RailNews

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

NJ Transit Increases Service as Pandemic Subsides

June 6, 2021

NJ Transit Increases Service as Pandemic Subsides

Additional Bay Head-Long Branch weekend shuttles are being restored for the summer and weekend service is back on the Gladstone Branch


NJT Begins Perth Amboy Station Renovation

May 18, 2021

NJT Begins Perth Amboy Station Renovation

The modernization effort will greatly improve accessibility with high-level platforms and elevators at the NJ Transit station.


Metra Seeks Proposals to Build Battery-Powered F40PH

April 21, 2021

Metra Seeks Proposals to Build Battery-Powered F40PH

Metra’s Board of Directors approved a plan on Wednesday to convert three old F40PH-3s to battery power.


Amtrak to Resume Service in Vermont in July

April 8, 2021

Amtrak to Resume Service in Vermont in July

Amtrak trains have not run in Vermont since March 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic first arrived.


Amtrak Shares Vision For Future With New Routes, More Riders

April 2, 2021

Amtrak Shares Vision For Future With New Routes, More Riders

As President Biden announces his long-awaited infrastructure plan, Amtrak releases a vision to grow the network in 15 years.


April 1, 2021

White River Productions Acquires Diesel Era Magazine

White River Productions has acquired Diesel Era from Withers Publishing, naming Tony Cook as the new editor of the quarterly publication.


Amtrak Asks STB to Force NS, CSX to Deal on Gulf Coast Service

March 17, 2021

Amtrak Asks STB to Force NS, CSX to Deal on Gulf Coast Service

Amtrak told the U.S. Surface Transportation Board it wants to begin service between New Orleans and Mobile, Ala., on Jan. 1, 2022.


New Mexico Rail Runner Resumes Service

March 8, 2021

New Mexico Rail Runner Resumes Service

After being closed for nearly a year, New Mexico Rail Runner resumed operations on March 8.


Amtrak Says Passenger Service Could Return to the Gulf Coast in 2022

February 25, 2021

Amtrak Says Passenger Service Could Return to the Gulf Coast in 2022

Amtrak service was suspended east of New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina.


Congress Calls on Amtrak to Restore Daily Long Distance Service

February 11, 2021

Congress Calls on Amtrak to Restore Daily Long Distance Service

Amtrak would receive up to $1.5 billion as part of the next round of COVID-19 funding.