U.S., Florida: Brightline suspends service; 250 lose jobs

By Julius Whigham II, The Palm Beach Post; March 25, 2020 WEST PALM BEACH — Brightline train service has been…

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Asia: India shuts down passenger rail network until March 31

By David Briginshaw, International Railway Journal; March 23, 2020 ALL passenger rail services operated by Indian Railways and Konkan Railway…

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Canada, Ontario: COVID-19 reduces Ontario Northland service

From CBC News; March 23, 2020 Ontario Northland says it’s making changes to its rail and motor coach service due…

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U.K., Scotland: ScotRail reduced rail timetable comes into effect

From ITV News; March 23, 2020 Trains have moved to a reduced timetable with a focus on providing public transport…

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U.K.: English passenger rail franchises suspended for six months

From International Railway Journal; March 23, 2020 BRITAIN’s Department for Transport (DfT) has switched all English passenger rail franchises into…

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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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Canada, Ontario: ‘In 30 years … this is the worst I’ve seen’: Smiths Falls, Perth travel agencies reeling over coronavirus crisis

By Desmond Devoy, Smiths Falls Record News; March 19, 2020 There are as many as 60 cancellation files sitting on…

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U.S., Amtrak, Frank Wilner: A ‘Sully’ Moment For Amtrak’s Anderson

By Frank N. Wilner, Capitol Hill Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; March 22, 2020 As America increasingly is sheltering in…

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U.S.: In need of $1 billion, Amtrak cuts management pay as it faces ‘unprecedented’ ridership loss

By Patricia Madej, The Philadelphia Inquirer; March 21, 2020 In need of about $1 billion in supplemental funding to battle…

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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.: Federal Railroad Administration Issues Amtrak Performance Metrics Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

By Andrew Corselli, Managing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; March 20, 2020 The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has issued an NPRM (Notice of…

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Canada: VIA Rail reducing service amid COVID-19 pandemic

From CBC News; March 19, 2020 Via Rail has announced it is halting some routes, as well as extending some previous cancellations,…

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U.S., Florida: Brightline Updates Train Schedule Due to Outbreak

By Mackenzie Cullen, Travel Pulse; March 18, 2020 To limit further potential spread of the COVID-19 virus, Brightline has modified…

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U.S.: Alaska Railroad suspends Aurora Winter Train

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; March 18, 2020 The Alaska Railroad Corp. (ARRC) tomorrow will suspend its Aurora Winter Train passenger-rail…

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U.S., Amtrak: Midwest Service Changes, Effective March 19 & 21

A press release from Amtrak; March 18, 2020: Modified schedules in Wisconsin, Illinois and Michigan, to and from Chicago Amtrak…

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U.S., Missouri: Amtrak Depot Title Transferred to City of Sedalia

By Randy Kirby, KSIS 1050 AM; March 17, 2020 Sedalia Downtown Development, Inc., (SDDI) recently requested that the City of…

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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.: Amtrak, U.S. state rail agencies need $1 billion after coronavirus outbreak

By Reuters; March 16, 2020 WASHINGTON, March 16 (Reuters) – U.S. railroad Amtrak said the passenger rail service and its…

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U.S., Missouri: Draft budget would keep Amtrak Missouri River Runner round trips

By Brendan Crowley, News Tribune; March 16, 2020 A budget plan advanced by a House committee would keep Amtrak’s Missouri…

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U.S.: Amtrak Takes Active Measures to Maintain Safe Environment

A press release from Amtrak; March 16, 2020: Amtrak Coronavirus Updated: Monday, March 16 7:30 p.m. ET The safety of…

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U.S.: Amtrak Takes Active Measures to Maintain Safe Environment, Modifies Some Schedules

A press release from Amtrak; March 15, 2020: Amtrak Coronavirus Updated: Sunday, March 15 4:00 p.m. ET The safety of…

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U.S., New Mexico: Amtrak seeks to boot brewery from Lamy depot

By Teya Vitu, Santa Fe New Mexican; March 12, 2020 A tiny taproom in the tiny Lamy train depot triggered…

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Canada: Latest VIA Rail Update In Response To COVID-19

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; March 15, 2020: MONTRÉAL, March 15, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ – To support the ongoing…

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Canada: VIA Rail suspends the Canadian and Ocean routes because of COVID-19

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; March 13, 2020: MONTRÉAL, March 13, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ – In light of…

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