All North America articles – Page 11

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    Growing CN plans C$3·2bn capital spend in 2018

    2018-02-01T14:00:00Z

    CANADA: ‘CN’s growth continues to outpace the economy’, said Canadian National President & Chief Executive Officer Luc Jobin, reporting the company’s 2017 results on January 23. Thanks to a strong fourth quarter, which saw a 156% increase in net income compared to the same quarter in 2016, CN recorded an ...

  • The Association of American Railroads, Railway Association of Canada and Asociación Mexicana de Ferrocarriles have called for ‘a constructive effort’ to negotiate a new North American Free Trade Agreement.
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    Rail associations call for NAFTA renewal

    2018-01-29T16:41:00Z

    NORTH AMERICA: The Association of American Railroads, Railway Association of Canada and Asociación Mexicana de Ferrocarriles issued a joint letter on January 22 calling for ‘a constructive effort’ to negotiate a new North American Free Trade Agreement. 'To ensure that a new NAFTA can build upon the success of its ...

  • Stadler is to design and supply three Flirt DMUs for the Arrow commuter service which is to be launched under the Redlands Passenger Rail Project.
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    DMUs ordered for California’s Arrow commuter service

    2018-01-22T10:58:36Z

    USA: California’s San Bernardino County Transportation Authority has issued Stadler with a notice to proceed with the design and supply of three Flirt diesel multiple-units for the Arrow commuter service which is to be launched in 2021 under the Redlands Passenger Rail Project. The services will use 14 km of ...

  • Brightline operations were launched by Florida East Coast Industries Executive Director Mike Reininger at Fort Lauderdale on January 12.
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    Brightline launches higher-speed inter-city service

    2018-01-15T10:18:46Z

    USA: The first privately-operated scheduled passenger trains since the early 1980s began running on January 13, when Brightline launched an introductory service between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale in southern Florida. Brightline operates over the tracks of the Florida East Coast Railway, which have been rebuilt and upgraded for ...

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    No agreement on New York – New Jersey tunnel

    2018-01-04T10:10:56Z

    USA: There is no agreement for the federal government to pay around half of the cost of the proposed $13bn Gateway Tunnel under the Hudson River between New Jersey and New York, according to the Federal Transit Administration. In a December 29 letter to New York and New Jersey state ...

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    CN orders 200 GE diesel locos

    2017-12-28T09:17:06Z

    CANADA: In order to ‘accommodate future growth opportunities and drive operational efficiency’, Canadian National announced on December 22 that it had ordered 200 new diesel locomotives from GE Transportation for delivery over the next three years. The order includes a mix of EPA Tier 4 compliant Evolution Series locomotives and ...

  • Commuters at opposite sides of the USA are now sitting on BASF’s Basotect open cell melamine foam.
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    Lighter and safer seats

    2017-12-28T07:00:00Z

    SEATS: Commuters at opposite sides of the USA are now sitting on BASF’s Basotect open cell melamine foam, which Rogers Corp is using in BART and Long Island Rail Road seat cushions. According to BASF, the foam’s density of less than 9 kg/m 3 helps reduce the overall weight ...

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    Amtrak launches New York Penn navigation app

    2017-12-27T12:00:00Z

    USA: Amtrak has launched FindYourWay, an iOS and Android app based on the Zyter platform which uses more than 400 beacons inside New York Penn station to provide real-time gate, train and boarding information as well as directions to gates, exits, cash machines and restaurants. The beacons use Bluetooth Low ...

  • Amtrak has selected Penn Station Partners to undertake the redevelopment of Baltimore Penn station.
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    Penn Station Partners selected for Baltimore station modernisation

    2017-12-21T13:00:00Z

    USA: Amtrak has selected Penn Station Partners to undertake the redevelopment of Baltimore Penn station and neighbouring properties which it owns. Penn Station Partners comprises Beatty Development Group, Armada Hoffler Properties, Cross Street Partners, Gensler, WSP USA, Network Rail Consulting, Mace Group, JLL, HR&A Advisors, Charles Belfoure, Cho Benn Holback, ...

  • The curve leading onto the I-5 bridge had a 50 km/h speed limit. (Photo: John Froschauer/AP/REX/Shutterstock)
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    Overspeed focus in Amtrak derailment

    2017-12-20T18:14:01Z

    USA: Excessive speed has been identified as a key factor in the derailment of Amtrak Cascades’ Seattle – Portland train 501 near Tacoma on December 18, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. The 12-car Talgo 6 trainset, hauled by a new Siemens Charger diesel locomotive with a GE P42 ...

