All North America articles – Page 4

  • Dallas Area Rapid Transit has awarded Stadler a $199m contract to supply eight Flirt diesel multiple-units for the $1·1bn Cotton Belt Regional Rail Project in the northern suburbs of Dallas.
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    Cotton Belt railway DMU order placed

    2019-06-03T12:55:27Z

    USA: Dallas Area Rapid Transit has awarded Stadler a $199m contract to supply eight Flirt diesel multiple-units for the $1·1bn Cotton Belt Regional Rail Project in the northern suburbs of Dallas. The 42 km line between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Shiloh Road in Plano is under construction for opening ...

  • Infrastructure Ontario and Greater Toronto transport agency Metrolinx have shortlisted four consortia to bid for the On-Corridor Works contract within the GO Rail Expansion programme.
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    Toronto passenger rail enhancement shortlist announced

    2019-05-31T10:56:01Z

    CANADA: Infrastructure Ontario and Greater Toronto transport agency Metrolinx have shortlisted four consortia to bid for the On-Corridor Works contract within the GO Rail Expansion programme, which aims to provide an enhanced and all-day Regional Express Rail passenger service in the Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area. BidderApplicant leadConstructionDesignOperations ...

  • ‘We have concerns with the current balance of risk and reward being offered’ by UK passenger rail franchises, warned FirstGroup Chief Executive Matthew Gregory.
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    FirstGroup concerned about UK franchise risk and reward

    2019-05-30T14:19:41Z

    FIRSTGROUP: ‘We have concerns with the current balance of risk and reward being offered’ by UK passenger rail franchises, warned FirstGroup Chief Executive Matthew Gregory when presenting the train and bus operator’s annual results on May 30. Gregory said FirstGroup would await the government’s Williams review of the structure of ...

  • 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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    Multiple failures led to Amtrak derailment

    2019-05-22T15:15:38Z

    USA: Failure to provide effective mitigation or warning for a hazardous curve and inadequate driver training led to the fatal derailment of an Amtrak passenger train in Washington state on December 18 2017, the National Transportation Safety Board announced on May 21. The inaugural run of Amtrak Cascades train 501 ...

  • Berkshire Hathaway company Marmon Holdings has acquired Transco Railway Products from Transco Inc for an undisclosed price.
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    Marmon buys Transco Railway Products

    2019-05-22T14:00:00Z

    USA: Berkshire Hathaway company Marmon Holdings has acquired Transco Railway Products from Transco Inc for an undisclosed price. Chicago-based Transco Railway Products provides wagon repair, maintenance, certification and cleaning services at seven sites in the Great Lakes region, Iowa and Montana, and also supplies wagon components from a factory in ...

  • Virgin Trains USA announced the award of contracts for construction of the 270 km West Palm Beach – Orlando International Airport Phase 2 of its inter-city corridor (Photo: Bob Johnson).
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    Virgin Trains USA awards Phase 2 construction contracts

    2019-05-21T16:10:28Z

    USA: Virgin Trains USA announced the award of contracts for construction of the 270 km West Palm Beach – Orlando International Airport Phase 2 of its inter-city corridor on May 21, saying they represented a total private investment of $4bn. Passenger services on Virgin Trains USA’s existing Miami – West ...

  • VIA Rail is installing beehives on the rooftops of its stations in Vancouver, Winnipeg, Ottawa and Québec City in partnership with Alvéole.
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    VIA Rail gets buzzy

    2019-05-20T12:34:48Z

    CANADA: VIA Rail is installing beehives on the rooftops of its stations in Vancouver, Winnipeg, Ottawa and Québec City in partnership with Alvéole, a company which combines beekeeping with education. The national passenger operator hopes this will help to raise awareness among urban populations of the decline of bees and ...

  • The Federal Railroad Administration announced on May 16 that it had terminated a $928·6m 2010 funding agreement with the California High-Speed Rail Authority.
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    Federal funding for California high speed rail pulled

    2019-05-17T14:37:34Z

    USA: The Federal Railroad Administration announced on May 16 that it had terminated a $928·6m 2010 funding agreement with the California High-Speed Rail Authority. This follows a notice of intention to cancel the funding which had been issued by the FRA in March, after newly-elected Governor of California Gavin ...

  • Southern California Regional Rail Authority has awarded Talgo and Systra a contract to refurbish coaches (Photo: Lvi56 [CC BY 3.0]).
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    Metrolink fleet modernisation contract awarded

    2019-05-15T13:53:14Z

    USA: Southern California Regional Rail Authority has awarded a joint venture of Talgo and Systra a contract worth up to $138·9m for the refurbishment of up to 121 Bombardier BiLevel coaches used on Metrolink commuter services. There is a firm order for the modernisation of an initial 50 coaches, ...

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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 ...