West Virginia: Organizers say efforts underway to run New River Train this fall

By PHIL KABLER, HD Media, The Herald-Dispatch; July 9, 2019 CHARLESTON — Despite innumerable delays, organizers of a fall excursion train…

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Editorial: Amtrak must not kill West Virginia’s New River Train forever

By The Editorial Board, The Herald-Dispatch; June 21, 2019 Two trains popular with tourists might not run this year, leaving…

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West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin says deal reached to resume New River Train, details pending

By Staff Reports, Charleston Gazette-Mail; May 23, 2019 In a tweet, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said a deal has been…

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West Virginia Editorial: Demise of New River Train will hurt Amtrak

By The Editorial Board, The Herald-Dispatch; March 5, 2019 You’ve got to give the guy running Amtrak credit. If he…

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West Virginia: New River Train trips will not run this year, official says

By Fred Pace, The Herald-Dispatch; February 28, 2019 HUNTINGTON – While there was still some hope that the New River…

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Options being looked at to save West Virginia’s New River Train trip

“Manchin said Amtrak continues to justify its policy changes by arguing that they achieve cost savings and improve on-time performance, but it has failed to provide any statistics that corroborate its argument.”

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West Virginia Editorial: Amtrak should drop opposition to New River Train

By The Editorial Board, The Herald-Dispatch; February 5, 2019 Amtrak has a base of loyal customers that many other businesses…

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West Virginia’s Huntington railroad society’s closing blamed on Amtrak changes

By Fred Pace, The Herald-Dispatch; February 1, 2019 HUNTINGTON — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin says Amtrak has created a financial hardship…

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West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin writes Amtrak about New River Train concerns

By Douglas Fritz, WVNS; January 31, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. (WVNS) – Concerns over Amtrak’s policy regarding private and charter trains…

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MARC marketing campaign aims to lift West Virginia commuter train ridership

By Jim McConville, Staff Writer, The Journal; November 17, 2018 MARTINSBURG — The Hagerstown-Eastern Panhandle Municipal Planning Organization is launching…

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New River Train rides again in Huntington, West Virginia

  By DAVE LAVENDER, The Herald-Dispatch; October 22, 2018 HUNTINGTON — With one long and winding scenic train ride, Becky…

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Railroads built West Virginia, and still play a vital role

By James E. Casto, Gazette-Mail, Daily Mail West Virginia; August 23, 2018 The railroads serving West Virginia played an enormously…

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Ohio senators attempt to force Amtrak to restaff Cincinnati Union Terminal and other stations

By Cameron Knight and Hannah Sparling, Cincinnati Enquirer; July 26, 2018 Rail supporters were devastated in May when Amtrak announced…

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West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin amends bill to mandate Amtrak station agent

  By Phil Kabler, Staff Writer, Charleston Gazette-Mail; June 7, 2018 On the day that Charleston’s Amtrak station became unstaffed,…

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Final West Virginia Amtrak ticketing position eliminated Wednesday

By Matt Combs, Reporter, The Register-Herald; June 7, 2018 The final human ticket agent position for Amtrak in West Virginia…

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The Daily CSX: CSX Solicits Bids on Six Additional Rail Segments

A press release from CSX Corporation; June 6, 2018: JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CSX Corporation (CSX)…

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Lone Amtrak station agent in Charleston, West Virginia prepares to say goodbye

By LAUREN TALOTTA,FOX 11 Eyewitness News; May 24, 2018 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) — Last month, Amtrak announced its plans to…

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West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin voices concerns about Amtrak decision to de-staff ticket station

  By Phil Kabler, Staff Writer, Charleston Gazette-Mail; May 17, 2018 U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., is calling on Amtrak…

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Amtrak to eliminate last ticket agent job in West Virginia

By Jeff Jenkins, West Virginia Metro News; April 27, 2018 CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Amtrak plans to eliminate its last remaining ticket agent…

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Officials: Amtrak will preserve West Virginia train excursions

From Staff, The Herald-Dispatch; April 12, 2018 HUNTINGTON — Amtrak is committed to working to preserve the New River Train,…

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Site plan approved for Martinsburg, West Virginia Amtrak station upgrades

By Matthew Umstead, Herald-Mail; April 4, 2018 MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The Martinsburg Planning Commission approved a site plan Wednesday night…

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Amtrak asked to continue charter, special service trains

By The Associated Press, Miami Herald; April 2, 2018 CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A West Virginia congressman says a decision by…

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Amtrak will no longer operate charter services, special trains

By Fred Pace, The Herald-Dispatch; March 30, 2018 HUNTINGTON – By the end of April, the Collis P. Huntington Railroad…

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West Virginia Senate approves MARC funding for commuter service from Maryland

By John McVey, Staff Writer, The Journal; March 10, 2018 MARTINSBURG — The West Virginia Senate has unanimously passed a…

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The Daily CSX: 46 former workers file lawsuit against CSX

From The Herald-Dispatch; February 18, 2018 HUNTINGTON – Forty-six former railroad workers are suing CSX for alleged wrongful termination, according…

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