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    MUL Railcars opens US wagon leasing office

    2017-12-20T07:00:00Z

    USA: Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance Co Ltd has opened an office in Portland, Oregon, as a base for its MUL Railcars wagon leasing activities. This follows the company’s expansion through a strategic wagon supply and maintenance alliance with The Greenbrier Companies which was finalised in June. James T Sharp ...

  • Map of the proposed Toronto – Windsor high speed line.
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    Ontario high speed rail study terms of reference tendered

    2017-12-18T14:16:14Z

    CANADA: Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation has issued a request for bids for a contract to develop terms of reference for the environmental assessment process for the Kitchener-Waterloo – London section of the proposed Toronto – Windsor high speed line. The terms of reference would provide a framework for the planning ...

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    Hunter Harrison dead at 73

    2017-12-18T08:53:29Z

    USA: ‘With great sadness’, CSX announced on December 16 that its President & Chief Executive Officer E Hunter Harrison had died at the age of 73, ‘of unexpectedly severe complications following a short illness’. Other reports suggested that he had been unwell for some time. James M Foote ...

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    NJ Transit to buy more electro-diesel locomotives

    2017-12-15T09:39:57Z

    USA: New Jersey Transit has decided to exercise an option for a further 17 dual-powered ALP-45 locomotives from Bombardier Transit Corp, in order to replace more of its oldest diesel locos. The NJ Transit board voted on December 13 to approve a recommendation to acquire the 17 locomotives at an ...

  • On December 11 an eastbound Norfolk South general merchandise train became the first revenue service to cross the replacement Portageville Bridge.
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    Norfolk Southern opens replacement Portageville Bridge

    2017-12-12T13:53:35Z

    USA: Norfolk Southern has opened the new Portageville Bridge, a 294 m long steel arch span across the 72 m deep Genesee River gorge in Letchworth State Park on its Southern Tier Line in New York state. The structure replaces an iron truss bridge built by the Erie Railroad in ...

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    CN implements visual identification system at headquarters

    2017-12-03T07:00:00Z

    CANADA: Infynia Security has deployed FST Biometrics' In Motion Identification facial recognition technology and Automatic Systems’ SmartLane turnstiles at CN’s Montréal headquarters, including all perimeter access points and the entrance to the corporate child daycare centre. The system covers 3 000 employees, contractors and visitors to the headquarters, identifying registered ...

  • DB Cargo UK Chief Executive Hans-Georg Werner launched the start of construction of the freight operator's steel logistics hub in Wolverhampton on November 23.
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    World rail freight news round-up

    2017-11-27T09:21:27Z

    On November 23 DB Cargo UK marked the start of work to construct a Logistics Centre in Wolverhampton for the steel market. Once completed in mid-2018, the centre will be able to handle and store up to 40 000 tonnes of steel coil which would arrive by rail for ...

  • Fairfax Financial Holdings has expressed interest in partnering with the Missinippi Rail and One North first nations consortia to acquire the Hudson Bay Railway.
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    Way forward seen as Hudson Bay Railway dispute escalates

    2017-11-21T15:11:00Z

    CANADA: Investment group Fairfax Financial Holdings has expressed interest in partnering with the Missinippi Rail and One North first nations consortia to acquire the flood-damaged Hudson Bay Railway, the Port of Churchill and associated assets from short line group OmniTRAX, the federal government announced on November 16. Minister of Natural ...

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    GE looks to sell rail business

    2017-11-13T17:23:59Z

    USA: General Electric expects to dispose of its Transportation business unit over the next two years, along with its Industrial Solutions and Lighting activities, new CEO John Flannery confirmed on November 13. Presenting his reshaping programme to investors, Flannery indicated that he was looking to ‘focus the portfolio’ around the ...

  • Caltrans said the ‘100% Buy America’ coaches would be built at Siemens’ Sacramento plant.
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    Siemens replaces Nippon Sharyo in multi-state coach order

    2017-11-10T09:46:36Z

    USA: A multi-state contract for Sumitomo Corp of Americas to supply locomotive–hauled coaches for use in California, Illinois, Michigan and Missouri has been amended, with the order now to be fulfilled with Siemens as Sumitomo’s subcontractor rather than Nippon Sharyo. In September 2012 the four states co-operating in the California-led ...