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October 2011

Driverless Tube Trains and Automated Tickets Could Be In The Future

October 31, 2011

Following last week’s leaked report about rumored layoffs, a Transport for London authority confirmed that new driverless trains might be introduced to the London Underground network in the near future.  The ‘Operational Vision’ paper will be presented to the Transport for London board for review on Wednesday.  Trade unions are already braced for a fight. Outlined […]

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New England Weather Plays Havoc With Amtrak

October 30, 2011

Sources in Western and Central Massachusetts have reported a rock slide in Palmer MA has stopped the October 30’s Lake Shore Limited from reaching Boston. This has been confirmed through the Chicago Tribune. The Tribune reports 48 (somewhat ironic being the train is numbered 48 west of Albany) passengers were aboard and the train did not loose power or […]

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October 29th Vermonter Heavily Delayed

October 29, 2011

Sources in Western Massachusetts indicate Amtrak’s Vermonter is encountering fallen trees on the New England Central Line around Greenfield MA and may have been damaged by one. As of 8:30pm, the Vermonter had not passed Balloch’s Crossing, located near Greenfield. At 8:42pm it was reported the train had reached East Northfield MA. Amtrak.com is reporting arrival at Brattleboro […]

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New Mexico Commuter Line Reaches 5 Million Passenger Mark

October 29, 2011

Bloomsberg Businessweek has recently reported that New Mexico’s Rail Runner Express has just met a notable ridership milestone.  This week marked the commuter train’s 5 millionth passenger, who boarded the train around 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 26.  The passenger, 52 year old Jerry Martinez, is a daily passenger of the Rail Runner Express and […]

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The Little Railroad That Could

October 28, 2011

There is a little railroad in Massachusetts that can best be described as “The Little Railroad That Could.” This railroad, most commonly known as the ex-Boston and Maine Connecticut River Mainline, runs from East Deerfield yard in Deerfield MA to Springfield MA under Pan Am Southern and Springfield MA to New Haven CT under Amtrak. […]

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Metro-North Commuters Want More From Passenger ‘Bill of Rights’

October 28, 2011

CBS New York has reported that the recently proposed commuter ‘bill of rights’ does not adequately protect passengers. The passenger’s bill of rights was first proposes as a result of lengthy delays that occurred on a Metro-North train in October that left passengers without information or means to exit the train for more than an […]

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