North American rail industry news

Latest railroad industry news from the USA, Canada and Mexico, including passenger and freight operations, infrastructure, rolling stock and policy.

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CN to acquire Massena line from CSX


NORTH AMERICA: CN has signed an agreement to acquire CSX’s 350 km Massena line which runs from Valleyfield in Québec to Woodard in New York state.

Bombardier double-deck driving car for GO Transit.

Metrolinx orders double-deck coaches


CANADA: Ontario transport authority Metrolinx has ordered a further 36 double-deck coaches from Bombardier Transportation to bolster GO Transit services in the Toronto area.

OmniTRAX has agreed to acquire the Winchester & Western Railroad from minerals company Covia Holdings Corp.

Winchester & Western Railroad sold


USA: OmniTRAX announced on September 11 that it had completed its previously-announced $105m acquisition of Winchester & Western Railroad from minerals company Covia Holdings Corp.

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LB Foster boosts Rail division


LB FOSTER: Rail infrastructure, engineering and technology specialist LB Foster has announced a series of management changes in its Rail division.


Tsunami Gate wagon to make a splash at Railway Interchange


USA: A patent-pending Tsunami Gate door system that allows shippers to customise grain discharge speeds is at the heart of the latest design of covered hopper wagon to be developed by The Greenbrier Companies.


Icomera wins GO Transit wi-fi contract


CANADA: Transport authority Metrolinx has selected Icomera to roll-out wi-fi and an entertainment system across the GO Transit fleet of 943 rail vehicles and 532 buses in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton areas.

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