U.S.: One Size of Passenger Trains Does Not Fit All

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; February 25, 2021 Just about everyone (because there is always someone with…

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U.S., Virginia: A History of Making Good Passenger Rail Decisions

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; February 17, 2021 News item from Progressive Railroading Magazine, February 16, 2021:…

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U.S.: Someone Died and Made You King of the Passenger Trains, Part Two

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; February 10, 2021 Someone died and made you the king of passenger…

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U.S., History: Night Trains, Past and Future

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; January 19, 2021 The Greatest Generation’s road warriors traveled in Pullman comfort…

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U.S., Pennsylvania Railroad History: Discount Full Meals for Dining Outside of Traditional Meal Hours

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; January 7, 2021 In the 1940s, the dining car department of the…

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U.S. History: Amtrak’s Lounge Cars are the Dining Car’s Lesser Siblings

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; January 5, 2021 The streamliner lounge car, once the haven of passengers…

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U.S., Amtrak, Passenger Trains and Dining Cars: What has History Taught Us?

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; December 31, 2020 As 2020 mercifully and thankfully comes to a close,…

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U.S., Amtrak History: 1972 Dinner Menu Offered Shrimp Appetizer, Roast Rib-Eye of Beef, and Baked Florida Grapefruit, Plus Cold Duck

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; December 28, 2020 At the tender age of just over six months,…

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U.S., Railroad History: Trains Still Run on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation, December 24, 2020 It’s Christmas Eve. Passenger trains are running everywhere today,…

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U.S., History: When Amtrak Had a Late Afternoon Early Dinner Menu in 1978

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; December 21, 2020 Realizing that Amtrak operations are just a few months…

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U.S., New Jersey: Governor Murphy announces $190 million in major renovations at Newark Penn Station

From New Jersey Transit, Mass Transit Magazine; December 10, 2020 A total of $190 million has been committed for renovations…

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U.S., History: Luncheon on The Standard Railroad of the World

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; December 8, 2020 The once-mighty Pennsylvania Railroad, a company which distributed dividends…

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U.S., Northeast: President-Elect Biden Considering Riding Amtrak Train Into Inauguration

From WBAP News Talk 820 AM; December 7, 2020 Joe Biden is considering riding into Washington, D.C., on an Amtrak…

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U.S., Northeast: I paid $20 to ride Amtrak’s famed high-speed Acela train for the first time during the pandemic and it was the perfect alternative to flying

By Thomas Pallini, Business Insider; December 6, 2020 Amtrak’s Acela trains are the closest thing Americans have to European-style high-speed…

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U.S., New England: The New Haven Railroad Offered a ‘Sturdy’ Dining Car Menu History

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; December 6, 2020 The New Haven Railroad – or, as it was…

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U.S.: Amtrak agrees to fix stations and pay $2.25 million to settle ADA discrimination claims

By Luz Lazo, The Washington Post; December 2, 2020 Amtrak has agreed to pay $2.25 million to settle civil claims…

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U.S.: Stephen Gardner Named Amtrak President as Part of New Leadership Structure

A press release from Amtrak; November 30, 2020: WASHINGTON – Today, Amtrak CEO Bill Flynn announced that Stephen Gardner has…

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U.S., Opinion: Defining Amtrak’s True Mission

By Tony Coscia, Chairman, Amtrak Board of Directors, Railway Age Magazine; November 23, 2020 It has been an honor to serve on…

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U.S., New York/New Jersey: Hudson River rail tunnels between New York City and New Jersey can remain in use while they’re repaired, say consultants

By Clayton Guse, New York Daily News; November 24, 2020 Amtrak can fix up the two Hudson River tunnels serving…

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U.S., New Jersey: London Bridge is Falling Down

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; November 23, 2020 Several “project stakeholders” in New Jersey’s passenger rail network—Governor…

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U.S.: President-Elect Joe Biden’s Dedication to Trains Could Transform Domestic Travel

By Tyler Moss, Conde Nast Traveler; November 25, 2020 As a Senator, now president-elect Joe Biden famously commuted 110 miles…

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U.S., Northeast: Amtrak Expecting Less Than 40,000 Travelers Over Thanksgiving Holiday Amid Pandemic, Restrictions

By Staff, CBS 3 Philly; November 25, 2020 PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Some people are choosing to travel by train this…

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U.S., New York: Amtrak Continues to Enhance the Travel Experience at New York Penn Station with New Safety Features and Amenities

A press release from Amtrak; November 18, 2020: Installation of new Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation equipment coincide with platform improvements and…

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U.S.: Federal Railroad Administration finalizes on-time performance rule

By Joanna Marsh, Freight Waves; November 17, 2020 The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has published a final rule on performance…

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