U.S., Amtrak: Congress gave them the money, the national network will soon be daily, again

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; March 10, 2021 It’s here – Amtrak announced today, thanks to the…

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Canada, British Columbia: Luxury Train of the Year – Rocky Mountaineer named World’s Leading Luxury Train for 2020

By Brendan Kergin, Castanet.net; December 13, 2020 B.C.’s Rocky Mountaineer has another accolade to add to its awards cabinet. The…

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Canada: VIA Rail opens Canadian route from Winnipeg to Vancouver amid coronavirus

By Shane Gibson, Global News; December 11, 2020 Winnipeggers can once again take a train to Vancouver amid the ongoing…

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Europe: ÖBB, DB, SBB, and SNCF announce Nightjet collaboration

By David Burroughs, International Railway Journal; December 8, 2020 AUSTRIAN Federal Railways (ÖBB), German Rail (DB), Swiss Federal Railways (SBB),…

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U.S., Northeast: I paid $20 to ride Amtrak’s famed high-speed Acela train for the first time during the pandemic and it was the perfect alternative to flying

By Thomas Pallini, Business Insider; December 6, 2020 Amtrak’s Acela trains are the closest thing Americans have to European-style high-speed…

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U.S., North Carolina: Big Plans for Passenger Train Service

By Reuben Jones, Spectrum News 1; December 3, 2020 CHARLOTTE, N.C. – On a Friday afternoon, a few dozen passengers…

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U.S., Connecticut: Metro-North chief says it could take years to restore ridership to New Haven Line after pandemic; telecommuting expected to transform commuting patterns in future

By Christopher Keating, Hartford Courant; November 30, 2020 WEST HAVEN — With ridership still down by 80%, the president of…

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U.S.: Norfolk Southern executive highlights the need for freight rails to take a more customer-focused service approach

By Jeff Berman, Group News Editor, Logistics Management; November 30, 2020 As things have been upended on many fronts over…

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Canada – Q3 Results: VIA Rail Continues to Manage the Impacts of the Pandemic

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; November 30, 2020: HIGHLIGHTS Continued implementation of prevention measures in response to the…

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U.S., Michigan: COVID puts plans for test of new Michigan train line on hold

By Associated Press, The Mercury News; November 29, 2020 The coronavirus pandemic has forced supporters of a new passenger train…

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U.S., Northeast: Amtrak Expecting Less Than 40,000 Travelers Over Thanksgiving Holiday Amid Pandemic, Restrictions

By Staff, CBS 3 Philly; November 25, 2020 PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Some people are choosing to travel by train this…

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U.S., New York: Amtrak Continues to Enhance the Travel Experience at New York Penn Station with New Safety Features and Amenities

A press release from Amtrak; November 18, 2020: Installation of new Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation equipment coincide with platform improvements and…

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Canada, Ontario Opinion: Green transportation infrastructure an ideal investment target for private sector and government

By Yves Desjardins-Siciliano, The Hamilton Spectator; November 17, 2020 Governments across Canada are facing severe economic uncertainty caused by COVID-19.…

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U.S., Opinion: Passenger rail investment offers non-stop service to a prosperous economy

By Bill Flynn and Tony Coscia, Opinion Contributors, The Hill; November 13, 2020 After the most contentious election in recent…

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U.S., New York: New Buffalo Amtrak station opens downtown, handling curtailed runs amid pandemic

By Thomas J. Prohaska, The Buffalo News; November 8, 2020 Passengers are few these days, but Amtrak’s rail service in…

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U.S.: Rail Industry ‘Ready to Work’ With President-Elect Biden

By Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor, Railway Age Magazine; November 9, 2020 With Joe Biden preparing to take the oath of office as…

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U.S.: Train travel is experiencing its own version of the ‘RV effect’

By Jeri Clausing, Travel Weekly; November 4, 2020 As travelers seek close-to-home and private options to travel in the pandemic,…

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U.S.: Amtrak Is Giving You the Whole Car with Private Train Charters

By LeVar Thomas, Stupid Dope; November 5, 2020 You have been wondering what to do for a socially distanced holiday.…

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U.S.: California ballot measure ask voters to decide on dedicated funding for Caltrain

By Liz Carey, Transportation Today; October 29, 2020 A ballot measure before voters in three counties in California on Nov. 3 would…

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U.S., Oregon/California: I Took an Overnight Train During the Pandemic — Here’s What I Learned

By Katherine Alex Beaven, Travel + Leisure; October 29, 2020 As soon as I stepped into the boarding line at…

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U.S.: Amtrak in October… what’s going to happen now?

Commentary By Russ Jackson; October 28, 2020 Editor’s Note: Russ Jackson is the distinguished retired editor of the Western Rail…

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U.S., Texas: Amtrak has expansion within the San Antonio-Dallas-Houston triangle ‘under review’

By Madalyn Mendoza, mysa.com; October 23, 2020 Amtrak has made significant cuts to service in response to COVID-19-related plunges in…

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U.S.: Amtrak ended FY20 with half of previous year’s revenue, Flynn says

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; October 23, 2020 Amtrak‘s latest projections are that the railroad ended fiscal-year 2020 on Sept. 30…

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U.S., New York: Some Long Island Rail Road regular commuters may be ‘lost forever,’ rail experts predict

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; October 25, 2020 Many of the commuters the Long Island Rail Road has lost during…

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