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