U.S., Minnesota: Northstar route to St. Cloud could take up to 7 years, cost more than $250 million

By Nora G. Hertel, St. Cloud Times; August 5, 2020 ST. PAUL — It may cost between $36 million and $257 million…

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U.S., Pennsylvania: What would it take to bring passenger trains back to Reading? A new study tries to answer that question

By Holly Herman, Reading Eagle; August 3, 2020 John P. Weidenhammer has fond memories as a young boy of boarding…

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U.S., Opinion: High-Speed Rail’s True Barrier Isn’t Money. It’s Space.

By Scott Beyer, Urban Issues Columnist, Governing; August 3, 2020 America is way behind on building high-speed rail. While nations…

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Canada, Ontario: Passenger rail backer wants access to Ontario Northland’s business plan

By Ian Ross, Northern Ontario Business; July 30, 2020 Trying to get access to the nitty gritty details behind Queen’s…

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Canada, Manitoba: Northern Manitoba First Nation protests VIA Rail over ticket access, fair treatment

By Lenard Monkman, CBC News; July 30, 2020 A northern Manitoba First Nation held a protest Wednesday night by the VIA…

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Canada, Quebec: Continued Interruption of VIA Rail Services Leads to Temporary Layoffs of Management and Professional Employees

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; July 31, 2020: MONTRÉAL, July 31, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ – As the impact…

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Canada, British Columbia: Passengers slow to return to VIA Rail

By Ted Clarke, Prince George Citizen; August 2, 2020 The VIA passenger train rolled out of the station in downtown…

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U.S., Central Florida: SunRail challenges mount with pandemic, rebuilt I-4, telecommuting

By Kevin Spear, Orlando Sentinel; July 31, 2020 SunRail’s struggles are mounting as more employees work at home, gas prices…

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U.S., California: New study says L Line to Montclair would add 28,000 riders and boost Metrolink ridership

By Steve Scauzillo, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, The Press-Enterprise; August 1, 2020 A new study on expanding passenger train lines…

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Europe back on track: Europe’s fading night trains win reprieve

From The Japan Times; August 3, 2020 Paris – It was one of the quintessential European travel experiences. With passengers…

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U.S.: What It’s Like to Travel Across the Country by Amtrak Right Now

By Alexandra Schonfeld, Newsweek; July 31, 2020 There are certainly advantages to flying over choosing another form of transportation especially…

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Asia, Japan: JR East may halt Tokyo-area trains earlier as coronavirus saps demand

From The Japan Times; July 31, 2020 East Japan Railway Co. is considering moving up the last trains of the…

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U.S. Report: Is Kansas City Southern In Play?

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; July 31, 2020 Two private equity firms are considering a takeover bid…

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U.S.: Rail stakeholders consider pressing for tax subsidies to scrap railcars

By Joanna Marsh, Freight Waves; July 31, 2020 Industry stakeholders are considering options to relieve the railcar supply glut amid…

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Canada and Europe: EU clears Alstom’s acquisition of Bombardier rail unit

By The Associated Press, New Haven Register; July 31, 2020 BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission has given its go-ahead…

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U.S., Massachusetts: Federal money to be used for Worcester’s Union Station platform project

By Nick Kotsopoulos, Staff, Telegram.com; July 31, 2020 WORCESTER — The Worcester Redevelopment Authority board voted Friday to authorize the…

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U.S., California and Nevada – STEVE SEBELIUS: Tax-free bonds turn Vegas-to-Victorville train dream into reality

By Steve Sebelius, Las Vegas Review-Journal; August 1, 2020 After decades of talk, planning and dashed dreams, it appears the…

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U.S., Montana: Passenger rail in Missoula is now one step closer to becoming a reality

By Tessa Nadeau, ABC FOX Montana, KHQ NBCX Q6; July 30, 2020 MISSOULA — The Missoula County Board of Commissioners…

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U.S.: Volume spike triggers surcharges, gate restrictions from Western US railroads

By Ari Ashe, Senior Editor, JOC.com; July 29, 2020 Pressure is building on the networks of Western US freight railroads,…

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U.S., Texas – Traveling 200 mph in a pandemic. Which would be safer: High-speed rail or Hyperloop?

By Gordon Dickson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram; July 30, 2020 FORT WORTH Hyperloop and high-speed rail technology, which are both being…

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U.S. High-speed rail coming down the track: America’s newest, fastest trains, from Acela to Brightline

By Curtis Tate, USA Today; July 30, 2020 What do Miami’s cruise ship port, Disney World and Las Vegas have…

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South Pacific, New Zealand – Northern Explorer: KiwiRail brings back long-distance trains after backlash

By Joel MacManus, Stuff; July 30, 2020 New Zealand’s oldest and longest rail service will return for summer after a…

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South Pacific, New Zealand: Auckland-to-Wellington sleeper train could happen without KiwiRail

By Joel MacManus, Stuff; July 30, 2020 An overnight sleeper train between Auckland and Wellington could return without the support…

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