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  • Infrastructure Ontario and Greater Toronto transport agency Metrolinx have shortlisted four consortia to bid for the On-Corridor Works contract within the GO Rail Expansion programme.
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    Toronto passenger rail enhancement shortlist announced

    2019-05-31T10:56:01Z

    CANADA: Infrastructure Ontario and Greater Toronto transport agency Metrolinx have shortlisted four consortia to bid for the On-Corridor Works contract within the GO Rail Expansion programme, which aims to provide an enhanced and all-day Regional Express Rail passenger service in the Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area. BidderApplicant leadConstructionDesignOperations ...

  • TransLink's oldest Mark I SkyTrain vehicles are currently being refurbished under a programme to extend their life to 2026. (Photo: wikipedia/Wakasui)
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    Vancouver metro fleet renewal approved

    2019-05-24T11:08:57Z

    CANADA: The oldest SkyTrain cars on Vancouver’s automated metro network are to be replaced under a C$1·47bn upgrading and enhancement package unveiled on May 23. Announced by British Columbia’s Minister of Transportation & Infrastructure Claire Trevena and federal Minister of National Defence Harjit Singh Sajjan, on behalf of Minister of ...

  • VIA Rail is installing beehives on the rooftops of its stations in Vancouver, Winnipeg, Ottawa and Québec City in partnership with Alvéole.
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    VIA Rail gets buzzy

    2019-05-20T12:34:48Z

    CANADA: VIA Rail is installing beehives on the rooftops of its stations in Vancouver, Winnipeg, Ottawa and Québec City in partnership with Alvéole, a company which combines beekeeping with education. The national passenger operator hopes this will help to raise awareness among urban populations of the decline of bees and ...

  • The first four of 10 custom-designed Stadler double-deck dome cars are to enter service with Rocky Mountaineer shortly.
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    Rocky Mountaineer expands dome car fleet

    2019-04-26T11:15:00Z

    CANADA: The first four of 10 custom-designed double-deck dome cars which high-end tourist train operator Rocky Mountaineer has ordered from Stadler are expected to enter service shortly, operating from Vancouver to Jasper, Lake Louise and Banff during the 2019 tourist season. Rocky Mountaineer said the order placed in May ...

  • The City of Ottawa and TransitNEXT have selected Stadler to supply seven four-car Flirt diesel-electric multiple-units.
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    Stadler awarded Ottawa DMU contract

    2019-04-23T09:35:17Z

    CANADA: The City of Ottawa and TransitNEXT consortium leader SNC Lavalin have formally declared Stadler the winner of a contract to supply seven four-car Flirt diesel-electric multiple-units. The C$106m order confirmed on April 23 has been placed as part of the Trillium Line extension project. Forming part of the city’s ...

  • The City of Ottawa and TransitNEXT have selected Stadler to supply seven four-car Flirt diesel-electric multiple-units.
    Metro Report International

    Ottawa Trillium Line DMU contract awarded

    2019-04-23T09:35:17Z

    CANADA: The City of Ottawa and TransitNEXT consortium leader SNC Lavalin have formally declared Stadler the winner of a contract to supply seven four-car Flirt diesel-electric multiple-units. The C$106m order confirmed on April 23 has been placed as part of the Trillium Line extension project. Forming part of the city’s ...

  • Montréal metropolitan region transport authority EXO has placed a firm order for CRRC Tangshan to supply a further 20 double-deck coaches.
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    Montréal increases CRRC coach order

    2019-04-18T11:00:00Z

    CANADA: Montréal metropolitan region transport authority EXO has placed a firm order for CRRC Tangshan to supply a further 20 double-deck coaches. The deal announced this month is an option on a contract for an initial 24 coaches which was placed in November 2017· It takes the total order to ...

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    Metro Report International

    New metro line and airport light rail included in Toronto expansion plan

    2019-04-11T12:39:42Z

    CANADA: Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced provincial funding for four transport projects in Toronto on April 10. The province is to provide C$11·2bn of the total cost of C$28·5bn. The city’s fourth heavy metro line, the Ontario Line, would connect Exhibition GO Transit station with Ontario Science Centre on ...

  • The appearance of the trains to be supplied for Montréal's Réseau Express Métropolitain automated light metro project has been revealed by the Alstom-led Groupe PMM consortium.
    Metro Report International

    Bridge-inspired Montréal REM train design revealed

    2019-03-29T19:48:19Z

    CANADA: The appearance of the trains to be supplied for Montréal's Réseau Express Métropolitain automated light metro project was revealed by the Alstom-led Groupe PMM consortium on March 29. The 106 two-car trainsets will be part of Alstom's Metropolis family. The manufacturer said the vehicles would be designed 'to ...

