Passenger train in Chicago

In the US, freight is held accountable for passenger delays

Passenger train in Chicago

Whereas in Europe the debate continues on whether freight trains should be prioritised over passenger services, in the US the argument is the other way around. The US Senate last week introduced legislation that could bring infrastructure managers to court, for not prioritising passenger trains.

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Author: Majorie van Leijen

Majorie van Leijen is the editor-in-chief of, the online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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