All North America articles – Page 6

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    Virgin Trains USA launches IPO

    2019-01-30T16:15:28Z

    USA: Private sector inter-city rail project promoter Virgin Trains USA announced an initial public offering of 28·3 million shares of common stock on January 30. The expected price is between $17 and $19 per share. The shares are to be listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market. Prior to the ...

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    Distribution deal signed after InnoTrans demonstration

    2019-01-28T05:00:00Z

    USA: Having seeing the product in action at InnoTrans 2018, PowerRail has negotiated to be the sole US distributor of German company SORB’s PowerSORB, an organic material which can absorb up to four times its own weight of spilled lubricants, oils, paints, dyes, coolants and other fluids on surfaces ...

  • Wabtec Corp and GE Transportation announced a modification to the terms of their merger agreement on January 25.
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    GE to have bigger stake in Wabtec under modified merger terms

    2019-01-25T15:26:07Z

    USA: Wabtec Corp and GE Transportation announced a modification to the terms of their merger agreement on January 25. The transaction is expected to close by the end of February, subject to the satisfaction or waiver of customary closing conditions. Under the modified arrangement, GE will complete the spin-off of ...

  • Amtrak has issued a Request for Proposals for the supply of single-deck coaches (Photo: Amtrak).
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    Amtrak seeks Amfleet I replacements

    2019-01-22T16:05:31Z

    USA: Amtrak has issued a Request for Proposals for the supply of single-deck coaches to replace its 470 Amfleet I and ex-Metroliner vehicles, which are more than 40 years old. This follows a request for information issued last July. Requests to participate should be submitted by February 13. The base ...

  • The merger of Wabtec and GE Transportation is now expected to close by the end of the first quarter of 2019.
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    Wabtec and GE Transportation expect to merge in first quarter

    2019-01-15T10:19:30Z

    USA: The US Department of Justice has closed its review of the pending merger of Wabtec and GE Transportation, the companies announced on January 15. General Electric announced in November 2017 that its was looking to dispose of its Transportation business, and a definitive merger agreement with Wabtec was announced ...

  • The TEX Rail commuter line opened on January 10 (Photo: Trinity Metro).
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    TEX Rail commuter line opens

    2019-01-10T14:26:13Z

    USA: The 43 km TEX Rail commuter line linking central Fort Worth with Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport opened on January 10, when the first train left North Side station at 03.38. The line developed by regional transport authority Trinity Metro starts at the Texas & Pacific Station in Fort Worth ...

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    CN and CP exceed grain revenue entitlements

    2019-01-08T15:08:00Z

    CANADA: The Canadian Transportation Agency has ruled that Canadian National and Canadian Pacific exceeded their maximum grain revenue entitlements for the crop year running from August 2017 to July 2018. The Canada Transportation Act requires the CTA to set an annual limit to the average revenue per tonne which the ...

  • Opening of the TEX Rail commuter line in Texas has been postponed.
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    Incomplete approvals delay TEX Rail opening

    2019-01-07T14:25:00Z

    USA: The opening of the 43 km TEX Rail commuter line in Texas was postponed the evening before the planned January 5 launch date, with transport authority Trinity Metro saying it had been unable to get clearance from the Federal Railroad Administration to operate the entire route. A new opening ...

  • Dallas Area Rapid Transit has awarded a joint venture of Archer Western and Herzog Contracting a $783m contract to build the Cotton Belt commuter rail line.
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    Cotton Belt commuter line construction contract awarded

    2019-01-04T09:54:23Z

    USA: Dallas Area Rapid Transit has awarded a joint venture of Archer Western and Herzog Contracting a $783m contract to build the 42 km Cotton Belt commuter rail line, with assistance from lead designer Jacobs Engineering. Construction is scheduled to begin this year for completion by the end of 2022. ...

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    Amtrak orders long-distance Chargers

    2018-12-22T10:28:01Z

    USA: National passenger operator Amtrak has ordered 75 SC-44 Charger locomotives from Siemens Mobility to start the renewal of its long-distance motive power fleet. Under the $744m contract announced on December 21, the locomotives are to be assembled at the Siemens plant in Sacramento, for delivery between mid-2021 and the ...

