Keep up to date on the latest light rail, rapid transit, commuter, and long-distance passenger rail news from coast to coast.
December 13, 2018
Siemens Canada has been awarded a major contract with VIA Rail Canada to design and build 32 new bi-directional corridor trainsets to be delivered by 2022.
November 16, 2018
In exchange for a stake in the company, Brightline trains will be rebranded as Virgin Trains USA in 2019.
July 2, 2018
Tickets are $125.00 per person and includes the ride on the White River Rocket, luncheon at Joliet Union Station, the “Rocket House” stop, and admission to the evening program at Chicago Union Station.
April 20, 2018
Amtrak will offer contemporary and fresh dining choices for sleeping car customers, instead of traditional dining car service, embarking aboard its Capitol Limited and Lake Shore Limited trains starting June 1.
April 17, 2018
The Connecticut Department of Transportation today announced it will launch the Hartford Line rail service with an inaugural event on Friday, June 15.
April 2, 2018
The last day to purchase a Monthly Pass (the July pass) via the website will be June 20 and the last day to purchase a 10-Ride Ticket will be June 30.
March 28, 2018
In a stunning blow to operators and fans of historic locomotives and passenger equipment nationwide, Amtrak issued a memo to employees on March 28 stating its intent to immediately stop hosting charter excursions, private cars and special trains.
March 5, 2018
Connecticut DOT is branding the new Hartford Line service as “CT Rail.”
February 21, 2018
Chicago commuter carrier Metra announced the purchase of 21 F59HPI diesel locomotives from Amtrak to help with a motive power shortage.
February 21, 2018
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.