RailNews

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

BART Warm Springs Station to open March 25

March 10, 2017

BART Warm Springs Station to open March 25

The delayed 5.4 mile extension of Bay Area Rapid Transit’s Fremont Line to Warm Springs station is slated to open on March 25, 2017.


Chicago Transit Authority prepares for 70th anniversary

March 6, 2017

Chicago Transit Authority prepares for 70th anniversary

The Chicago Transit Authority celebrates 70 years of service in 2017.


Hoosier State transitions from Iowa Pacific back to Amtrak

March 1, 2017

Hoosier State transitions from Iowa Pacific back to Amtrak

Following the denial of an increased subsidy by Indiana DOT, the planned transition of Hoosier State operation from Iowa Pacific Holdings to Amtrak took place on March 1.


LA Metro suggests underground route for Whittier extension

February 13, 2017

LA Metro suggests underground route for Whittier extension

A new extension of the Metro Gold Line light rail line from East Los Angeles to Whittier, Calif., could tunnel beneath Atlantic Boulevard.


February 3, 2017

Adirondack Scenic awarded $1.5 million grant

The Adirondack Railway Preservation Society has been awarded $1.5 million to rehabilitate trains and locomotives for expanded service.


February 3, 2017

NICTD approves $1.1 billion Five-Year Capital Plan

The five year capital plan would add more cars, extend routes, and improve transit times along the NICTD South Shore Line.


Governor pushes for Buffalo light rail extension

January 9, 2017

Governor pushes for Buffalo light rail extension

New York State governor Andrew Cuomo outlined his desire to expand Buffalo’s light rail to suburban Amherst, as well as build a new transit hub downtown on the waterfront.


Injuries in SEPTA trolley collision

January 6, 2017

Injuries in SEPTA trolley collision

On January 5, two SEPTA Route 10 trolleys collided near 38th Street and Lancaster Avenue in Philadelphia injuring 44 passengers and two operators.


More than 100 injured in LIRR derailment

January 4, 2017

More than 100 injured in LIRR derailment

A low-speed collision with the bumping block at Long Island Rail Road’s Atlantic Avenue Terminal in Brooklyn, N.Y., injured more than 100 riders during this morning’s rush hour.


December 26, 2016

First steps toward Baton Rouge commuter rail

Louisiana governor John Bel Edwards is seeking matching federal funds to put into motion a plan to build out a commuter rail corridor between New Orleans and Baton Rouge.