Passenger Train Journal Second Quarter 2024


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Special Feature:

Journal Spotlight

  • FRA identifies 15 preferred long-distance routes.
  • Mexico continues passenger train expansion.


60 years of Shinkansen • by Kevin J. Holland — In the world of high speed rail, Japan is where it all began.

Metroliner • by Bill Anderson — The train that did it.

The American High-Speed landscape in 2024 • by Kevin McKinney & Kent Patterson— A survey of current projects and proposals.

Taking a Knife to a Gunfight • by Brooks A. Bentz — The myth and reality of passenger train economics.

Tren Maya in Person • by Ted Rafuse — A first-hand look at Mexico's new passenger service.

Trip Report: VIA's Venture Fleet • by Ira Silverman — Sampling VIA's new Corridor trains.


On the Point

The Journal

North American Intercity — Restoring the all-weather mode?

Window on the World — Switzerland's alternative routes.

Rail Users Network — Will Midwest-Florida rail service return?

Capitol Unlimited — Smart thinking about High-Speed rail. 

Transport Action Canada High Frequency Rail: faster, but when?

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