Europe: Eurotunnel sees demand return quicker than airlines

By Neil Lancefield, PA Transport Correspondent, Irish Examiner; August 6, 2020 Demand for car-carrying Channel Tunnel trains is returning to…

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U.S.: North Carolina DOT to resume Piedmont passenger-rail service

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; August 6, 2020 The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) on Aug. 10 will resume the…

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U.S., Illinois: Harry’s Cafe closing Friday after 42 years of serving morning coffee to Naperville train commuters

By Erin Hegarty, Naperville Sun, Chicago Tribune; August 05, 2020 It’s the “end of an era” for the owners of…

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U.S., California: Caltrain saved? Officials reach a deal to place measure on ballot that could avert a shutdown

By Michael Cabanatuan, San Francisco Chronicle; August 4, 2020 A tentative deal in the do-or-die dispute over a three-county sales…

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U.S., California Editorial: Bay Area officials’ timely backtrack may rescue Caltrain

By The Editorial Board, San Francisco Chronicle; August 4, 2020 Bay Area officials appear to have wisely pulled the emergency…

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Canada, Quebec: Continued Interruption of VIA Rail Services Leads to Temporary Layoffs of Management and Professional Employees

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; July 31, 2020: MONTRÉAL, July 31, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ – As the impact…

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Canada, British Columbia: Passengers slow to return to VIA Rail

By Ted Clarke, Prince George Citizen; August 2, 2020 The VIA passenger train rolled out of the station in downtown…

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U.S., Central Florida: SunRail challenges mount with pandemic, rebuilt I-4, telecommuting

By Kevin Spear, Orlando Sentinel; July 31, 2020 SunRail’s struggles are mounting as more employees work at home, gas prices…

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U.S.: What It’s Like to Travel Across the Country by Amtrak Right Now

By Alexandra Schonfeld, Newsweek; July 31, 2020 There are certainly advantages to flying over choosing another form of transportation especially…

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Asia, Japan: JR East may halt Tokyo-area trains earlier as coronavirus saps demand

From The Japan Times; July 31, 2020 East Japan Railway Co. is considering moving up the last trains of the…

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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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South Pacific, New Zealand – Northern Explorer: KiwiRail brings back long-distance trains after backlash

By Joel MacManus, Stuff; July 30, 2020 New Zealand’s oldest and longest rail service will return for summer after a…

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U.S., Northeast: Amtrak Expands Reserved Seating Offering for Acela Business Class Travelers

A press release from Amtrak; July 28, 2020: New, popular amenity to enhance the customer experience and offer more peace…

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U.S., New York: Amtrak and New Jersey TRANSIT Open First Phase of the Refreshed Ticketed Waiting Area at New York Penn Station

A press release from Amtrak; July 27, 2020: More modern amenities combine with enhanced safety measures for improved customer experience…

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U.S., California: San Francisco is set to pass a sales tax measure to save Caltrain. San Mateo says it’s dead on arrival

By Rachel Swan, San Francisco Chronicle; July 28, 2020 The three counties that fund Caltrain have reached an impasse that…

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U.S.: Alaska Railroad reduces service again due to tourism slowdown

By Dorothy Chomicz, Fairbanks Daily News – Miner; July 23, 2020 The Alaska Railroad has revised its summer daily passenger…

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U.S., Florida – CSX CEO: ‘The most disruptive quarter I have experienced’

By Mark Basch, Contributing Writer, Jacksonville Daily Record; July 23, 2020 Freight traffic at CSX Corp. is picking up after…

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U.S.: Amtrak passengers now face removal from trains for not wearing masks

By Curtis Tate, USA Today; July 23, 2020 Amtrak on Thursday joined U.S. air carriers in tightening face mask requirements,…

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U.S., New York: Amtrak Promotes New Technology, Contactless Travel, Physical Distancing and Other Safety Measures at New York Penn Station

A press release from Amtrak; July 21, 2020: Customers can receive boarding information push notifications directly from the Amtrak app…

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Canada, British Columbia and Alberta: Rocky Mountaineer cancels 2020 season

By James Peters, CFJC Today; July 22, 2020 VANCOUVER — It’s a big blow to the Kamloops tourism sector. Rocky…

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Canada, Ontario: Northern outfitter calls for increased service of VIA Rail Budd Car train

By Kate Ruthford, CBC News; July 20, 2020 A lodge owner in northeastern Ontario says, as the province continues to…

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U.S., Amtrak: How to take a long-haul train trip during the pandemic

By NATALIE B. COMPTON, The Washington Post, The Herald-Dispatch; July 19, 2020 As the country braces for an uptick in…

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Asia, India: Trains may replace thalis (prepared meals) from the menu with packaged food and ready-to-eat products

By Shashank Rao, Mumbai Mirror; July 20, 2020 Thalis and other cooked food may go off train menus for a…

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Europe, Sweden: Freight by passenger train pilot project funded

From Railway Gazette International; July 18, 2020 SWEDEN: Innovation agency Vinnova is to fund a project which aims to use…

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