Text Size:   A+ A- A   •   Text Only
Site Image

  • Welcome to the Rail Division
    UP Train in Eastern Oregon Near Huntington What we do.

    The State, through the Department of Transportation's Rail Division is responsible for freight and passenger rail planning and operations, as well as for representing railroad customers on service issues.
New Amtrak Cascades Schedule Begins Commission Approves Funds to Renovate Historic Salem Depot

New Amtrak Cascades schedule accompanies Oregon's new trains beginning January 6

Mt. JeffersonOregon’s new Talgo Series 8 trains are officially joining revenue service on January 6, 2014 as part of the Amtrak Cascades corridor. The Oregon Department of Transportation has been working with its partners to finalize a variety of agreements, and now, passenger rail fans can take their first rides along the route, which runs from Eugene to Vancouver, B.C.
One of Oregon's new trains will be making the inagural run as train 503 leaving Portland for Eugene.
​News Release
New Amtrak Cascades Schedule
Video - Take a Peek Inside Oregon's New Trains!
Receive Rail Division Web Site Updates
You can sign up to receive an e-mail notification whenever the Rail Division web site is updated. To sign up, use the following link:
Salem Railroad Baggage Depot 

The Oregon Department of Transportation is pleased to partner with several organizations, agencies and individuals to restore the historic Baggage Depot at the Salem Railroad Station.


Federal Grant Awards Support Oregon Rail

Oregon Passenger Rail EIS project

The Oregon Department of Transportation is conducting the Oregon Passenger Rail Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Project as the next step in improving passenger rail service in the Oregon segment of the federally designated Pacific Northwest Rail Corridor between Eugene and Portland.