Las Vegas officials eye linking downtown to proposed high-speed rail

By Mick Akers, Las Vegas Review-Journal; May 24, 2019 A $7 billion high-speed rail line slated to connect Las Vegas…

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Switzerland: Passengers forced off jam-packed Zurich-bound train over safety concerns

From The Local; May 23, 2019 A number of commuters travelling to Zurich on Thursday morning where forced to disembark…

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Minnesota – On pins and needles: Duluth to Twin Cities rail proponents awaiting funding

By Brady Slater, Duluth News Tribune; May 23, 2019 Advocates for a proposed $550-million passenger rail line between the Twin…

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VIA Rail Canada: Best ridership performance in 11 years for May long weekend

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; May 23, 2019: HIGHLIGHTSMay 16 – 21, 2019 VIA Rail network Busiest day…

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Amtrak Answers Senators But Leaves The Future Of Kansas Passenger Rail In Question

By Corinne Boyer, KCUR 89.3; May 23, 2019 Passenger trains will keep rolling through rural communities in Kansas, for now.…

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Washington State Department Of Transportation to replace its Talgo railcars like those in the 2017 Amtrak crash near DuPont ‘as soon as possible’

By Mike Lindblom, Staff Reporter; The Seattle Times; May 22, 2019 More than 50 Talgo railcars that have served the…

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At 80, Los Angeles Union Station tries to reinvent itself for a rail future

By Colleen Shalby, Los Angeles Times; May 21, 2019 For two decades, Traxx was a top draw at Union Station…

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Trump administration cancels $929 million contract for California bullet train

By Tony Bizjak, Bryan Anderson, and Tim Sheehan, The Sacramento Bee; May 16, 2019 In a dramatic move, the Trump…

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CBS47 Investigates in California: High-speed Rail, Fresno mayor wants to build tracks of his own

By Erik Rosales, CBS 47, YourCentralValley.com; May 17, 2019 FRESNO, California – Construction continues on California’s High-Speed Rail, despite the…

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Canada: Combat boots make trip to mark 75th anniversary

By Meghan Balogh, The Kingston Whig Standard; May 20, 2019 A pair of black combat boots were placed on a…

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Florida: Virgin Trains kicks off work on rail line to link Orlando to Miami

From The South Florida Sun Sentinel; May 21, 2019 Virgin Trains USA started work Tuesday on its long-awaited rail line…

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National Transportation Safety Board ‘amazed at the amount of failure’ by agencies in fatal 2017 Amtrak derailment south of Tacoma, Washington

By Mike Lindblom, Staff Reporter, Seattle Times; May 21, 2019 Washington state’s lightweight Talgo trains that carried 800,000 Amtrak Cascades…

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Illinois to discuss new ways to expand Amtrak Hiawatha service after IDOT letter reinforces suburban concerns

By Daniel I. Dorfman, Chicago Tribune; May 20, 2019 Leaders in Lake Forest and Glenview are praising a recent announcement…

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Boston Surface Railroad Company looks to raise capital ahead of 2020 opening

By LAUREN CLEM, Staff Writer, The Valley Breeze; May 15, 2019 WOONSOCKET – Plans for an intercity passenger rail between…

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Ontario: Coalition for Algoma Passenger Trains launches third letter writing campaign

By Elaine Della-Mattia, The Sault Star; May 15, 2019 The Coalition for Algoma Passenger Trains has embarked upon a third…

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California: Amtrak’s San Joaquin Service Through Valley Expanding

By Jody Murray, GV Wire; May 15, 2019 Amtrak is beefing up its train schedule through the San Joaquin Valley,…

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Beyond the average race story – Planes, Trains and a Bus: We Raced From New York City to Washington, D.C. to Find Which Was Fastest

By Zach Griff, The Points Guy; May 14, 2019 Everyone has their preferred method of transit for the ~220 mile…

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Passenger train in India derails after hitting buffalo

From TNN, The Times of India; May 14, 2019 Vijayawada: Vijayawada-Machilipatnam DEMU (Train number 7721 .. Click here to read the…

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Amtrak and New Jersey TRANSIT Continue Partnership with $31 Million Northeast Corridor Infrastructure Investment

A press release from Amtrak; May 14, 2019: NEW YORK – Amtrak and NJ TRANSIT today announced a joint $31…

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Railbookers Launches Around the World by Rail Vacation

A press release from Railbookers, Travel Pulse; May 14, 2019: Railbookers just launched its extraordinary Around the World by Rail…

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Amtrak’s next-generation Acela cars taking shape

By Ted Mann, The Wall Street Journal, Market Watch; May 12, 2019 HORNELL, N.Y. — The future of American high-speed…

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Amtrak and the U.S. freight railroads – what’s the essential business model difference?

By Jim Blaze, Freight Waves; May 11, 2019 The physical similarity between Amtrak and freight railroads in the United States…

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No North Shore Holding Tracks In Amtrak Hiawatha Expansion: Illinois Department Of Transportation

By Jonah Meadows, Staff, Patch; May 10, 2019 SPRINGFIELD, IL — The Illinois Department of Transportation announced last week it…

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UK: Caledonian Sleeper fined £177k for failing quality standards

By Alastair Dalton, The Scotsman; May 11, 2019 Caledonian Sleeper has been fined £177,000 for failing tough quality standards in…

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Paris Eurostar terminal evacuated after passenger found with wartime bombshell

By Simon Calder, Travel Correspondent, The Independent; May 13, 2019 The Paris terminus of Eurostar was evacuated when a London-bound…

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