Photos: Trains, spectacles and everyday miracles at Los Angeles Union Station

By Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News; November 13, 2019 A loud “excuse me!” filled the air as I quickly…

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Lawmakers aim to thwart Amtrak forced-arbitration policy

By Jessica Wehrman, Roll Call; November 13, 2019 Lawmakers are in the initial stages of determining whether they can prevent…

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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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Amtrak from Cleveland, Ohio to Chicago: A relaxing ride despite middle-of-the-night departures, late trains

By Susan Glaser, The Plain Dealer; November 11, 2019 CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Amtrak train slowed to a crawl just…

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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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India: IRCTC’s First Private Train-Tejas Earns Rs 70 Lakh Profit In First Month Of Its Operations

By Staff, The Logical Indian; November 11, 2019 The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC)’s first privately run train…

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Chicago Metra spending $15.5 million on security cameras in passenger cars

By Marni Pyke, Chicago Daily Herald; November 8, 2019 Metra plans to deploy an army of security cameras on all…

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Amtrak had another record ridership year as it works toward its first-ever profit

By Graham Rapier, Business Insider; November 8, 2019 Amtrak saw record ridership and revenue in 2019, the railroad said Friday,…

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Transportation Security Administration Administrator: No need for airport-like security for rail travel

From Stock Daily Dish; November 9, 2019 Airport-like security screenings are not necessary for Amtrak or other rail travel, the…

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Why Illinois is running an extra helping of Amtrak Thanksgiving trains this year, but Michigan isn’t

By Igor Studenkov, Streetsblog Chicago; November 11, 2019 Thanksgiving week is usually Amtrak’s busiest in terms of ridership, so the…

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Congress to examine controversial Amtrak policy

By Frank Gerace, WDEL; November 10, 2019 Congress has scheduled a hearing on a policy change implemented by Amtrak that…

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Amtrak’s new ticket rules won’t let passengers sue in a crash

By Sam Mintz, Politico; November 8, 2019 Passengers and their survivors won a $265 million court settlement with Amtrak after…

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British Columbia: Could the next West Coast Express stop be in Burnaby?

By Jennifer Saltman, Vancouver Sun; November 7, 2019 Burnaby’s mayor is looking into whether it is feasible to add a…

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Carbondale, Illinois finally gets grant to transform Amtrak station into downtown transit hub

By ISAAC SMITH, Reporter, The Southern; November 6, 2019 CARBONDALE — After years in the making, it was announced Wednesday…

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Washington Union Station badly needs updates. Here’s why fixing it is so complicated.

By George Kevin Jordan, Editor and Correspondent, Greater Greater Washington; November 7, 2019 Union Station in DC is a key…

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San Francisco: ‘It made my day’: Mini horse riding BART trains delights passengers

By Nico Savidge, Bay Area News Group, The Mercury News; November 5, 2019 A little horse was a big deal…

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Miss Manners: Train commuter unsure of etiquette

From The Ledger; November 5, 2019 DEAR MISS MANNERS: The train I take to commute to work is composed of…

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Pennsylvania: Rat rides SEPTA train, causes chaos for passengers

By Virginia Streva, Staff, Philly Voice; November 3, 2019 Anyone who’s taken a SEPTA train before knows that rats exist…

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Review: Brightline Florida/Virgin Trains USA

By Ben Schlappig, One Mile At A Time; November 3, 2019 I think I’ve just found the new most economical…

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Amtrak aspires to a 2-hour Washington, D.C.-New York trip, but it’s going to take a lot more than faster trains

By Luz Lazo, The Washington Post; November 3, 2019 Amtrak’s new nonstop Acela service between Washington and New York was…

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For views of the Rockies you can’t see any other way, ride Amtrak’s California Zephyr

By Rachel Schnalzer, Audience Engagement Editor, Los Angeles Times; November 1, 2019 DENVER — “Welcome to Moooooon River,” the conductor announced as…

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Delaware Senator Tom Carper introduces bill to ban smoking on Amtrak

By Delaware News Desk, Dover Post; November 1, 2019 In honor of Lung Cancer Awareness Month, Sen. Tom Carper, D-Delaware,…

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Longview, Texas train depot seals place in history

By Jo Lee Ferguson, News-journal.com; October 30, 2019 Its location in the area long known as Longview Junction is fitting.…

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South Florida: Pressure growing to extend Tri-Rail into Miami neighborhoods with new stations

By Douglas Hanks, Miami Herald; November 2, 2019 Tri-Rail’s delayed arrival into downtown Miami may be a year away, but…

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Around the world by rail

By Victor Block, Beacon; October 28, 2019 For most people, taking a train is one way of traveling from one…

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