Rail transportation in the United States consists primarily of freight shipments, while passenger service, once a large and vital part of the nation's passenger transportation network, plays a limited role as compared to transportation patterns in many other countries. However, US passenger service continues to grow, and in August 2016, the largest single loan ever given by the U.S. Department of Transportation ($2.45 billion) was awarded to Amtrak. The loan will help pay for massive upgrades and to modernize service and rebuild aging infrastructure along the busy Northeast Corridor. The loan will also help pay for new rail stations and more than 20 new high speed trains. Currently, it takes roughly 2½ hours to travel from Washington’s Union Station to New York’s Penn Station on Acela trai

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  • Rail transportation in the United States consists primarily of freight shipments, while passenger service, once a large and vital part of the nation's passenger transportation network, plays a limited role as compared to transportation patterns in many other countries. However, US passenger service continues to grow, and in August 2016, the largest single loan ever given by the U.S. Department of Transportation ($2.45 billion) was awarded to Amtrak. The loan will help pay for massive upgrades and to modernize service and rebuild aging infrastructure along the busy Northeast Corridor. The loan will also help pay for new rail stations and more than 20 new high speed trains. Currently, it takes roughly 2½ hours to travel from Washington’s Union Station to New York’s Penn Station on Acela trains, which can travel roughly 135 mph. The new trains will be capable of traveling at speeds up to 190 mph (en)
  • Les transports ferroviaires aux États-Unis se sont fortement développés depuis la conquête de l'Ouest. Plusieurs compagnies de chemins de fer rivalisent ; une des plus connues est la principale Amtrak (fr)
  • A rede ferroviária norte americana é a mais extensa do mundo com cerca de 226,612 mil quilômetros (2005). Suas ferrovias são divididas em 3 classes (de acordo com cotas de lucro anual criadas pelo Surface Transportation Board): * Ferrovia Classe I: companhias ferroviárias de grande porte. São as companhias que obtêm uma receita operacional anual de US$ 250 milhões ,após terem sua margem de lucro corrigida pelo índice de preços do frete ferroviário, desenvolvido pelo Bureau of Labor Statistics. De acordo com a Association of American Railroads (AAR), as ferrovias classe I tinham transportado em 2006 um mínimo de receitas operacionais de US$ 346,8 milhões. * Ferrovias Classe II: companhias ferroviárias de médio porte. São as companhias que obtêm uma receita operacional anual entre US$ 20,5 milhões e US$ 277,7 milhões por no mínimo três anos consecutivos. Ferrovias com tráfego e equipamentos compartilhados e terminais de carga não são considerados de classe II. * Ferrovia Classe III: companhias ferroviárias de pequeno porte. Segundo o Surface Transportation Board, são ferrovias que obtêm uma receita operacional anual de é uma ferrovia com uma receita operacional anual de até US$ 20 milhões. Apesar do transporte ferroviário ter nascido na Europa, os Estados Unidos adotaram esse meio de transporte de tal forma que sua história se confunde com a história do país, principalmente entre a metade do século XIX até a metade do século XX. (pt)
  • De spoorwegen in de Verenigde Staten zijn getekend door een rijke geschiedenis met snelle omwentelingen en enorme groeispurten. Tegenwoordig beschikt de VS over een heel uitgebreid netwerk, dat echter vooral voor goederenvervoer gebruikt wordt. Personenvervoer over het spoor is beperkt tot een onderneming die intercity-diensten aanbiedt, Amtrak, naast een aantal voorstadspoorwegen en metronetten. (nl)
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  • Les transports ferroviaires aux États-Unis se sont fortement développés depuis la conquête de l'Ouest. Plusieurs compagnies de chemins de fer rivalisent ; une des plus connues est la principale Amtrak (fr)
  • De spoorwegen in de Verenigde Staten zijn getekend door een rijke geschiedenis met snelle omwentelingen en enorme groeispurten. Tegenwoordig beschikt de VS over een heel uitgebreid netwerk, dat echter vooral voor goederenvervoer gebruikt wordt. Personenvervoer over het spoor is beperkt tot een onderneming die intercity-diensten aanbiedt, Amtrak, naast een aantal voorstadspoorwegen en metronetten. (nl)
  • Rail transportation in the United States consists primarily of freight shipments, while passenger service, once a large and vital part of the nation's passenger transportation network, plays a limited role as compared to transportation patterns in many other countries. However, US passenger service continues to grow, and in August 2016, the largest single loan ever given by the U.S. Department of Transportation ($2.45 billion) was awarded to Amtrak. The loan will help pay for massive upgrades and to modernize service and rebuild aging infrastructure along the busy Northeast Corridor. The loan will also help pay for new rail stations and more than 20 new high speed trains. Currently, it takes roughly 2½ hours to travel from Washington’s Union Station to New York’s Penn Station on Acela trai (en)
  • A rede ferroviária norte americana é a mais extensa do mundo com cerca de 226,612 mil quilômetros (2005). Suas ferrovias são divididas em 3 classes (de acordo com cotas de lucro anual criadas pelo Surface Transportation Board): Apesar do transporte ferroviário ter nascido na Europa, os Estados Unidos adotaram esse meio de transporte de tal forma que sua história se confunde com a história do país, principalmente entre a metade do século XIX até a metade do século XX. (pt)
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  • Rail transportation in the United States (en)
  • Transport ferroviaire aux États-Unis (fr)
  • Spoorwegen in de Verenigde Staten (nl)
  • Transporte ferroviário nos Estados Unidos (pt)
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