North, Central and South America: Seven train trips through the Americas, from Canada to Peru

By Tim Pile, South China Morning Post; July 3, 2020 From luxurious tourist trains to sugar-cane railways, heritage steam lines…

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Asia, India: Asia’s Oldest Railway Finally Seeks Private Money to Run Trains

By Rahul Satija and Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg; July 1, 2020 Indian Railways, the world’s fourth-largest network, is seeking investments from…

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Asia, India – Private train operations likely by April 2023; ticket fares to be competitive with airfares: Railways

From The Tribune; July 2, 2020 New Delhi, July 2 Private train operations in the country will begin by April…

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Asia, India: Indian Railways privatisation | A look at other countries that have taken this route

By Jocelyn Fernandes, Money Control; July 2, 2020 The Indian Railways has kickstarted its plans to allow private companies to…

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Asia, India: Virgin Trains, Italferr, Indian cos likely bidders for private trains; Bombardier, Alstom to vie for rolling stock

By Nirbhay Kumar, Business Today; July 3, 2020 The Indian Railways’ Rs 30,000 crore privatisation plan could see some of…

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U.S., California: Rancho Cucamonga route could be added to $5 billion train to Las Vegas

By Steve Scauzillo, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, The Press Enterprise; July 1, 2020 A San Bernardino County transportation agency on…

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U.S., Commentary: Can Private Intercity Passenger Rail Return to America?

By Scott Beyer, Catalyst; June 30, 2020 Private rail transport can work in the United States—we know because it still…

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U.S., Wisconsin: Passenger train study to possibly start next week

By Katrina Lim, WQOW ABC News 18; June 25, 2020 Eau Claire (WQOW) – A major milestone is happening to…

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Canada, Ontario: There won’t be an Agawa Canyon Tour Train this year

By Staff, SooToday.com; June 10, 2020 The Agawa Canyon Tour Train is cancelled for the 2020 season due to COVID-19,…

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U.S., Florida: Virgin Trains USA, Wabtec Sign $120 Million PTC Deal

By Andrew Corselli, Managing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; June 16, 2020 Virgin Trains USA (VTUSA), more commonly known under its original name,…

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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., South Florida: Brightline commuter plan panned by mayor and Tri-Rail, but advances into county talks

By Douglas Hanks, Miami Herald; June 2, 2020 Tri-Rail and Miami-Dade’s mayor said it would cost the public too much…

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U.S., South Florida: Tri-Rail locked out of downtown while Brightline is shut

By Jesse Scheckner, Miami Today; May 26, 2020 Several steps remain before Tri-Rail can run on Brightline tracks to MiamiCentral…

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U.S., Florida: Brightline says local service will stay shut for months; Orlando route still on track

By Rob Wile, Miami Herald; May 20, 2020 Virgin Trains USA, formerly known as Brightline, announced Wednesday that it is…

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U.S., Florida: Virgin Trains planning $122 million of bridge work; two demolitions on Treasure Coast in May

By Joshua Solomon, Treasure Coast Newspapers, TCPalm.com; May 11, 2020 Virgin Trains USA will spend $121.5 million to repair and replace…

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U.S., Texas Central: COVID-19 Could Impact Project Delivery

By David Burroughs, News & Features Writer, International Railway Journal, Railway Age Magazine; April 2, 2020 Texas Central says that the $20…

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U.S., Florida: State suspends Brightline’s negotiations for Orlando to Tampa right-of-way

By Veronica Brezina-Smith, Reporter, Tampa Bay Business Journal; March 27, 2020 The right-of-way lease that Brightline, also known as Virgin…

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U.S., Florida: Brightline suspends service; 250 lose jobs

By Julius Whigham II, The Palm Beach Post; March 25, 2020 WEST PALM BEACH — Brightline train service has been…

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U.S., California: Virgin Trains completes land purchase for Apple Valley station

By Martin Estacio, Staff Writer, Daily Press; March 11, 2020 APPLE VALLEY — A high-speed train from the High Desert…

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U.S., Nevada: Clark County OKs plans for high-speed train station

By Mick Akers, Las Vegas Review-Journal; March 4, 2020 Clark County commissioners approved station plans for the long-talked about Las…

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U.S., Florida: Brightline Reports Substantial Ridership Growth to Begin 2020

From Travel Pulse; February 26, 2020 Brightline has released ridership numbers for the month of January 2020, showing an increase…

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U.S., Florida, Opinion: Annoyed Virgin Trains tore up trees, vegetation along rail line? Just wait | Gil Smart

By Gil Smart, Treasure Coast, TCPalm.com; February 26, 2020 Ah, progress. Earlier this week I started fielding calls from Martin…

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U.S., California/Nevada: Trump Fight Over California Train Stalls Virgin Muni-Bond Plans

By Romy Varghese, Bloomberg; February 26, 2020 Virgin Trains USA’s plan to finance the contruction of a high-speed railroad to…

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U.S., Florida: Virgin Trains’ path to Disney World is undecided. Here’s what experts recommend.

By Richard Bilbao, Senior Staff Writer, Orlando Business Journal; February 25, 2020 The path that Virgin Trains USA will take…

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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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