RailNews

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

Detroit’s QLine to Resume Service in September

August 26, 2021

Detroit’s QLine to Resume Service in September

Detroit’s streetcar service was closed in March 2020 due to the pandemic and will operate free for passengers starting September 27.


San Diego Trolley to Open in November

August 24, 2021

San Diego Trolley to Open in November

On August 24, local leaders took the first-ever ride on the UC San Diego Blue Line


Gulf Coast Passenger Service One Step Closer Following STB Decision

August 6, 2021

Gulf Coast Passenger Service One Step Closer Following STB Decision

Amtrak alleged that CSX and Norfolk Southern were dragging their feet and preventing it from resuming service east of New Orleans.


Testing Begins on San Diego Trolley Extension

June 29, 2021

Testing Begins on San Diego Trolley Extension

The Blue Line Trolley extends the system from the U.S./Mexico border all the way north to the University community.


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.