India: Private players train eyes on berth of a new era

By Ajay Banerjee in New Delhi, The Tribune; October 20, 2019 IN March 1994, Prime Minister Narasimha Rao’s Cabinet allowed…

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After Iowa Pacific in New York State: Tahawus rail owner will consent to ‘abandonment’

By DON LEHMAN, The Post-Star; October 21, 2019 The Chicago-based rail company that owns a controversial rail line in the…

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Virgin Trains USA targets timeline for Orlando-area theme park station

By Ryan Lynch, Staff Writer, Orlando Business Journal; October 21, 2019 Virgin Trains could be nearing an agreement soon on…

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Amtrak: Host Railroads Responsible for On-Time Performance Issues

By Andrew Corselli, Managing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; October 21, 2019 Amtrak Inspector General Kevin H. Winters recently issued a report about…

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Nearly one-third of all Amtrak trains are late — and it could be costing the railroad $42 million every year

By Graham Rapier, Business Insider; October 18, 2019 Chronic Amtrak delays are hampering the railroad’s efforts to break even by…

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New York’s Long Island Rail Road rolls out laser-focused train to rid tracks of slimy leaf residue

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; October 18, 2019 The Long Island Rail Road said it’s focused on reducing delays caused…

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Ontario: Northlander business case coming before years end

By James Wood, Staff, MyMuskokaNow.com; October 18, 2019 NORTH BAY, ON- The hard numbers on the possible return of passenger…

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Plan for a Virgin Trains USA station at PortMiami advances

By Anne Kalosh, Seatrade Cruise News; October 18, 2019 The plan to develop a PortMiami station for Brightline, the private…

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Prominent Las Vegans gush over Virgin train to Victorville, California

By Dana Gentry, Nevada Current; October 18, 2019 The O’Jays — who enjoined people all over the world to start…

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Happy 150th! Wabtec Celebrates Anniversary, New Headquarters

By Andrew Corselli, Managing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; October 16, 2019 Wabtec Corp. recently celebrated its 150th anniversary, as well as the…

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India: Alert team averts train-elephant collision on killer Bengal tracks

By Sandeep Borah, East Mojo; October 16, 2019 Guwahati: Averting yet another major train-elephant collision incident, railway officials from the…

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Mexico: Public-private partnership eyed for high-speed Querétaro train

From Mexico Daily News; October 16, 2019 The high-speed passenger rail line between Mexico City and Querétaro, suspended four years…

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New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority inspector general says four Long Island Rail Road workers padded overtime

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; October 16, 2019 Four Long Island Rail Road workers who ranked among the highest earners in…

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Vermont: Middlebury, Vergennes prepare for passenger rail

By John Flowers, Addison County Independent; October 17, 2019 MIDDLEBURY — The chief of Vermont’s rail and aviation division said…

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New Jersey Transit graduates 7 new engineers in attempt to improve rail service

From News 12 New Jersey; October 16, 2019 Gov. Phil Murphy and New Jersey Transit officials welcomed seven new train…

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Your Metro-North commute could get shorter if this new Connecticut transportation plan gets approved

By Eliza Fawcett and Christopher Keating, Hartford Courant; October 16, 2019 New York City could get a little closer under a…

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Hitachi Rail unveils concepts for ‘train station of future’

From Railway Technology; October 16, 2019 Rolling stock manufacturer Hitachi Rail has published concepts for ‘train stations of the future’,…

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Austrian Federal Railways’ Nightjet passenger traffic up 10%, says ÖBB’s CEO

By David Briginshaw, International Railway Journal; October 15, 2019 AUSTRIAN Federal Railways’ (ÖBB) CEO, Mr Andreas Matthä, says Nightjet overnight…

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Scenic train ride operator says it’s shutting down in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania

By Kurt Bresswein For lehighvalleylive.com; October 16, 2019 Diesel and coal smoke wafted skyward as train whistles sounded and hordes…

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Amtrak rolls out more comfortable cars for trips out of Chicago

By David Roeder, Chicago Sun-Times; October 16, 2019 If you haven’t traveled by train in a while, Amtrak is summoning…

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It took me 96 hours to ride an Amtrak train from coast to coast. I’d do it again in a heartbeat.

By Graham Rapier, Business Insider; October 16, 2019 Over 96 hours, I saw more of the US than I had…

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Illinois: Illini and Saluki Amtrak routes among worst-performing in U.S., report says

By MARY WISNIEWSKI Chicago Tribune, Journal Gazette and Times-Courier; October 17, 2019 CHICAGO — Amtrak’s Illini and Saluki trains have…

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VIA Rail Canada: Over 100,000 Passengers for Canadian Thanksgiving Weekend

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; October 17, 2019: HIGHLIGHTSThursday October 10 to Tuesday October 15, 2019 VIA Rail…

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New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority to Study Train Service on Freight Line Key to ‘Triboro’ Rail Idea

By Dan Rivoli, Spectrum News NY 1; October 15, 2019 It’s been 95 years since passenger trains rumbled down the…

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San Francisco Bay Area: Valley Link timetable pushed out by three more years

By Jeremy Walsh, Pleasanton Weekly; October 14, 2019 The Valley Link commuter light rail system aiming to directly connect BART…

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