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Williston train depot booms with Oil Patch passengers

April 4, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Amtrak says armies of workers migrating to and from North Dakota’s rich oil fields have made Williston’s train depot the busiest stop in the state and the fastest-growing station in the nation. Continue Reading

Passenger rail service still days away

July 11, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Amtrak passenger rail service will not resume through North Dakota for at least “several more days,” until repairs can be made to flooded railbed and tracks just west of Towner, according to a spokeswoman with BNSF Railway, which owns the track.
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Amtrak continues temporary suspension of service

June 13, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Amtrak service continues to be temporarily suspended west of St. Paul because of weather-related BNSF Railway Co. track closures between Devils Lake and Rugby, N.D., and between Sandpoint, Idaho, and Libby, Mont. This suspension includes the daily originations of the trains from Portland, Seattle and Chicago through Tuesday. Continue Reading