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JR East to rebuild stations for Tokyo Olympics
East Japan Railway Company (JR East) has unveiled a Yen 250bn ($US 2.4 billion) project to rebuild three stations in central Tokyo in preparation for the 2020 Summer Olympics and…
Brightline trainsets taking shape
Brightline, the privately funded high-performance passenger rail system currently under development by Florida East Coast Industries subsidiary All Aboard Florida, provides this preview of the locomotive and passenger coaches under…
Amtrak 188 wreck: NTSB responds; Schanoes rebuts
David Schanoes’ personal analysis of the Amtrak train No. 188 derailment at Frankford Junction curve on the Northeast Corridor last year elicited a response from National Transportation Safety Board Director…
Texas choo-choo a pain on the range
I wish I may, I wish I might, I wish to be an interstate passenger railroad tonight.
Final Siemens ACS-64 for Amtrak rolls out of Sacramento
On Thursday, June 2, 2016, Amtrak and Siemens marked completion of the 70th and final Amtrak Cities Sprinter (ACS-64) electric locomotive at the Siemens rail manufacturing hub in Sacramento, Calif.,…
NARP urges support for Hudson River tunnel project
The National Association of Railroad Passengers added its support to growing political pressure to speed-up New York's Hudson River rail project, in fear of a "transportation meltdown."
A final helping of Amtrak’s “Swedish Meatball”
You know you’re getting old when a locomotive that has hauled passenger trains on which you’ve ridden as an adult winds up in a museum.
CHSRA amends funding grant
On May 18, 2016, the California High-Speed Rail Authority announced amendments to its grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, the first amendment to the grant…
The short, the long, the skinny, and the fat
Executive Summary: After one year of investigation, the National Transportation Safety Board has determined that the cause of the fatal derailment of Amtrak train 188 at Frankford Junction is exactly…
NARP statement on Amtrak 188
One day after the National Transportation Safety Board released its findings on Amtrak 188's derailment, National Association of Railroad Passengers President Jim Matthews issued this statement on May 18, 2016:
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