U.S., California: Redlands, San Bernardino rail work continues despite coronavirus outbreak

By Jennifer Iyer, Redlands Daily Facts; March 23, 2020 Work on the Redlands Passenger Rail Project will continue, at least…

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California: Coronavirus upends ACE rail between Stockton and San Jose. What riders need to know

By John Holland, The Modesto Bee; March 21, 2020 The coronavirus has forced the Altamont Corridor Express to cut the…

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U.S.: Amtrak to cancel Acela Express trains in Northeast as coronavirus reduces demand; reduces Pacific Surfliner schedules

By Curtis Tate, USA Today; March 22, 2020 Amtrak will cancel its flagship Acela Express trains in the Northeast on…

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U.S., Long Distance Trains: Amtrak routes through Colorado see ridership dip, but no plans to eliminate service

By Michael Karlik, Colorado Politics; March 20, 2020 When Kevin Patterson was riding his bicycle in Glenwood Springs earlier this…

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U.S.: California passenger rail services continue during stay-at-home order

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; March 17, 2020 California passenger-rail agencies are continuing operations for essential travel after several California counties…

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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., California: NCTD Coaster commuter-rail service turns 25

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; February 26, 2020 The North County Transit District (NCTD) tomorrow will mark 25 years of Coaster…

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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., California: No light in sight for Del Mar train tunnel

By Phil Diehl, The San Diego Union-Tribune; February 24, 2020 DEL MAR —  In “a perfect world,” with construction money and permits…

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U.S., Commentary: Is High-Speed Rail In The US Finally Becoming A Reality?

By Gabriel Leigh, Contributor, Forbes; February 20, 2020 Let’s be honest: rail travel in the US is in a pitiful…

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Nevada: Virgin Trains plans big station south of Las Vegas Strip

By Mick Akers, Las Vegas Review-Journal; February 17, 2020 The proposed station that Virgin Trains Las Vegas will call home…

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U.S.: California bullet train adds another $1.3 billion to projected price tag

By Don Thompson, Associated Press, Los Angeles Times; February 12, 2020 SACRAMENTO — The California High-Speed Rail Authority on Wednesday bumped its…

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U.S., California: California Again Delays Virgin Trains Decision on Bond Approval

By Romy Varghese, Bloomberg; February 4, 2020 California Treasurer Fiona Ma postponed a decision that had been expected next week…

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U.S., Commentary – TRIP REPORT: The Texas Eagle to LAUS; Amtrak Food; Fred; and Dear Senator___

Editor’s Note: The following commentary is provided by the venerable retired editor of the Western Rail Passenger Review. – Corridorrail.com…

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U.S., California: Amtrak may soon sell bus-only tickets from Bakersfield to Santa Barbara, Victorville

BY JOHN COX, The Bakersfield Californian; January 21, 2020 A vote coming Friday could give Amtrak permission to begin offering…

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U.S.: California delays vote on 2nd round of Virgin Trains bond allocation

By Mick Akers, Las Vegas Review-Journal; January 15, 2020 A California finance committee on Wednesday put off a decision on…

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U.S., California: Capitol Corridor authority releases draft business plan

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; January 16, 2020 The Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) yesterday released a draft business plan,…

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U.S.: Should you take the train? Here’s how to decide.

By Christopher Elliott, The Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle; January 15, 2020 If you’re visiting Southern California, taking the train…

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U.S.: California’s Real ‘Train to Nowhere’

By Phillip Sprincin, City Journal; December 27, 2019 A major feature of the urban renaissance of the past three decades…

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U.S., Southern California: Metrolink Set To Invest $10 Billion For Rail Improvements, Impacting Santa Clarita

By Jade Aubuchon, KHTS; December 23, 2019 Santa Clarita and other Southern California cities can expect an economic boost of…

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U.S., Nevada and California: Virgin Trains updates timeline for Las Vegas-to-Southern Cal train

By Mick Akers, Las Vegas Review-Journal; December 10, 2019 While construction on the long-talked about high-speed train between Las Vegas…

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U.S., Nevada: Clark County vows support of Virgin Trains’ planned bond request

By Mick Akers, Las Vegas Review-Journal; December 3, 2019 Clark County officials vowed Tuesday to support the financing plan Virgin…

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California: 3 counties in a tug of war over control of Caltrain

BY JEN NOWELL, Correspondent, Daily Post; November 29, 2019 Caltrain’s Board of Directors is considering the idea of shaking things…

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Rails Rockies; Taking a trip by train was relaxing and marked by gorgeous views

Story and photos by RACHEL SCHNALZER, Los Angeles Times, The Lewiston Tribune; November 24, 2019 Welcome to Moooooon River,” the…

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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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