All North America articles – Page 9

  • Alstom sees hydrogen fuel cell technology as a means to reduce carbon emissions from passenger trains.
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    Railway supply industry news round-up

    2018-05-25T09:09:00Z

    New Jersey-based supplier of rolling stock and braking components Strato Inc has signed an agreement for GBS Railroad & Mining Services to promote and distribute its products for the rail sector in Australia and New Zealand. Systems and engineering technology consultancy Frazer-Nash has formed a new ...

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    University alliance to promote high speed rail

    2018-05-22T15:32:58Z

    INTERNATIONAL: The International Union of Railways has moved to strengthen its nascent network of academic institutions which are intended to work together to promote the development of high speed rail. UIC first announced plans for its alliance of universities at the World Congress on High Speed Rail in Tokyo ...

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    Celebrations as Brightline trains reach Miami

    2018-05-21T16:30:31Z

    USA: A weekend of celebrations entitled ‘Welcome to the 305!’, referencing the city’s historic telephone code, marked the launch of Brightline inter-city services to Miami on May 19. Brightline’s first public trains ran in January over the 74 km between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale. The extension to ...

  • GE Transportation has a diesel locomotive production facility in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo: Dave Lustig)
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    Wabtec to merge with GE Transportation

    2018-05-21T14:15:37Z

    INDUSTRY: Wabtec Corp has entered into a definitive agreement to merge with GE Transportation, the companies announced on May 21. The transaction is expected to close in early 2019, subject to approval by Wabtec shareholders, and regulatory authorities, making Wabtec ‘a global leader in the rail equipment, software and services ...

  • Ankara hosted the 10th World Congress on High Speed Rail. The next Congress is expected to take place in 2019-20 in China.
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    Competition is key as high speed rail keeps growing

    2018-05-15T15:29:07Z

    Global ridership has surged by 40% in the three years since UIC last staged its World Congress on High Speed Rail. Yet operators and policymakers must work hard to keep the rail mode ahead as competition grows both in and for the market. Benjámin Zelki reports from the latest summit ...

  • Norfolk Southern has joined technology startup accelerator Plug & Play’s Supply Chain & Logistics Innovation Platform.
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    Norfolk Southern to work with Silicon Valley startup accelerator

    2018-05-15T06:00:00Z

    USA: Norfolk Southern has joined Silicon Valley technology startup accelerator Plug & Play’s Supply Chain & Logistics Innovation Platform, seeking to engage with companies developing artificial intelligence, machine learning, the industrial internet of things and advanced analytics for supply chains. Plug & Play will identify and connect Norfolk Southern with ...

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    Herzog to provide short line PTC

    2018-05-10T10:18:48Z

    USA: Herzog Technologies is to make its Positive Train Control support and hosting services available to smaller freight railroads under an agreement with the American Short Line & Regional Railroad Association announced on May 10. ‘The implementation of PTC is one of the most complex and challenging projects to be ...

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    Kansas City Southern to deploy CloudMoyo software

    2018-05-06T06:00:00Z

    USA: CloudMoyo is to deploy its Microsoft Azure cloud-based CloudMoyo Rail Transportation Management software to modernise Kansas City Southern’s Management Control System and provide analytics and artificial intelligence to improve operational efficiency. KCS already uses CloudMoyo’s crew management, business intelligence and analytics packages, and is to deploy CRTM in ...

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    Union Pacific orders low-emission shunters

    2018-05-03T13:38:00Z

    USA: Union Pacific has ordered 10 EMD24B low-emission locomotives from Progress Rail for yard shunting work in California. Announced on May 1, the order is the first for the EMD24B design, following the testing of a demonstrator by Pacific Harbor Line at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. ...

  • Amtrak CEO Richard Anderson believes that the operator should focus on medium distance corridors typified by the Chicago - St Louis route.
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    Amtrak should focus on medium-distance corridors, says Anderson

    2018-04-27T10:33:16Z

    USA: Amtrak should focus on its medium-distance operations and prioritise investment in a network of corridors across the country of between 200 km and 1 000 km, where the greatest ridership can be achieved, believes its new Chief Executive Richard Anderson. Outlining his vision for the future of the ...

  • The first of 22 SC-44 Charger locomotives being supplied to Caltrans to operate San Joaquin and Capitol Corridor services entered revenue service in November.
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    Siemens Chargers to work Altamont commuter trains

    2018-04-27T08:40:41Z

    USA: California’s San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission has ordered four SC-44 Charger diesel locomotives from Siemens, with an option for four more, to support an expansion of its Altamont Corridor Express commuter rail service. Launched in 1998 with just two trains/day, ACE currently operates four trains each way per day ...

