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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U.S., Central Florida: SunRail partners vote to force extension to DeLand

By Al Everson, The West Volusia Beacon; November 9, 2020 Over the objections of Volusia County Chair Ed Kelley, the…

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U.S., New York: New Buffalo Amtrak station opens downtown, handling curtailed runs amid pandemic

By Thomas J. Prohaska, The Buffalo News; November 8, 2020 Passengers are few these days, but Amtrak’s rail service in…

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U.S.: Rail Industry ‘Ready to Work’ With President-Elect Biden

By Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor, Railway Age Magazine; November 9, 2020 With Joe Biden preparing to take the oath of office as…

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U.S.: Train travel is experiencing its own version of the ‘RV effect’

By Jeri Clausing, Travel Weekly; November 4, 2020 As travelers seek close-to-home and private options to travel in the pandemic,…

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U.S., Central Florida Editorial: SunRail’s potential can be realized without DeLand on board

By The Editorial Board, Orlando Sentinel; October 31, 2020 SunRail leaders have had few reasons to smile in recent months.…

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U.S.: California ballot measure ask voters to decide on dedicated funding for Caltrain

By Liz Carey, Transportation Today; October 29, 2020 A ballot measure before voters in three counties in California on Nov. 3 would…

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U.S., Oregon/California: I Took an Overnight Train During the Pandemic — Here’s What I Learned

By Katherine Alex Beaven, Travel + Leisure; October 29, 2020 As soon as I stepped into the boarding line at…

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U.S.: Amtrak in October… what’s going to happen now?

Commentary By Russ Jackson; October 28, 2020 Editor’s Note: Russ Jackson is the distinguished retired editor of the Western Rail…

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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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U.S., New York: Some Long Island Rail Road regular commuters may be ‘lost forever,’ rail experts predict

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; October 25, 2020 Many of the commuters the Long Island Rail Road has lost during…

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U.S.: Amtrak Warns of Layoffs and Project Delays Without Billions in Assistance

By Pranshu Verma, The New York Times; October 21, 2020 WASHINGTON — Amtrak’s chief executive warned federal lawmakers on Wednesday…

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Canada, Ontario: VIA Rail journey boasts autumn colours, anglers and adventurers

By Andre Ramshaw, Postmedia News, Canada.com; October 19, 2020 A crisp morning breeze carries the genial banter of railroaders and…

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Canada, British Columbia/Alberta/Manitoba: VIA Rail Announces a Gradual Service Resumption in Western Canada

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; October 20, 2020: MONTRÉAL, Oct. 20, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ -VIA Rail Canada (VIA…

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U.S., Illinois: How Chicago Metra may fill its budget hole if there’s no federal rescue

By Marni Pyke, Daily Herald Media Group, The Herald-News; October 19, 2020 Service cuts are an option if no federal…

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