U.S.: Someone Died and Made You King of the Passenger Trains, Part Two

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; February 10, 2021 Someone died and made you the king of passenger…

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U.S., Virginia and Southeast Opinion: Let’s think big on Amtrak expansion

By The Editorial Board, The Roanoke Times; January 23, 2021 Gov. Ralph Northam has proposed spending $50 million to extend…

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U.S. History: Amtrak’s Lounge Cars are the Dining Car’s Lesser Siblings

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; January 5, 2021 The streamliner lounge car, once the haven of passengers…

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U.S., Central Florida: Brightline sets potential timetable for Disney Springs train station

By Ryan Lynch, Staff Writer, Orlando Business Journal; December 23, 2020 Brightline has set a potential timetable for the completion of…

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Canada, Ontario: With or without a new owner, Agawa Canyon Tour Train expected to run next year

By David Helwig, SooToday.com; December 18, 2020 City officials are putting an upbeat spin on yesterday’s news confirming that CN…

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U.S., New York Central History: Wartime Dining Car Service; Standards Maintained, Menu Shortened

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; December 16, 2020 World War II called for an all-out, nationwide effort…

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Canada, British Columbia: Luxury Train of the Year – Rocky Mountaineer named World’s Leading Luxury Train for 2020

By Brendan Kergin, Castanet.net; December 13, 2020 B.C.’s Rocky Mountaineer has another accolade to add to its awards cabinet. The…

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U.S., New York/Florida Service History: Winter Rivals, Orange Blossom Special and Florida Special had Exceptional Dining Cars

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; December 14, 2020 The era of all-Pullman sleeping car winter season New…

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Canada: VIA Rail opens Canadian route from Winnipeg to Vancouver amid coronavirus

By Shane Gibson, Global News; December 11, 2020 Winnipeggers can once again take a train to Vancouver amid the ongoing…

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U.S., Virginia/Maryland: Commuter rail report recommends integrating VRE, MARC under one brand

By JAMES JARVIS, InsideNoVa; December 10, 2020 Creating a unified brand and fare policy for the Washington region’s commuter rail…

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U.S., Northeast: I paid $20 to ride Amtrak’s famed high-speed Acela train for the first time during the pandemic and it was the perfect alternative to flying

By Thomas Pallini, Business Insider; December 6, 2020 Amtrak’s Acela trains are the closest thing Americans have to European-style high-speed…

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U.S., North Carolina: Big Plans for Passenger Train Service

By Reuben Jones, Spectrum News 1; December 3, 2020 CHARLOTTE, N.C. – On a Friday afternoon, a few dozen passengers…

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U.S., Connecticut: Metro-North chief says it could take years to restore ridership to New Haven Line after pandemic; telecommuting expected to transform commuting patterns in future

By Christopher Keating, Hartford Courant; November 30, 2020 WEST HAVEN — With ridership still down by 80%, the president of…

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Canada – Q3 Results: VIA Rail Continues to Manage the Impacts of the Pandemic

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; November 30, 2020: HIGHLIGHTS Continued implementation of prevention measures in response to the…

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U.S., New York – Buffalo’s new downtown train station draws rave reviews: ‘It’s gorgeous’

By Mark Sommer, The Buffalo News; November 28, 2020 For a moment Jimmer Phillips thought he stepped off the Amtrak train…

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U.S., Florida – SunRail commission votes for DeLand extension: Now what?

By Mark Harper, The Daytona Beach News-Journal; November 23, 2020 For more than five years, plans to extend SunRail to DeLand…

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Europe: New start for passenger trains in northern Sweden

By Oliver Cuenca, International Railway Journal; November 24, 2020 NORWEGIAN operator Vy has announced that it will restart regular passenger…

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U.S.: President-Elect Joe Biden’s Dedication to Trains Could Transform Domestic Travel

By Tyler Moss, Conde Nast Traveler; November 25, 2020 As a Senator, now president-elect Joe Biden famously commuted 110 miles…

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U.S., New York: Moynihan Train Hall in New York City set to open in January

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; November 25, 2020 Amtrak‘s Moynihan Train Hall in the former Farley Post Office Building across from…

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U.S., Northeast: Amtrak Expecting Less Than 40,000 Travelers Over Thanksgiving Holiday Amid Pandemic, Restrictions

By Staff, CBS 3 Philly; November 25, 2020 PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Some people are choosing to travel by train this…

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U.S., Central Florida: I-Drive Chamber ‘strongly opposes’ future Brightline corridor. Here’s why.

By Ryan Lynch, Staff Writer, Orlando Business Journal; November 24, 2020 The International Drive Resort Area Chamber of Commerce wants local…

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U.S., Opinion: What a well-funded passenger rail system could look like in the Midwest under ‘Amtrak Joe’

By Bill Lindeke, Columnist, MinnPost; November 13, 2020 There’s little doubt that one of President-elect Biden’s favorite federal programs is Amtrak,…

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U.S., Opinion: Passenger rail investment offers non-stop service to a prosperous economy

By Bill Flynn and Tony Coscia, Opinion Contributors, The Hill; November 13, 2020 After the most contentious election in recent…

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U.S., Michigan: Is Ann Arbor-Traverse City Train Plan Still On Track?

By Craig Manning, The Traverse Ticker; November 8, 2020 A project aimed at revitalizing passenger rail in northern Michigan is…

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