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    Stadler inaugurates Salt Lake City factory

    2019-05-14T14:29:00Z

    USA: Vehicles being built for Caltrain and TEXRail were used to re-enact the completion of the transcontinental railway at Promontory Summit 150 years before as part of celebrations marking the official inauguration of Stadler US Inc’s factory in Salt Lake City on May 9. ‘It seems fitting that as we ...

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    Kansas City Southern revises performance metrics

    2019-05-06T14:00:00Z

    USA: Kansas City Southern has revised the definitions of two metrics that it uses to measure operating performance. Operational Cars Online (formerly Cars Online) represents the number of wagons on the KCS network that are not at a customer’s location. Gross Velocity (formerly Train Speed) measures the average velocity ...

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    Uber adds public transport ticketing option

    2019-05-03T14:28:10Z

    USA: Rail and bus tickets for travel in Denver can now been bought using the Uber taxi app. The staggered roll-out of the ticketing option which began on May 2 follows the launch in January of Uber Transit journey planning, which provides Uber users with real-time public transport information ...

  • Norfolk Southern has released a mobile app for iOS and Android which provides access to data available in its AccessNS desktop e-commerce portal.
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    Norfolk Southern releases mobile app for shippers

    2019-04-28T05:00:00Z

    USA: Norfolk Southern has released a mobile app for iOS and Android which provides access to data available in its AccessNS desktop e-commerce portal. The railway’s customers can manage inventory, track real-time movements, add important shipments to a watchlist for priority visibility, search for specific shipments on the NS network, ...

  • The first four of 10 custom-designed Stadler double-deck dome cars are to enter service with Rocky Mountaineer shortly.
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    Rocky Mountaineer expands dome car fleet

    2019-04-26T11:15:00Z

    CANADA: The first four of 10 custom-designed double-deck dome cars which high-end tourist train operator Rocky Mountaineer has ordered from Stadler are expected to enter service shortly, operating from Vancouver to Jasper, Lake Louise and Banff during the 2019 tourist season. Rocky Mountaineer said the order placed in May ...

  • Georgia Ports Authority has selected RailComm to provide a yard management system to support the expansion of rail facilities at the Port of Savannah (Photo: Georgia Ports Authority/Stephen B Morton).
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    RailComm wins Savannah yard automation contract

    2019-04-24T11:00:00Z

    USA: The Georgia Ports Authority has selected RailComm to provide a yard management system to support the expansion of rail facilities at the Port of Savannah. This forms part of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project to equip the port to handle the larger container ships which have been able to ...

  • The City of Ottawa and TransitNEXT have selected Stadler to supply seven four-car Flirt diesel-electric multiple-units.
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    Stadler awarded Ottawa DMU contract

    2019-04-23T09:35:17Z

    CANADA: The City of Ottawa and TransitNEXT consortium leader SNC Lavalin have formally declared Stadler the winner of a contract to supply seven four-car Flirt diesel-electric multiple-units. The C$106m order confirmed on April 23 has been placed as part of the Trillium Line extension project. Forming part of the city’s ...

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    Ironhorse buys Tennessee railways

    2019-04-23T05:00:00Z

    USA: Short line group Ironhorse Resources has acquired the Sequatchie Valley Railroad and the Walking Horse & Eastern Railroad in Tennessee, which are to be renamed as the Sequatchie Valley Switching Co and the Walking Horse Railroad. The 18 km Sequatchie Valley Switching Co serves south central Tennessee from a ...

  • TekTracking's Safety Light Monitor is designed to measure and verify the operation of signal, level crossing and other safety-critical lights.
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    Light monitoring pilot

    2019-04-19T13:00:00Z

    NORTH AMERICA: A Class 1 railway has ordered a pilot installation of TekTracking's Safety Light Monitor, which is designed to measure and verify the operation of signal, level crossing and other safety-critical lights. The wireless, self-powered and robust multi-sensor devices are designed to operate for more than 10 years without ...

  • The Greenbrier Companies Inc has agreed to acquire the manufacturing business of American Railcar Industries from ITE Management.
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    Greenbrier to acquire American Railcar Industries in $400m deal

    2019-04-18T15:04:04Z

    USA: The Greenbrier Companies Inc has agreed to acquire the manufacturing business of American Railcar Industries from ITE Management in a deal worth $400m. The transaction announced on April 18 is expected to close this year, subject to customary regulatory approvals. The gross purchase price is $430m, including $30m for ...

