Train Travel

Amtrak employee finds person injured in South Loop rail yard

A person was found injured on the tracks in a rail yard Tuesday morning in the South Loop.<p>An Amtrak employee found the male about 7:20 a.m. on the …

Chicago

Investment needed now in light rail network, local officials say

Photo: Rodneyghewy via Wikimedia Commons<p>Transport companies and officials from the four big cities of Amsterdam, Utrecht, Rotterdam and The Hague are …

Netherlands

Should you buy Amtrak points with an 30% bonus?

Living in New York, using Amtrak can be really convenient, especially along the Northeast Corridor. I’ve used Amtrak for trips to Burlington, VT; …

Amtrak

Amtrak Vacations' Flash Sale is Coming

If experiencing a rail adventure in 2018 is on your bucket list, you are in luck.<p>Amtrak Vacations is preparing its next flash sale starting January …

Travel

Alaska forms Anchorage commuter rail task force

THE governor of the state of Alaska Mr Bill Walker signed an administrative order on January 10 establishing a task force to examine the feasibility …

Commuter Rail

Amtrak resolves power problem at Penn Station

NEW YORK (AP) - Amtrak says it has resolved a power problem that caused delays for rail passengers at New York's Penn Station.<p>New Jersey Transit had …

New Jersey

The 60 greatest train journeys on Earth

The best train journey I’ve ever done? Tricky. In terms of sheer pinch-me-is-this-for-real wow-factor, it has to be the Trans-Mongolian, a journey of truly epic proportions. In my case it involved four days of travelling between Moscow and Lake Baikal on the traditional Trans-Siberian before …

Trains

The best train journeys in Latin America for 2018

Our rail experts suggest the best train journeys across Mexico, Central America and South America for 2018.<p>1. Machu Picchu Train, Peru<p>The Inca citadel of Machu Picchu was once famously lost, but is now found by more than 2,500 tourists a day. Most of them arrive by rail, on the services of either …

South America

Higher speed passenger train service begins in South Florida

A higher speed passenger train is set to begin service in South Florida.<p>The Brightline train will begin introductory service on Saturday, with …

Business

Alaska governor to assemble advisory group on commuter rail

Gov. Bill Walker issued an executive order to establish a task force to look into building a commuter rail service between Anchorage and Wasilla, …

Business

The Commuter Rail Is Still a Mess Post-Storm

Commuter Rail Service on Newburyport/Rockport Line Canceled<p>The MBTA is still wrestling with the fallout of last week's bomb cyclone.<p>By · 1/9/2018, …

Commuter Rail

Amtrak CEO: What 2018 infrastructure work at NY Penn Station means | Opinion

<b>By Richard Anderson</b><p>At Amtrak, we are committed to improving Penn Station with significant annual capital investments. Penn Station users want …

NJ Transit

Scott Street closed for light rail construction

Scott Street<p>23hundred cafe<p>Workers pour the first section of track on the former rail corridor, near Steel Street, on Tuesday morning.<p>Scott …

Commuter Rail

Truck Stalls On Tracks, Hit By Commuter Rail In Weymouth

Trains along the Kingston/Plymouth line were delayed Monday morning.<p>WEYMOUTH, MA – An pickup truck was hit by a Commuter Rail train in Weymouth …

Boston

Commuter Rail to operate modified schedule for Newburyport-Rockport lines

BOSTON (WHDH) — The MBTA said the Commuter Rail’s Newburyport-Rockport lines will run on a modified schedule through Jan. 12 due to damage from last …

Trains

Stop complimentary passes for luxury trains: House panel

Between 2012 and 2017, the luxury tourist trains have run with vacant seats ranging between 45 and 63 per cent of their capacity.<p>Tiger Zinda Hai box …

India

Parliamentary panel pulls up Railways for giving complimentary tickets to 'freeloaders' - Firstpost

A Parliamentary Standing Committee has pulled up the Railways for giving "freeloaders" complimentary tickets to travel on luxury trains even though …

Trains

MBTA scolds Keolis over ‘disappointing’ day on commuter rail

The commuter rail system froze up in the aftermath of Thursday’s snowstorm, as delays, cancellations, and breakdowns stymied the MBTA during its most …

Boston

No.1 mistake you’re making when booking a trip

It’s not often a chat with the general manager of an online cruise specialist can make you feel as though you’re sitting through a trailer for a …

Air Travel

Rocky Mountaineer Meets Alaskan Cruise

Rocky Mountaineer is a world-class train journey like no other. Winding through lush rainforests and snow-capped mountains, this is where the call of …

Trains

3 cars on Amtrak train with 311 passengers derail, none hurt

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Three cars on an Amtrak train carrying more than 300 passengers on a route from Miami to New York derailed in snow-covered Savannah after a fierce winter storm, but no injuries were reported.<p>Amtrak spokesman Jason Abrams said Silver Meteor train 98 was backing slowly into the …

News

At least four people killed in passenger train crash in South Africa

Rescue workers in South Africa say four people have been killed and dozens injured in a passenger train crash.<p>Netcare 911, an emergency responders' group, reported the death toll on Twitter after the accident Thursday morning. Netcare 911 says about 40 people were injured while another rescue …

South Africa

Amherst frustrated with Via Rail over train station delays

AMHERST – A downtown Amherst development project could be on the verge of collapse and the developer and the town are pointing a finger at Via Rail …

Via Rail

2 Rescued Before Commuter Rail Demolishes Vehicle

Another frightening situation in the midst of the storm today.<p>BRIDGEWATER – Two people was rescued from a vehicle moments before a Commuter Rail …

Boston

Commuter rail returns to normal schedule Friday

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s commuter rail will resume a regular schedule on Friday, a day after historic flooding inundated …

Boston

66 Ideas For Your Magical 2018 World Bucket List

Whether you set New Year's resolutions or not, you undoubtedly have a few things in the back of your mind that you want to achieve, see, or do. …

List-Worthy

Conductor, passenger injured in deadly Amtrak crash sue

SEATTLE (AP) — A conductor injured when a speeding Amtrak train flew off the tracks and onto a Washington state highway last month, killing three and injuring dozens, filed a lawsuit Wednesday claiming the rail company failed to provide a safe work environment.<p>Garrick Freeman, who was in the front …

Elaine Thompson

MBTA Schedule For Thursday's Blizzard

The MBTA is prepping for Thursday's storm.<p>BOSTON, MA — Commuting to Boston in up to 18 inches of snow is quite a challenge, especially when it means …

Boston

South Africa transport minister says at least 12 dead, more than 260 hurt in passenger train crash

South Africa transport minister says at least 12 dead, more than 260 hurt in passenger train crash.

Passenger Rail

Nor'easter Expected To Bring Foot Of Snow To Greater Boston

<i>Expected snow totals, Wednesday to Thursday. (National Weather Service)</i><p>BOSTON (WBZ-AM/AP) -- A nor'easter hitting New England Wednesday into Thursday …

Weather