Europe back on track: Europe’s fading night trains win reprieve

From The Japan Times; August 3, 2020 Paris – It was one of the quintessential European travel experiences. With passengers…

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Europe, Wales: The stunning first pictures from reopened Snowdon railway that show us what we’ve been missing

By Eryl Crump, North Wales Live; July 11, 2020 Trains have resumed running up Wales’ highest peak – but services…

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Canada – Varcoe: Calgary to Banff rail link eyed in UCP’s grand recovery plan

By Chris Varcoe, Calgary Herald; July 2, 2020 Alberta’s new economic recovery plan doesn’t lack for ambition. Premier Jason Kenney…

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UK, Scotland – Scotrail Edinburgh to Glasgow train: What it’s like to take a peak time train ride in lockdown

By Claire Galloway, Trainee Digital Journalist, Edinburgh Live; June 16, 2020 With lockdown set to ease further this week, life…

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Canada – Montréal-Ottawa: Full VIA Rail Weekday Service Starts Monday

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; February 21, 2020: MONTREAL, Feb. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail)…

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Virginia plans to expand the Long Bridge connection with another crossing

By Stephen Repetski, Editorial Board Alum, Greater Greater Washington; November 20, 2019 The state of Virginia and the District are…

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Illinois Congressman Dan Lipinski calls for Metra to take over Chicago Union Station from Amtrak after ‘disastrous’ service outage, falling concrete

By Mary Wisniewski, Chicago Tribune; November 13, 2019 After a “disastrous” service outage that delayed tens of thousands of passengers…

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Considering the Rail Passenger Purview

By Mischa Wanek-Libman, Mass Transit Magazine; November 11, 2019 There are many reasons why people should choose public transit; from…

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New York, After Iowa Pacific: Negotiations ended for new rail operator in Warren County

By DON LEHMAN, The Post-Star; October 31, 2019 The company that was hoping to take over railroad operations in Warren…

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Opinion in Florida: Why Stuart, not Fort Pierce, has inside track on Virgin Trains station | Gil Smart

By Gil Smart, Treasure Coast Newspapers, TCPalm.com; November 1, 2019 Every time we write something about Virgin Trains, formerly Brightline,…

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Passenger train headed for Russia evacuated after radioactive spike

By Nicholas Sakelaris, UPI; October 9, 2019 Oct. 9 (UPI) — Russian authorities are investigating the cause of a spike…

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Why your Chicago commute could get faster: Metra looks to buy new locomotives, rail cars with state capital money

By Mary Wisniewski, Chicago Tribune; October 8, 2019 Metra expects to spend close to $2.6 billion in the next five…

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South Carolina Amtrak crash: Why train rammed into CSX freight cars, killing 2 and injuring 91, per National Transportation Safety Board

By Chris Woodyard, USA TODAY; September 30, 2019 A fatal Amtrak train accident in South Carolina that killed two and…

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Boston: T urged to experiment with income-based commuter rail fares

By Bruce Mohl, CommonWealth Magazine; September 4, 2019 THE MBTA SHOULD EXPERIMENT with income-based fares and cut charges for reverse-commuting…

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Manitoba: Railway ‘back on track,’ poised for northern gain, say advocates

By Eric Westhaver, Flin Flon Reminder; August 26, 2019 Hope, change and making money – that was the general feeling…

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California county prepares to seize Mount Hood Railroad property from Iowa Pacific

By Emily Fitzgerald, Hood River News; August 17, 2019 Hood River County is preparing to move forward with seizure of…

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Over $244 million in grant money available for freight, passenger rail

By Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; August 16, 2019 The U.S. DOT’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has issued a Notice…

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Special Canadian Series, Article 4 of 4: About Standing Still

By Fred Vallance-Jones, The Signal, University of King’s College School of Journalism, Halifax, Nova Scotia; August 6, 2019 Article 4…

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Going cheap can cost you on Amtrak: Getting There

By Jim Cameron, The Middletown Press; August 4, 2019 It was the railroad trip from hell: the hottest day of…

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Amtrak adds funds to Oregon Department Of Transportation Cascades siding project

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; July 31, 2019 Amtrak announced yesterday it is contributing $750,000 toward a project aimed at reducing…

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In a blow to the bullet train, California might shift billions to Los Angeles, Bay Area projects

By Ralph Vartabedian, Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times; July 30, 2019 Key California lawmakers have devised a plan to shift billions…

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Amtrak Facing Rural Backlash Over Proposal to Cut Long-Distance Routes

A Video Report By Jason Bellini, The Wall Street Journal; July 16, 2019 Amtrak’s proposals for altering or eliminating some…

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Government of Canada takes next steps to further explore VIA Rail’s High Frequency Rail proposal in the Quebec City-Toronto Corridor

A press release from Transport Canada; June 25, 2019: PETERBOROUGH, ON, June 25, 2019 /CNW/ – A modernized passenger rail system…

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In transit: Life on the Northstar train today and a look at its tomorrow in Minnesota

By Nora G. Hertel, St. Cloud Times; June 21, 2019 The first Northstar commuter train left Big Lake 10 minutes…

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