Connecticut’s Hartford rail line exceeds first-year passenger goal

By Joe Cooper, Hartford Business; June 17, 2019 State officials on Monday said the 62-mile CTrail Hartford Line outperformed its…

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Swiss night trains: past, present and future

By Thomas Stephens, swissinfo.ch; June 13, 2019 The Swiss Federal Railways is discussing re-investing in sleeper trains, reacting to a…

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The Hoosier State train is going away on July 1. Here’s what it means for Indianapolis.

By Kellie Hwang, Indianapolis Star; June 13, 2019 After nearly 30 years of service, the Hoosier State train will make…

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Fears UK’s rail network is too overcrowded grow after it’s revealed Britons took a record 1.76billion train trips last year

By James Salmon, Transport Editor, The Daily Mail; June 13, 2019 Britain’s weary travellers took a record 1.76billion trips by…

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Amtrak’s Empire Builder route turns 90

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; June 12, 2019 Amtrak yesterday marked the 90th anniversary of the Empire Builder route, which travels…

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Virgin Trains UK to launch new customer-focused train service

From Global Railway Review; June 11, 2019 Virgin Trains has applied to the rail regulator to run the UK’s most…

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Heartland Flyer celebrates 20 years on track in Oklahoma, Texas

By Kaylee Douglas, Oklahoma News 4 KFOR; June 11, 2019 OKLAHOMA CITY – The Amtrak Heartland Flyer is celebrating its…

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Scotland: ScotRail fails again as more than 18,000 trains are cancelled

By Cath Ashcroft, The Express; June 10, 2019 The number of services cancelled due to staffing issues soared by almost…

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Once Threatened, Europe’s Night Trains Rebound

By Evan Rail, The New York Times; June 11, 2019 From the Orient Express to the Trans-Europe Express, few methods…

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Eurostar increases number of direct trains to Amsterdam

By John Dunne, The Evening Standard; June 11, 2019 Eurostar is increasing the frequency of its London to Amsterdam services…

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Local News Passenger rail service in Elyria, Ohio stopped in its tracks

By Dave O’Brien, The Chronicle-Telegram; June 4, 2019 ELYRIA — The plan to bring passenger rail service back to downtown…

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Q1 2019: VIA Rail Canada ridership and revenue continue to grow

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; June 3, 2019: HIGHLIGHTS Ridership up 5.1% Passenger Revenues up 8.4% Greater accessibility…

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Central Florida’s SunRail at 5: Ridership for commuter train is growing, but will it ever run to DeLand?

By Mark Harper, The Daytona Beach News-Journal; May 25, 2019 Deltona resident Anne Semmons started using SunRail on her daily…

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Final version of passenger rail study for Bristol, Virginia now complete

By David McGee, Bristol Herald Courier; May 24, 2019 BRISTOL, Va. – A final version of the most recent study…

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Scotland: The unexpected age of ScotRail’s toughest customers

By Alastair Dalton, The Scotsman; May 24, 2019 They are ScotRail’s hardest-to-please passengers. Young people are not just the most…

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Los Angeles Metro riders complain of transients sleeping on trains: ‘They seem to be wanting to run a homeless shelter’

By Josh Haskell, KABC ABC 7; May 23, 2019 LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Early morning Metro riders say the trains…

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Las Vegas officials eye linking downtown to proposed high-speed rail

By Mick Akers, Las Vegas Review-Journal; May 24, 2019 A $7 billion high-speed rail line slated to connect Las Vegas…

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Switzerland: Passengers forced off jam-packed Zurich-bound train over safety concerns

From The Local; May 23, 2019 A number of commuters travelling to Zurich on Thursday morning where forced to disembark…

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Cuba tries to revive its once-great railway network

By CHRISTOPHER GILLETTE, Associated Press, The News & Observer; May 23, 2019 HAVANA Cuba’s railway system is undergoing a major…

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VIA Rail Canada: Best ridership performance in 11 years for May long weekend

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; May 23, 2019: HIGHLIGHTSMay 16 – 21, 2019 VIA Rail network Busiest day…

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Chicago Metra revises BNSF Line service to address crowding

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; May 22, 2019 Beginning June 3, Metra will add two trains to its BNSF Line weekday…

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Texas: TEXRail in Grapevine provides a path to transit across the region

By Miranda Jaimes, Community Impact Newspaper; May 15, 2019 About 200,000 have taken advantage of TEXRail in its first four…

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California: Amtrak’s San Joaquin Service Through Valley Expanding

By Jody Murray, GV Wire; May 15, 2019 Amtrak is beefing up its train schedule through the San Joaquin Valley,…

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Massachusetts: Passenger rail ridership continues to climb on Valley line

By BERA DUNAU, Staff Writer, Daily Hampshire Gazette; May 6, 2019 NORTHAMPTON — As the state prepares to launch an…

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Amtrak won’t restore ticket agent to Topeka, Kansas station

By Chad Frey, Newton Kansan, The Topeka Capital-Journal; May 8, 2019 Topeka city manager Brent Trout recently sent a letter…

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