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Reading & Northern to restore Pennsylvania train station's platform

Rail News Home Short Lines & Regionals 2/24/2020 Rail News: Short Lines & Regionals
image The R&N provides passenger-rail service in addition to its freight service.Photo – Reading & Northern Railroad

Reading & Northern Railroad (R&N) has finalized an agreement to return passenger-rail service to a 146-year-old train station in Tamaqua, Pennsylvania.

The agreement calls for the construction of a new passenger platform, R&N officials said in a press release issued last week.

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PATCO honored for elevator installation project

Rail News Home Passenger Rail 2/24/2020 Rail News: Passenger Rail
image PATCO was awarded New Jersey Alliance for Action’s Leading Infrastructure Project award.Photo – DRPA Youtube

The Port Authority Transit Corp. (PATCO) last week received the New Jersey Alliance for Action's Leading Infrastructure Project award for the transit agency’s rail station accessibly improvements.

The award recognizes PATCO’s $38 million project to install elevators at all its rail stations. 

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SEPTA makes service improvements to Market-Frankford Line

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image SEPTA eliminated skip-stop service during peak travel times on the Market-Frankford Line.Photo – SEPTA Facebook

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority (SEPTA) has made service improvements to adjust for increasing ridership on the Market-Frankford Line in Philadelphia.

SEPTA eliminated skip-stop service during peak travel times, meaning all trains will stop at all stations, agency officials said in a press release.

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MBTA completes Orange Line track, station improvement project

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image MBTA crews replaced 240 linear feet of ties on the Orange Line.Photo – MBTA

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) last week completed station and track improvement work on the Orange Line.

During four weekends, MBTA crews replaced about 1,400 feet of track, including 1,040 feet at North Station, 150 feet at State Station and 204 feet at Haymarket Station, MBTA officials said in a press release.

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U.S. Reps. McAdams, Curtis introduce bill to broaden FAST Act grant criteria

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image U.S. Reps. Ben McAdams and John Curtis introduced the TRAIN Act to allow the UTA to compete for millions of federal capital dollars.Photo – UTA Facebook

Federal lawmakers from Utah earlier this month introduced a bill that, if passed, would allow the Utah Transit Authority’s (UTA) FrontRunner commuter-rail service to compete for millions of federal capital dollars distributed annually to fund rail updates.

The Transit Revitalization And Infrastructure Needs (TRAIN) Act, introduced by U.S. Rep. Ben McAdams (D-Utah) and U.S. Rep. John Curtis (R-Utah), would broaden the Core Capacity Improvements grant criteria under the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. 

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