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    Metro Report International

    Federal funding announced for Edmonton light rail projects

    2019-03-13T15:00:00Z

    CANADA: Minister of Infrastructure and Communities François-Philippe Champagne announced federal funding for two light rail projects in Edmonton on March 11. The Valley Line West project is to receive C$948·6m of federal funding, with the provincial government of Alberta providing a further C$1·04bn and the city of Edmonton C$637·1m. ...

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    Ottawa O-Train expansion approved

    2019-03-07T15:30:10Z

    CANADA: Meeting on March 6, the Ottawa City Council formally approved the award of contracts for the O-Train Stage 2 expansion project, which will add 44 km and 24 stations to the capital’s light rail network by 2025. Now expected to cost C$4·6bn, the Stage 2 package is to be ...

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    CTA investigates Vancouver rail freight

    2019-02-01T15:34:14Z

    CANADA: On January 29 the Canadian Transportation Agency held its first public hearing for an investigation into ‘possible freight rail service issues’ in the Vancouver area. The investigation is looking into whether there is evidence of discriminatory treatment of certain commodities, how freight rail permits and/or embargoes to manage traffic ...

  • ‘2018 was a record by almost every measure and will be remembered as a watershed year for our company’, said Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd President & CEO Keith Creel.
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    'Record by almost every measure' in Canadian Pacific's 'watershed' year

    2019-01-31T12:00:00Z

    CANADA: ‘2018 was a record by almost every measure and will be remembered as a watershed year for our company’, said Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd President & CEO Keith Creel when presenting the operator’s results for the 2018 calendar year on January 23. ‘Our record operating results are proof that ...

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    CN and CP exceed grain revenue entitlements

    2019-01-08T15:08:00Z

    CANADA: The Canadian Transportation Agency has ruled that Canadian National and Canadian Pacific exceeded their maximum grain revenue entitlements for the crop year running from August 2017 to July 2018. The Canada Transportation Act requires the CTA to set an annual limit to the average revenue per tonne which the ...

  • Siemens has been awarded a C$989m contract to supply a fleet of 32 push-pull inter-city trainsets to enter service on the Québec city - Montréal - Toronto - Windsor corridor from 2022, national passenger operator VIA Rail announced.
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    VIA Rail selects Siemens to replace Québec - Windsor corridor fleet

    2018-12-12T19:57:27Z

    CANADA: Siemens has been awarded a C$989m contract to supply a fleet of 32 push-pull inter-city trainsets to enter service on the Québec City - Montréal - Toronto - Windsor corridor from 2022, national passenger operator VIA Rail announced on December 12. Each trainset will be formed of one locomotive ...

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    CP launches next-generation grain haulage fleet

    2018-12-05T12:22:00Z

    CANADA: Canadian Pacific formally unveiled its next-generation grain trainsets on December 4, during the opening of an upgraded loading terminal near Moose Jaw attended by Saskatchewan’s Minister of Highways & Infrastructure Lori Carr. Designated High Efficiency Product, the 2 590 m long unit trains are expected to carry 44% more ...

  • The dining car on VIA's first train has been themed to promote the University of Manitoba's Expedition Churchill research project. (Photo: Arctic Gateway Group)
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    Trains return to Churchill

    2018-12-04T15:50:00Z

    CANADA: The first VIA Rail passenger service for 18 months arrived at Churchill in northern Manitoba on December 4, having left Winnipeg two days earlier. Following the arrival of a freight train on November 25, the occasion marked the reopening of the Hudson Bay Railway, which provides the only land ...

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    Metro Report International

    Systra awarded Québec City tramway contract

    2018-11-19T15:43:50Z

    CANADA: The City of Québec and transport authority RTC have awarded Systra Canada a seven-year C$12·5m contract to undertake engineering design for a proposed tram line. Norton Rose Fulbright Canada is to provide legal services under a separate five-year contract worth C$375 000. The 23 km route would ...

  • VIA Rail is to procure 32 push-pull trainsets or multiple-units for its primary Québec - Windsor route. These will initially be used in diesel mode but with provision for future electrification.
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    Private funding needed under C$6bn VIA Rail investment plan

    2018-11-15T10:49:31Z

    CANADA: National passenger operator VIA Rail says that private-sector backing will be needed to support an investment programme worth more than C$6bn over the next decade. Chief Executive Yves Desjardins-Siciliano told the Terrapinn World Rail Festival conference in Amsterdam on November 13 that VIA Rail’s most pressing priority is ...

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    Metro Report International

    Additional Azur trains ordered for Montréal

    2018-11-12T14:24:30Z

    CANADA: Montréal metro operator STM has ordered a further 17 nine-car trainsets from a consortium of Bombardier Transportation and Alstom, the suppliers announced on November 12. Bombardier’s share of the €300m contract is €188m and Alstom’s share is €112m. The order is a follow-on from a contract for 52 ...