Canada: If Madrid and Barcelona can build a high-speed rail connection, why can’t Toronto and Montreal?

By Amir Barnea, Contributor, The Toronto Star; January 20, 2020 As a pair, Toronto and Montreal, Canada’s two largest cities,…

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U.S., Massachusetts: Springfield’s Union Station sees increase in numbers after new commuter line

By Sy Becker, WWLP 22 News; January 22, 2020 SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Amtrak’s rail commuter line between Springfield and…

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U.S., California: Amtrak may soon sell bus-only tickets from Bakersfield to Santa Barbara, Victorville

BY JOHN COX, The Bakersfield Californian; January 21, 2020 A vote coming Friday could give Amtrak permission to begin offering…

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U.S.: Amtrak reverses course on charging wheelchair users $25,000 to reconfigure train car

By Jayme Deerwester, USA TODAY; January 21, 2020 Amtrak has reversed course and will not charge an accessibility advocacy group $25,000 for…

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U.S. Commentary: Positive Train Control costs Alaska Railroad… does it add value?

By Darren Prokop, Freight Waves; January 16, 2020 Railroads and pipelines, unlike other modes of transportation, have to finance and…

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U.S.: Should you take the train? Here’s how to decide.

By Christopher Elliott, The Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle; January 15, 2020 If you’re visiting Southern California, taking the train…

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U.S., Connecticut: Valley officials demand rail improvements, call out Hartford for neglect to Waterbury train line

By Michael P. Mayko, Connecticut Post; January 14, 2020 NAUGATUCK — Valley municipal leaders said funding to increase service on…

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Thailand: In praise of Southeast Asia’s old railways

By David Sutton, Nekkei Asian Review; January 15, 2020 Early morning at Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong Station is a busy time…

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U.S., Utah: Double down on FrontRunner double-tracking could lead to double-time travel

By Art Raymond, Deseret News; January 10, 2020 SALT LAKE CITY — Close your eyes and imagine your daily commute…

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U.S., Texas: TexRail logs 500,000 riders in first year

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; January 13, 2020 Trinity Metro last week marked the first anniversary of the TEXRail commuter-rail line,…

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U.S., New York: Senator Charles Schumer urges Canada to move train inspections to Niagara Falls, New York

By Thomas J. Prohaska, The Buffalo News; January 13, 2020 The Niagara Falls Amtrak station opened in 2016 with space…

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U.S., Arizona: Hundreds of people will go pantsless on Phoenix light rail trains this Sunday. Here’s why

By KiMi Robinson, Arizona Republic; January 9, 2020 Imagine dozens of passengers boarding light rail trains across metro Phoenix acting…

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U.S., New York – How to fix Penn Station: Fast-track rail and platform upgrades before expanding

By The Editorial Board, New York Daily News; January 7, 2020 Gov. Cuomo is right that the hellhole that is…

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U.S., Politico Morning Transportation: Amtrak faces lawsuit over arbitration

By SAM MINTZ, With help from Stephanie Beasley, Tanya Snyder and Kelsey Tamborrino, Politico Morning Transportation; January 8, 2020 AMTRAK…

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Canada: I ate 11 meals prepared in a tiny train kitchen during a 4-day journey across Canada, and I was blown away by how delicious they all were

By Rachel Askinasi, Insider; January 7, 2020 I spent four days — and ate 11 meals — onboard VIA Rail’s…

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U.S., New York: Can Penn Station Handle 175,000 More Riders? Cuomo Thinks So

By Christina Goldbaum, The New York Times; January 6, 2020 Pennsylvania Station, the busiest rail station in the Western Hemisphere,…

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U.S.: Amtrak to upgrade New York Penn waiting area ahead of Moynihan station opening

By Edward Russell, The Points Guy; January 6, 2020 Travelers best expect a little dust when they pass through New…

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U.S., New York: Penn Station expansion plan to include eight new tracks, increase capacity by 40 percent

By Colleen Wilson, NorthJersey.com; January 6, 2020 Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced plans Monday to add eight new tracks and a…

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U.S., New England: East-west rail study running late

By State House News Service, Daily Hampshire Gazette; January 1, 2020 The Department of Transportation now expects its study on…

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U.S.: 4 Reasons To Travel By Train

By Jill Dutton, Travel Awaits; January 1, 2020 Five years ago, I set out to explore the United States by…

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U.K.: Proportion of train services under foreign ownership doubled in last decade

By Jack Peat, The London Economic; January 1, 2020 The proportion of Britain’s train services under foreign ownership more than…

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Canada, Manitoba: Train with 13 people on board derails west of Portage la Prairie, Manitoba

By Megan Benedictson, Supervising Digital News Producer and Kayla Rosen, Editorial Producer, CTV News; December 31, 2019 WINNIPEG — A…

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U.S.: Virgin Trains OKs 3 new stations in South Florida, so when will it build stations here on the Treasure Coast and Space Coast?

By Joshua Solomon, Treasure Coast Newspapers, TCPalm.com; December 28, 2019 A blueprint for Virgin Trains USA stations on the Treasure…

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U.S., Montana: Senator Jon Tester calls for quickly restoring ticket agents in Havre, Shelby Amtrak stations

U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., is doubling down on his efforts to restore ticket agents in some Amtrak stations including…

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