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Volume 13 - issue 050
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Date: December 12, 2020 08:22AM


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A south bound Amtrak Pacific Surfliner glides high above the Pacific Ocean at Del Mar, CA on May 28, 2016. These bluffs have recently experienced significant erosion which has shut down this line.

Alex Mayes photo.



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Scheduled News


Japan's disabled suffer as train stations increasingly go unstaffed
[english.kyodonews.net]

New Sleeper Train Services Announced Across Europe
[www.traveloffpath.com]

Study recommends forming a group to build high-speed train in the Pacific Northwest
[www.kgw.com]
and
Study recommends forming a group to build Cascadia megaregion bullet train
[kpic.com]

BNSF to run test trains on south Lincoln tracks ahead of full service next month
[journalstar.com]

Weekly US coal train loadings rise to 10-month high: STB
[www.spglobal.com]

TransitNEXT selects Siemens Mobility to provide train control and signaling system to Ottawa's Trillium Line South Extension
[www.masstransitmag.com]

NTSB issues 6 safety recommendations following investigation of train derailment, hazardous materials release
[www.rtands.com]
and
NTSB recommends safety measures in light of CSX derailment
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Holiday Train makes its way around Vermont
[www.wcax.com]

MBTA To Cut Lowell Train Service To Boston By More Than Half
[patch.com]
and
Cuts in commuter rail service beginning next week could be more than an inconvenience, riders say
[www.bostonherald.com]

Italy & Switzerland Suspend Cross-Border Train Services
[www.schengenvisainfo.com]

Brexit Logjams Force Freight Trains to Leave Goods at Port
[www.bloomberg.com]

Fortress Returns to Muni Market, This Time For Florida Train
[www.bloomberg.com]

City Looking at Speedy Resolution on Train Horns
[www.sanclementetimes.com]

Prince William Co. to study bus, train synergy to speed US 1 commutes
[wtop.com]

Japan to prepare train cars for Narita arrivals
[www3.nhk.or.jp]

Federal Railroad Administration modernizes brake safety standards
[ajot.com]

BeltLine’s Northeast Trail route in Buckhead is blocked by railroad’s objection
[www.reporternewspapers.net]

Florida DOT to fund Tampa Streetcar expansion
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

OmniTRAX, affiliated railroads aid local pandemic relief efforts
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Rail supplier news from Loram, Wabtec, Siemens, TranSystems, Trinity and Burns
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

LIRR engineer remains on payroll after move to North Carolina
[www.newsday.com]

NJ Transit will meet PTC deadline, CEO says
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

FRA updates rail equipment accident, incident reporting regs
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Massachusetts Coastal Railroad resumes service on Cape
[www.capecodtimes.com]

U.S. Rep. Moulton introduces high-speed rail bill
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Improving the safety and efficiency of railroad operations with automation-assisted technology
[www.rtands.com]

Khaf-Herat Railroad Significant for Region
[financialtribune.com]

Caltrain to replace Guadalupe River rail bridge
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

San Jose reaches ‘long overdue’ deal for clearing of trash, encampments along Union Pacific tracks
[www.mercurynews.com]

OmniTRAX, Short Line Affiliates Support Local Communities
[www.railwayage.com]

R. J. Corman acquires short lines, transload service provider
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Alpenglow, USA Rail open newest terminal in Texas
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

True Rail establishes headquarters in Mt. Pleasant
[www.columbiadailyherald.com]

CN, CP recognized for actions on climate change
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

2021 Railroader of the Year: Keith Creel, Canadian Pacific
[www.railwayage.com]

VRE updates long-term capital improvement plan
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Rail safety group urges more caution during switching operations
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

CSX to acquire New England railway
[spotlightnews.com]

Amtrak, Delaware complete Northeast Corridor track project
[www.progressiverailroading.com]
and
Amtrak, Delaware Complete $71.2MM NEC Project
[www.railwayage.com]

U.S. rail carload and intermodal volumes are mixed for the week ending December 5, reports AAR
[www.logisticsmgmt.com]
and
Total U.S. freight-rail volume climbs in Week 49
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

AAR: Another Double-Digit Gain for Intermodal
[www.railwayage.com]

KC Streetcar to receive full federal funding request
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Amtrak adds new digital payment options
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Amtrak to pay compensation for ADA noncompliance at Clifton Forge
[roanoke.com]

Ushering in the next generation: Amtrak prepares to introduce its trainsets of the future
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

California corridors ask Congress to revise Amtrak cost formulas
[trn.trains.com]

APTA, Transit release transit ridership trend estimator
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

SacRT awarded state funding for light-rail improvements
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Three rail switching-related fatalities prompt warning
[www.freightwaves.com]

Delayed trains predicted by AI after analysis of railway data
[eandt.theiet.org]

Chinese company, Argentina ink deal to reactivate cargo railway
[www.ecns.cn]

East Coast Railway carried 6.44 MT freight in first 10 days of December
[www.cnbctv18.com]

'Too much at stake to close,' says Huron Central Railway boss
[www.northernontariobusiness.com]

RCMP say lighting at 4 N.S. railway crossings has been tampered with in past 3 days
[www.cbc.ca]

VIA Rail Still Struggling
[www.railwayage.com]

Trains move like lightning on new high-speed railway line
[www.shine.cn]

Bridge breathes new life into railway
[www.thedailystar.net]

Proposal to integrate VRE and MARC commuter lines
[www.rtands.com]

UK railway news round-up
[www.therailwayhub.co.uk]

End of an era! Indian Railways 107-year-old train service in Gujarat comes to an end; details
[www.financialexpress.com]

CN to Boost Capacity With New Midwest Terminal
[www.railwayage.com]

Alstom is the latest rail company to join the US High Speed Rail Association.
[railway-news.com]

Belfast railway works will see some lines closed for eight days
[www.belfastlive.co.uk]

ArcelorMittal celebrates the 60th anniversary of its railway in Quebec’s North Shore
[www.miningweekly.com]

Mitsubishi and CAF to supply 31 EMUs to Myanmar
[www.railjournal.com]

Ouigo Spain delays start date
[www.railjournal.com]

Lagos-Ibadan railway commences trial operations with passengers
[nairametrics.com]

Railways to implement plan to trim staff positions, says move won’t shrink number of jobs
[theprint.in]

CSX Makes CDP Climate ‘A List’
[www.railwayage.com]

Government urged to reverse decision to axe on-board catering at rail firm
[www.therailwayhub.co.uk]

CTC Awards $392.4MM for 10 Freight, Passenger Rail Projects
[www.railwayage.com]

UP Names Richardson EVP, Chief Legal Officer, Corporate Secretary
[www.railwayage.com]

First China-bound freight train of Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway arrives in Georgia
[www.agenda.ge]

Running Extra


What Train Travel Looks Like for British Royals
[www.cntraveler.com]

Video shows Amtrak train as it hits 18-wheeler at local crossing
[www.kwtx.com]

'Amtrak Joe' could arrive for his inauguration by train
[www.cnn.com]

How Do You Put A 42-Inch Drainage Pipe Under Railroad Tracks Without Touching Them?
[www.northescambia.com]

Flying Scotsman to return to East Lancashire Railway in 2021 - how to get tickets
[www.lancs.live]

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