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Pennsylvania Northeast Regional Railroad Authority

The goal of regionalizing the rail assets of Northeastern Pennsylvania came to a successful fruition with the creation of the Pennsylvania Northeast Regional Railroad Authority (PNRRA) in May 2006. This regional rail system stretches from Carbondale to Scranton through the Pocono region all the way to East Stroudsburg and the Delaware Water Gap. This efficient almost 100 mile regional rail system includes freight and passenger excursion service in four counties in northeast Pennsylvania and has been very successful in locating new rail dependent industries in Monroe and Lackawanna Counties which have created hundreds of new jobs for the region.

The rail freight services over the regional system are provided by the private common carrier rail operator, the Delaware-Lackawanna Railroad Co., Inc. (DLRR), under contract with the PNRRA who owns the rail assets and properties. The Rail Authority and the DLRR work closely together to market the region and our regional industries to the global economy in order to help existing industries expand and to attract new rail dependent industries to locate in Northeastern Pennsylvania. We currently serve about 25 active rail industries in our region and are currently working with several new rail dependent industrial prospects for our region.

News

Amtrak, local rail authority sign deal to study NYC train
July 28 2021

BY BORYS KRAWCZENIUK STAFF WRITER Jul 20, 2021 Times Tribune, Scranton, PA New tracks on the Lackawanna Cutoff in New Jersey could someday carry passenger trains between Scranton and New York City. The regional railroad authority signed a deal Tuesday with Amtrak for a detailed study on bringing the nation’s passenger rail service to connect Scranton …