Boston: ‘Human error’ likely cause of Commuter Rail crash, derailment that shut down Fairmount Line

From WHDH 7 News; April 10, 2019 BOSTON (WHDH) – The Fairmount Commuter Rail Line was shut down for about…

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Massachusetts: Commuter rail beats car in race from Boston to Lynn

By Steve Krause and Thor Jourgensen, The Daily Item; April 7, 2019 SOMEWHERE BETWEEN BOSTON AND LYNN — It seemed…

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Inspector General’s report says Amtrak wasted $23 million on unneeded office space

By Ashley Halsey III, The Washington Post; April 2, 2019 Amtrak wasted at least $23 million by acquiring unneeded office…

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In New England, 100 years of Berkshires’ railroading: What will the next century bring?

By Jack Trowill, The Berkshire Edge; March 25, 2019 In 1919, the Hoosac Tunnel had been open for over 40…

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Two big rail projects, one big vision for Massachusetts (Guest viewpoint)

By Stan Rosenberg, masslive.com; March 22, 2019 For decades, we in Western Massachusetts have been trying to get Beacon Hill…

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Transit Police Beat in Boston: Teens Allegedly Cause $7,000 Worth Of Damage To Commuter Rail Train On St. Patrick’s Day

From CBS Boston 4 WBZ; March 18, 2019 BOSTON (CBS) – Things got rowdy on the MBTA this St. Patrick’s…

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Amtrak begins new second service out of Norfolk, Virginia

By Anthony Sabella, WTKR CBS 3; March 4, 2019 NORFOLK, Va. – Looking to travel north to Washington, D.C., New…

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Boston’s MBTA unveils first of 10 commuter rail locomotives undergoing facelift

By Sabrina Schnur, Globe Correspondent, Boston Globe; February 28, 2019 The first of 10 refurbished commuter rail locomotives, overhauled in…

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Amtrak announces schedule for second weekday train to leave Norfolk, Virginia

By Kimberly Pierceall, Staff Writer, The Virginian-Pilot; February 11, 2019 Following up on its earlier announcement that it would add…

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Major capital expenditures planned in older U.S. transit and commuter systems

By Paul Conley, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; January 22, 2019 There’s an enormous amount of money out there for contractors, vendors…

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New details for new Virginia service: Amtrak will begin additional service to Hampton Roads in March

By Staff, Williamsburg Yorktown Daily; January 21, 2019 Amtrak will debut a second train service in Hampton Roads on March…

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Amtrak adds a second daily roundtrip train to Norfolk, Virginia

By Staff, WVEC 13 ABC News Now; January 18, 2019 WASHINGTON — Amtrak is increasing its daily service between Norfolk,…

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Nashua, New Hampshire Group Says Light Rail Could Arrive by 2023

By Sarah Gibson, New Hampshire Public Radio; January 8, 2019 A rail transit group formed by the Nashua Mayor’s office…

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Rail will help Nashua, New Hampshire move forward

An Editorial From The Telegraph; January 9, 2019 Tuesday night the Nashua Board of Aldermen sent the Rail Transit Committee…

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New rail report unveiled in Nashua, New Hampshire

By KIMBERLY HOUGHTON, Union Leader Correspondent, New Hampshire Union Leader; January 7, 2019 NASHUA — A new report by the…

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Rejoice: Boston’s North Station Subway Connection Tunnel Is Finally Here

By Spencer Buell, Boston Magazine; January 7, 2019 The North Station pedestrian tunnel linking the subway to the commuter rail…

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Massachusetts considering a Boston East-West rail link — no tunnel needed

By Adam Vaccaro, Globe Staff, Boston Globe;  December 21, 2018 There’s been a lot of talk over the years about…

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Unions protest at Boston’s South Station over possible outsourcing of Amtrak jobs

By Katie Johnston, Staff, The Boston Globe; December 17, 2018 Dozens of Amtrak employees and their supporters rallied in front…

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Massachusetts Department Of Transportation chooses potential North-South Rail Link option

By Sean Philip Cotter, Boston Herald; December 11, 2018 MassDOT has settled on a preferred design for a North-South Rail…

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In Boston, Keolis derailed: New scrutiny as hundreds walk along tracks after train’s wheel falls off

By Sean Philip Cotter, Boston Herald; November 28, 2018 Keolis is taking heat from officials and advocates again after a…

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Boston-bound Amtrak train from New York City stuck in Queens for hours, passengers say

By Vincent Barone, amNY.com; November 26, 2018 An Amtrak train shuffling holiday commuters out of New York City was stuck…

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Getting There: Amtrak service failing in Connecticut

By Jim Cameron, Connecticut Post; November 5, 2018 I’m usually a huge Amtrak fan. But not today. Sure, I love…

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Train from western Massachusetts to Boston could help bring state closer

By Jodi Reed, WWLP 22 News; October 31, 2018 BOSTON (WWLP) – State lawmakers have been trying for years to…

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Boston: South Station tower may be on track

By Sean Philip Cotter, Boston Herald; October 30, 2018 Maybe — just maybe — the long-discussed South Station tower will…

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‘They’re Bold and Fresh’: The Millennials Disrupting Boston’s Transit System

By ERICK TRICKEY, Politico Magazine; October 25, 2018 BOSTON—One Sunday night two years ago, Marc Ebuña and Ari Ofsevit stayed…

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