RailNews

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

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.


December 14, 2016

Passenger advocate Arthur Lloyd dies

Passenger train advocate and industry professional Arthur Lloyd passed away on December 4 in his home at Menlo Park, Calif., at age 91.


December 14, 2016

Brightline trains delivered to Florida

The first of five trainsets for Florida’s new Brightline passenger service has been delivered from Siemens’ California assembly plant.


November 1, 2016

SEPTA Transit Workers Strike

More than 5,000 SEPTA transit workers went on strike at midnight, bringing Philadelphia subways, light rail, and buses to a screeching halt.


October 14, 2016

SMART Delays Start-up Until 2017

Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit is delaying start of service until 2017 to address a defect in their brand-new Nippon Shayro diesel multiple unit cars.


October 10, 2016

Hoboken Terminal reopened

Historic Hoboken Terminal reopened on Monday, October 10, more than a week after the fatal crash on September 29 that killed one and injured more than 100.


October 10, 2016

LIRR sideswipe closes Main Line

A Long Island Rail Road commuter train sideswiped a work train near New Hyde Park, N.Y., on October 8, injuring 33 of the 600 passengers on board.


October 1, 2016

TECO Kicks Off New Morning Service

Starting at the end of September, TECO trolleys begin running at 7:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday with Sunday service beginning at noon.


September 29, 2016

NJ Transit train crashes into Hoboken Terminal

A NJ Transit commuter train failed to stop and ran through the bumping block at Hoboken Terminal, killing 1 and injuring more than 100.


September 23, 2016

Bar Cars Coming Back to New Haven Line

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy announced that the state would purchase an additional 60 M-8 electric m.u. railcars from Kawasaki, and that 10 of those cars would be bar cars.