Rail Transit

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A new station evaluation policy, expected for adoption by the Metra Board of Directors in May, would make it easier to shut down "underperforming" stations.
Streetsblog Chicago
March 19, 2019, 5am PDT
D.C.'s ridership is down even as density around stations is up. More residents are choosing to drive or bike.
The Washington Post
January 19, 2019, 1pm PST
Toronto Mayor John Tory is intervening in transit plans with a call to speed up spending and the construction timeline for the relief line, designed to relieve crowding on the city's subway system in the urban core.
The Star
January 9, 2019, 10am PST
Trinity Metro ended up delaying the opening of the new TexRail line for five days—from Saturday, January 5, until Thursday, January 10.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
January 7, 2019, 7am PST
The agency hopes that allowing more bikes on trains will boost ridership for both.
Streetsblog USA
January 4, 2019, 9am PST
A Reddit user created a transit map of the San Francisco Bay Area that connects Taco Bell locations, which, unlike rail public transit, have reached every corner of the region.
Reddit
December 12, 2018, 6am PST
The general manager of D.C. Metro wants to extend limited late night rail service, in place for two years, into 2019 and beyond. Metro board members have had enough.
DCist
December 11, 2018, 12pm PST
Goodbye, Blue Line. Welcome, A Line. Goodbye, Red Line. Welcome, B Line.
LAist
November 18, 2018, 5am PST
A key ring route in Tokyo's massive collection of rail lines, the JR Yamanote Line is a public transit aficionado's wildest dream. Reece Martin offers a guided tour of the line, available from the comfort of any YouTube-enabled screen.
YouTube
October 20, 2018, 1pm PDT
The Atlanta region could soon gain a commuter rail line similar to those found in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
September 8, 2018, 7am PDT
D.C. Metro recently announced its intentions to buy anywhere from 256 to 800 new 8000 series railcars to replace the oldest cars in the system.
Greater Greater Washington
August 12, 2018, 11am PDT
Planners are working quickly to refine a proposal for a $1.8 billion project connecting the 680 corridor in the East Bay Area to bedroom communities in the Central Valley.
The Mercury News
June 16, 2018, 9am PDT
Chile's President, Sebastian Piñera, announced that Santiago's rail system will add two new lines and extend one of its existing train routes.
International Rail Journal
February 13, 2018, 8am PST
Emergency repairs will shut down Metro SubwayLink for a month, adding the system to an ignominious list of transit closures that includes SafeTrak in Washington, D.C. and the L Train in New York City.
The Baltimore Sun
February 11, 2018, 7am PST
Europe might be in political turmoil, but Eurostar high-speed rail service is expanding its reach.Europe might be in political turmoil, but Eurostar high-speed rail service is expanding its reach.
Quartz
January 27, 2018, 1pm PST
A $2.3 billion extension of the CTA's Red Line would be the first extension of a Chicago's "L" line since 1993.
Chicago Tribune
December 26, 2017, 1pm PST
The state of Washington has taken a first, serious look at a high-speed rail project linking Vancouver in British Columbia to Seattle and Portland.
Vancouver Sun
December 22, 2017, 7am PST
Fanfare, a full slate of politicians, and a day of free rides celebrated the opening of the extended Line 1 of the TTC subway system. There was also criticism of the new extension.
The Toronto Star
November 17, 2017, 11am PST
Early or late, a train that leaves "not on time" is unacceptable in Japan.
The New York Times
September 29, 2017, 1pm PDT
A tragic stampede at a Mumbai rail station is putting new focus on the state of rail infrastructure in India.
BBC