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December 15, 2016

Proposals for a new train station in Buffalo are being considered by a panel led by Buffalo’s Mayor Byron Brown.

One captivating proposal is to rehabilitate Buffalo’s Central Terminal and revitalize the surrounding neighborhood. This plan is exciting because it appeals to a broad range of constituents. It has the potential to bring together a diverse coalition capable of securing funding.

The master plan to rehabilitate Buffalo Central Station was put forward by Toronto developer Harry Stinson and is estimated to cost between $150 million to $200 million over five years.

December 10, 2016

As of December 14, we have 32 models of the H5 available. If you make a donation of $100 or more today, we’ll send you one priority mail tomorrow.

The H5 is the newest Japanese bullet train. It links Hakodate, on Hakkaido Island, to Tokyo; topping out at 205 mph.

These die-cast models, very similar to Hot Wheels cars, are about six inches long. They would make a great gift for that railfan child in your life.

We also have plenty of posters, mugs, hats and key chains that would make great stocking stuffers.

December 07, 2016

In an effort to share MHSRA’s vision with more people, we are bringing back the Midwest Rail Report. We have stories focusing on new stations in the Midwest, exciting high-speed rail projects around the world and details of how the phased network approach can be used to bring high-speed rail to the Midwest.

November 29, 2016

It is Trainsgiving (otherwise known as Giving Tuesday), a day dedicated to giving back to the causes you believe in. Our members believe in a vision of a modern passenger rail network with fast, frequent and dependable trains throughout the Midwest.

Today we focused on three infrastructure components needed to make this vision a reality. The final component is improving our stations.

November 29, 2016

It is Trainsgiving (otherwise known as Giving Tuesday), a day dedicated to giving back to the causes you believe in. Our members believe in a vision of a modern passenger rail network with fast, frequent and dependable trains throughout the Midwest.

Please become a member today to support this vision for the Midwest.

Today we are focusing on three infrastructure components needed to make this vision a reality: Trainsets, track and stations.

November 29, 2016

It is Trainsgiving (otherwise known as Giving Tuesday), a day dedicated to giving back to the causes you believe in. Our members believe in a vision of a modern passenger rail network with fast, frequent and dependable trains throughout the Midwest.

Please make a donation today if you share the same belief.

November 23, 2016

New, proposed safetys standards for U.S. passenger trains were unveiled this week. The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) released a proposed rulemaking that lays out clear safety standards for high-speed trains and updated safety standards for conventional passenger trains.

November 18, 2016

The preferred route for the second phase of a high-speed rail route connecting northern England with London has been revealed. The £56bn project, referred to as High Speed 2 (HS2), will include new stations, bottleneck removals, and track improvements. This will allow high-speed trains to serve many more communities with fast, frequent and dependable service.

The project is being implemented using the phased network approach. Each part of the project will provide immediate benefits while also serving as a building block towards an enhanced passenger rail network.

November 14, 2016

Texans would welcome high-speed rail as a much-needed alternative to their current options. This was the sentiment in a recently released study assessing demand for Texas Central’s proposed high-speed line linking Dallas and Houston.

November 02, 2016

Thousands of Cubs fans are making their way from Chicago to Cleveland for Game 7 of the World Series tonight. Throughout the series fans from both teams have been making the journey between Chicago and Cleveland either by plane, train or automobile. This is a great time to highlight how the Lakeshore corridor could provide a more viable option between these two great midwestern cities.

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