Category Archives: Texas Rail News

01 Oct
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TEXRail’s first new railcar to be shown at Atlanta transpo expo

October 1, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Attendees at the American Public Transportation Association’s Expo in Atlanta will get the first look at TEXRail’s self-propelled rail car this month. The first Stadler “Flirt” Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) rolled out of ...

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01 Oct
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Why Texas high-speed rail makes this Amazon HQ2 site a sexy option

September 28, 2017 – Dallas Business Journal – Dallas-based Matthews Southwest, with support from Texas Central Partners, is putting together a pitch for Amazon’s HQ2 campus for the transit-oriented development surrounding the proposed station for the bullet train. The $5 billion ...

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25 Sep
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Energy entrepreneur hopes to bring commuter rail to Vermont with Ex-TRE cars

September 25, 2017 – MySanAntonio.com / TRA Newswire – An energy entrepreneur wants to set up a commuter rail system to further his vision of weaning Vermont from fossil fuels and getting cars off the highways, and he has taken ...

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23 Sep
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Union Pacific & Operation Lifesaver celebrate Rail Safety Week in Texas communities & across Western U.S.

September 23, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Union Pacific will celebrate U.S. Rail Safety Week as part of its continued efforts to educate the public about staying safe near rail operations in its communities, Sept. 24-30, 2017. Outreach events are ...

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16 Sep
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DART Board approves plans to advance 26 mile Cotton Belt rail line

September 15, 2017 – CommunityImpact.com – Prospects for a 26-mile suburban passenger rail line that would run through downtown Plano were bolstered this week as transportation officials approved a funding plan for the $1.3 billion project. Dallas Area Rapid Transit board members ...

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13 Sep
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Here’s where Dallas will build a new subway and streetcar line

September 13, 2017 – Dallas Morning News, Liz Farmer – The Dallas City Council on Wednesday gave its support to plans to build a downtown subway route under Commerce Street. Council members also tentatively approved a new streetcar line that ...

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12 Sep
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KCS’ Holiday Express Train to target Texas communities hit by Hurricane Harvey

September 12, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Kansas City Southern (KCS)  has released its schedule for the 17th annual Holiday Express train, which will stop in 22 communities in six states on 26 dates. This year, KCS will work with ...

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12 Sep
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Construction on newest Texas shortline RR is underway

September 12, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Construction is finally underway on The Medina Line, a nine-mile shortline railroad project in Southwest Texas. The project was first approved by the Surface Transportation Board in 2008 but had to fight legal ...

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10 Sep
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20 years after saving the Texas Eagle: celebration but not quitting yet

September 10, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Back in 1997 Amtrak’s Texas Eagle tri-weekly train was written off as part of a cost-cutting effort by the passenger rail service. The train schedule for the San Antonio to Chicago service was ...

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08 Sep
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Tracks open! Amtrak’s Sunset Limited restarts service after Harvey’s Gulf Coast flooding

September 8, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Amtrak’s Sunset Limited service through Houston and Beaumont, a casualty of Hurricane Harvey’s catastrophic flooding, restarts service next week. The tri-weekly passenger train service runs on two host railroads, Union Pacific and BNSF ...

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