U.S., Northeast: Amtrak Expands Carry-On Bike Program on Northeast Regional and Northeast State-Supported Trains

A press release from Amtrak; September 3, 2020: Customers can bring their bikes for their off-train adventures for only $20…

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U.S., Off-Topic: There’s A Huge Surplus Of American Airlines Nuts

Editor’s note: This story has nothing to do with trains, but it does concern a passenger common-carrier, and this story…

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Asia, India: Trains may replace thalis (prepared meals) from the menu with packaged food and ready-to-eat products

By Shashank Rao, Mumbai Mirror; July 20, 2020 Thalis and other cooked food may go off train menus for a…

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U.S.: The Trusty Roomette Is Suddenly Giving Amtrak an Advantage Airlines Can Only Dream Of

By Robert Klara, Adweek; July 13, 2020 In 1946, the Association of American Railroads produced a report aimed at calming…

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U.S.: In transportation bill, a call for finer dining on Amtrak

By Jessica Wehrman, Roll Call; June 29, 2020 When the head of Amtrak faced the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee…

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Worldwide: Private Rail Cars Will Soon Become The Ultimate Social Distancing Escape

By Jim Dobson, Senior Contributor, Forbes; May 29, 2020 A new resurgence of the Golden Age is on the horizon…

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U.S.: Freedman Seating Introduces Passenger Protective Equipment

A press release from Freedman Seating Company; May 27, 2020: New products to help fight the spread of germs on…

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U.S., So much to consider in these radically changing times – Future Air Travel: Four-Hour Process, Self Check-In, Disinfection, Immunity Passes

Editor’s Note: In these rapidly evolving time for the travel industry – which includes passenger train travel – there are…

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U.S.: I Just Flew. It Was Worse Than I Thought It Would Be.

Editor’s Note: This article in normal times would be off-topic – at least – from passenger rail travel, but in…

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Asia, India: At station with no trains, locked-down strangers in India wait weeks with no way out

By Joanna Slater and Tania Dutta, The Washington Post, Houston Chronicle; April 15, 2020 NEW DELHI – The main train…

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U.S., Illinois: Booze on an Amtrak cruise is illegal, but not obeyed, lawmaker says. Her bill would fix that.

By Jerry Nowicki, Capitol News Illinois, The Telegraph; February 26, 2020 SPRINGFIELD — A state lawmaker on Tuesday advanced a…

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International: The 7 Most Delicious Train Rides in the World

By Chris Dwyer, Robb Report; February 24, 2020 It’s hardly breaking news that long-haul airline food makes you lose the…

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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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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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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., Opinion: Garbage Served, Garbage Generated

By Andrew Selden, Railway Age Magazine; January 4, 2020 In 1837, Hans Christian Anderson published a modernized and revised version…

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U.S., Virginia: Improvements planned for Fredericksburg train station

By SCOTT SHENK, THE FREE LANCE–STAR; December 28, 2019 On the heels of the state’s agreement to add a third…

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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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Amtrak Dining Cars as Profit Centers

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development, Railway Age Magazine; November 29, 2019 One of the great hurrahs of Amtrak…

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Opinion: The people VIA Rail Canada is leaving behind

By Stephen Maher, MacLean’s; November 27, 2019 At the end of October, Via Rail announced that it would only accept…

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Amtrak chief defends decision to kill the traditional dining car on some long-distance trains

By Luz Lazo The Washington Post, Boston.com; November 14, 2019 WASHINGTON – Amtrak president and chief executive Richard Anderson on…

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Review: Brightline Florida/Virgin Trains USA

By Ben Schlappig, One Mile At A Time; November 3, 2019 I think I’ve just found the new most economical…

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For views of the Rockies you can’t see any other way, ride Amtrak’s California Zephyr

By Rachel Schnalzer, Audience Engagement Editor, Los Angeles Times; November 1, 2019 DENVER — “Welcome to Moooooon River,” the conductor announced as…

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Opinion: Quality, service, ambience go off the tracks with Amtrak’s ‘flexible dining’

By Phil Kabler, Staff Writer, Charleston Gazette-Mail; October 27, 2019 Throughout the golden era of passenger rail service in the…

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