All Canada articles – Page 5

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    Metro Report International

    Bombardier tests Eglinton Crosstown LRV

    2018-11-05T14:05:54Z

    CANADA: Bombardier Transportation has presented the first Flexity light rail vehicle for the Eglinton Crosstown line in Toronto. Testing is taking place at Bombardier’s Kingston facility. Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area transport authority Metrolinx ordered 182 LRVs from Bombardier in 2010 for routes including Eglinton Crosstown. Metrolinx later ...

  • VIA Rail has awarded Rail GD a C$16·4m contract to refurbish four dining cars for use on the trans-continental The Canadian service.
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    VIA Rail dining cars to be refurbished

    2018-10-16T12:57:49Z

    CANADA: National passenger operator VIA Rail has awarded Rail GD a C$16·4m contract to refurbish four dining cars for use on the trans-continental The Canadian service. The stainless steel vehicles were originally built in the 1950s, and VIA Rail said the refurbishment would extend their useful life ‘by a ...

  • The Surrey – Newton – Guildford LRT would be the first light rail line in British Columbia.
    Metro Report International

    Vancouver light rail and metro funding announced

    2018-09-05T16:16:38Z

    CANADA: Federal and provincial funding for the Surrey – Newton – Guildford Light Rail Transit and Broadway Subway projects in Vancouver was announced by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Premier of British Columbia John Horgan Federal on September 4. The national government is to contribute C$1·37bn towards the two projects, ...

  • The EPA Tier 4 compliant locomotives will be produced at the GE Manufacturing Solutions facility in Fort Worth, Texas.
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    CN orders 60 locomotives

    2018-09-05T12:16:33Z

    CANADA: Canadian National has ordered a further 60 Evolution Series diesel locomotives from GE Transportation, building on an order for 200 placed in December 2017. The EPA Tier 4 compliant locomotives will be produced at the GE Manufacturing Solutions facility in Fort Worth, Texas. They will be equipped with GoLINC ...

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    Repairs to begin as Hudson Bay Railway sold

    2018-09-03T15:10:03Z

    CANADA: Arctic Gateway Group has bought the 1 300 km Hudson Bay Railway and associated port facilities in Churchill from OmniTRAX, the government announced on August 31. This is expected to allow repairs to the flood-damaged infrastructure to get underway with the aim of restoring train services by the winter. ...

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    Metro Report International

    Autonomous shuttle to be tested in mixed traffic near Montréal

    2018-08-13T10:39:15Z

    CANADA: Keolis Canada announced the launch of a 12-month pilot of an autonomous electric shuttle in mixed traffic on public roads in Candiac near Montréal on August 10. A Navya Autonom shuttle, with capacity for 15 passengers and an operational speed of 25 km/h, will serve several stops on ...

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    Metro Report International

    Toronto Transit Commission orders BYD electric buses

    2018-07-27T11:08:01Z

    CANADA: Toronto Transit Commission has placed an order with BYD for up to 40 battery buses. The base order covers 10 of the 12 m long electric buses. TTC plans to buying only zero-emission buses from 2025, with the aim of having a fully zero-emission fleet by 2040.

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    Hydrogen engine research grant

    2018-07-23T11:00:00Z

    CANADA: The federal government’s Clean Rail Academic Grant Programme is providing C$25 000 for the University of Windsor’s Hydrogen Enabled Low-Emissions & Fuel Efficient Diesel Engine Combustion Technology for Clean Locomotives project, which aims to develop an experimental diesel engine capable of running on blends of hydrogen and diesel. The ...

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    Vancouver rail upgrade funding

    2018-07-21T06:00:00Z

    CANADA: The Government of Canada is to provide C$167m to support three projects to improve the capacity of railways serving the Port of Vancouver. Two projects are led by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority with investment from CN and CP. They include improving the ventilation of the Thornton Tunnel to ...

  • Rail services to Churchill have been suspended since a section of the line was seriously damaged by flooding in May 2017.
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    Hudson Bay Railway sale talks break down

    2018-07-04T15:44:09Z

    CANADA: Talks for the sale of the 1 300 km Hudson Bay Railway and the Port of Churchill to a consortium including two first nations groups and Fairfax Financial have broken down, the HBR subsidiary of US short line group OmniTRAX announced on July 3. Freight and VIA Rail passenger ...

