RailNews

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

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.


Railroads Adjust Services as Storm Takes Aim at Northeast

February 1, 2021

Railroads Adjust Services as Storm Takes Aim at Northeast

NJ Transit, Metro-North was suspending all services and Amtrak was reducing service up and down the Northeast.


Biden Vows Emergency Funding For Transit

January 18, 2021

Biden Vows Emergency Funding For Transit

American Public Transportation Association applauded the plan by president-elect Joe Biden to give transit agencies $20 billion.


January 14, 2021

Metra to Buy New Multi-Level Railcars

Metra’s new bi-levels will replace gallery cars that date back to the mid-20th century.


COVID-19 Service Changes in Canada, New York City, and San Francisco

November 25, 2020

COVID-19 Service Changes in Canada, New York City, and San Francisco

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect passenger train services in Canada, New York City, and San Francisco.


November 5, 2020

Metra Debuts Bike Car

Metra will introduce its first Bike Car, answering the call from bike enthusiasts to have more room for bicycles on its trains.