Private funding needed under C$6bn VIA Rail Canada investment plan

From Railway Gazette; November 15, 2018 CANADA: National passenger operator VIA Rail says that private-sector backing will be needed to…

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Brightline forms strategic partnership with Virgin; to become Virgin Trains USA

A press release from Brightline; November 16, 2018: EXPRESS INTERCITY PASSENGER RAIL SYSTEM TO BECOME VIRGIN TRAINS USA MIAMI, Fla.…

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Amtrak Sets Revenue and Earnings Records Delivers Best Operating Performance in Company History

A press release from Amtrak; November 16, 2018: WASHINGTON – Continuing financial improvements in recent years, Amtrak again posted record revenue and…

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Brightline passenger rail in Florida: Trains whisper, doors swish, bubbly flows

By Kevin Spear, Reporter, Orlando Sentinel; November 14, 2018 There was a hint of disappointment recently on a Brightline train,…

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Amtrak: A failure of public enterprise?

By Frank N. Wilner, Capitol Hill Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; November 14, 2018 From the November 2018 issue of Railway Age:…

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Book Review: An anti-passenger-rail manifesto

Opinion By David Peter Alan, Chair, Lackawanna Coalition, Railway Age Magazine; November 13, 2018 “Romance of the Rails: Why the Passenger Trains…

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The Netherlands’ new train cars are nicer than your office

By Mark Wilson, Fast Company; November 8, 2018 Next year, 373 million people will find themselves on Dutch National Railway…

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Citizen rail advocates see Canadian National takeover of Southwest Ontario line as trouble for VIA Rail Canada

From Wawa-News.com; November 7, 2018 As part of their observance of National Railway Day on November 7, the All Aboard…

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All Aboard Florida’s Brightline submits sole proposal to launch Tampa to Orlando passenger rail service

By Richard Danielson, Tampa Bay Times; November 8, 2018 TAMPA — State transportation officials on Wednesday received one proposal to…

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