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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U.S., Florida: Brightline reveals new timeline, details for Tampa connection

By Veronica Brezina-Smith, Reporter, Tampa Bay Business Journal; October 23, 2020 High-speed rail company Brightline has pushed back the starting date…

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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., Florida: SunRail may partner with Brightline on route to Orlando airport

By Ryan Lynch, Staff Writer, Orlando Business Journal; October 20, 2020 Brightline and SunRail may form a partnership to get…

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U.S.: Will Ownership of Amtrak’s Keystone East Line Transfer to Pennsylvania?

By Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor, Railway Age Magazine; October 19, 2020 U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker (R-Pa.) has introduced legislation requiring a transfer…

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U.S.: Hit by pandemic, Amtrak is making cuts that may endure

By Jessica Wehrman, Roll Call; October 19, 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic may force a reckoning for Amtrak’s long-distance routes, bringing…

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U.S.: Introducing Stadler Rail AG – Third Largest European Rail Vehicle Manufacturer After Bombardier And Alstom

From Seeking Alpha; October 19, 2020 Stadler Rail AG is the third largest rail vehicle manufacturer in Europe after Bombardier…

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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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Canada, Ontario: Canadian Pacific Railway purchases full control of Detroit River Rail Tunnel

By Dave Battagello, Windsor Star; October 16, 2020 Canadian Pacific Railway announced Friday it has purchased full control of Windsor’s…

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North America: $1 billion Mexico-Canada rail link proposed

By Noi Mahoney, American Shipper; October 15, 2020 Mexico-based Caxxor Group is seeking investors for a proposed North American trade…

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Europe: DB and SBB to expand services between Germany and Switzerland

From Global Railway Review; October 15, 2020 Deutsche Bahn (DB) and SBB are to further expand international passenger services between…

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U.S., Maryland: Baltimore Penn Station redevelopment aims to enhance experience for modern passengers

By Hallie Miller, Baltimore Sun; October 15, 2020 The renovation of Baltimore’s Penn Station will transform the historic transportation center…

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U.S., Illinois: Union Pacific responds to RT&S Magazine story on Chicago Metra lawsuit

By David C. Lester, Managing Editor, RT&S Magazine; October 16, 2020 Yesterday, RT&S published a story about Metra bringing suit…

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U.S.: Maryland takes over Purple Line project after private firm walks away

By Bill Wilson, International Railway Journal; October 14, 2020 The Maryland Transit Administration is taking over day-to-day management of the…

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U.S.: Transit officials consider future of Minnesota’s Northstar rail line

By Janet Moore, Minneapolis Star Tribune; October 15, 2020 After several dozen passengers boarded the 4:27 p.m. Northstar Thursday at…

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U.S., Pennsylvania: Congressman Lloyd Smucker Introduces the Keystone Line for the Commonwealth Act

A press release from Representative Lloyd Smucker of Pennsylvania; October 13, 2020: WASHINGTON, DC —Today, Rep. Lloyd Smucker (PA-11) is announcing…

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U.S.: Passenger rail agencies struggling to survive ridership, revenue losses

By Julie Sneider, Senior Associate Editor, Progressive Railroading; October 2020 This summer, Progressive Railroading asked North American passenger-rail agencies to…

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U.S., California/Nevada: Fortress Delays Pricing of $3.2 Billion Vegas Train Deal

By Romy Varghese, Bloomberg; October 14, 2020 Fortress Investment Group delayed the pricing of $3.2 billion of municipal bonds to…

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U.S., Illinois: Chicago Metra sues Union Pacific for refusing to send conductors to collect tickets on trains during the pandemic

By Robert Channick, Chicago Tribune; October 14, 2020 The train conductor ticket collection dispute between Metra and Union Pacific has…

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U.S.: Amtrak’s new Acela gets speed testing ahead of 2021 rollout: ‘It’s going to be a game changer’

By CBS News, CBS This Morning; October 9, 2020 Amtrak’s new Acela, which is America’s fastest train, is undergoing speed…

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U.S., Texas: All aboard Texas Eagle’s last daily departure from San Antonio to Chicago

By Randy Diamond, San Antonio Express-News; October 11, 2020 The last daily Texas Eagle train from San Antonio to Chicago…

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U.S., Amtrak to Congress: We Need $10 Billion

By Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor, Railway Age Magazine; October 8, 2020 Amtrak, updating its forecast for fiscal year 2021, anticipates needing up…

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U.S., Maryland/D.C./Virginia: Comprehensive regional rail from Baltimore through to Richmond by 2045? A new coalition thinks it’s possible.

By Alex Holt, Maryland Correspondent, Greater Greater Washington; October 9, 2020 Baltimore, Washington, DC, and Richmond haven’t seen a lot…

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