U.S., Massachusetts: Springfield’s Union Station sees increase in numbers after new commuter line

By Sy Becker, WWLP 22 News; January 22, 2020 SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Amtrak’s rail commuter line between Springfield and…

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U.S., Connecticut: A frank conversation with the transportation commissioner

By Jim Cameron, Connecticut Viewpoints, The Connecticut Mirror; January 16, 2020 Joseph Giulietti is finishing his first year as Commissioner…

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U.S., Connecticut: Hartford Line exceeds 1 million riders as commuter rail exceeds forecast

By Eliza Fawcett, Hartford Courant; January 16, 2020 More than one million riders have traveled on the Hartford Line since…

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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. 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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U.S., Connecticut: Valley officials demand rail improvements, call out Hartford for neglect to Waterbury train line

By Michael P. Mayko, Connecticut Post; January 14, 2020 NAUGATUCK — Valley municipal leaders said funding to increase service on…

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U.S., North Carolina: GoTriangle studying feasibility of new commuter-rail line

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; January 13, 2020 A new feasibility study by the GoTriangle transit agency estimates a commuter-rail system…

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U.S., South Florida: Tri-Rail reaches highest ridership record in 2019

By Kyle Spinner, CBS 12 News; January 10, 2020 POMPANO BEACH, FLA — More people rode Tri-Rail this year than…

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U.S., Texas: TexRail logs 500,000 riders in first year

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; January 13, 2020 Trinity Metro last week marked the first anniversary of the TEXRail commuter-rail line,…

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U.S., Arizona: Hundreds of people will go pantsless on Phoenix light rail trains this Sunday. Here’s why

By KiMi Robinson, Arizona Republic; January 9, 2020 Imagine dozens of passengers boarding light rail trains across metro Phoenix acting…

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U.S., New York – How to fix Penn Station: Fast-track rail and platform upgrades before expanding

By The Editorial Board, New York Daily News; January 7, 2020 Gov. Cuomo is right that the hellhole that is…

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U.S., Colorado: Rocky Mountain Rail proposes plan for completing Denver Regional Transportation District’s Northwest Rail line

By John Fryar, Longmont Times-Call, The Denver Post; January 7, 2020 Rocky Mountain Rail Inc., which says it has a…

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U.S., New York: The Real Co$ts Of Long Island Rail Road East Side Access To Grand Central Terminal

By Larry Penner, Long Island Weekly; January 6, 2020 No one at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), Long Island Rail…

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U.S., New York: Can Penn Station Handle 175,000 More Riders? Cuomo Thinks So

By Christina Goldbaum, The New York Times; January 6, 2020 Pennsylvania Station, the busiest rail station in the Western Hemisphere,…

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U.S.: Amtrak to upgrade New York Penn waiting area ahead of Moynihan station opening

By Edward Russell, The Points Guy; January 6, 2020 Travelers best expect a little dust when they pass through New…

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U.S., New York: Penn Station expansion plan to include eight new tracks, increase capacity by 40 percent

By Colleen Wilson, NorthJersey.com; January 6, 2020 Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced plans Monday to add eight new tracks and a…

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U.S., New England: East-west rail study running late

By State House News Service, Daily Hampshire Gazette; January 1, 2020 The Department of Transportation now expects its study on…

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U.K.: Proportion of train services under foreign ownership doubled in last decade

By Jack Peat, The London Economic; January 1, 2020 The proportion of Britain’s train services under foreign ownership more than…

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U.S., Virginia: Improvements planned for Fredericksburg train station

By SCOTT SHENK, THE FREE LANCE–STAR; December 28, 2019 On the heels of the state’s agreement to add a third…

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U.S.: Virginia Railway Express to explore financial contribution for Potomac River rail crossing

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; December 26, 2019 The Virginia Railway Express (VRE) Operations Board last week announced it agreed to…

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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., Illinois: Union Pacific wants to bail out of running Chicago Metra lines

By David C. Lester, Managing Editor, RT&S Magazine; December 23, 2019 The Chicago Daily Herald is reporting that Metra, the…

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U.S., Washington State: State may revive Stampede Pass train service

By TJ Martinell, thelens.com; December 23, 2019 As the state continues to explore the idea of a bullet train line…

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U.S., Vermont: Barre-Montpelier commuter rail would require $96M track makeover, study says

By Grace Elletson, VTDigger.com; December 22, 2019 A new study found that an 8-mile stretch of railroad track from Montpelier…

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U.S.: Virginia and CSX Announce Landmark Rail Agreement

A press release from Virginia Governor Ralph Northam; December 19, 2019: Virginia and CSX Announce Landmark Rail Agreement A new…

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