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    Calgary orders 15 S200 light rail vehicles

    2020-02-26T16:54:00Z

    CANADA: Siemens Mobility announced a further contract to provide 15 S200 light rail vehicles to Calgary Transit on February 25. They will be built at Siemen’s Sacramento facility to replace CTrain’s U2 LRVs which have operated since the 1980s. The order is in addition to ...

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    New York MTA seeks open-gangway Subway cars to renew A Division fleet

    2020-02-25T12:27:00Z

    R262 Rendering USA: New York MTA announced on February 24 plans to design and purchase up to 1 500 Subway cars with an open-gangway configuration for its A Division of numbered lines. The five-car R262 sets would replace 1 139 R62 and R62A cars ...

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    Los Angeles Metro secures final Purple Line extension grant

    2020-02-24T14:58:00Z

    USA: Los Angeles Metro has secured a $1·3bn federal Department of Transportation grant for the completion of the 10·3 km Purple Line extension. The funding confirmed on February 11 is expected to be finalised in March following a mandatory 30-days Congressional approval process for transport grants. ...

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    Chicago Red Line extension consulting contract let

    2020-02-20T15:18:00Z

    USA: The Chicago Transit Authority approved a contract for the planning and preliminary engineering services of the 8·5 km Red Line extension to T Y Lin International Great Lakes on February 10. The three-year contract worth $38·3bn has up to six one-year extensions, and is the ...

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    Amtrak’s first Avelia Liberty heads to Pueblo for testing

    2020-02-20T09:57:00Z

    USA: The first of Amtrak’s next generation of trainsets for Acela Express services on the Northeast Corridor has left Alstom’s Hornell plant in New York state for nine months of dynamic testing at the Transportation Technology Center near Pueblo, Colorado. Following testing, ...

  • Keolis has joined the Greentown Labs Global Center for Cleantech Innovation as ‘terawatt-level’ partner, the highest level of engagement.
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    Keolis joins Greentown Labs startup incubator

    2020-02-19T06:00:00Z

    USA: Keolis has joined the Greentown Labs Global Center for Cleantech Innovation as ‘terawatt-level’ partner, the highest level of engagement. The Greentown campus in Somerville, Massachusetts, offers startup companies resources including prototyping and wet lab space, shared offices, a machine shop and an electronics lab. It ...

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    CSX ‘has never run better’

    2020-02-13T06:00:00Z

    USA: ‘The railroad has never run better and we are delivering great service to our customers’, said CSX President CEO James M Foote when presenting the railway’s results for 2019. ‘What is really amazing is how our employees stepped up to produce efficiencies during tough ...

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    Transport security professionals to gather in Miami this June

    2020-02-12T16:58:00Z

    EVENTS: Security specialists from across the sector will meet at the Transport Security Congress on June 8-10 2020, to be hosted at the Miami Marriott Marquis hotel. The event is a partnership between DVV Media International Ltd and the Port of Miami, with a comprehensive agenda ...

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    San Francisco Bay transport integration proposal

    2020-02-07T09:44:00Z

    USA: Californian Assemblyman David Chiu has put forward a bill which would require all 27 transit agencies throughout the San Francisco Bay Area’s nine counties to create a ‘seamlessly integrated public transport system’. The Bay Area Seamless Transit Act filled on February 4 proposes that agencies ...

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    Kansas City signalling equipment manufacturer acquired

    2020-02-06T06:00:00Z

    USA: Strait Lane Capital Partners has sold signalling equipment manufacturer J A Industries to signalling and level crossing supplier CDL Electric Co. J A Industries General Manager Mark Biehl and the existing management team will continue to lead the Kansas City-based business. ‘J A Industries’ ...

  • Canadian Pacific Railway has announced record revenue of C$7·79bn for 2019
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    Canadian Pacific aims to outpace its peers in 2020

    2020-02-04T15:07:00Z

    CANADA: Canadian Pacific Railway has announced record revenue of C$7·79bn for 2019, a 7% year-on-year increase. Diluted earnings per share increased 29% to a record C$17·52. The operating ratio was 59·9, an improvement from 61·3 the previous year. ‘Global economic uncertainty caused by geopolitical and macroeconomic ...

  • The first customer for Cubic Interactive is Miami-Dade Department of Transportation & Public Works.
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    Cubic Interactive aims to incentivise public transport use

    2020-02-04T06:00:00Z

    LOYALTY: Cubic Transportation Systems has launched a loyalty platform which is designed to enable transport agencies to incentivise the use of public transport, to reward passengers for engaging with advertising in transport apps and to encourage travel outside the peaks. The first customer for Cubic Interactive ...

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    SmartRail World becomes Railway Gazette Events

    2020-01-30T09:34:00Z

    EVENTS: Last year we saw a lot of change on the Railway Gazette Group. Now as we move into 2020, I am delighted to add more industry leading events to our growing portfolio. In 2018, our parent DVV Media International Ltd purchased Global Transport Forum, a ...

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    NJ Transit’s River Line DMUs to be repowered

    2020-01-30T06:00:00Z

    USA: The 20 Stadler GTW diesel multiple-units used on the 55 km River Line inter-urban light rail route linking Trenton with Camden in New Jersey are to be fitted with new engines to bring them into compliance with EPA Tier 4 emissions standards for non-road equipment. ...

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    UP pleased with services but ‘must improve’ safety

    2020-01-28T14:00:00Z

    USA: Union Pacific has reported net income for 2019 of $5·9bn, down 1% year-on-year, and $8·38 per diluted share, up 6% from 2018. Operating revenue of $21·7bn was down from $22·8bn the previous year, with operating income flat at $8·6bn. Freight revenue was down 5% at ...

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    Precision Scheduled Railroading ‘sustains momentum’ at Kansas City Southern

    2020-01-27T13:40:00Z

    USA: ‘Kansas City Southern’s implementation of Precision Scheduled Railroading principles has sustained momentum in the fourth quarter, driving strong results in the form of more consistent and reliable operations, improved customer service, improved cost structure and growth in shareholder returns’, said President CEO Patrick J ...

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    Guelph buses to get greener

    2020-01-24T12:00:00Z

    CANADA: Funding has been announced for three projects to convert the bus fleet in the city of Guelph in Ontario to battery operation. The first involves the replacement of 35 diesel buses with battery vehicles and the installation of on-route charging stations. The second is the ...

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    Federal funding to support innovative approaches to public transport

    2020-01-24T06:00:00Z

    USA: The Federal Transit Administration has launched the Accelerating Innovative Mobility initiative, which Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said would ‘enhance the service, design, and financing of public transportation systems through forward thinking and innovative practices’. AIM includes $11m in challenge grants to help transport agencies experiment ...

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    New York MTA to study passenger options for Brooklyn freight corridor

    2020-01-23T17:09:00Z

    Photo: J M Calisi The Bay Ridge line is primarily used by freight operator New York Atlantic Railway. USA: New York MTA is to launch a formal study of proposals to introduce passenger trains over the 27 km Bay Ridge line in ...

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    New York MTA awards 8th Avenue corridor CBTC contract

    2020-01-21T09:06:00Z

    Source: Joseph Calisi USA: New York MTA has awarded LK Comstock Co a $245·8m contract to install Siemens Mobility Communications-Based Train Control, and undertake other equipment enhancements on the 8th Avenue subway corridor. The contract announced on January 13 covers the local ...