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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.

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    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. ...

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    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 ...

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    VIA Rail to increase self-service ticketing functions


    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


    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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    Metro Report International

    Vancouver Broadway Subway CBTC contract awarded


    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


    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


    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


    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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    Metro Report International

    Acciona consortium to build Vancouver SkyTrain extension


    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 Business UK

    Rail export opportunities in Canada, Australia and New Zealand


    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


    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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    Metro Report International

    Calgary Transit deploys Masabi mobile ticketing


    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 ...