Opinion: How Britain’s love affair with trains ran out of steam

By Sheena McKenzie, CNN; July 16, 2019 London (CNN) – Britain has a love-hate relationship with its railways. The Victorians…

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UK: Passengers evacuated after train hits cow causing long delays

By Neil Shaw, Head of Digital, Cornwall Live; July 16, 2019 Rail travel descended into chaos this morning as a…

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Law protects those with obesity from discrimination,Washington State Supreme Court says

By Jim Camden, The Spokesman-Review; July 11, 2019 OLYMPIA – Employers can’t refuse to hire someone just because he or…

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‘Loud boom’ at New York Penn Station was electrical issue, not gunshots, New Jersey Transit says

By Joshua Jongsma, North Jersey Record; July 11, 2019 The good news for commuters at Penn Station Thursday evening, the…

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New York: Metropolitan Transportation Authority Inspector General releases bundle of reports detailing fraud and abuse at agency

By Clayton Guse, New York Daily News; July 10, 2019 Dozens of MTA employees have been disciplined for overtime abuse,…

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Dozens of brand-new Jeeps, pickups destroyed as 33-car train derails, Nevada cops say

By Jared Gilmour, Belleview News-Democrat; July 10, 2019 A train derailment in rural Nevada on Wednesday morning crushed and destroyed…

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Opinion: Safety first? Or privacy first?

By David Schanoes, Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; July 9, 2019 I have this friend, a railroad professional. I know I would…

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Australia: Metro condemns passenger who slid naked through Melbourne train

By Staff, 9News; July 10, 2019 A passenger has been filmed sliding naked down the centre of a Melbourne train.…

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New Orleans: Large section of St. Charles streetcar line to close for repairs

From Uptown Messenger; July 8, 2019 Nearly half of the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line will shut down for repairs…

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San Francisco: Turning Muni’s subway system around

By Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez, San Francisco Examiner; July 7, 2019 For the more than 140,000 people who ride the Muni…

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Michigan/Ontario: Railcars removed, remediation from acid spill continues after Port Huron-Sarnia derailment

By Annalise Frank, Crain’s Detroit Business; July 8, 2019 The roughly 40 railcars blocking an international tunnel joining Port Huron…

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India: In A First Of Its Kind Initiative, An All-Woman Team Is Maintaining Railway Safety In Kerala

By Shreya Chauhan, India Times; July 7, 2019 There are still some professions that are considered more suitable for men…

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Ontario: New Toronto Union Station glass ‘moat’ opens as transit hub shifts construction to lower level

By Raneem Alozzi, Staff Reporter, The Toronto Star; July 7, 2019 Union Station welcomed passengers travelling between the GO York…

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House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman DeFazio: GAO finds lack of safety data on longer trains

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; July 8, 2019 A Government Accountability Office (GAO) study on train lengths showed that while the…

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Chicago Metra Could Look Totally Different 5 Years From Now After Upgrades

By Charlie Wojciechowski, NBC Chicago 5; July 2, 2019 Did you know Metra is one of the oldest fleets of…

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Congressmen seek longer comment period for LNG-by-rail permit request

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; July 1, 2019 House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) and U.S. Rep. Tom…

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Stretch of train ride to Churchill, Manitoba cancelled due to track defects, further delays likely

From CTV News Winnipeg; July 1, 2019 Track defects led to disruptions of passenger train service to a tourism hub…

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Port Huron, Michigan/Sarnia, Ontario: Cleanup continues at St. Clair River tunnel derailment

By Paul Morden, The Observer; July 1, 2019 Recovery of sulphuric acid that leaked from one of approximately 40 rail…

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BNSF freight train derails along Mississippi River in Wisconsin after reported mudslide

By Katrina Lamansky, WQAD 8; July 1, 2019 GLEN HAVEN, Wisconsin — A train derailed along the Mississippi River, about…

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Michigan: 40 train cars derail inside Port Huron-to-Sarnia tunnel

By Chad Livengood and Annalise Frank, Crain’s Detroit Business; June 28, 2019 A Canadian National Railway train derailed early Friday…

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Cleanup of spilled coal in Southeastern Virginia’s Great Dismal Swamp to take weeks

By The Associated Press; Richmond Times-Dispatch; June 28, 2019 CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — The cleanup of a coal train derailment…

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Amtrak Police facing 20% cut

By Sam Mintz, Politico Morning Transportation; June 28, 2019 Dickson vote lined up for after recess AMTRAK UNION BACK AND…

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Texas: Dallas Area Rapid Transit gets major federal grant to help it build longer train station platforms

By Teresa Gubbins, culturemap Dallas; June 27, 2019 Dallas Area Rapid Transit just received a significant grant that will help…

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Cleanup begins after 3,600 tons of coal spill into the Great Dismal Swamp in Southeastern Virginia

By Julia Varnier and Erin Miller, WTKR 3 CBS; June 27, 2019 SUFFOLK, Va. – Amtrak service in and out…

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New Jersey Transit engineers refuse to work overtime as part of dispute. Your commute will get worse.

By Larry Higgs, NJ.com; June 25, 2019 Commuter train engineers are protesting an alleged NJ Transit contract violation by refusing…

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