A New Standard Shapes Commuter Rail in Boston

By Mischa Wanek-Libman, Mass Transit Magazine; August 15, 2019 Keolis Commuter Services (KCS), a unit of Keolis North America, has…

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Special Canadian Series, Article 3 of 4: Fixing passenger rail

By King’s MJ Students, The Signal, University of King’s College School of Journalism, Halifax, Nova Scotia; August 6, 2019 Article…

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New Jersey Transit train delays hit a record after Governor Murphy’s pledge to fix them

By Bloomberg News, Crain’s New York Business; June 13, 2019 New Jersey Transit commuter trains have hit their worst on-time…

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Man stops train from leaving station in Japan, video goes viral online

By Oona McGee, Sora News 24; April 11, 2019 The punctuality of Japanese trains often makes headlines around the world,…

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UK: Trains that are just one minute behind schedule will now be classed as late as punctuality standards are set to tighten across rail networks

By James Salmon, Transport Editor, The Daily Mail; March 21, 2019 Trains will soon be classed as late if they…

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Amtrak: Host railroads earn ‘C’ average for on-time performance

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; March 11, 2019 Canadian Pacific was the only Class I to receive an “A” for hosting…

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CSX sees Amtrak on time performance grade jump a bit — but there’s still room for improvement

By Will Robinson, Reporter, Jacksonville Business Journal; March 8, 2019 Amtrak, the nation’s largest passenger railroad, owns almost none of…

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Wisconsin Rail Enthusiasts Keep Pursuing East-West Regional Train

By Chuck Quirmbach, WUWM 89.7; February 13, 2019 The Wisconsin Association of Railroad Passengers, a railroad passengers group with nearly…

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Frank Wilner opinion: Amtrak vs. freights: A messy MRSA

By Frank N. Wilner, Capitol Hill Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; January 31, 2019 If you’re passionate about on-time performance…

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Denver’s tall buildings partly to blame for A-Line, G-Line problems, Regional Transportation District tells feds

By John Aguilar, The Denver Post; December 17, 2018 Denver’s recent runaway growth, with high rises going up at a record…

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Why can’t you get a seat on Metro-North? It’s complicated, but let us explain

By Thomas C. Zambito, Rockland/Westchester Journal News; September 19, 2018 Wondering why you can’t get a seat on Metro-North even…

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Frank Wilner: Amtrak denied precision scheduling

By Frank N. Wilner, Capitol Hill Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; September 4, 2018 Watching Washington, September 2018: If two…

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Tri-Rail logged highest on-time performance in July

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; August 2, 2018 Last month, the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority‘s (SFRTA) Tri-Rail service achieved the…

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Germany: DB records steep drop in first half profit

By David Briginshaw, International Railway Journal; July 27, 2018 GERMAN Rail (DB) recorded a 17.4% drop in Ebit to €974m…

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ATK, CEO, OTP, PTC, F&B, BLT, UP, etc. Challenges, challenges.

Note: Russ Jackson is the distinguished retired editor of the Western Rail Passenger Review, and a huge fan of BLT…

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It’s our shark week

By LAUREN GARDNER, With help from Bernie Becker, Tanya Snyder and Brianna Gurciullo, Politico Morning Transportation; July 23, 2018 WHAT…

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Amtrak raps freight railroad for delays

By Claire Bushey, Crain’s Chicago Business; March 28, 2018 Interference from Canadian National railroad delayed 84 percent of Amtrak passengers…

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Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner Is Terrible, But It’s Not (Entirely) Amtrak’s Fault

By Geoffrey Morrison, Contributor, Forbes; March 15, 2018 Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner runs from San Luis Obispo northwest of Los Angeles,…

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Tri-Rail in South Florida reports highest monthly on-time performance in more than a decade

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; March 5, 2018 In February, 95 percent of Tri-Rail‘s trains operated on schedule — marking the…

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New Jersey Transit Has Worst Monthly Performance Since Penn Station Work

By Sandi Friberg, Bloomberg; February 15, 2018 New Jersey Transit in January had its worst monthly on-time rail performance since…

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Japan: Storm over stranded train: Did social media overreact?

By Ong Hwee Hwee, Digital Editor, The Straits Times; January 28, 2018 In Japan, trains are known for their punctuality,…

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New York: On-time performance goals blinded Metro-North to troubles ahead

By Thomas C. Zambito, lohud.com; December 28, 2017 This is the second of a two-part Journal News/lohud investigation into what…

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Hoosier State and Cardinal in Indiana: Amtrak’s on-time performance slowly climbs after slump

By Emma Ea Ambrose, Journal & Courier; October 19, 2017 LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Joe Krause is an Amtrak passenger assistant based…

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Boston opinion: ‘Slippery rail’ and lowered expectations for train commuters

From The Eagle-Tribune; October 3, 2017 It’s autumn in New England, a time to hop in the car for some…

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