RailNews

Keep up to date on the latest light rail, rapid transit, commuter, and long-distance passenger rail news from coast to coast.

Operators chosen for Hartford Line

July 24, 2017

Operators chosen for Hartford Line

Connecticut DOT has chosen TransitAmerica Services and Alternate Concepts to be the operators of the new Harford Line service between New Haven, Conn., and Springfield, Mass.


Chicago Transit Authority union workers vote in favor of strike

July 12, 2017

Chicago Transit Authority union workers vote in favor of strike

Working for 18 months without a contract, the Chicago Transit Authority workers represented by Amalgamated Transit Union Local 308 voted to strike in response to failed negotiations.


July 3, 2017

Amtrak Cascades Derails at Steilacoom

Only minor injuries reported when an Amtrak Cascades train derailed Sunday afternoon near Steilacoom, Wash.


Severe Flooding Suspends VIA Churchill Service

June 9, 2017

Severe Flooding Suspends VIA Churchill Service

VIA Rail’s remote services between Winnipeg and Churchill, Man., have been suspended since May 23 due to extreme flood damage along the Hudson Bay Railway.


Groundbreaking for new Music City Star station

May 16, 2017

Groundbreaking for new Music City Star station

First announced in 2015, ground was broken this week for a new station at Hamilton Springs on the Music City Star commuter rail line in Tennessee.


QLINE Detroit light rail debuts to record ridership

May 13, 2017

QLINE Detroit light rail debuts to record ridership

The 3.3 mile long QLINE light rail line in Detroit debuted on Friday, May 12, with curious riders packing cars all weekend.


Metra UP West Line track project breaks ground

April 21, 2017

Metra UP West Line track project breaks ground

Metra and Union Pacific Railroad broke ground today on a $100 million project to remove two critical bottlenecks along the UP West Line.


Buffalo chooses downtown site for Amtrak stop

April 21, 2017

Buffalo chooses downtown site for Amtrak stop

According to local news reports, the selection committee announced their choice of a downtown location for Buffalo’s new Amtrak station, located not far from the existing facility at Exchange Street.


March 27, 2017

No injuries in Amtrak derailment outside Union Station

No injuries were reported when Amtrak’s Lake Shore Limited derailed just outside Chicago Union Station this morning.


Miami-Dade moves toward seamless fare collection

March 13, 2017

Miami-Dade moves toward seamless fare collection

Several south Florida transit agencies are working together to develop a unified, seamless fare collection system that works across various modes.