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  • Toronto streetcar (Photo: Alstom)
    Metro Report International

    Toronto streetcar funding confirmed


    CANADA: The government of Ontario has agreed to provide C$180m to support the purchase of 60 additional streetcars for Toronto Transit Commission. The funding will be matched by the federal government, with the City of Toronto providing an additional C$208m. The trams are to be ...

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    Metro Report International

    Toronto subway expansion funding announced


    CANADA: Federal funding to cover 40% of the C$26·8bn cost of four ‘shovel-ready’ public transport projects in the Greater Toronto Area was announced on May 12. Infrastructure Canada said this was a ‘once-in-a-generation’ investment in the area, which has 20% of Canada’s population and the ...

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    KCS agrees to evaluate CN’s unsolicited offer


    NORTH AMERICA: Kansas City Southern has agreed to hold discussions with Canadian National over its unsolicited acquisition proposal, the railway announced on April 24.

  • A C$500m financing package for the construction of a Réseau Express Métropolitain automated metro station at Montréal-Trudeau International Airport was announced on April 16.
    Metro Report International

    Montréal REM airport station financing package confirmed


    CANADA: A C$500m financing package for the construction of a Réseau Express Métropolitain automated metro station at Montréal-Trudeau International Airport was announced on April 16. The C$600m station development is being led by Aéroports de Montréal, which will provide up to C$100m and repay loans ...

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    Watco to acquire Algoma Central and upper Midwest lines from CN


    NORTH AMERICA: Canadian National has agreed terms for the sale of around 1 400 km of secondary routes in Canada and the USA to short line and regional group Watco Companies Inc.

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    Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern agree to merge


    NORTH AMERICA: The two smallest Class I railroads, Canadian Pacific Railway and Kansas City Southern, have agreed to merge, creating what they say will be ‘the first US-Mexico-Canada rail network’.

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    Amsted Digital Solutions acquires GeoMetrix Rail Logistics


    NORTH AMERICA: US telematics company Amsted Digital Solutions has acquired Calgary-based fleet management software developer GeoMetrix Rail Logistics, as a ‘first milestone’ towards expanding its digital footprint. ‘Our vision is to create a seamless and single platform experience for our customers’, said ADS Chief Operations ...

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    Fuel cells ordered for Canadian Pacific hydrogen locomotive


    CANADA: Ballard Power Systems is to supply the fuel cells for Canadian Pacific’s hydrogen locomotive programme, which aims to develop North America’s first hydrogen-powered main line freight locomotive by retrofitting fuel cells and a battery storage system to an existing diesel loco.

  • Toronto GO Transit train (Photo: Korneel Luth/Pixabay)

    Hydrogen rejected as alternative to commuter railway electrification


    CANADA: The use of hydrogen traction is not being included in the reference concept design for the enhancement of Toronto’s commuter rail network, after transport agency Metrolinx concluded that the technology would not achieve the desired objectives. Metrolinx is planning to spend C$75bn on metro, ...

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    Modaxo acquires driver advisory system company TTG


    INTERNATIONAL: Toronto-based technology collective Modaxo Inc has acquired driver advisory systems developer TTG Transportation Technology to expand its presence in the rail market. Based in Sydney, Australia, and Stirling in the UK, TTG has developed and supplied stand-alone and connected DAS since 2007. It now ...

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    CPCS Transcom and First Class Partnerships to merge


    INTERNATIONAL: Specialist transport and infrastructure management consultancies CPCS Transcom and First Class Partnerships are to merge, the two companies announced on January 6.

  • The Finch West light rail line is due to open in 2023.
    Metro Report International

    Toronto Finch West light rail maintenance contract awarded


    CANADA: The Mosaic Transit joint venture which holds the PPP concession to design, build, finance and maintain Toronto’s Finch West Light Rail Transit line has subcontracted Bombardier Transportation to provide 30 years of infrastructure and rolling stock maintenance services. The 11 km light rail line from ...

  • VIA Rail is procuring a new fleet of trainsets for the Québec City – Windsor corridor.

    Software platform to manage new train documentation


    CANADA: National passenger operator VIA Rail is using the cloud-based Fabasoft Approve platform to manage technical data and documents for its new fleet of inter-city trainsets to be supplied by Siemens Mobility. ‘Our co-operation with Siemens Mobility has been simplified tremendously’, said Project Director Arnaud Lacaze. ...

  • Vancouver SkyTrain new Bombardier Transportation trainset impression
    Metro Report International

    Next generation of Vancouver SkyTrain cars ordered


    CANADA: Vancouver transport agency TransLink has awarded Bombardier Transportation a C$722·6m contract to supply 205 automated light metro cars for the SkyTrain network. The order announced on December 17 includes 125 cars to replace first-generation vehicles which entered service in 1985 and to support the Broadway ...

  • Canadian Pacific has announced plans to develop what it says will be North Amercia’s first hydrogen-powered main line locomotive.

    CP to test hydrogen fuel cell freight locomotive


    CANADA: Canadian Pacific has announced plans to develop what it says will be North Amercia’s first hydrogen-powered main line locomotive. This will involve retrofitting fuel cells and batteries to an existing locomotive, which will then be used for testing to evaluate the technology’s readiness for the ...

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    Metro Report International

    Ottawa Trillium Line extension signalling contract awarded


    CANADA: Prime contractor TransitNEXT has selected Siemens Mobility to supply signalling and train control systems for Ottawa’s Trillium Line South Extension project. The project scope includes updating the signalling on the existing suburban line, which is operated by diesel multiple-units, and installing automated train protection to ...

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    Rail Business UK

    UK rail industry’s virtual trade mission targets Canada


    UK: The Railway Industry Association and the Department for International Trade are partnering to launch their first virtual trade mission, which will see delegates participating in a programme of activities with key players from across the Canadian rail sector from February 1 to 12 2021. ...

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    Metro Report International

    First REM light metro trainset unveiled in Montréal


    CANADA: The first cars to be supplied by Alstom for the Réseau Express Métropolitain automated metro network in Montréal were formally unveiled by Groupe PMM on November 16.

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    Metro Report International

    Valley Line West PPP partner selected


    CANADA: The City of Edmonton has selected Marigold Infrastructure Partners as ‘preferred proponent’ for a PPP contract to design, build and partially finance the 14 km Valley Line West light rail extension. Following final discussions, the contract is expected to be signed off by the end ...

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    Metro Report International

    Ticket validators give operator multiple options


    CANADA: Software-agnostic ticket validator supplier Access-IS is supplying more than 1 000 of its VAL1000 devices for the roll-out of Masabi’s MyFare contactless mobile ticketing at Calgary Transit. The validation units are powered by Masabi’s Justride Inspect software. Passengers scan dynamic and encrypted mobile passes when ...