RailNews

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

Two Boston Trolleys Collide, 17 Injured

December 29, 2017

Two Boston Trolleys Collide, 17 Injured

Two trolleys collided on Boston’s Mattapan High-Speed Line, injuring 17 passengers and damaging the two cars involved.


NTSB Report Says Speed Was a Factor in Tacoma Amtrak Derailment

December 20, 2017

NTSB Report Says Speed Was a Factor in Tacoma Amtrak Derailment

Preliminary reports from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) indicate that speed was a factor in Monday’s derailment of Amtrak Train 501 at DuPont, Wash., which killed three passengers and injured dozens more.


Amtrak Cascades Derailment Kills 3 Near Tacoma

December 19, 2017

Amtrak Cascades Derailment Kills 3 Near Tacoma

Amtrak Train 501 derailed on a sharp curve between Tacoma and Olympia, Wash., early Monday morning, killing 3 and injuring dozens as the train piled up on busy Interstate 5 paralleling the tracks.


Amtrak Service Disruptions due to California Wildfires

December 7, 2017

Amtrak Service Disruptions due to California Wildfires

Union Pacific Railroad has closed tracks between Ventura and Santa Barbara, Calif., due to wildfires in the area.


Cost overruns for Fort Lauderdale streetcar line

October 24, 2017

Cost overruns for Fort Lauderdale streetcar line

According to reports by the Miami Sun-Sentinel, the cost projections for Fort Lauderdale’s new three-mile Wave light rail line are more than $100 million higher than originally anticipated.


Transdev Chosen as Operator of Milwaukee Streetcar

September 6, 2017

Transdev Chosen as Operator of Milwaukee Streetcar

French company Transdev has been chosen as the operator of the 2.1 mile Milwaukee Streetcar.


Sonora-Marin Area Rail Transit Debut

August 25, 2017

Sonora-Marin Area Rail Transit Debut

The long-anticipated Sonora-Marin Area Rail Transit commuter rail made its debut on August 25, with full service beginning the following day.


SEPTA Norristown Line Collision Injures 33

August 23, 2017

SEPTA Norristown Line Collision Injures 33

Two SEPTA Norristown High-Speed Line trains collided at 69th Street terminal on August 22, injuring 33.


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.