Keep up to date on the latest light rail, rapid transit, commuter, and long-distance passenger rail news from coast to coast.
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.
February 6, 2018
No injuries were reported when Amtrak Acela Train 2150 experienced a separation in while traveling towards Boston South Station on Tuesday.
February 5, 2018
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.”
February 4, 2018
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.
January 31, 2018
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.
January 6, 2018
Napa Valley Wine Train is considering adding a commuter car to one of its regular trains between Napa and St. Helena, Calif.
January 5, 2018
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.
January 2, 2018
No injuries were reported when a rebuilt PCC trolley collided with a box truck in San Francisco on New Year’s Day.
December 31, 2017
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.