Amtrak rolling out new food options in effort to counter ‘dumbed-down’ image

By Dan Freedman, The Albany Times-Union; September 14, 2019 WASHINGTON — Rail enthusiasts of a certain age may remember the…

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Amtrak reveals details about nonstop New York-Washington, D.C. service, new sleeping train amenities

By David Oliver, USA TODAY; September 13, 2019 WASHINGTON — A series of changes are on track to debut soon…

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Florida: Inside Virgin Trains’ MiamiCentral food hall (Photos)

By Matthew Arrojas, Reporter, South Florida Business Journal; July 26, 2019 Virgin Trains USA wants MiamiCentral station to be more…

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Inside Amtrak’s next-generation Acela train: ‘Wi-Fi, craft beers and reliable schedules’

By Kris Van Cleave, CBS This Morning, CBS News; June 11, 2019 Amtrak plans to replace its popular Acela trains…

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Ontario Northland adds refurbished dining car to Polar Bear Express

By Linda Holmes, BayToday.ca; June 10, 2019 Passengers travelling on the Ontario Northland’s Polar Bear Express will benefit from a…

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Japan: Sightseeing train turns ‘problem’ Kyoto line into talk of the town

By RYUTARO ABE, Staff Writer, The Asahi Shimbun; March 4, 2019 MIYAZU, Kyoto Prefecture–A railway here once on the verge…

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An Introductory Guide to Train Travel in the United States

By Nathaniel Adams, The Manual; December 10, 2018 It’s sad, but true, that the golden age of rail travel has…

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What other passenger carriers are doing: New cruise liner to DITCH buffet dining – and have this unusual option instead

Editor’s Note: This is another story in an ongoing series about managing food and service operations and passenger expectations. –…

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California commentary: Amtrak Comes to Vacaville and maybe Marfa!

Editor’s Note: Russ Jackson is the distinguished retired editor of the Western Rail Passenger Review. His columns appear here occasionally.…

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Riding the Brightline, America’s Train of the Future

By Paul Rubio, Conde Nast Traveler; September 25, 2018 It seems every business nowadays labels itself an industry “disrupter.” But…

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Review of Amtrak’s Capitol Limited Between Chicago and DC – Train Across America Series – Part 2

By Francis Tapon, Contributor, Forbes; September 20, 2018 Sometimes an 18-hour trip is better than a two-hour one. After a…

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What other passenger carriers are doing: Global dishes, flying high

Editor’s Note: This is another story in an ongoing series about what other common carrier passenger operators are doing about…

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Open letter to Richard Anderson

By John Heffner, Senior Counsel, Clark Hill Strasburger, Railway Age Magazine; August 27, 2018 Dear Mr. Anderson: I am writing you both…

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VIA Rail Canada tour starts (or ends) in White River, Ontario

By Richard Plaunt, Sault This Week; June 4, 2018 VIA Rail runs a year round wilderness passenger service between Sudbury…

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Fly Amtrak! Uh, Mr. CEO, how’s the Weather and where’s the Food?

Note: This is commentary by Russ Jackson, the distinguished retired editor of the Western Rail Passenger Review. Mr. Jackson has…

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