U.S.: Alaska Railroad Soon Starts Its Aurora Winter Train Service

By Laurie Baratti, Travel Pulse; September 16, 2020 Alaska Railroad is proud to announce the start of its renowned winter…

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U.S., New York – It’s Never Too Late: Need for Rail Connection from the Central Terminal to Niagara Falls

By Hank Olejniczak, Buffalorising.com; September 16, 2020 The government of Ontario has committed to bringing daily commuter rail utilizing the…

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Europe: SBB and ÖBB to Expand Night Train Services in Europe

By Özgür Töre, FTN News; September 15, 2020 SBB and ÖBB are seeking to scale up the existing night train…

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U.S., Connecticut: New Haven, state DOT end gridlock of past 2 decades in new deal for Union Station

By Mary E. O’Leary, New Haven Register; September 10, 2020 NEW HAVEN — Mayor Justin Elicker simply termed it “a…

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U.S.: Amtrak service cuts interrupt North-South connection for Black Americans

By Curtis Tate, USA Today; September 9, 2020 For nearly 50 years, most of Amtrak’s long-distance trains have operated daily.…

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U.S., Indiana: South Shore double-track project, and a faster trip to Chicago, move closer to reality

By Ed Semmler, South Bend Tribune; September 8, 2020 The idea of getting to Chicago faster on the South Shore…

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Canada, Manitoba: Churchill train travel on track

By Sarah Lawrynuik, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Winnipeg Free Press/Thompson Citizen; September 8, 2020 Manitoba’s chief public health officer has…

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U.S., Northeast: Amtrak Expands Carry-On Bike Program on Northeast Regional and Northeast State-Supported Trains

A press release from Amtrak; September 3, 2020: Customers can bring their bikes for their off-train adventures for only $20…

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U.S., Maryland/D.C./Virginia: Regional partnership launches study of interconnected commuter rail system

From Inside NOVA; September 1, 2020 The Greater Washington Partnership has launched an effort to explore how the region can…

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Asia, Japan: Special train unveiled as Hokkaido railroad marks 140th anniversary

From Kyodo News; August 31, 2020 Hokkaido Railway Co. on Monday unveiled a new special multipurpose express train to mark…

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Europe – Sleeper train revival: Passengers are waking up to the benefits

By Jemima Walker, CGTN.com; September 1, 2020 Sleeper trains are back in fashion as the European Union pushes rail transport…

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Europe, France: SNCF offers ‘sincerest apologies’ to passengers stuck on train overnight

By Euronews with AFP; August 31, 2020 French state rail company SNCF has offered its “sincerest apologies” to passengers who were stuck…

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U.S.: With Amtrak’s Proposed Cuts, What Will Happen to Rural Rail?

By Jefferson Sinclair, The Daily Yonder; August 27, 2020 A few years ago, I found myself in the dining car…

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Canada, Ontario: Polar Bear Express to run three days a week

By: Dariya Baiguzhiyeva, Timminstoday,com; August 27, 2020 The Polar Bear Express will soon be running three times a week. Starting…

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U.S.: Why I Took an Overnight Amtrak Trip on the Empire Builder Instead of Flying or Driving

By Ali Wunderman, Conde Nast Traveler; August 25, 2020 It was hard for me to stay awake as Amtrak’s Empire…

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U.K.: Rail firm uses passenger weight data to calculate social distancing availability

By Press Association, Evening Express; August 25, 2020 A rail company has become the first in the UK to use…

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U.S./Canada: 9 Grand Railroad Hotels In North America And Why You Should Visit

By Cindy Barks; Travel Awaits; August 24, 2020 From beachside beauties to desert oases to mountaintop chateaus, historic railroad hotels…

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U.S., New York: Fiscally challenged Metropolitan Transportation Authority plans to add hundreds of workers, including on Long Island Rail Road

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; August 23, 2020 The MTA is facing criticism for a plan to add hundreds of…

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Central America: Mexico rolling on with prolific portfolio of passenger rail projects

From Bnamericas; August 21, 2020 Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s (AMLO) passenger railway portfolio could eventually include more than…

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U.S.: Six Stunning National Parks You Can Reach By Amtrak — In Private Rooms

By Lea Lane, Contributor, Forbes; August 20, 2020 As we continue to face international travel restrictions, American travelers are eager…

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U.S., California: Pandemic hammers Capitol Corridor’s ridership levels

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; August 19, 2020 The Capitol Corridor passenger-rail service in California last month continued to log ridership…

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Canada, Ontario and Quebec: VIA Rail Announces New Daily Frequencies in the Québec-Windsor Corridor

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; August 20, 2020: MONTRÉAL, Aug. 20, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ – Due to the…

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U.S., West Virginia: Autumn Colors Express announces 2021 Rail Excursion Season

By Tyler Barker, WOAY ABC 4; August 17, 2020 WEST VIRGINIA (WOAY) – ​The Rail Excursion Management Co. (website: railexco.com),…

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Canada, Alberta Opinion: Take Alberta back to the future by expanding passenger rail service

By Jacquie Fenske, Edmonton Journal; August 13, 2020 To empower our communities, unite our province, and grow our economy, Alberta…

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U.S.: Amtrak now giving passengers real-time updates on capacity due to COVID-19

By Jonathan Greig in Innovation, Tech Republic; August 12, 2020 Concerns about subway and train travel have persisted as states…

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