RailNews

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

Metra to Purchase Surplus Amtrak F59PHIs

February 21, 2018

Metra to Purchase Surplus Amtrak F59PHIs

Chicago commuter carrier Metra announced the purchase of 21 F59HPI diesel locomotives from Amtrak to help with a motive power shortage.


Metro-North Welcomes Catherine Rinaldi as Sixth President

February 21, 2018

Metro-North Welcomes Catherine Rinaldi as Sixth President

The MTA Metro-North Railroad is welcoming its sixth President: Catherine Rinaldi, a veteran of the Metro-North Railroad and Long Island Rail Road, will become the first woman to serve in this role.


No Injuries In Boston-Bound Amtrak Acela Train Separation

February 6, 2018

No Injuries In Boston-Bound Amtrak Acela Train Separation

No injuries were reported when Amtrak Acela Train 2150 experienced a separation in while traveling towards Boston South Station on Tuesday.


Investigators Focus on Improperly Lined Switch in Amtrak Silver Star Collision

February 5, 2018

Investigators Focus on Improperly Lined Switch in Amtrak Silver Star Collision

Amtrak President and Chief Executive Officer Richard Anderson issued a statement that said, in part, “CSX had lined and padlocked the switch off the mainline to the siding, causing the collision.”


Amtrak Silver Star collides with CSX freight in South Carolina, 2 dead, dozens injured

February 4, 2018

Amtrak Silver Star collides with CSX freight in South Carolina, 2 dead, dozens injured

Amtrak Train 91, the New York-Miami Silver Star, collided with a CSX freight train near Cayce, S.C., around 2:45 a.m., killing two and injuring more than 100.


Amtrak Charter Strikes Garbage Truck in Virginia

January 31, 2018

Amtrak Charter Strikes Garbage Truck in Virginia

A chartered Amtrak train carrying Congressional leaders from Washington, D.C., to the Greenbrier Resort at White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., struck a garbage truck at a crossing outside of Charlottesville, Va.


Napa Valley Commuter Service?

January 6, 2018

Napa Valley Commuter Service?

Napa Valley Wine Train is considering adding a commuter car to one of its regular trains between Napa and St. Helena, Calif.


Chicago’s Metra Issues RFP for New Locomotives

January 5, 2018

Chicago’s Metra Issues RFP for New Locomotives

The request for proposals calls for a base order of at least 12 new or 15 remanufactured locomotives with options for up to 30 additional new locomotives or 27 additional remanufactured locomotives, for a total of up to 42 new or remanufactured locomotives.


San Francisco Trolley Collides with Box Truck

January 2, 2018

San Francisco Trolley Collides with Box Truck

No injuries were reported when a rebuilt PCC trolley collided with a box truck in San Francisco on New Year’s Day.


Brightline Limited Service to Launch January 8

December 31, 2017

Brightline Limited Service to Launch January 8

According to a post on Brightline’s official Facebook page, limited service between Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, Fla., will begin the week of January 8.