Scotland: The unexpected age of ScotRail’s toughest customers

By Alastair Dalton, The Scotsman; May 24, 2019 They are ScotRail’s hardest-to-please passengers. Young people are not just the most…

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Los Angeles Metro riders complain of transients sleeping on trains: ‘They seem to be wanting to run a homeless shelter’

By Josh Haskell, KABC ABC 7; May 23, 2019 LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Early morning Metro riders say the trains…

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Las Vegas officials eye linking downtown to proposed high-speed rail

By Mick Akers, Las Vegas Review-Journal; May 24, 2019 A $7 billion high-speed rail line slated to connect Las Vegas…

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150 years ago Andrew Russell photographed the glory, and horror, of the railroad push west

By Liesl Bradner, Los Angeles Times; May 23, 2019 The famous image was taken 150 years ago: On May 10,…

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Switzerland: Passengers forced off jam-packed Zurich-bound train over safety concerns

From The Local; May 23, 2019 A number of commuters travelling to Zurich on Thursday morning where forced to disembark…

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Minnesota – On pins and needles: Duluth to Twin Cities rail proponents awaiting funding

By Brady Slater, Duluth News Tribune; May 23, 2019 Advocates for a proposed $550-million passenger rail line between the Twin…

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Cuba tries to revive its once-great railway network

By CHRISTOPHER GILLETTE, Associated Press, The News & Observer; May 23, 2019 HAVANA Cuba’s railway system is undergoing a major…

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BACK ON TRACK in Massachusetts: CapeFLYER resumes summer rail service to Hyannis

From Wicked Local Lexington; May 23, 2019 Keolis Commuter Services (Keolis), the MBTA’s operating partner for commuter rail, and the…

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VIA Rail Canada: Best ridership performance in 11 years for May long weekend

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; May 23, 2019: HIGHLIGHTSMay 16 – 21, 2019 VIA Rail network Busiest day…

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Amtrak Answers Senators But Leaves The Future Of Kansas Passenger Rail In Question

By Corinne Boyer, KCUR 89.3; May 23, 2019 Passenger trains will keep rolling through rural communities in Kansas, for now.…

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Washington State: State senators to unveil plan for oversight of Sound Transit after fatal Dupont derailment

By News Staff, KIRO 7; May 23, 2019 DUPONT, Wash. – State senators are set to unveil a plan for…

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Washington State Department Of Transportation to replace its Talgo railcars like those in the 2017 Amtrak crash near DuPont ‘as soon as possible’

By Mike Lindblom, Staff Reporter; The Seattle Times; May 22, 2019 More than 50 Talgo railcars that have served the…

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The Chinese who built America’s Transcontinental railroad are recognised, at last

By Alan Chin, Post Magazine, South China Morning Post; May 23, 2019 Connie Young Yu has put forward her arguments…

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New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority hiring consultant to crack down on payroll amid overtime fiasco

By Nolan Hicks, New York Post; May 22, 2019 The MTA will hire an outside consultant to review its payroll…

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Germany – Female train guard is fired for secretly filming hardcore porn movies in carriages after work: X-rated movies showed German worker whipping ‘passengers’ caught without tickets

By Tim Stickings, Daily Mail; May 22, 2019 A female German railway worker has lost her job after allegedly shooting…

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Chicago Metra revises BNSF Line service to address crowding

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; May 22, 2019 Beginning June 3, Metra will add two trains to its BNSF Line weekday…

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CBS47 Investigates in California: High-speed Rail, Fresno mayor wants to build tracks of his own

By Erik Rosales, CBS 47, YourCentralValley.com; May 17, 2019 FRESNO, California – Construction continues on California’s High-Speed Rail, despite the…

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Florida: Virgin Trains kicks off work on rail line to link Orlando to Miami

From The South Florida Sun Sentinel; May 21, 2019 Virgin Trains USA started work Tuesday on its long-awaited rail line…

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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer wants ‘top-to-bottom review’ of Chinese train maker CRRC that won design contest for New York City subway cars

By The Associated Press, South China Morning Post; May 20, 2019 The US Senate’s top Democrat is calling on the…

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National Transportation Safety Board ‘amazed at the amount of failure’ by agencies in fatal 2017 Amtrak derailment south of Tacoma, Washington

By Mike Lindblom, Staff Reporter, Seattle Times; May 21, 2019 Washington state’s lightweight Talgo trains that carried 800,000 Amtrak Cascades…

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Illinois to discuss new ways to expand Amtrak Hiawatha service after IDOT letter reinforces suburban concerns

By Daniel I. Dorfman, Chicago Tribune; May 20, 2019 Leaders in Lake Forest and Glenview are praising a recent announcement…

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Boston Surface Railroad Company looks to raise capital ahead of 2020 opening

By LAUREN CLEM, Staff Writer, The Valley Breeze; May 15, 2019 WOONSOCKET – Plans for an intercity passenger rail between…

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Ontario: Coalition for Algoma Passenger Trains launches third letter writing campaign

By Elaine Della-Mattia, The Sault Star; May 15, 2019 The Coalition for Algoma Passenger Trains has embarked upon a third…

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Japan Begins Testing Electric, 249-MPH Bullet Train Named ‘ALFA-X’

By James Gilboy, The Drive; May 15, 2019 The East Japan Railway Company (EJRC) is testing a new high-speed “shinkansen,”…

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Texas: TEXRail in Grapevine provides a path to transit across the region

By Miranda Jaimes, Community Impact Newspaper; May 15, 2019 About 200,000 have taken advantage of TEXRail in its first four…

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