All North America articles – Page 14

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    CRRC to supply commuter coaches to Montréal

    2017-06-20T09:56:58Z

    CANADA: CRRC Tangshan has been awarded a contract to supply 24 double-deck hauled coaches to operate on commuter services serving Montréal. The coaches are to be deployed on the Deux-Montagnes line, ahead of the opening of the Réseau Électrique Métropolitain light metro. The coaches are also expected to replace ...

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    Fuel cells to be studied as alternative to Toronto electrification

    2017-06-19T11:30:00Z

    CANADA: Ontario is to study the feasibility of using of hydrogen fuel cells ‘as an alternative to conventional overhead wires’ for the planned electrification of GO Rail and UP Express routes in the Toronto region. According to the province’s Ministry of Transportation, recent advances in the use of hydrogen fuel ...

  • Wabtec Corp has signed a $22m contract to supply Positive Train Control for Belt Railway Company of Chicago.
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    Complex interoperability requirements in Chicago PTC contract

    2017-06-13T09:00:00Z

    USA: Wabtec Corp has signed a $22m contract to design, supply and commission Positive Train Control for the Belt Railway Company of Chicago, which owns and operates about 470 km of track, including 43 km of main line track. Under the contract announced on June 7 Wabtec is to provide ...

  • Hudson Bay Railway flood damage.
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    Hudson Bay Railway services to Churchill suspended after washouts

    2017-06-12T14:09:00Z

    CANADA: Hudson Bay Railway services between Amery, 47 km northeast of Gillam, and Churchill have been suspended indefinitely owing to ‘unprecedented and catastrophic’ flood damage and are not expected to resume before the winter season, parent company OmniTRAX announced on June 9. HBR has been unable to operate to Churchill ...

  • Railserve’s first Tier 4 compliant Dual Leaf Gen-Set Locomotive has entered service.
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    Tier 4 genset locomotive enters service

    2017-06-10T06:00:00Z

    USA: Railserve’s first Tier 4 compliant Dual Leaf Gen-Set Locomotive has entered service in Freeport, Texas. The latest addition to Railserve’s family of locomotives has two Cummins QSX15 engines, and can use only one when hauling lighter loads. The Dual Leaf is intended for shippers, industrial users and short line ...

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    SMBC Rail acquires American Railcar Leasing

    2017-06-08T08:37:00Z

    USA: Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp’s wagon leasing and fleet management business SMBC Rail Services completed the $2·78bn acquisition of American Railcar Leasing from investment group Icahn Enterprises on June 1. Chicago-based SMBC Rail said the transaction would produce a ‘premier’ full service lessor of ‘long-lived’ rolling stock for the North ...

  • Caltrain’s board approved the operating and capital budgets for the financial year starting on July 1 at its monthly meeting.
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    Caltrain board approves operating and capital budgets

    2017-06-06T06:00:00Z

    USA: Caltrain’s board approved the operating and capital budgets for the financial year starting on July 1 at its monthly meeting on June 1. The $148·2m operating budget includes $20·5m in funding contributions from San Mateo County Transit District, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority and the City & County ...

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    Caltrain electrification funding confirmed

    2017-05-23T10:51:14Z

    USA: The Federal Transit Administration confirmed on May 22 that it would execute a Full Funding Grant Agreement worth $647m for electrification of the Caltrain commuter rail corridor between San Francisco and San Jose. Caltrain had agreed contracts in July last year with Balfour Beatty and Stadler for electrification work ...

  • Amtrak has already begun urgent renewal of trackwork at Penn. Significant engineering possessions are planned for this summer and summer 2018. Photo: Amtrak.
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    Trump urged to intervene in ‘emergency’ at New York Penn Station

    2017-05-22T13:53:47Z

    USA: Andrew Cuomo, Governor of New York State, wrote to President Donald Trump on May 21 requesting that the federal government treat the ongoing infrastructure and operational difficulties at New York Penn Station ‘as an emergency situation’ and provide funding for short- and long-term enhancements of the station. Two derailments ...

  • Canadian Pacific said it was ‘cautiously optimistic’ about the Transportation Modernization Act Bill C-49.
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    Rail industry responds to proposed Canadian legislation

    2017-05-19T14:58:00Z

    CANADA: The government has introduced legislation the House of Commons which according to Minister of Transport Marc Garneau is intended to ‘promote a transparent, fair, efficient and safer national freight rail system that will facilitate trade and meet the needs of users and all Canadians.’ The Transportation Modernization Act Bill ...

