U.S., Illinois: Chicago Metra sues Union Pacific for refusing to send conductors to collect tickets on trains during the pandemic

By Robert Channick, Chicago Tribune; October 14, 2020 The train conductor ticket collection dispute between Metra and Union Pacific has…

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Canada, Quebec: Continued Interruption of VIA Rail Services Leads to Temporary Layoffs of Management and Professional Employees

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; July 31, 2020: MONTRÉAL, July 31, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ – As the impact…

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Europe: German railway alliance formed to rescue DB

By David Briginshaw, International Railway Journal; May 26, 2020 THE German federal government, German Rail (DB), and a rail union…

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U.S.: Amtrak, U.S. state rail agencies need $1 billion after coronavirus outbreak

By Reuters; March 16, 2020 WASHINGTON, March 16 (Reuters) – U.S. railroad Amtrak said the passenger rail service and its…

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