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Keep up to date on the latest railroad news from the northeastern United States and Canada, edited by Carl Perelman.

G&W and Connecticut Port Authority announce Port of New London agreement

March 31, 2020

G&W and Connecticut Port Authority announce Port of New London agreement

The Connecticut Port Authority (the Authority), the Office of Policy and Management (OPM) and New England Central Railroad, Inc. (NECR), a subsidiary of Connecticut-based Genesee & Wyoming Inc., today announced that they have reached an agreement on property utilization in the vicinity of the Authority’s port facility in New London (the Port) that maximizes future growth opportunities.

Board of Directors to vote on budget that looks ahead; funds Metro recovery in wake of pandemic

March 31, 2020

Board of Directors to vote on budget that looks ahead; funds Metro recovery in wake of pandemic

Metro’s Board of Directors will vote on the Authority’s FY2021 budget Thursday, which proposes expanded late-night rail hours, better weekend bus service, and fare and other service changes.

John H. Emery Rail Heritage Trust announces 2020 preservation grants

March 30, 2020

John H. Emery Rail Heritage Trust announces 2020 preservation grants

The John H. Emery Rail Heritage Trust announced  this year’s railroad preservation grants.

Government of Canada announces new domestic transportation measures

March 30, 2020

Government of Canada announces new domestic transportation measures

The Government of Canada continues to monitor the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, and is constantly determining what new measures may be required to contain the spread of the virus.

Washington Metro closes first and last cars of all trains to protect employees.

March 30, 2020

Washington Metro closes first and last cars of all trains to protect employees.

Washington Metro closes first and last cars of all trains to protect employees.

Latest Update on Amtrak Service

March 30, 2020

Latest Update on Amtrak Service

While Amtrak continues to operate across the nation, it has adjusted some services due to significantly reduced demand in key markets.

MTA New York City Subway Fatal Incident

March 27, 2020

MTA New York City Subway Fatal Incident

Early today at approximately 3:14 a.m. a smoke and fire condition was reported inside a northbound 2 train as it was approaching the 110 St station, with the train crew eventually reporting heavy black smoke issuing.  The NYPD is conducting an active investigation of the crime scene. The source and cause of the fire are still under investigation.  The train operator was removed to a nearby hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. 

Genesee & Wyoming Announces 2019 Industrial Development Results

March 26, 2020

Genesee & Wyoming Announces 2019 Industrial Development Results

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W)  announced 2019 industrial development results, with customers investing $1.1 billion in new projects expected to generate more than 1,250 new jobs in communities served by its U.S. freight railroads.

SEPTA to Reduce Regional Rail to “Essential Service Schedule” Starting Sunday, March 29

March 26, 2020

SEPTA to Reduce Regional Rail to “Essential Service Schedule” Starting Sunday, March 29

SEPTA will reduce Regional Rail to an “Essential Service Schedule” starting on Sunday, March 29.

Weekly Rail Traffic for the Week Ending March 21, 2020

March 25, 2020

Weekly Rail Traffic for the Week Ending March 21, 2020

For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 459,966 carloads and intermodal units, down 8.6 percent compared with the same week last year.