they all were

By Rachel Askinasi, Insider; January 7, 2020 I spent four days — and ate 11 meals — onboard VIA Rail’s…

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U.S., New York: High-speed rail between Buffalo and New York City isn’t cost-effective

By Jonathan English, City & State New York; January 6, 2020 There is no more dependable career in the United…

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U.S., New England: East-west rail study running late

By State House News Service, Daily Hampshire Gazette; January 1, 2020 The Department of Transportation now expects its study on…

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U.K.: Proportion of train services under foreign ownership doubled in last decade

By Jack Peat, The London Economic; January 1, 2020 The proportion of Britain’s train services under foreign ownership more than…

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Europe – The Nightjet: One Company’s Big Bet on Travelers Who Take it Slow

By Palko Karasz, The New York Times; December 23, 2019 On a recent morning, as Venice awakened to crisp November…

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U.S.: Amtrak Dining Options for the Hangry Train Traveler

By Emily Murawski, Chowhound; December 22, 2019 With Amtrak setting records for ridership and revenue this year, it’s a fair…

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Minnesota: Northern Lights Express supporters lobby in Washington, D.C.

By Staff, Duluth News Tribune; November 12, 2019 Supporters of the proposed passenger train connecting Minneapolis and Duluth were in…

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Mexico: Public-private partnership eyed for high-speed Querétaro train

From Mexico Daily News; October 16, 2019 The high-speed passenger rail line between Mexico City and Querétaro, suspended four years…

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India: Huge Python Found On Train After Passenger Feels ‘Something Tickling His Leg’

By Siddharth Nair, International Business Times; October 1, 2019 A huge Python was spotted in a train compartment after a passenger…

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Virginia won’t let anything derail its growing Amtrak service

By Wyatt Gordon, Virginia Correspondent, Greater Greater Washington; September 10, 2019 This month marks a decade since Virginia debuted its…

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UK: Caledonian Sleeper passengers woken up and kicked off train at Stafford after latest blow to hit new service

By Telegraph Reporters, The Telegraph; June 12, 2019 Caledonian Sleeper passengers were woken up and kicked off their train at…

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Should all Virgin UK trains be reserved seating only?

By Simon Calder, The Man Who Pays His Way, Independent.co.uk; April 25, 2019 Harrow and Wealdstone station in northwest London had…

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Full steam ahead for Austria’s night trains

From The Business Times Transport; March 4, 2019 IT LOOKS like a scene from the halcyon days of the railways:…

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