  • Aecon and Keltbray Group have signed a memorandum of understanding with a view to developing a joint venture to bid for rail electrification contracts in Canada.
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    Keltbray eyes Canada as UK electrification ‘looks less certain’

    2018-04-19T09:56:09Z

    CANADA: Construction company Aecon and British engineering and construction firm Keltbray Group have signed a memorandum of understanding with a view to developing a joint venture to bid for rail electrification contracts in Canada. This is Keltbray’s first venture into the international market, having entered the UK electrification sector in ...

  • VIA Rail is procuring a new fleet of trainsets for the Québec City – Windsor corridor.
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    VIA Rail begins procurement of new Québec – Windsor fleet

    2018-04-17T11:12:49Z

    CANADA: National passenger operator VIA Rail formally launched the process to procure a new fleet of trainsets for the Québec City – Windsor corridor when it issued a request for qualifications on April 16. Following the government’s allocation of funding in the 2018 federal budget announced in March, VIA Rail ...

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    CSX agrees short line spin-offs

    2018-04-11T15:24:00Z

    USA: CSX Transportation has reached agreement to sell almost 300 km of railway in Alabama and Georgia to Denver-based HGS Railway Holdings, following its announcement earlier this year that up to one-third of its total network was being reviewed for possible closure or sale. HGS has established two wholly-owned subsidiaries ...

  • VIA Rail has awarded Cad Railway Industries a C$46m contract to upgrade 25 coaches used on The Canadian service between Toronto and Vancouver (Photo: VIA Rail).
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    The Canadian coaches to be refurbished

    2018-04-11T11:31:02Z

    CANADA: VIA Rail has awarded Cad Railway Industries a C$46m contract to upgrade 25 coaches used on The Canadian service between Toronto and Vancouver. Announcing the contract on April 10, VIA Rail said the stainless steel coaches dating from the 1950s would be ‘completely refurbished and transformed to better ...

  • VIA Rail has awarded Bombardier Transportation a C$54m contract to upgrade 17 coaches used on long-distance services (Photo: VIA Rail).
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    Accessibility upgrade for VIA Rail long-distance fleet

    2018-04-04T10:29:26Z

    CANADA: National passenger operator VIA Rail has awarded Bombardier Transportation a C$54m contract to upgrade 17 coaches used on long-distance services to bring them into line with current and planned accessibility standards. The stainless steel bodied coaches dating from the 1950s will be equipped with two wheelchair lifts, two accessible ...

  • Maryland Transit Administration has awarded Bombardier Transportation a $288m five-year extension to its contract to operate the Maryland Area Regional Commuter network’s Brunswick and Camden lines.
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    MARC operating contract extended

    2018-03-26T14:30:26Z

    USA: Maryland Transit Administration has awarded Bombardier Transportation a $288m five-year extension to its contract to operate the Maryland Area Regional Commuter network’s Brunswick and Camden lines. The existing contract awarded in 2012 covers the operation and maintenance of the fleet of diesel locomotives and coaches, including Bombardier vehicles, as ...

  • The Hudson Tunnels are used by both Amtrak long-distance and New Jersey Transit commuter trains. Amtrak is the infrastructure owner for this section of the Northeast Corridor.
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    Hopes rise on Gateway tunnel funding despite Trump opposition

    2018-03-23T15:46:39Z

    USA: Hopes of progress in the Gateway Programme to build new tunnels between New York and New Jersey were raised on March 22 when $650m of federal funding was directed to Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor. The Gateway Programme covers a series of enhancements worth approximately $30bn to the busiest section ...

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    D-Train to target US transit market

    2018-03-20T09:12:52Z

    USA: Next year could see the deployment of Vivarail D-Train diesel multiple-units in North America, under proposals being developed by Railroad Development Corp. RDC Chairman Henry Posner III told Railway Gazette that the remanufactured London Underground trainsets offered a unique opportunity to test the market for urban rail services ...

  • California High-Speed Rail Authority has published for public consultation a draft 2018 business plan which ‘acknowledges and responds to changed circumstances and emphasises a new way of doing business moving forward’.
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    California high speed rail plan revised

    2018-03-13T15:30:00Z

    USA: California High-Speed Rail Authority has published for public consultation a draft 2018 business plan which ‘acknowledges and responds to changed circumstances and emphasises a new way of doing business moving forward’. CHSRA said the draft plan ‘transparently identifies the project’s challenges’, which include putting back the completion date and ...