New Orleans: Large section of St. Charles streetcar line to close for repairs

From Uptown Messenger; July 8, 2019 Nearly half of the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line will shut down for repairs…

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Fact-finding session planned in Mobile, Alabama for coastal Amtrak return

By John Sharp, AL.com; July 6, 2019 A one-way ticket price for riding on a state-supported Amtrak train similar to…

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Mobile, Alabama hesitates on backing coastal Amtrak return

By John Sharp, AL.com; June 25, 2019 Mobile city officials put the brakes Tuesday to a resolution requesting that Gov.…

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Amtrak attempting to revive Gulf Coast line more than a decade after Katrina

By Charles Watson, Fox News; June 19, 2019 GULFPORT, Miss. – Despite decreased ridership, Amtrak is actively working to revive its…

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Governor Kay Ivey says more info needed before Alabama commits money to Amtrak

By The Associated Press, Tuscaloosa News; June 9, 2019 MOBILE — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey said she needs more information…

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History Abounds Inside and Outside New Orleans’ Union Passenger Terminal

By Matt Haines, Very Local New Orleans; April 25, 2019 It’s likely most New Orleanians know the Union Passenger Terminal…

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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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New Orleans hits brakes on faster streetcar routes; longer walks to stops drove outrage

BY JEFF ADELSON, The New Orleans Advocate; March 26, 2019 The Regional Transit Authority is pumping the brakes on a…

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Andrew Selden’s Rail Odyssey: A great circle tour of the American West on Amtrak trains

By Andrew Selden; March 24, 2019 In late February my wife and I undertook a three-week, 5,800-mile, great circle loop…

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New Orleans: Transportation planner sees merit in speeding up Canal streetcar service

By Bobby Evans, Contributing Opinion Writer, The Lens; March 22, 2019   The proposed pilot program to improve Canal streetcar…

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Amtrak City of New Orleans Bourbonnais crash aftermath brought improvements

By John Dykstra, Daily Journal; March 14, 2019 A pair of cement barriers block off the roadway. The first is…

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More options for travel: Locals in Port Arthur, Texas join cause to bring daily passenger train service to area

By Mary Meaux, The News; March 11, 2019 Local, area and statewide entities are getting behind a push to ask…

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City of New Orleans Amtrak Passenger Speaks Out On Bus Malfunctions

By Rebecca Butcher, LocalMemphis.com; March 3, 2019 MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – Memphis-bound Amtrak passengers traveling from New Orleans were evacuated…

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Memphis-bound Amtrak City of New Orleans passengers evacuate burning bus in Louisiana

By Luke Jones, News Channel 3 CBS WREG; March 1, 2019 ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH, La. – A chartered…

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New Orleans streetcars to run all night along Canal Street, Riverfront

By Beau Evans, The Times-Picayune; September 25, 2018 Streetcars running down Canal Street will soon take a turn and run…

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Opinion: Train service just isn’t arriving at the right time for Gulf Coast

By The Editorial Board, Sun Herald; June 24, 2018 This particular iteration of proposed passenger service is not the big…

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Some of the Best Amtrak Train Routes

An Opinion By Johnny Jet, Contributor, Forbes; June 7, 2018 Traveling by train can be a lost art form in…

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Amtrak’s City of New Orleans to stop in Marks, Mississippi

From The Delta Business Journal; April 30, 2018 The “City of New Orleans Route” passenger Amtrak service from Chicago to…

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In a car culture, trains like ‘The Crescent’ holding on in Alabama

By Beth Thames, AL.com; April 5, 2018 I’ve always loved trains, even when they’re unpredictable. The train from Birmingham to…

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Plans for new intermodal hub in New Orleans

By Stuart Chirls, Senior Editor, Railway Age Magazine; March 26, 2018 The Port of New Orleans has given its blessing,…

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Discovering the romance of America on an Amtrak train

By Brian Pendreigh, The Herald Scotland; March 10, 2018 IT WAS a little after 8pm and the metallic silver giant…

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A desire to ride a New Orleans streetcar: A photo essay

By David Grunfeld, The Times-Picayune; March 7, 2018 That New Orleans is one of the most picturesque places on the…

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The St. Charles Avenue streetcar in New Orleans: a historic ride

By Mark Deane, WGNO ABC; January 2, 2018 Every ride on the St. Charles streetcar is historic. The olive drab…

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Sunset Limited stranded for hours after swing bridge breaks in Louisiana

By The Associated Press, San Francisco Chronicle; November 5, 2017 WESTLAKE, La. (AP) — Officials say a passenger train carrying…

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How I Rolled on the Crescent: New York to New Orleans by Rail

By ROBERT SIMONSON, The New York Times; November 1, 2017 Everyone I told said the same thing: “Oh, my God!…

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