Fort Pierce vs. Stuart: Which Florida Treasure Coast city is best fit for Virgin Trains station?

By Keona Gardner, Treasure Coast Newspapers, TCPalm.com; April 18, 2019 It’s been eight months since Virgin Trains USA, formerly Brightline,…

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Alaska Railroad income beats expectations in 2018

By Elwood Brehmer, Alaska Journal of Commerce; April 12, 2019 The Alaska Railroad Corp. managed to turn an $18 million…

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Wyanet, Illinois could link passenger trains to the Quad Cities

By Brett Herrmann, News Tribune; April 16, 2019 With bags packed and ticket in hand, Gabriella Jauch waited for the…

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New England: No More Early Morning Commuter Rail Service From Hartford To Springfield

By Alden Bourne, New England Public Radio; April 12, 2019 Starting Monday, there is no longer a train that can…

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Kansas Senator Jerry Moran urges Amtrak to continue support for routes connecting rural communities

A press release from U.S. Senator Jerry Moran, Hays Post; April 14, 2019: OFFICE OF SEN. MORAN WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry…

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Texas: Amtrak’s San Antonio station – Where Chicago Meets Los Angeles

By Valérie Eiseler, Rivard Report; April 14, 2019 When Amtrak’s Texas Eagle leaves its station in historic St. Paul’s Square,…

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Why there will be no more Virgin Trains in Great Britain

By Simon Calder, Travel Correspondent, Independent; April 11, 2019 If you start a ferry firm with no ships, name it…

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Additional Greenfield, Massachusetts trains coming in June

By Bob Audette, Brattleboro Reformer, April 3, 2019 BRATTLEBORO — Advocates for expanded rail travel to Brattleboro and eventually to…

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Virgin Trains in UK announces record passenger numbers

By Barney Cotton, Business Leader; April 5, 2019 Virgin Trains has broken new passenger records, after nearly doubling rail industry…

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Amtrak’s Missouri River Runner ridership numbers decline

By Jeff Haldiman, News Tribune; April 6, 2019 Although ridership numbers on Amtrak’s Missouri River were down for the second…

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California: Amtrak added a train to Sacramento for commuters in Modesto area. What went wrong?

By John Holland, The Modesto Bee; April 5, 2019 Low ridership is forcing Amtrak to suspend a train that gets…

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Commuter Rail Coalition: A new voice for commuter rail

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; April 4, 2019 “Commuter rail,” says Metra CEO and Executive Director Jim…

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Virgin Trains plans to link with Disney World, SunRail at same time as Orlando International Airport

By Kevin Spear, Reporter, Orlando Sentinel; April 4, 2019 The train that will run from South to Central Florida is…

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Sir Richard Branson-backed Virgin Trains USA locks up funding for Orlando leg

By Ryan Lynch, Staff Writer, Orlando Business Journal; April 4, 2019 Virgin Trains USA on April 4 announced its $2.3…

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Why Sweden Wants to Revive Europe’s Night Trains

By Feargus O’Sullivan, CityLab; April 2, 2019 In the quest to reduce the massive carbon footprint from global transportation, Sweden…

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Trans-border: Could passenger train service between Detroit and Toronto reopen?

By Aaron Mondry, Curbed Detroit; April 1, 2019 There hasn’t been passenger rail connecting Detroit and Toronto since the late…

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The joy of seeing Canada by train

By Valerie Stimac, San Francisco Chronicle; March 29, 2019 The grumpy gentleman across the aisle decided he’d rather make this…

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Policy Opinion: Why Will It Be So Hard To Pull The Plug On Amtrak?

By Art Carden, Contributor, Forbes; March 29, 2019 My recent article arguing that we should cut federal subsidies to Amtrak…

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German rail operator Deutsche Bahn break more records, despite late train blues

From etnewsnow.com; March 28, 2019 Berlin:German state-owned rail operator Deutsche Bahn on Thursday reported record revenues and passenger numbers in…

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Virgin Trains USA’s Patrick Goddard Wants to Get Americans Out of Their Cars

By Meredith Carey, Conde Nast Traveler; March 27, 2019 ‘Innovators’ chronicles our treks behind the scenes with travel’s disruptors and…

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San Francisco’s Muni rail on-time rate up citywide—but still terrible overall

By Adam Brinklow, Curbed San Francisco; March 26, 2019 The latest round of Muni performance data, released by the city…

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Amtrak says Hiawatha ridership is up; Glenview, Illinois claims train cars are still under capacity

By Alexandra Kukulka, Reporter, Chicago Tribune; March 26, 2019 While Amtrak officials earlier this month touted increased 2018 ridership on…

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Ontario: What’s the future of the Agawa Canyon Tour Train?

By Ian Ross, Northern Ontario Business; March 22, 2019 With the looming expiration of an operating agreement to run the…

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Maine’s Downeaster service: Possible Lewiston-Auburn to Portland rail routes to be discussed

By Staff, Maine Biz; March 21, 2019 Possible routes and other service details of a plan for train service between…

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Indiana: Amtrak shaves 15 minutes off Hoosier State, with survival, $6M state cut on the line

By Dave Bangert, Lafayette Journal & Courier; March 21, 2019 LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Could 15 minutes buy another two years…

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