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    CN and Vossloh sign multi-year supply agreement

    2018-07-03T14:14:03Z

    NORTH AMERICA: Vossloh’s Customized Modules division has signed a multi-year framework agreement covering the supply of specialised track including turnouts to Canadian National Railway. Announcing the deal on July 3, Vossloh said it would use production capacity at one of its existing locations in order to react quickly to CN’s ...

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    Progress Rail to rebuild 30 CP locos

    2018-06-28T11:00:00Z

    CANADA: Canadian Pacific has awarded Progress Rail a contract to modernise 30 SD90MAC locomotives to the SD70ACU specification. Major components will be remanufactured to improve performance and reliability, including the existing EMD 710 engines, and the locos will be fitted with new traction control systems and cabs meeting the latest ...

  • Four companies have prequalified for a contract to replace VIA Rail's Québec city – Windsor fleet.
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    Four shortlisted to supply Québec – Windsor trainsets

    2018-06-22T15:15:16Z

    CANADA: Four companies have prequalified to submit proposals for the supply of trainsets to replace the fleet which national passenger operator VIA Rail currently uses on the Québec city – Windsor corridor. They are Bombardier Transportation Canada, Siemens Canada, Stadler US and Talgo. The shortlist announced on June 18 follows ...

  • GE Transportation has completed the first of 200 locomotives which are to be supplied to CN under a multi-year purchase agreement.
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    GE completes first of 200 CN locomotives

    2018-06-06T11:37:29Z

    CANADA: The first of 200 diesel locomotives which are to be supplied to CN under a multi-year purchase agreement has been completed at GE Transportation’s plant at Fort Worth in Texas. GE said the deal signed in December 2017 was the largest locomotive contract which a Class 1 railway had ...

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    Agreement in principle to revive Hudson Bay Railway

    2018-06-04T08:00:00Z

    CANADA: Agreement in principle has been reached for the transfer of ownership of the Hudson Bay Railway and the reinstatement services to Churchill in northern Manitoba by winter 2018, the federal government announced on May 30. Short line group OmniTRAX purchased the 1 300 km HBR from Canadian National in ...

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    Metro Report International

    Calgary Green Line funding approved

    2018-05-16T12:43:28Z

    CANADA: The first stage of Calgary’s Green Line light rail route is set to open by the end of 2026, following the confirmation of C$1·53bn of funding by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on May 15. This is said to be the largest contribution ever made by the Canadian government ...

  • The first phase of the Confederation Line is due to open this year.
    Metro Report International

    Ottawa light rail project receives more provincial funding

    2018-05-04T13:33:09Z

    CANADA: Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure Bob Chiarelli announced on May 3 that the province is to contribute up to C$50m towards the construction of a 3·4 km extension of Ottawa’s Trillium Line to Limebank Road. The southern extension, which includes a branch to Macdonald-Cartier International Airport, is part of ...

  • Aecon and Keltbray Group have signed a memorandum of understanding with a view to developing a joint venture to bid for rail electrification contracts in Canada.
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    Keltbray eyes Canada as UK electrification ‘looks less certain’

    2018-04-19T09:56:09Z

    CANADA: Construction company Aecon and British engineering and construction firm Keltbray Group have signed a memorandum of understanding with a view to developing a joint venture to bid for rail electrification contracts in Canada. This is Keltbray’s first venture into the international market, having entered the UK electrification sector in ...

  • Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have issued a request for proposals to the three groups shortlisted for the contract to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Hamilton Light Rail Transit project.
    Metro Report International

    Hamilton LRT request for proposals issued

    2018-04-17T09:48:05Z

    CANADA: Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have issued a request for proposals to the three groups shortlisted for the contract to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Hamilton Light Rail Transit project. The Hamilton LRT project is to be undertaken using IO’s Alternative Financing & Procurement DBFOM model. The east–west ...

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    Metro Report International

    Preferred bidder selected to build Toronto’s Finch West light rail line

    2018-04-13T14:09:13Z

    CANADA: Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area transport authority Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario announced on April 11 that they had selected Mosaic Transit Group as preferred bidder to build the Finch West light rail project in Toronto. The consortium comprises Aecon, ACS Infrastructure Canada and CRH Canada Group, each with ...