All North America articles

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    Metro Report International

    Denver rail site visits now open to book ahead of SmartTransit West

    2022-09-28T11:35:00Z

    NORTH AMERICA: On October 24, attendees to SmartTransit West being hosted by Railway Gazette Group in Denver, Colorado, will be offered the opportunity to join an exclusive tour provided by local operator RTD giving insight into the challenges of the day to day maintenance of rail vehicles.

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    News

    Taking pantograph monitoring to the Americas

    2022-07-15T13:00:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Ricardo and PantoInspect have formed a strategic alliance to supply PanMon pantograph monitoring technology in the Americas, building on its use in Europe, Australia and Africa. PanMon uses high-definition cameras and lasers above or adjacent to the track to scan passing pantographs at 3 000 ...

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    News

    Stadler reports ‘best year’ since IPO

    2022-03-21T11:37:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Stadler has reported record orders and earnings before tax for the 2021 financial year.

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    News

    CP and KCS trial Mexico – Chicago intermodal service

    2022-03-11T13:00:00Z

    NORTH AMERICA: Canadian Pacific Railway and Kansas City Southern have trialled a direct intermodal service linking the Mexican port of Lázaro Cárdenas with Chicago. CP says the first international through train to be operated over the route was aimed at bypassing the delays caused by a ...

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    In depth

    Comment: Rail freight’s big battery booster

    2022-02-01T11:30:00Z

    A string of recent orders for battery-electric locomotives from railways in North America and Australia offers hope of decarbonising the heavy haul freight sector, as well as the promise of innovations which railways elsewhere could adopt in the future.

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    In depth

    Interview: ‘We have the tools – it is in our hands to deliver’

    2022-01-14T07:56:00Z

    The next decade will be crucial for the global fight against irreversible climate change, and rail is the only mode that is well placed to deliver significant decarbonisation in the transport sector, UIC Director-General François Davenne explains to Chris Jackson.

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    In depth

    North America: UP targets Texas markets

    2021-09-29T11:00:00Z

    A relative latecomer to the region, Union Pacific is now the largest rail operator serving the Lone Star state, and is continuing to invest in capacity expansion to serve a rapidly changing industrial mix, as Dave Lustig explains.

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    In depth

    Freight: STB juggles merger challenges

    2021-09-07T13:46:00Z

    Over the coming months, the US Surface Transportation Board must rule on two proposed mergers involving Class I railroads, at a time of increasing calls for more competition in the US transport sector. Chris Jackson investigates.

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    News

    KCS reopens talks with CP after CN merger setback

    2021-09-06T14:21:00Z

    USA: Kansas City Southern has agreed to reopen discussions with Canadian Pacific, after its Board of Directors determined that CP’s latest offer could potentially lead to a superior proposal when compared to its current merger agreement with Canadian National. Having originally agreed a merger with KCS in ...

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    News

    Canadian National launches US$34bn rival bid for KCS

    2021-04-20T15:57:00Z

    NORTH AMERICA: Canadian National has unveiled a rival bid to acquire Kansas City Southern, insisting to investors that its offer presented to the KCS directors on April 20 would be ‘superior’ to the proposed merger between KCS and Canadian Pacific announced on March 21.

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    News

    Alstom-Bombardier deal to complete in January

    2020-12-01T17:53:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Alstom and Bombardier announced on December 1 that they had received ‘all necessary regulatory approvals’ required to complete the sale of Bombardier Transportation to Alstom.

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    In depth

    North America: Pandemic undermines Amtrak revival

    2020-11-02T10:58:00Z

    Service reductions and staff layoffs are in prospect as Amtrak seeks to cut costs in the face of a coronavirus-led collapse in ridership, reports Joseph M Calisi.

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    In depth

    North America: Rethinking rail in uncertain times

    2020-10-26T12:21:00Z

    With the Covid-19 pandemic and economic downturn hitting traffic volumes, North America’s railroads are looking to the future and how to achieve profitable growth following the Precision Scheduled Railroading reforms. Dave Lustig investigates.

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    News

    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 the ...

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    News

    UIC shares ways to restore confidence in rail travel

    2020-04-30T12:02:00Z

    COVID-19: The International Union of Railways has published a summary of potential steps that could be adopted to increase customer confidence in rail transport following the coronavirus pandemic.

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    News

    Transport security professionals to gather in Miami this June

    2020-02-12T16:58:00Z

    EVENTS: Security specialists from across the sector will meet at the Transport Security Congress on June 8-10 2020, to be hosted at the Miami Marriott Marquis hotel. The event is a partnership between DVV Media International Ltd and the Port of Miami, with a comprehensive agenda focused ...

  • SmartRail World is now Railway Gazette Events.
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    SmartRail World becomes Railway Gazette Events

    2020-01-30T09:34:00Z

    EVENTS: Last year we saw a lot of change on the Railway Gazette Group. Now as we move into 2020, I am delighted to add more industry leading events to our growing portfolio. In 2018, our parent DVV Media International Ltd purchased Global Transport Forum, a media ...

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    News

    Genesee & Wyoming acquisition completed

    2020-01-06T14:21:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: The US$8·4bn acquisition of freight railway group Genesee & Wyoming by affiliates of New York and Toronto listed global investor Brookfield Infrastructure and Singapore’s foreign reserves investor GIC has been completed. The US$112 per share deal had been announced in July. ‘This transaction is an excellent ...

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    Metro Report International

    Free Lyft rides from train to plane at Ontario International Airport

    2019-12-30T06:00:00Z

    USA: As part of a programme to increase public transport’s share of surface access to Ontario International Airport near Los Angeles, passengers can now claim free travel with app-based taxi service Lyft between the airport and four Metrolink commuter rail stations. The $396 000 pilot programme is ...

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    News

    St Louis operator selects operational testing software

    2019-12-28T06:00:00Z

    USA: Class III operator Terminal Railroad Association of St Louis has selected CloudMoyo’s Operational Testing System for implementation across its network to ensure safety and regulatory compliance. The OTS is part of CloudMoyo’s Rail Transportation Management suite. It uses advanced analytics to create configurable master test plans ...