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

MTA Implements “NY Essential Service Plan”

March 25, 2020

MTA Implements “NY Essential Service Plan”

As the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and move the healthcare workers, first responders and essential personnel on the frontlines of this public health crisis, the Authority today announced the implementation of the “NY Essential Service Plan.”

Norfolk Southern names Vanessa Allen Sutherland Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer

March 24, 2020

Norfolk Southern names Vanessa Allen Sutherland Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer

Norfolk Southern Corporation today announced that Vanessa Allen Sutherland has been named executive vice president and chief legal officer, effective April 1, 2020. 

MTA, TWU Announce Cash Transactions to be Conducted Via MetroCard Vending Machines Beginning Tuesday, March 24 Until Further Notice

March 23, 2020

MTA, TWU Announce Cash Transactions to be Conducted Via MetroCard Vending Machines Beginning Tuesday, March 24 Until Further Notice

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and Transport Workers Union Local 100 (TWU) today announced all cash transactions, other than reduced-fare purchases will be conducted via MetroCard Vending Machines effective Tuesday, March 24, until further notice

MBTA Discourages All Non-Essential Travel

March 23, 2020

MBTA Discourages All Non-Essential Travel

The MBTA has announced additional service revisions in a continuing effort to protect the health and safety of the T’s customers and workforce, and to preserve transit services for those who are essential to slowing the spread of COVID-19, or otherwise must travel for purposes that are absolutely necessary

Amtrak adjusts service due to reduced ridership stemming from COVID-19 concerns

March 23, 2020

Amtrak adjusts service due to reduced ridership stemming from COVID-19 concerns

With reduced ridership due to COVIC-19 concerns, Amtrak has adjusted some services due to significantly reduced demand in key markets.

NJ Transit announces service enhancements weekday rail service.

March 22, 2020

NJ Transit announces service enhancements weekday rail service.

Beginning March 23rd, NJ TRANSIT will enhance its weekday rail schedule to ensure additional regions of New Jersey maintain service.

Hoosac Tunnel remains closed and detours still on

March 21, 2020

Hoosac Tunnel remains closed and detours still on

Pan Am’s Hoosac Tunnel remains closed. The railroad continues repairs and it is expected to remain out of service until at least the end of March. 

VIA Rail Canada announces service changes effective this Monday.

March 20, 2020

VIA Rail Canada announces service changes effective this Monday.

VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) announces service changes effective Monday March 23, which will be in place until further notice.

NJ Transit adjusts service level due to low ridership

March 19, 2020

NJ Transit adjusts service level due to low ridership

Beginning Friday, March 20th, NJ TRANSIT’s rail lines, with the exception of the Atlantic City Rail Line (ACRL), will operate on a weekend schedule with slight modifications

Weekly Rail Traffic for the Week Ending March 14, 2020

March 19, 2020

Weekly Rail Traffic for the Week Ending March 14, 2020

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending March 14, 2020.