Virgin Trains looks to expand quickly in U.S.

By Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; June 25, 2019 Today Disney World, tomorrow Disneyland. No, it’s not backwards motivation. It…

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Virgin Trains’ Orlando, Florida leg underway as railroad eyes expansions to Tampa, Las Vegas

By Joshua Solomon, Treasure Coast Newspapers, TCPalm.com; June 24, 2019 ORLANDO — As construction of a 125 mph passenger railroad,…

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Missouri: Feds award $28.8 million grant to help pay for MacArthur Bridge rehab in St. Louis

By Mark Schlinkmann, St. Louis Post-Dispatch; June 11, 2019 ST. LOUIS — A $28.8 million federal grant will pay for…

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Texas: Amtrak’s San Antonio station – Where Chicago Meets Los Angeles

By Valérie Eiseler, Rivard Report; April 14, 2019 When Amtrak’s Texas Eagle leaves its station in historic St. Paul’s Square,…

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Amtrak’s Missouri River Runner ridership numbers decline

By Jeff Haldiman, News Tribune; April 6, 2019 Although ridership numbers on Amtrak’s Missouri River were down for the second…

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High speed trains get set for Illinois — but not in Peoria

By Steve Tarter, Journal Star; March 30, 2019 PEORIA — When high-speed rail finally takes off in Illinois, Peorians will…

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Could passenger rail be coming back to Brainerd and Greater Minnesota? Advocacy group invites Brainerd man to commuter railroad rally in St. Paul

By Gabriel LaGarde, Brainerd Dispatch; February 27, 2019 Activists are making another push for more passenger rail in Greater Minnesota—and…

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Midwest Amtrak riders between St. Louis and Chicago are still waiting for 90 and 110 mph speeds

By Mark Schlinkmann, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News; December 31, 2018 While most of a $1.95-billion upgrade of the…

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St. Joseph’s Missouri River Port sees first railcars in six years

  By Ray Scherer, News-Press Now; November 16, 2018 Transport 360 and the St. Joseph Regional Port Authority announced Friday…

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Private investment group helps International Rail Partners form RailUSA, parent of Florida Gulf & Atlantic Railroad

Editor’s Note: Yesterday’s report from the Jacksonville Business Journal brought the news a major piece of CSX trackage in Florida…

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Rail Reinvented: 8 Train Stations With Awesome Comeback Stories

By Brittany Anas, livability.com; October 8, 2018 Some of America’s best comeback stories are playing out in a most unlikely…

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Grimy, Glorious, Gone. The Divergent Paths of 7 Train Stations

By Mitch Smith, Photographs By Emily Najera, The New York Times; September 29, 2018 GARY, Ind. — Back when work…

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5 million rides for Kansas City Streetcar

By Stuart Chirls, Senior Editor, Railway Age Magazine; September 19, 2018 The fare-free KC Streetcar recently logged its 5 millionth…

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Ozarks farmer sues BNSF, says train company killed more than 50 cattle

By Giacomo Bologna, Springfield News-Leader, September 17, 2018 An Ozarks farmer is suing a train company over the deaths of more…

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Amtrak Midwest Services Improved for Fall Travel

A press release from Amtrak; August 7, 2018: Easier connections, more pets, bikes & student fares for back-to-school time CHICAGO…

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Kirkwood, Missouri Train Station Marks 125 Years

By Dennis Hannon, Webster-Kirkwood Times; June 1, 2018 If Kirkwood is queen of the St. Louis suburbs, then her 125-year-old…

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Illinois: Alton’s Amtrak station serving thousands as route improvements continue

By Linda N. Weller, The Telegraph; May 20, 2018 ALTON — In the eight months since the Alton Regional Multi-Modal…

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Brightline Texas? Brightline Examines Expanding Outside Florida

By Mike Vogel, Florida Trend Magazine; May 14, 2018 As privately owned and run intercity passenger train Brightline begins service…

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Discounts begin as Missouri Amtrak ridership remains flat

By Jeff Haldiman, News Tribune; April 9, 2018 Recent numbers show Amtrak ridership in and out of Jefferson City has…

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Missouri: 20 years later, ‘diamond in the rough’ Joplin Union Depot remains for sale

  By Jordan Larimore, Joplin Globe; February 14, 2018 This year marks two decades that the state of Missouri has…

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Attorney: Man accused of terrorism on Amtrak’s California Zephyr in Nebraska might not have known what he was doing

By RILEY JOHNSON, Lincoln Journal Star; February 13, 2018 A Missouri man accused of terrorism in an incident that stopped…

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FBI: Man with white supremacist ties stopped Amtrak train in rural Nebraska with intent to harm passengers

  By Andrew J. Nelson, Staff Writer, Omaha World-Herald; January 5, 2018 A Missouri man with connections to white supremacists…

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New Misouri Rail Shuttle Facility Served by Union Pacific Helps Feed a Nation

A press release from Union Pacific Railroad; November 21, 2017 Missouri grain farmers know as well as anyone that time…

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Missouri Sees Increase in Amtrak Ridership

From The Associated Press, U.S. News & World Report; November 16, 2017 JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri transportation officials…

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Kansas City Southern Announces Results of 17th Annual Holiday Express Fundraising Campaign

A press release from Kansas City Southern; November 6, 2017: KANSAS CITY, Mo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kansas City Southern (KCS) (NYSE: KSU) announced…

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