U.S., Amtrak: Numbers Tell The Story; Long Distance Trains Are The Heroes

By Andrew Selden, Guest Commentator; October 2, 2021 It has been clear almost from the very beginning of the COVID…

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U.S., Amtrak: Sabotage!? Why Are Southwest Chief And Other Train Consists Designed For Failure?

By Andrew Selden, Guest Commentator; September 7, 2021 Under federal (and many states’) law it is a crime, often a…

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U.S.: The Lowly, Lonely Baggage Car Deserves Warmth And Affection

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; August 17, 2021 The lowly, lonely baggage car. It’s either choking on…

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U.S.: Amtrak ended FY20 with half of previous year’s revenue, Flynn says

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; October 23, 2020 Amtrak‘s latest projections are that the railroad ended fiscal-year 2020 on Sept. 30…

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Canada – Five Million Passengers Chose VIA Rail in 2019: A Record Ridership in Three Decades

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; June 23, 2020: HIGHLIGHTS OF THE ANNUAL REPORTFrom January 1 to December 31,…

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Amtrak Wants To Compete With Planes And Roads

By Aaron Short, Streetsblog USA; November 11, 2019 Amtrak could become profitable as soon as next year as it beefs…

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VIA Rail Canada reports ridership and revenue increase for a fourth consecutive year

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; May 8, 2019: HIGHLIGHTSFrom January 1 to December 31, 2018 ALL TRAIN ROUTES…

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Amtrak Sets Ridership, Revenue and Earnings Records Solid results delivered in 2017

A press release from Amtrak: WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Amtrak posted record ridership, revenue and earnings for its Fiscal…

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