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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UK: Oops, wrong cleaner damages Caledonian Sleeper’s on-board toilets

By Alastair Dalton, Edinburgh Evening News; September 9, 2019 Water pipes on the Caledonian Sleeper’s £150 million fleet were seriously…

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Japan: Train crash highlights risk of Tokyo’s ‘unopened’ rail crossings

By KAZUHIRO KIDA, Nikkei Staff Writer, Nikkei Asian Review; September 6, 2019 TOKYO — Japan’s railways are renowned worldwide for…

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Ontario: Train collision holds up Ottawa-bound passengers

From CBC News; September 6, 2019 Passengers aboard an Ottawa-bound Via Rail train were delayed more than three hours Thursday night after their…

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Amtrak Set to Complete Summer Infrastructure Renewal Program at New York Penn Station On Schedule, Within Budget and Safely

A press release from Amtrak; August 30, 2019: Scheduled operations resume as of Tuesday, Sept.3 NEW YORK – Amtrak engineering…

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South Florida: Virgin Trains USA/Brightline to suspend service due to Hurricane Dorian

By Matthew Arrojas, Reporter, South Florida Business Journal; August 30, 2019 Brightline, also know as Virgin Trains USA, will halt…

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128 years after horrific wreck, North Carolinians say the ‘ghost train’ still runs

By Hayley Fowler, The Charlotte Observer; August 28, 2019 A passenger train in North Carolina said to be making up…

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Washington Department of Transportation awarded up to $37.5 million for Passenger Rail Car Replacement Project

By Graham Johnson, KIRO 7; August 20, 2019 SEATTLE – The federal government is helping fund replacements for three older…

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City of New Orleans: Amtrak’s back after months of track closures between Memphis, New Orleans

By Wayne Risher, Daily Memphian; August 20, 2019 Amtrak’s City of New Orleans is back at full steam after having…

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Over $244 million in grant money available for freight, passenger rail

By Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; August 16, 2019 The U.S. DOT’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has issued a Notice…

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Rail safety advocates renew push for Positive Train Control

By Sam Mintz, Politico Morning Transportation; August 20, 2019 — Fifty years after a fatal train crash in Connecticut,which led…

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Federal ruling on freight train crew size has states and unions up in arms

By David Lester, Managing Editor, RT&S Magazine; August 16, 2019 On May 29 of this year, the Federal Railroad Administration…

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Storm winds blow trains off tracks in Kansas

By Staff, The Hays Post; August 18, 2019 WALTON, Kan. — Strong winds from a line of thunderstorms blew over…

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New Jersey Transit to ‘Humanize’ Conductors Who Face Commuter Wrath

By Elise Young, Bloomberg; August 7, 2019 New Jersey Transit will videotape train conductors on the job to try to…

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Oregon, on the Coast Starlight: Amtrak passenger arrested for threats against passengers and conductor near Odell Lake

From Klamath Falls News; August 4, 2019 Late Sunday morning Amtrak Train 14 the Coast Starlight, Los Angeles to Seattle,…

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Scotland: Caledonian Sleeper train drama at Edinburgh Waverley under investigation

By Press Association, Isle of Wight County Press; August 2, 2019 An investigation has been launched after a Caledonian Sleeper…

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Big Fire? Look Out, Here Comes the Train!

By John McKay, Newstalk 870 AM KFLD; July 30, 2019 Some of you may have heard of these firefighting trains,…

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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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Del Mar, California is weak link in San Diego’s coastal railroad

By Phil Diehl, Del Mar Times; July 28, 2019 Only one set of railroad tracks on a fragile sandstone bluff in…

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Amtrak Downeaster crew didn’t know train struck car in Newton, New Hampshire killing driver, say police

By Jason Schreiber Union Leader Correspondent, New Hampshire Union Leader; July 29, 2019 NEWTON – Personnel aboard Amtrak’s Downeaster were…

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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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Railroad won’t support more Amtrak Hiawatha trains without Illinois track improvements

By Alex Zank, BizTimes Milwaukee Business News; July 26, 2019 The owner of part of the railroad Amtrak’s Hiawatha Milwaukee-to-Chicago…

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Fired employees bring two suits against CSX in Jacksonville, Florida

By Will Robinson, Reporter, Jacksonville Business Journal; July 26, 2019 Jacksonville-based CSX Corp. (Nasdaq: CSX) faces two new lawsuits from…

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Federal Railroad Administration proposes cameras in passenger locomotives to record employees

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; July 26, 2019 The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) earlier this week published a notice of proposed…

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