No injuries as VIA Rail Canada train is damaged, halted by debris in Nova Scotia

By The Canadian Press, HalifaxToday.ca; March 20, 2019 HALIFAX — Via Rail says a Montreal-bound train was damaged Wednesday when…

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Canadian National Railway investing more than $245 million to expand and strengthen Saskatchewan’s rail infrastructure in 2019

A press release from Canadian National Railway; March 18, 2019: SASKATOON, Saskatchewan, March 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CN (TSX:…

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Editorial Opinion: New York and New Jersey need a Plan B for the Hudson rail tunnel

By The Post Editorial Board; New York Post; March 18, 2019 With Team Trump blocking funds for a new cross-Hudson…

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Teenager hit by train gets no relief in appeal to 7th Circuit Court

By Marilyn Odendahl, The Indiana Lawyer; March 19, 2019 A 17-year-old who was found to be more than 50 percent…

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Transit Police Beat in Boston: Teens Allegedly Cause $7,000 Worth Of Damage To Commuter Rail Train On St. Patrick’s Day

From CBS Boston 4 WBZ; March 18, 2019 BOSTON (CBS) – Things got rowdy on the MBTA this St. Patrick’s…

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Heavy weather impacting BNSF operations

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; March 17, 2019 BNSF is engaged in service recovery efforts in multiple…

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Bomb Cyclone Winds Blow Union Pacific Freight Train Off Railroad Bridge in New Mexico

By Kyle Cheromcha, The Drive; March 14, 2019 A unusually powerful “bomb cyclone” storm system sweeping across the central United…

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Inspector General report: Amtrak failing to spot, stop impaired employees

By Mark Albert, Chief National Investigative Correspondent, WBAL TV 11 NBC; March 15, 2019 WASHINGTON, DC — Amtrak is failing…

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Senate Banking Committee approves Thelma Drake’s nomination to lead the Federal Transit Administration

By SAM MINTZ, With help from Tanya Snyder and Stephanie Beasley, Politico Morning Transportation; March 15, 2019 — The Senate…

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Amtrak City of New Orleans Bourbonnais crash aftermath brought improvements

By John Dykstra, Daily Journal; March 14, 2019 A pair of cement barriers block off the roadway. The first is…

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Amtrak City of New Orleans Bourbonnais, Illinois tragedy turning point for survivors

By Laura McElroy, Daily Journal; March 14, 2019 The clock read 9:48 p.m. on Monday, March 15, 1999. Time stood…

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Canadian Pacific Railway investing in wheel crack detection safety technology

By Amanda Stephenson, Calgary Herald; March 13, 2019 Calgary-based Canadian Pacific Railway is investing in new technology to detect problems…

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Trump budget slashes funding for Amtrak long-distance service

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; March 12, 2019 President Donald Trump’s fiscal-year 2020 budget request submitted yesterday calls for “restructuring” Amtrak…

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Comptroller report: New York’s Long Island Rail Road did not follow its ‘playbook’ during service disruptions

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; March 11, 2019 The Long Island Rail Road’s failure to comply with its own internal…

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The right way in New York and New Jersey: Gateway boondoggle must scale back and fix the Hudson tunnels now

By The Editorial Board, New York Daily News; March 12, 2019 On Tuesday, the Amtrak officials pushing the railway’s $30…

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Canadian National, Canadian Pacific Rail appealing federal transport minister’s order for use of handbrakes on stopped trains

By The Canadian Press, CTV News Vancouver; March 9, 2019 CALGARY – Canada’s two largest railways are appealing Transport Minister…

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South Florida: Tri-Rail has new drones to watch the railways for safety. When will they start flying?

By Marcia Heroux Pounds, Reporter, South Florida Sun Sentinel; March 8, 2019 You may one day see drones flying over…

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Vietnam: Plans proposed for building Lao Cai-Hanoi-Hai Phong railway

From Vietnamnet.vn Bridge; March 3, 2019 The existing railway running from Lao Cai to Hai Phong has an average speed…

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City of New Orleans Amtrak Passenger Speaks Out On Bus Malfunctions

By Rebecca Butcher, LocalMemphis.com; March 3, 2019 MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – Memphis-bound Amtrak passengers traveling from New Orleans were evacuated…

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Memphis-bound Amtrak City of New Orleans passengers evacuate burning bus in Louisiana

By Luke Jones, News Channel 3 CBS WREG; March 1, 2019 ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH, La. – A chartered…

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Ontario: Metrolinx issues safety warning after commuter’s backpack was caught by passing train

By Chris Fox, CTV News Toronto; March 1, 2019 Metrolinx has launched a safety campaign after a passenger’s bag was…

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Fired engineer recounts deadly crash between Amtrak’ Silver Star and CSX freight train in South Carolina on 60 Minutes

From CBS News; February 28, 2019 Mark James describes the deadly crash of an Amtrak passenger train into his CSX…

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Amtrak says ‘human error’ caused Chicago Metra delays

By Jake Griffin, Chicago Daily Herald; March 1, 2019 Amtrak officials blamed “human error” for a massive system failure Thursday…

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Boston’s MBTA unveils first of 10 commuter rail locomotives undergoing facelift

By Sabrina Schnur, Globe Correspondent, Boston Globe; February 28, 2019 The first of 10 refurbished commuter rail locomotives, overhauled in…

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