  • Montréal metropolitan region transport authority EXO has placed a firm order for CRRC Tangshan to supply a further 20 double-deck coaches.
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    Montréal increases CRRC coach order

    2019-04-18T11:00:00Z

    CANADA: Montréal metropolitan region transport authority EXO has placed a firm order for CRRC Tangshan to supply a further 20 double-deck coaches. The deal announced this month is an option on a contract for an initial 24 coaches which was placed in November 2017· It takes the total order to ...

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    Orlando bonds approved as Brightline becomes Virgin Trains USA

    2019-04-09T08:45:59Z

    USA: Virgin Trains USA was granted approval by the Florida Development Finance Corp on April 5 to raise a further $950m in Private Activity Bond sales to fund the second phase of the inter-city passenger project formerly branded as Brightline. The announcement followed an initial sale of $1·75bn in tax-exempt ...

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    Norfolk Southern names transformation team

    2019-04-02T15:05:03Z

    USA: Reporting ‘another year of record financial results’ on March 29, Norfolk Southern Chairman, President & CEO James Squires said the railway had seen strong growth in 2018, achieving an all-time best operating ratio of 65·4 after three consecutive years of improvement and a recording a 9% year-on-year increase in ...

  • The wagon-mounted XLOAD sensors automatically measure, monitor and track hazardous commodities as they are loaded, shipped and unloaded.
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    Sensors to improve tank wagon safety

    2019-03-28T16:00:00Z

    CANADA: The government’s Sustainable Development Technology Canada foundation has provided Calgary-based TransRail Innovation Group with C$1·85m to support the testing and commercialisation of digital sensors designed to increase safety when transporting hazardous liquids by rail. The wagon-mounted XLOAD sensors automatically measure, monitor and track hazardous commodities as they are loaded, ...

  • Genesee & Wyoming Inc subsidiaries Toledo, Peoria & Western Railway Corp and Central Railroad Co of Indianapolis commenced operations on the Winamac Southern Railway and the Kokomo Railroad.
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    Genesee & Wyoming leases two short lines

    2019-03-28T12:01:00Z

    USA: Genesee & Wyoming Inc subsidiaries Toledo, Peoria & Western Railway Corp and Central Railroad Co of Indianapolis commenced operations on the Winamac Southern Railway and the Kokomo Railroad in Indiana under long-term lease agreements on March 22. Terms were not disclosed. The two lines totalling 90 km are being ...

  • Metra has issued a request for proposals for the supply of at least 200 double-deck coaches.
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    Metra seeks commuter coach proposals

    2019-03-25T16:55:15Z

    USA: Chicago commuter operator Metra has issued a request for proposals for the supply of at least 200 double-deck coaches, with options for up to 200 more if funding is available. The operator has said it will accept alternatives to the gallery cars that have been used on its routes ...

  • The Portal Bridge at Kearny on the Northeast Corridor causes delays to rail services when it fails in the 'open' position.
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    FTA stalls federal support for Gateway Programme

    2019-03-20T11:14:54Z

    USA: The Federal Transit Administration on March 18 announced that it had ranked the Gateway Programme to increase rail capacity between New York and New Jersey with a ‘medium to low’ financing status, making it ineligible at present for federal Capital Investment Grants. The ranking applies both to the ...

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    CAI International sells wagons

    2019-03-15T12:00:00Z

    USA: CAI International has agreed to sell 2 146 wagons, approximately 30% of its North American lease fleet, for $200m. The sale of 1 946 wagons was completed on February 26, realising a gain of $7m, while the remaining 200 wagons are currently being manufactured and will be sold ...

  • Routes under threat from the Trump proposal could include the Chicago - Seattle 'Empire Builder'.
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    Buses to replace long-distance Amtrak trains under Trump budget proposal

    2019-03-12T14:05:55Z

    USA: The initial budget proposal for the 2020 financial year issued by President Donald Trump on March 11 would see federal funding for Amtrak long-distance trains eliminated. While the full details of the budget are due to be released on March 18, the initial synopsis from the White House ...

  • Hübner has a major order to supply gangways for New York City Subway trains.
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    Hübner to open US gangway factory

    2019-03-07T13:20:42Z

    USA: Having secured a major order to supply the gangways for new New York City Subway trains, Hübner has announced plans to build a elastomer product factory at Dunlap in Tennessee by 2020. This is to produce moulded parts, silicone seals and sensor-equipped rubber profiles for the US rail and ...