U.S., Virginia: Improvements planned for Fredericksburg train station

By SCOTT SHENK, THE FREE LANCE–STAR; December 28, 2019 On the heels of the state’s agreement to add a third…

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Jury awards $17 million to 3 plaintiffs in deadly Amtrak Cascades Service Washington State derailment

By Associated Press staff and Seattle Times Staff; September 13, 2019 TACOMA — Three people who sued Amtrak over the deadly…

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Washington Union Station Has Serious Security Vulnerabilities, Per Amtrak Inspector General Report

By Natalie Delgadillo, dcist; July 29, 2019 Washington’s Union Station and the Ivy City Yard maintenance facility continue to have…

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Illinois: Locomotive and five cars of Amtrak train all derail after striking truck, killing driver in University Park

By Sun-Times Wire, Chicago Sun-Times; July 29, 2019 An Amtrak train derailed Sunday after it struck a truck, killing its…

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Cornershot: Despite no trespassing sign, Roanoke, Virginia Amtrak platform open to those escorting ticketed passengers

By Jeff Sturgeon, The Roanoke Times; July 28, 2019 Amtrak users might be forgiven for pausing to study a no-trespassing…

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New Jersey Transit Marks 40th Anniversary Amid Commuter Complaints

By Brenda Flanagan, NJTV News; July 18, 2019 After wishing New Jersey Transit a happy 40th anniversary, advocates demanded more…

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English train driver ‘watching porn on tannoy’ leaves passengers in hysterics

By Neil Murphy, The Mirror; May 10, 2019 This is the hilarious moment when porn noises were broadcasted over a…

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San Francisco delays $62 million for Muni’s new rail fleet after a slew of mishaps

By Rachel Swan, San Francisco Chronicle; April 23, 2019 San Francisco officials delayed millions in funding for Muni’s troubled new…

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Long Island Rail Road officials outline plans to go after those who do not pay their fares

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; April 1, 2019 New measures being taken by the LIRR to address the $20 million…

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8 Remnants of Current New York Penn Station That Will Disappear Soon

By Michelle Young, Untapped Cities; March 12, 2019 As fans of Untapped Cities know (especially those that have taken our…

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Great Britain: Passengers flipping out over train to ‘London St Pancake’

By Emma Bowden, Press Association, Independent.ie; March 5, 2019 Commuters were given a sweet treat on Shrove Tuesday as London…

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The Romance of the Rail in West Texas

By Sterry Butcher, Texas Monthly; March 2019 It began this summer, when we slept with our windows open. The first…

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Houston METRO offers free rides to federal workers

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; January 22, 2019 On Jan. 19, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority of Harris County, Texas (METRO) began…

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Return of train to Churchill, Manitoba raised spirits — but mayor says fuel, food costs remain high

By Bryce Hoye, Reporter, CBC News; January 18, 2019 It’s been well over a month since the first passenger trains…

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Hot food returns to Amtrak’s Capitol Limited, Lakeshore Limited for sleeping car passengers

By William C. Vanutono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; January 17, 2019 After months of having to endure cold boxed food—what…

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SmartTrack proceeding regardless of Metrolinx’s new ‘market driven’ approach to stations, Toronto mayor’s office says

By Ben Spurr, Transportation Reporter, The Toronto Star; January 11, 2019 Mayor John Tory’s office is offering assurances his SmartTrack…

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Editorial: New plan improves on Buffalo, New York’s Metro Rail extension

By The Editorial Board, The Buffalo News; December 25, 2018 The undertaking of any large project requires an openness to…

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Wales: The ‘beautiful’ railway line running through parts of Snowdonia that’s being shunned by passengers

By Lydia Morris, Daily Post Reporter, North Wales Live; December 21, 2018 The Welsh Government has been accused of “failing”…

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Alaska tourism businesses warm up to a growing winter market

By Annie Zak, Anchorage Daily News; December 24, 2018 Alaska has long crawled with visitors in the summer months. Now,…

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China gets tough on train ‘seat robbers’ who refuse to move

By Mandy Zou, South China Morning Post; December 14, 2018 Two Chinese rail passengers have been detained for disrupting public…

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Unions protest at Boston’s South Station over possible outsourcing of Amtrak jobs

By Katie Johnston, Staff, The Boston Globe; December 17, 2018 Dozens of Amtrak employees and their supporters rallied in front…

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Amtrak kicking off work to resurrect Track 22 at Washington Union Station, expand service

By Washington Business Journal, WTOP; December 17, 2018 Amtrak will launch another major construction project next year at Union Station…

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New York City: Amtrak derails Metro-North progress; MOU still not inked

By Alex Mitchell, Bronx Times; December 15, 2018 “Don’t be a scrooge, Amtrak” said our Santa-hat wearing Borough President Ruben…

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