Europe: SBB and ÖBB to strengthen overnight services

From Railway Gazette; August 19, 2019 EUROPE: Citing a significant increase in demand for international passenger services during the first…

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A New Standard Shapes Commuter Rail in Boston

By Mischa Wanek-Libman, Mass Transit Magazine; August 15, 2019 Keolis Commuter Services (KCS), a unit of Keolis North America, has…

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Tampa, Florida: TECO Line Streetcar hits over 76,000 in ridership

By Veronica Brezina-Smith, Reporter, Tampa Bay Business Journal, August 9, 2019 The TECO Line Streetcar is on a roll. The…

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Another successful August long weekend for VIA Rail Canada

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; August 9, 2019: HIGHLIGHTSThursday August 1 to Tuesday August 6, 2019 VIA Rail…

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Special Canadian Series, Article 1 of 4: From jewel to afterthought

By King’s MJ Students, The Signal, University of King’s College School of Journalism, Halifax, Nova Scotia; August 6, 2019 Article…

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Special Canadian Series, Article 2 of 4: Beautiful views-unreliable schedule

By King’s MJ Students, The Signal, University of King’s College School of Journalism, Halifax, Nova Scotia; August 6, 2019 Article…

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Special Canadian Series, Article 3 of 4: Fixing passenger rail

By King’s MJ Students, The Signal, University of King’s College School of Journalism, Halifax, Nova Scotia; August 6, 2019 Article…

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Special Canadian Series, Article 4 of 4: About Standing Still

By Fred Vallance-Jones, The Signal, University of King’s College School of Journalism, Halifax, Nova Scotia; August 6, 2019 Article 4…

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North Carolina: Raleigh Union Station, now 1 year old, poised to expand into major hub

By Rick Armstrong, Enterprise Multimedia Journalist and Emmy Victor, Reporter, WRAL; August 7, 2019 Raleigh, N.C. — Raleigh is now…

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While most Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority traffic goes into Boston, some passengers take train west to Worcester

By Anissa Gardizy, Special to the Telegram & Gazette, Worcester Telegram; August 6, 2019 One passenger boarded the 8:13 a.m.…

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Wisconsin: Improving the connection: Work ongoing to enhance Amtrak service from Milwaukee to Chicago

By Alex Zank, Biz Times Milwaukee Business News; August 5, 2019 Joe Daufenbach was sitting in the Milwaukee Intermodal Station…

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Florida: Virgin Trains USA Celebrates One Million Ride Mark

A press release from Virgin Trains USA; August 6, 2019: Virgin Trains, formerly Brightline, first began service in January 2018,…

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San Francisco Bay Area: Caltrain and our regional transit system

By Jim Hartnett, The Daily Journal; August 3, 2019 Every day, inefficient transportation networks and increasing traffic congestion are having…

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Europe’s flight-shame movement has travelers taking trains to save the planet

By Michael Birnbaum, The Washington Post; August 2, 2019 STOCKHOLM — If he had hopped on a plane, Johan Hilm…

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Connecticut: Shore Line East Resumes Regular Service, with 25% Fewer Riders

By Julia Werth, Connecticut Examiner; July 31, 2019 IN THE REGION — Over the last two years, ridership on Shore…

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South Florida: Brightline Stop Chugging Toward Boca Raton

By Marisa Herman, Associate Editor, Boca Newspaper; July 31, 2019 Boca residents may be able to hop on a Brightline…

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California: A not-so-high-speed train in the Central Valley could be a boon for the Bay Area

By Erin Baldassari, Marin Independent Journal; August 1, 2019 Caltrain could see faster, more frequent service sooner rather than later…

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Central Florida: SunRail’s Osceola stations boost ridership as major challenge for commuter train looms

By Kevin Spear, Orlando Sentinel; July 30, 2019 Central Florida’s SunRail commuter train inaugurated its overdue service in Osceola County…

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Maine: Proposed rail service would link Portland and Westbrook

By J. Craig Anderson, Staff Writer, Portland Press Herald; July 30, 2019 A new study shows that establishing passenger rail…

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Washington, D.C.: MARC, VRE say on-time performance has dropped, cite increase in CSX trains as one factor

By Luz Lazo, The Washington Post; July 27, 2019 An increase in CSX freight trains operating in the Washington region…

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Boston: City meeting to discuss North-South rail link held Monday evening

By Drew Karedes, Boston 25 News; July 29, 2019 BOSTON – A meeting took place Monday evening at Boston City…

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Cornershot: Despite no trespassing sign, Roanoke, Virginia Amtrak platform open to those escorting ticketed passengers

By Jeff Sturgeon, The Roanoke Times; July 28, 2019 Amtrak users might be forgiven for pausing to study a no-trespassing…

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South Florida: Virgin Trains USA/Brightline surpasses 1 million riders

By Andrew Corselli, Managing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; July 25, 2019 After about only a year and a half in service, Virgin…

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Amtrak battles Metra over rent at Chicago Union Station

By David Roeder, Chicago Sun-Times; July 24, 2019 Call it a landlord-tenant dispute that’s gone slightly off the rails. It’s…

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Massachusetts Department of Transportation: Boston-Springfield-Pittsfield passenger rail must balance speed, cost and convenience

By Jim Kinney, masslive.com; July 23, 2019 SPRINGFIELD — A commuter train trip from Springfield to Boston could take between…

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