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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Amtrak adds service to two New Jersey stops

From Delaware Business Now; August 19, 2019 Beginning Aug. 19, Amtrak will add to service to two popular destinations in…

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Train backers ride rails to Rockland, Maine

By Stephen Betts, Villagesoup.com; August 15, 2019 Rockland — An Amtrak train traveled the Brunswick to Rockland line Wednesday, Aug.…

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Massachusetts: Expanded rail service for Springfield, Holyoke, Northampton and Greenfield may begin Aug. 30; test trains running overnight this week

By Jim Kinney, MassLive.com; August 15, 2019 SPRINGFIELD — Daily passenger train service between the city’s Union Station, Holyoke, Northampton…

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New York: Metropolitan Transportation Authority audit blasts antiquated Long Island Rail Road work rules with ‘no modern justification’

By Nolan Hicks, New York Post; August 15, 2019 The Long Island Rail Road awards overtime at nearly double the…

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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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Preclearance issues extend wait for rail service through Vermont to Montreal

By Alexandre Silberman, vtdigger.org; August 15, 2019 BURLINGTON — The upcoming Canadian federal election has derailed efforts to establish a…

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The Wrong Font Appeared On A Washington Metro Sign And People On Twitter Got Upset

By Jordan Pascale, WAMU 88.5; August 9, 2019 Do you know the difference between Helvetica Bold and Helvetica Black? A…

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Central Florida: Virgin Trains USA construction to cause lane, shoulder closures this month

By Ryan Lynch, Staff Writer, Orlando Business Journal; August 12, 2019 The expansion of Virgin Trains USA from Miami to…

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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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What hath God wrought

From The Photo News; August 8, 2019 What hath God wrought Monroe Town Historian James Nelson provided the following excerpt…

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Vermont: Final Report Recommends Burlington Union Station for Amtrak Train Storage

By Courtney Lamdin, Seven Days; August 7, 2019 A report has named Burlington’s Union Station as the best place to…

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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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All aboard! Explore Canada on these 5 memorable excursion trains

By Mark Stachiew, Calgary Herald; August 6, 2019 Crossing Canada by train is one of this country’s greatest travel experiences,…

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What’s new with Mexico’s Maya train?

From Bnamericas; August 6, 2019 The pre-investment phase of the Maya train – the passenger and freight rail service planned…

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Scotland: ScotRail pull the plug on plan for free access to station toilets

From Brinkwire; August 6, 2019 TRAIN operator ScotRail has scrapped proposals to allow free access to toilets at four of…

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Oklahoma: Hopes dashed for passenger rail service linking Oklahoma City and Tulsa

By Randy Ellis, The Oklahoman; August 6, 2019 Hopes for passenger rail service linking Oklahoma City and Tulsa suffered a…

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Is Train Travel Your Next Adventure?

By Celina Colby, Exhale Lifestyle; August 7, 2019 Train travel may seem like an old-school, fanciful idea. Something your grandmother…

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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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New Jersey Transit to ‘Humanize’ Conductors Who Face Commuter Wrath

By Elise Young, Bloomberg; August 7, 2019 New Jersey Transit will videotape train conductors on the job to try to…

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South Florida: Relax with a free massage on Brightline/Virgin Trains USA to celebrate spa months

By Doreen Christensen, South Florida Sun-Sentinel; August 7, 2019 Relax with a free massage aboard Brightline. The high-speed trains will…

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