Maine: Proposed rail service would link Portland and Westbrook

By J. Craig Anderson, Staff Writer, Portland Press Herald; July 30, 2019 A new study shows that establishing passenger rail…

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Amtrak Downeaster crew didn’t know train struck car in Newton, New Hampshire killing driver, say police

By Jason Schreiber Union Leader Correspondent, New Hampshire Union Leader; July 29, 2019 NEWTON – Personnel aboard Amtrak’s Downeaster were…

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This Tiny Boston Tunnel Is the Missing Piece to Finally Connect the Entire East Coast

By Kastalia Medrano, Thrillist; July 22, 2019 If you look at the 457 miles of Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor (NEC) rail…

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Pacific Northwest: Portland to Vancouver in two hours – by high-speed rail

By Chris McGinnis, Seattlepi.com; July 18, 2019 As California plods along with planning for an intra-state high-speed rail network –…

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View from the UK: How America’s first high-speed railway – and Virgin Trains – is transforming Florida

By Simon Veness, The Telegraph; June 26, 2019 Sir Richard Branson may have been absent, but he and his Virgin…

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New England: Amtrak Downeaster turning away passengers

By Bill Green, NBC News Center Maine; June 24, 2019 PORTLAND, Maine — Every train in the country requires government…

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Amtrak’s Empire Builder route turns 90

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; June 12, 2019 Amtrak yesterday marked the 90th anniversary of the Empire Builder route, which travels…

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Leader of Amtrak Downeaster: No Quick Fix for Crowded Trains in Northern New England

By Ryan Kath, NBC Boston 10; June 12, 2019 The leader of the agency that operates the Amtrak Downeaster service…

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Got time? You can avoid ‘flygskam’ (Swedish for flight shame)

By John Ryan, KUOW-FM; April 28, 2019 In Sweden, they have a word for the guilty feeling of polluting by…

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New England: Rail officials seek new Portland station for Downeaster

By David Harry, The Forecaster; April 17, 2019 PORTLAND — A new depot for the Amtrak Downeaster could be coming down…

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Maine: Passenger rail service between Lewiston-Auburn and Portland could cost $300 million

By Matthew Daigle, Sun Journal; March 27, 2019 LEWISTON — A proposed commuter rail service to connect the Twin Cities…

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Andrew Selden’s Rail Odyssey: A great circle tour of the American West on Amtrak trains

By Andrew Selden; March 24, 2019 In late February my wife and I undertook a three-week, 5,800-mile, great circle loop…

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Maine’s Downeaster service: Possible Lewiston-Auburn to Portland rail routes to be discussed

By Staff, Maine Biz; March 21, 2019 Possible routes and other service details of a plan for train service between…

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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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Yes there was a llama on the MAX in Portland, Oregon, TriMet confirms, but there shouldn’t have been

By Andrew Theen, Staff, The Oregonian; February 26, 2019 Yes, a llama rode a light rail train in Portland this…

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Microsoft leads charge for high speed rail corridor in Pacific Northwest

By Linda Baker, Freight Waves; January 21, 2019 Commuters in the Pacific Northwest love to complain about how slow (and…

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12 Most Beautiful Train Stations in the United States

By Meredith Carey and Meg Reinhardt, Conde Nast Traveler; January 15, 2019 Click here to enjoy the 12 stunning photographs.

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Maine: Amtrak expanding train service to Freeport, Brunswick on November 12th

By The Associated Press, Portland Press Herald; November 2, 2018 More trains from Boston are coming to the Freeport and…

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Maine: Passenger rail study cites ‘latent demand’ for Lewiston-Auburn connection to Portland

By Andrew Rice, Sun Journal, Portland Press Herald; November 4, 2018 AUBURN — If you build it, they will come…

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Amtrak passenger accused of strangling crew member

By News Sources, KTVZ.com, News Channel 21; October 30, 2018 EUGENE, Ore. – A 22-year-old man riding an Amtrak train…

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Oregon DOT releases DEIS for Eugene-Portland passenger-rail plan

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; October 22, 2018 The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has unveiled a draft environmental impact statement…

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From the British point of view: The surprising renaissance of America’s railways

By Chris Leadbeater, Travel Correspondent, The Telegraph; October 18, 2018 Something is stirring in America – and for once, it…

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Bullet train from Portland to Vancouver, B.C.? Oregon, Washington, Canada talking

By Andrew Theen, The Oregonian; October 8, 2018 Imagine stepping on a train in Portland at noon and stepping off…

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From Chicago To The West Coast On Amtrak’s Coach Seats – Part 4

By Francis Tapon, Contributor, Forbes; September 29, 2018 Riding Amtrak for two days in coach sounds rough, but it’s unexpectedly…

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