Intercity

California Gov. Jerry Brown said Sunday the state’s 700-mile high speed rail project will cost far less than the state's current estimate of nearly $100 billion, and also said that…
New generation trains running on existing track can easily combine higher speeds, lower energy consumption, reduced noise, and lower costs, according to findings by Swedish researchers released Wednesday in Stockholm.…
Amtrak reportedly hopes to begin passenger rail service to Norfolk, Va., along the south side of the James River, by the end of the year.
House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Chairman John Mica (R-Fla.) has made no secret of his disdain for Amtrak, often referring to it as our “Soviet style rail system.”
In Abraham Lincoln’s day, the Illinois Central line linking Chicago with Springfield, Ill., and St. Louis was preferred for passenger service because, of the five major lines that connected the…
Representatives of InnoTrans 2012 note the deadline for registering is Feb. 15, “only four weeks,” for the event, set on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds in Germany Sept. 18-21.
In long-range perspective, the story of North American passenger rail is one of extraordinary growth. The story isn’t over.
Covering little if any new ground for regular rail industry observers, Amtrak President Joseph Boardman on Jan. 12 highlighted the company’s plan to begin acquiring 70 electric locomotives and 130…
Suppliers have played a key role in helping Amtrak survive, and even prosper, despite repeated attempts to kill the intercity passenger railroad. Their role remains key, and the industry remains…
Optimists insist the U.S. is finally poised to join the world’s “true” high speed rail club. Skeptics say a hostile Congress could make that advance more difficult. Both may be…
U.S. public transportation trips increased 2.0% in the third quarter compared with the third quarter of 2010, the American Public Transportation Association said Thursday—an increase of 52 million transit trips.…
If there is one thing I've learned in my 23 years in the railway supply industry, it's that we are an optimistic bunch. Deal us a series of hardships and…
Buoyed by recent state-supported extensions of Amtrak service that have proven popular, state rail advocates are clamoring for Amtrak service to be extended to Virginia’s southwestern reaches, including Roanoke, Va.,…
Bombardier Transportation on Monday said it has won a contract for propulsion and control equipment in India from Mumbai Railway Vikas Corp. (MRVC) in India. MRVC is a joint venture…
No longer content with the "static quo," Amtrak seeks to establish European-style HSR in the U.S. Northeast—and operate other planned U.S. HSR systems. Amtrak Vice President-High Speed Rail Albrecht Engel makes…
Continuing to upgrade and replace bridges in Connecticut on its Northeast Corridor, Amtrak is preparing to replace two bridge spans in Stonington, Conn, and will suspend passenger service from 4:00…
Amtrak Sept. 28 unveiled an ambitious vision for "Next-Generation High-Speed Rail service" in the Northeast, superseding and complementing its existing Northeast Corridor, and designed to dramatically reduce travel times between…
When the private freight railroads desperately wanted out of the passenger rail business, Congress saw the need for a single national passenger rail service provider with a mission to improve…
As New York Penn Station marks a century of service, planners are gearing up for the next 100 years. A century ago, the Pennsylvania Railroad was in the midst of one…
NYC official: Newark Airport rail access is good for New York and the region!  It's unlikely that New York City Transit will ever operate subway trains to or from Newark…
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