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    Indiana funds crossing safety improvements

    2018-12-21T15:00:00Z

    USA: Indiana Department of Transportation is has announced more than $121m of one-off funding under its Local Trax programme to support 12 level crossing safety improvement projects including grade separation and crossing closures. ‘Local Trax funding is targeted toward the highest priority rail crossings where accidents have been frequent, chronic ...

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    Norfolk Southern to move headquarters to Atlanta

    2018-12-18T14:02:14Z

    USA: Norfolk Southern Corp has confirmed its intention to relocate its corporate headquarters from Norfolk in Virginia to Atlanta in Georgia. The railway’s operating team is already based in Atlanta, and the company has previously announced plans to consolidate eight regional dispatching centres in the city. NS announced on December ...

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    President launches Yucatan rail project

    2018-12-17T10:29:53Z

    MEXICO: The Tren Maya project to develop two rail corridors serving the Yucatan Peninsula was formally launched on December 16 by recently-elected President Andrés Manuel López Obrador with a ceremony near the ancient Mayan ruins at Palenque. Expected to take four years to build, the project envisages the development of ...

  • NJ Transit already has a fleet of 429 Bombardier multilevel coaches, which are used as push-pull sets with diesel, electric and electro-diesel locomotives.
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    NJ Transit orders double-deck EMUs from Bombardier

    2018-12-13T10:44:34Z

    USA: A firm order for 113 double-deck EMU cars was approved by the NJ Transit board on December 12. A base contract will be placed with Bombardier Transportation for what the commuter rail operator claims will be ‘the first self-propelled multilevel railcars in the USA’. The contract is valued ...

  • Siemens has been awarded a C$989m contract to supply a fleet of 32 push-pull inter-city trainsets to enter service on the Québec city - Montréal - Toronto - Windsor corridor from 2022, national passenger operator VIA Rail announced.
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    VIA Rail selects Siemens to replace Québec - Windsor corridor fleet

    2018-12-12T19:57:27Z

    CANADA: Siemens has been awarded a C$989m contract to supply a fleet of 32 push-pull inter-city trainsets to enter service on the Québec City - Montréal - Toronto - Windsor corridor from 2022, national passenger operator VIA Rail announced on December 12. Each trainset will be formed of one locomotive ...

  • Vossloh Australia has completed its acquisition of Austrak from Laing O'Rourke.
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    Railway supply industry news round-up

    2018-12-07T08:00:00Z

    Vossloh AG announced on November 30 that it had successfully completed the acquisition of Australian concrete sleeper manufacturer Austrak Pty Ltd from Laing O'Rourke through its Vossloh Australia subsidiary. In future, Austrak will form part of Vossloh’s Tie Technologies business unit, within the Core Components division. Releasing its ...

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    CP launches next-generation grain haulage fleet

    2018-12-05T12:22:00Z

    CANADA: Canadian Pacific formally unveiled its next-generation grain trainsets on December 4, during the opening of an upgraded loading terminal near Moose Jaw attended by Saskatchewan’s Minister of Highways & Infrastructure Lori Carr. Designated High Efficiency Product, the 2 590 m long unit trains are expected to carry 44% more ...

  • The dining car on VIA's first train has been themed to promote the University of Manitoba's Expedition Churchill research project. (Photo: Arctic Gateway Group)
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    Trains return to Churchill

    2018-12-04T15:50:00Z

    CANADA: The first VIA Rail passenger service for 18 months arrived at Churchill in northern Manitoba on December 4, having left Winnipeg two days earlier. Following the arrival of a freight train on November 25, the occasion marked the reopening of the Hudson Bay Railway, which provides the only land ...

  • Brightline has been running scheduled services in southern Florida since January. Photo: Bob Johnston
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    Brightline to negotiate land leases as Orlando – Tampa proposal progresses

    2018-11-30T12:03:26Z

    USA: The state of Florida has chosen to accept a proposal from inter-city passenger company Brightline to develop a route between Orlando and Tampa, largely following trunk roads. Brightline had initially proposed the route as the third phase of its network; Florida Governor Rick Scott then issued a request ...

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    New York MTA to acquire Grand Central Terminal

    2018-11-28T10:46:43Z

    USA: New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority has agreed to purchase Grand Central Terminal and sections of the Hudson and Harlem commuter rail lines, correcting what it terms a ‘historical quirk’ of New York infrastructure ownership. The acquisitions, valued at $35m, were approved at an MTA finance committee meeting in ...