On a Colorado Ski Trip, Planes, Trains, No Automobiles

By Amy Virshup, The New York Times; March 27, 2019 The plan was simple: Take the train to the ski…

Continue Reading →

Opinion: California just drastically cut its plan for high speed rail — and it’s the latest example of the US failing to do what the rest of the world has already figured out

By Graham Rapier, Business Insider; February 13, 2019 In his State of state address on Tuesday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom…

Continue Reading →

Opinion: It’s Not The End Of High Speed Rail In California – It’s A Change In Direction

By Juan Sebastián Pinto, Contributor, Forbes Magazine; February 13, 2019 California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) began his State of the…

Continue Reading →

‘Shocking’ cut to California’s troubled high-speed rail project solves some problems and creates others

By Ralph Vartabedian, Los Angeles Times; February 12, 2019 Gov. Gavin Newsom’s announcement that he intends to scale back California’s…

Continue Reading →

Opinion: Why the California Bullet Train Project Failed: 7 ‘Worst Practices’

By Jeff Davis, Senior Fellow and Editor, Eno Transportation Weekly; February 13, 2019 California Governor Gavin Newsom (D)’s announcement yesterday…

Continue Reading →

California to pull plug on billion-dollar bullet train, cites ballooning costs

By Barnini Chakraborty, Fox News; February 12, 2019 California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on Tuesday he is pulling the plug on…

Continue Reading →

Europe: Dutch extend plans for high-frequency operations

By Quintus Vosman, International Railway Journal; February 7, 2019 TRAINS will connect nine major Dutch cities every 10 minutes by…

Continue Reading →

Demeaned, overworked and all called George: How Black train porters transformed Canada

By Jennifer Yang, Identity and Inequality Reporter, The Toronto Star; February 1, 2019 During the golden age of North American…

Continue Reading →

New York City: Amtrak derails Metro-North progress; MOU still not inked

By Alex Mitchell, Bronx Times; December 15, 2018 “Don’t be a scrooge, Amtrak” said our Santa-hat wearing Borough President Ruben…

Continue Reading →

UK: Man broke passenger’s leg on train after he was asked to behave

By Lucy Middleton, Metro; November 17, 2018 Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was knocked unconscious on a…

Continue Reading →

Book Review: An anti-passenger-rail manifesto

Opinion By David Peter Alan, Chair, Lackawanna Coalition, Railway Age Magazine; November 13, 2018 “Romance of the Rails: Why the Passenger Trains…

Continue Reading →

From Orient Express to The Railway Children: Top 10 trains in novels

By Sarah Ward, The Guardian; September 12, 2018 I’ve always wanted to put a railway in one of my crime…

Continue Reading →

India: 2 held for drugging train passengers and looting them

From TNN, The Times of India; September 12, 2018 MUMBAI: Two men have been arrested from Bengal in connection .. Click…

Continue Reading →

Additional services relieve pressure on Norwegian Line

By  David Burroughs, International Railway Journal; July 2, 2018 THE Norwegian minister of transport, Mr Ketil Solvik-Olsen, has announced the…

Continue Reading →

Restoring train service to Moosonee a ‘priority’ for Ontario Northland after Polar Bear Express derailment

From CBC News; May 31, 2018 Freight train service between Cochrane and Moosonee is now suspended after a passenger train…

Continue Reading →

Polar Bear Express passenger train derails in northern Ontario; minor injuries reported

By Staff, CTV News; May 30, 2018 A train with passengers and crew on board has derailed in a remote…

Continue Reading →

Boston: How a 3-mile train ride turns into a 120-mile journey

By Adam Vaccaro, Staff, Boston Globe; May 26, 2018 Without a passenger rail link between North and South stations, the…

Continue Reading →

Would you like some trains with your coffee?

An Opinion By F.K. Plous, Railway Age Magazine; May 15, 2018 Why doesn’t the United States have a big, fast,…

Continue Reading →

India: Passenger caught railway staff using toilet water to make ‘chai’, contractor penalized

By Sriparna Ghosh, International Business Times; May 3, 2018 People traveling in the Indian Railways often prefer home cooked food rather…

Continue Reading →

‘We’re going to keep going,’ says Ontario passenger rail advocate

By James Hopkin, Sootoday.com; April 19, 2018 The Northeastern Ontario Passenger Rail Summit brought together a number of experts and…

Continue Reading →

Northeastern Ontario Rail Network: Move People, not just freight, by Rail

By Elaine Della-Mattia, Sault Star; April 19, 2018 Advocates of passenger rail transportation across the North want to roll back…

Continue Reading →

Roanoke, Virginia-based tourism agency receives grant to market beer and outdoors scene

  By Tiffany Holland, The Roanoke Times; March 16, 2018 Regional tourism bureau Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge was awarded a…

Continue Reading →

Ctrip partners with Deutsche Bahn (German Railways)

A press release from Ctrip.com International, Ltd.; March 8, 2018: BERLIN, March 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Ctrip Group [CTRP], China’s…

Continue Reading →

Snake on a TRAIN in Indonesia: Huge PYTHON terrifies passengers as it slithers between seats

From Daily Star; February 23, 2018 A witness video shows commuters packed into one end of the Jakarta-bound carriage as…

Continue Reading →

How much room do you really get on the train?

By Tara Nolan, Global Railway Review; February 16, 2018 Research published by Loco2, the only search and booking engine for…

Continue Reading →