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    VIA Rail to increase self-service ticketing functions

    2020-10-24T05:00:00Z

    CANADA: Sqills has begun work to implement an inventory management, reservation and ticketing platform for national passenger operator VIA Rail. This marks the Dutch software-as-a-service company’s entry into the North American market, as part of its ambition to become a leading global provider of reservation and ...

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    CP to acquire full ownership of Detroit River rail tunnel

    2020-10-16T14:00:00Z

    NORTH AMERICA: Canadian Pacific has entered into an agreement to acquire full ownership of the Detroit River Tunnel Partnership, which owns the 2·6 km immersed tube tunnel that has linked Windsor in Canada with Detroit in the USA since 1910. CP currently holds a 16·5% stake ...

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    Vancouver Broadway Subway CBTC contract awarded

    2020-09-24T11:26:00Z

    CANADA: The Acciona-Ghella consortium which is to design and build Vancouver’s Broadway Subway has awarded Thales a contract to supply SelTrac CBTC signalling. The Broadway Subway running 5·7 km from VCC-Clark west to Arbutus Street forms a six-station extension of the ...

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    Bombardier Transportation to cut Thunder Bay workforce

    2020-08-28T09:31:00Z

    CANADA: Bombardier Transportation has announced plans to reduce the workforce at its Thunder Bay plant in Ontario by 125 people by mid-October, and potentially by 75 more next March. ‘Unfortunately, we find ourselves unable to sustain current workforce levels’, the company said. ‘During the last 19 ...

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    Locomotive lamp offers visibility, safety and durability

    2020-08-23T05:00:00Z

    LAMP: Speciality lamp manufacturer Amglo has launched its PAR Series locomotive halogen lamp, designed to provide train operators with a focused, bright beam of light down the track for greater visibility and safety. Intended for use acreoss the USA and Canada, the lamp’s light output ...

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    Level crossing safety training for farmers

    2020-08-16T05:00:00Z

    CANADA: The Operation Lifesaver Canada safety campaign has designed a virtual-reality interactive video to train people from the agricultural sector in how to approach level crossings safely. ‘Train to Drive allows drivers to make choices in real time around virtual railway tracks and trains, and to ...

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    Acciona consortium to build Vancouver SkyTrain extension

    2020-07-21T13:46:00Z

    CANADA: British Columbia’s Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure has selected an Acciona-led consortium as preferred bidder for a contract to design, build and partially finance the Broadway Subway Project in Vancouver.

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    Rail export opportunities in Canada, Australia and New Zealand

    2020-07-14T09:20:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Business opportunities in Canada, Australia and New Zealand will be discussed in the next two in the series of webinars which the UK Department for International Trade and the Railway Industry Association are running to assist British railway suppliers looking to win export orders. The ...

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    Watco to acquire rail assets at six Dow sites

    2020-07-10T12:00:00Z

    NORTH AMERICA: Chemical producer Dow has signed a definitive agreement to sell the rail infrastructure assets and related equipment at six of its US and Canadian sites to shortline group Watco. This includes all Dow-owned tracks and associated infrastructure at the Plaquemine and St Charles sites ...

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    Calgary Transit deploys Masabi mobile ticketing

    2020-07-09T05:00:00Z

    CANADA: Calgary Transit has rolled out Masabi’s My Fare contactless mobile ticketing platform across its network, following a pilot project on four routes. Fare products available on the mobile app include monthly and day passes as well as single ride and airport tickets. The platform includes ...

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    Phased construction of Calgary’s Green Line approved

    2020-06-22T05:00:00Z

    CANADA: A phased approach to building the 20 km light rail Green Line was approved by Calgary City Council on June 16. Construction of Stage 1 is due to begin in 2021 for opening in 2027 at an estimated cost of C$4·9 bn. This covers ...

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    North American Transit Alliance formed

    2020-06-15T14:24:00Z

    NORTH AMERICA: Six public transport operating groups have formed the North American Transit Alliance, which aims to promote ‘innovative transportation solutions that ensure transit is safe, clean, and prepared for the challenges that lie ahead’. First Transit, Keolis, MV Transportation, National Express, RATP Dev USA and ...

  • Alberta’s Ministry of Transportation has signed a memorandum of understanding with Canada Infrastructure Bank to investigate the feasibility of introducing a passenger rail service between Calgary and Banf
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    Calgary – Banff passenger service to be studied

    2020-06-12T11:15:00Z

    CANADA: Alberta’s Ministry of Transportation has signed a memorandum of understanding with Canada Infrastructure Bank to investigate the feasibility of introducing a passenger rail service between Calgary and Banff, which were last linked by regular inter-city trains in January 1990. The proposal envisages the construction of ...

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    Ontario Line PPP procurement starts

    2020-06-08T11:29:00Z

    CANADA: Greater Toronto transport agency Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario have started the procurement process for the 15·5 km Ontario Line, issuing a request for qualification for a 30-year PPP concession to equip, operate and maintain the metro line, and a second covering one of the two main civil works contracts.

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    Canadian Pacific completes Central Maine & Quebec Railway acquisition

    2020-06-04T16:00:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Canadian Pacific formally completed its acquisition of the Central Maine & Quebec Railway on June 3, with the takeover of the railway’s US business.

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    Lead technical adviser appointed for Hurontario light rail project

    2020-04-21T06:00:00Z

    CANADA: Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario have appointed Stantec to provide technical advisory services for the Hurontario LRT project. As lead technical adviser, Stantec will provide design, construction and commissioning oversight through to the planned opening in late 2024. Design review services have already commenced. Stantec will ...

  • ZTR and security software company BlackBerry have launched a remote wagon monitoring system designed to provide operators with greater insights into the fleets.
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    ZTR and BlackBerry partner to launch rail asset monitoring platform

    2020-04-08T06:00:00Z

    MONITORING: Locomotive modernisation technology specialist ZTR and security software company BlackBerry have launched a remote wagon monitoring system designed to provide operators with greater insights into the fleets. Monitoring devices offer a long battery life in the rough railway environment, while the online dashboard provides location, ...

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    Toronto’s Ontario Line technical adviser appointed

    2020-03-10T15:36:00Z

    CANADA: Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have appointed a group of companies led by HDR as Technical Adviser for Toronto’s Ontario Line metro project. The partnership of HDR, Mott MacDonald, Stantec, Systra and Comtech will provide a range of planning, engineering, environmental, design and construction oversight services ...

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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 ...

  • 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 ...