  • Wabtec Corp has signed a $40m contract to design, install, test and commission Positive Train Control for South Florida Regional Transportation Authority’s Tri-Rail commuter rail service.
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    Wabtec signs Tri-Rail PTC contract

    2017-05-19T13:10:09Z

    USA: Wabtec Corp has signed a $40m contract to design, install, test and commission Positive Train Control for South Florida Regional Transportation Authority’s Tri-Rail commuter rail service. Wabtec is to supply its Interoperable Electronic Train Management System for 42 locomotives and cab cars, along with a back-office server and lineside ...

  • Cando Rail has opened the first phase of its rail terminal at Kamloops in British Columbia.
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    Cando Rail opens Kamloops site

    2017-05-05T14:39:26Z

    CANADA: Independent terminal services and wagon storage company Cando Rail has opened the first phase of its rail terminal at Kamloops in British Columbia. Phase 1 includes tracks for the storage of empty wagons. Future plans include facilities for transloading , wagon repair s, and track and engineering services. The ...

  • CRRC plans to open a wagon factory at Moncton in New Brunswick.
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    CRRC to build North American wagon plant in Canada

    2017-05-05T12:34:02Z

    CANADA: Chinese rolling stock manufacturing group CRRC announced on May 5 that it plans to open a factory at Moncton in New Brunswick to produce wagons and braking systems for the North American market. The plant would be a joint venture between Sichuan-based wagon builder CRRC Meishan, a CRRC subsidiary ...

  • Map of Great Lakes Basin Railroad proposal.
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    Powers sought for privately-financed 420 km Chicago rail bypass

    2017-05-05T09:30:00Z

    USA: Great Lakes Basin Transportation Inc filed a formal application with the Surface Transportation Board on May 1 seeking federal permission to build and operate a 420 km privately-financed railway to bypass the Chicago area. GLBT estimates that 15% to 25% of rail traffic passing through Chicago does not originate ...

  • Stadler is to supply 16 six-car double-deck EMUs for electric Caltrain services under a $551m contract. There is an option for a further 96 cars worth $385m.
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    Caltrain ‘cautiously optimistic’ on federal support for rail investment

    2017-05-04T13:53:13Z

    USA: San Francisco to San Jose commuter rail operator Caltrain said on May 3 that it expected the Trump administration’s 2017 budget would include a $100m investment in the Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project. Caltrain had agreed contracts in July last year with Balfour Beatty and Stadler for electrification work and ...

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    Greenbrier and Sumitomo launch GBSummit axles business

    2017-05-02T12:14:00Z

    USA: The Greenbrier Companies and Sumitomo Corp have opened a jointly-owned axle machining plant in California. GBSummit is adjacent to an established Greenbrier Rail Services wagon wheelset maintenance facility at San Bernardino. GBSummit uses advanced automation for axle machining, and offers comprehensive axle services including inspection and cleaning, finishing ...

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    Capitol Corridor Charger unveiled

    2017-04-22T06:00:00Z

    USA: The first of six Siemens SC-44 Charger locomotives for northern California’s Capitol Corridor inter-city route from Sacramento to Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley was unveiled on April 18. A 30-day period of revenue testing is expected to begin by the end of April, ahead of entry into ...

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    Siemens launches 'internet of trains' Digital Rail Services business

    2017-04-21T15:19:12Z

    USA: Siemens has formed a Digital Rail Services business to improve rail operations by creating an ‘internet of trains’ making intelligent use of data generated by sensors on infrastructure and vehicles. The Digital Rail Services business is based at the Georgia Institute of Technology Campus in Atlanta. It aims to ...

  • Motive Power Resources has rolled out the first locomotive to be modernised at its recently-completed heavy overhaul facility in Minooka, Illinois.
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    First locomotive modernisation completed

    2017-04-07T11:00:00Z

    USA: Motive Power Resources has rolled out the first locomotive to be modernised at its recently-completed heavy overhaul and repair facility in Minooka, Illinois. The EMD SD38 locomotive for Ardent Mills in Easton, Pennsylvania, has been refurbished with new mechanical components and a ZTR Nexus control system. The ...

  • California high speed line impression.
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    Operators from five countries interested in California high speed rail contract

    2017-04-06T11:29:08Z

    USA: California High-Speed Rail Authority has received five responses to its request for qualifications for the contract to provide early train operator services to assist with the development and management of the initial phase of the high speed line. By the April 4 deadline, statements of qualifications had been submitted ...