U.S., Central Florida: SunRail pilots sensor-activated crossing signage

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; August 5, 2020 SunRail last week installed the first of 11 sensor-activated alert signs at a…

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U.S., Texas – Traveling 200 mph in a pandemic. Which would be safer: High-speed rail or Hyperloop?

By Gordon Dickson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram; July 30, 2020 FORT WORTH Hyperloop and high-speed rail technology, which are both being…

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U.S., Pennsylvania: After studying a Berks railroad icon, a Wilson and Kutztown grad resurrected his business

By Andrew Kulp, Reading Eagle; July 28, 2020 There was no more logical choice to revive POHL Railroad Materials Corp. than…

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Europe: ‘World’s first’ hydrogen station for passenger trains to be built in Germany

By Joanna Sampson, H2 View; July 28, 2020 A groundbreaking ceremony has been held in Bremervörde, Germany for the “world’s…

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Canada: SISCOG Study Touts VIA Rail

By Andrew Corselli, Managing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; June 25, 2020 Software company SISCOG has released a case study that…

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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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U.S.: Amtrak discloses data breach, potential leak of customer account data

By Charlie Osborne for Zero Day, June 2, 2020 The National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) has disclosed a data breach…

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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. Commentary: Positive Train Control costs Alaska Railroad… does it add value?

By Darren Prokop, Freight Waves; January 16, 2020 Railroads and pipelines, unlike other modes of transportation, have to finance and…

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North America: Travel app Omio the latest Berlin startup to take on North America

By Douglas Busvine, Reuters, The Chronicle Herald; January 14, 2020 BERLIN (Reuters) – Berlin-based online travel company Omio is launching…

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U.S., Washington State: Meet the group trying to electrify America’s railroads

By Aaron Kunkler, Bellevue Reporter; January 13, 2020 Mary Paterson’s involvement in solutionary rail, a vision to electrify rail corridors…

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U.S., Florida: Tri-Rail into downtown Miami awaits Brightline’s action

By Catherine Lackner, Miami Today; December 3, 2019 Thousands of would-be downtown commuters wait anxiously to learn when Tri-Rail trains…

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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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California hydrogen-powered train will be able to travel 79 mph and carry 108 passengers

By ALEJANDRO CANO, Reporter, Redlands Community News; November 21, 2019 In 2024, a hydrogen-powered train with capacity for 108-seated passengers,…

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California: Nation’s first hydrogen-powered passenger train will operate in Inland Empire

From Fontana Herald News; November 14, 2019 A contract signing on Nov. 13 between Stadler U.S. and the San Bernardino…

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Considering the Rail Passenger Purview

By Mischa Wanek-Libman, Mass Transit Magazine; November 11, 2019 There are many reasons why people should choose public transit; from…

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Hitachi targets high-speed rail projects from Texas to Thailand

By KIU SUGANO, Staff Writer, Nikkei Asian Review; October 24, 2019 TOKYO — Hitachi is looking beyond its high-speed rail stomping…

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New York’s Long Island Rail Road rolls out laser-focused train to rid tracks of slimy leaf residue

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; October 18, 2019 The Long Island Rail Road said it’s focused on reducing delays caused…

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Happy 150th! Wabtec Celebrates Anniversary, New Headquarters

By Andrew Corselli, Managing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; October 16, 2019 Wabtec Corp. recently celebrated its 150th anniversary, as well as the…

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Hitachi Rail unveils concepts for ‘train station of future’

From Railway Technology; October 16, 2019 Rolling stock manufacturer Hitachi Rail has published concepts for ‘train stations of the future’,…

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At Amtrak, business-IT co-creation engineers CX success

By Clint Boulton, Senior Writer, CIO; October 14, 2019 Delivering a superior customer experience (CX) requires close partnerships between IT…

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What timetables tell you about traveling: Getting There

By Jim Cameron, The Middletown Press; October 13, 2019 I love reading timetables. Not the new ones on smartphone apps,…

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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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How railroads are keeping trains safe from hackers

By Steven Melendez, Fast Company; April 29, 2019 Railroads have historically focused on safety, from ensuring tracks and trains are…

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