North America

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    CN to acquire Massena line from CSX


    NORTH AMERICA: CN has signed an agreement to acquire CSX’s 350 km Massena line which runs from Valleyfield in Québec to Woodard in New York state. The route serves cities including Beauharnois and Huntingdon in Canada and Massena, Norwood, Potsdam and Gouverneur in the USA. ...

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    Metrolinx orders double-deck coaches


    CANADA: Ontario transport authority Metrolinx has ordered a further 36 double-deck coaches from Bombardier Transportation to bolster GO Transit services in the Toronto area. The 31 standard and five accessible BiLevel cars will be produced Bombardier’s Thunder Bay plant. ‘Our government is committed to building the ...

  • OmniTRAX has agreed to acquire the Winchester & Western Railroad from minerals company Covia Holdings Corp.

    Winchester & Western Railroad sold


    USA: OmniTRAX announced on September 11 that it had completed its previously-announced $105m acquisition of Winchester Western Railroad from minerals company Covia Holdings Corp. Class III railway W W has two divisions totalling 160 km, with an 85 km route in the Shenandoah Valley ...

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    LB Foster boosts Rail division


    LB FOSTER: Rail infrastructure, engineering and technology specialist LB Foster has announced a series of management changes in its Rail division. Greg Lippard Greg Lippard has been named Vice-President, Rail. In addition to his responsibilities for the Rail Distribution, Allegheny Rail Products and Transit ...

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    Tsunami Gate wagon to make a splash at Railway Interchange


    USA: A patent-pending Tsunami Gate door system that allows shippers to customise grain discharge speeds is at the heart of the latest design of covered hopper wagon to be developed by The Greenbrier Companies. The 147 m 3 capacity wagon can be emptied in 30 ...

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    Icomera wins GO Transit wi-fi contract


    CANADA: Transport authority Metrolinx has selected Icomera to roll-out wi-fi and an entertainment system across the GO Transit fleet of 943 rail vehicles and 532 buses in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton areas. Installation is scheduled to begin later this year, with the first wi-fi expected ...

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    Gaspésie railway rehabilitation funding


    CANADA: The Canadian government’s Disaster Mitigation Adaptation Fund is to provide C$45·8m for the rehabilitation of a section of the provincially-owned railway to Gaspésie in Quebéc. The section has been out of use since 2015 because of the poor condition of the ...

  • First State Investments is to acquire 100% short line group Patriot Rail & Ports from SteelRiver Infrastructure Partners.

    Australian investment group FSI to buy Patriot Rail


    USA: Australian investment group First State Investments announced an agreement to acquire 100% of the equity of short line group Patriot Rail & Ports from SteelRiver Infrastructure Partners on August 26. Terms were not disclosed. Formed in 2006 and acquired by SteelRiver in 2012, Florida-based Patriot now has ...

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    OmniTRAX acquires Cleveland Commercial Railroad


    USA: OmniTRAX has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Cleveland Commercial Railroad and its wholly owned subsidiary Cleveland Harbor Belt Railroad for an undisclosed price. The transaction is expected to close by the end of August, with the CCRL to be renamed as the ...

  • The Federal Railroad Administration has announced more than $272m of funding for 10 ‘state of good repair’ projects.

    FRA announces state of good repair grants


    USA: The federal government has approved more than $272m of funding for 10 ‘state of good repair’ projects, the Federal Railroad Administration announced on August 21. The money is intended to co-fund works to improve publicly-owned railway infrastructure and the performance of inter-city passenger services. FRA said ...