Ontario: What’s the future of the Agawa Canyon Tour Train?

By Ian Ross, Northern Ontario Business; March 22, 2019 With the looming expiration of an operating agreement to run the…

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The particular sheen of America by Amtrak.

By Caity Weaver, The New York Times Magazine; March 20, 2019 Tell your fellow americans that you plan to cross…

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UK passengers rarely feel they have a relationship with their train company

From Global Railway Review; March 12, 2019 New research published by Transport Focus, to inform the Williams Rail Review, has…

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Sleeper to Seattle: 39 hours on Amtrak’s Coast Starlight

Editor’s Note: The author makes an oblique reference to sharing sleeping car space with other passengers. While this custom may…

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North Carolina: Duke University nixes Durham-Orange light rail

By Paul Conley, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; February 28, 2019 Duke University won’t allow a portion of a proposed 7.7-mile light-rail…

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California: Why not try a ‘faster’ speed rail system first? It could work now

Commentary By Jim Gonzalez, CALmatters; February 25, 2019 Claims by President Donald Trump and other naysayers aside, Gov. Gavin Newsom…

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Stabilization, not tunnel, is first priority for vulnerable bluff-top Del Mar tracks in California

By Phil Diehl, The San Diego Union-Tribune; February 23, 2019 Protecting the train tracks on the crumbling seaside bluffs in…

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Amtrak’s plan to boost ridership could hurt long-distance routes, report says

By Amelia Lucas, CNBC; February 20, 2019 Amtrak is planning to boost its ridership by revamping its national network of…

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Philippines: Work starts on Manila North-South Commuter Railway

By David Briginshaw, International Railway Journal; February 18, 2019 A groundbreaking ceremony was held in the Philippines capital Manila on…

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No, California Governor Gavin Newsom didn’t kill high-speed rail. But what’s his Plan B?

By Tony Bizjak, Tim Sheehan, and Rory Appleton, The Sacramento Bee; February 18, 2019 It’s been a dream for years…

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Connecticut: Next stop on the Hartford Line … West Hartford?

By Rick Green, Hartford Courant; February 13, 2019 West Hartford’s elected leaders came to the state Capitol Wednesday to make…

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‘Shocking’ cut to California’s troubled high-speed rail project solves some problems and creates others

By Ralph Vartabedian, Los Angeles Times; February 12, 2019 Gov. Gavin Newsom’s announcement that he intends to scale back California’s…

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ScotRail hit with second remedial plan – for failing to keep passengers happy

By Alastair Dalton, The Scotsman; February 8, 2019 ScotRail was today hit with a second remedial plan – for failing…

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California: Man arrested in Mount Shasta for jumping on moving Amtrak, honking horn while drunk, shirtless

By Hannah Darden, The Sacramento Bee; February 4, 2019 Early Monday morning, police in Mount Shasta apprehended a drunk man…

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Inside Amtrak’s Fancy New Acela Loungs in New York City

By Meredith Carey, Conde Nast Traveler; January 23, 2019 Even Traveler‘s most avid Amtrak users didn’t know there was a…

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Transportation Openings and Construction Starts Planned for 2019

By Yonah Freemark, The Transport Politic; January 8, 2019 Despite recent declines in transit ridership in the U.S., the construction…

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Judge tosses out Indian River County’s lawsuit against All Aboard Florida/Brightline

By Arnie Rosenberg, Treasure Coast Newspapers, TCPalm.com; December 25, 2018 A federal court judge on Monday rejected each of Indian…

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Australia: What could go wrong? Passenger is filmed climbing out the side of a speeding train as onlookers slam him as a ‘dangerous idiot’

By Sahr Mourad, Daily Mail Australia; December 16, 2018 An idiotic passenger has been filmed in performing a dangerous stunt…

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Texas: TEXRail trains moving full steam ahead into Grapevine

By Miranda Jaimes, Community Impact Newspaper; December 12, 2018 After 13 years of discussion, 29 months of construction and almost…

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Delicacies of the Dining Car

A Book Review By Corby Kummer, The New York Times; November 28, 2018 FOOD ON THE MOVE Dining on the…

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