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    Progress Rail to supply battery locos to BNSF

    2022-09-26T12:23:00Z

    USA: Progress Rail is to supply BNSF with ‘up to four’ EMD Joule SD70J battery locomotives and two charging stations for demonstration in southern California from 2024. The manufacturer said they would be the largest battery electric locomotives in North America, with a capacity of 8 ...

  • San Bernardino County Redlands Passenger Rail Project Stadler Flirt H2 (39)
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    California is not just dreaming of hydrogen trains

    2022-09-21T15:45:00Z

    INNOTRANS: Stadler has unveiled the first hydrogen fuel cell powered version of its Flirt multiple-unit family, which is to be used on commuter services in California, and has signed a memorandum of understanding to supply up to 25 more to the state. Stadler said the development ...

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    Mascot and cheerleaders relaunch Boston commuter service

    2022-09-16T08:00:00Z

    USA: The Pat Patriot mascot of the New England Patriots American Football team joined Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority on September 12 for the launch of a pilot commuter rail service between Foxborough and Boston. Commuters from Foxboro station were greeted by cheerleaders and complimentary Dunkin’ Donuts, ...

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    Ford executive to take over at CSX

    2022-09-15T13:35:00Z

     USA: Joseph R Hinrichs has been appointed as the next President & Chief Executive Officer of CSX Corp, succeeding James M Foote with effect from September 26.

  • BNSF is to test the use of a Staaker drone from Norwegian aerial vehicle specialist Nordic Unmanned for infrastructure inspection and general data acquisition.
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    BNSF to test Norwegian drone

    2022-09-09T11:00:00Z

    USA: BNSF is to test the use of a Staaker drone from Norwegian aerial vehicle specialist Nordic Unmanned for infrastructure inspection and general data acquisition. The UAV platform will be integrated with BNSF’s current railway data acquisition and management systems, which Nordic Unmanned said required a ...

  • 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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    New York Gateway tunnel timescale slips

    2022-09-05T15:58:00Z

    USA: The timescale for completion of the planned trans-Hudson Gateway tunnel between New York and New Jersey has slipped by three years, the Gateway Development Commission has confirmed.

  • Boston Green Line Type 10 CAF light rail vehicle
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    CAF to supply 102 Type 10 Supercar light rail vehicles to Boston

    2022-09-02T14:42:00Z

    USA: The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority board has awarded CAF USA a contract to supply 102 light rail vehicles for Boston’s Green Line. The base contract approved on August 31 is worth $811m, including the 102 Type 10 Supercar LRVs, two driving simulators, spare parts, tools, ...

  • Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority opened an extension of Philadelphia’s Media/Wawa Regional Rail Line from Elwyn to Wawa
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    SEPTA extends services to reopened Wawa station

    2022-08-30T12:00:00Z

    USA: Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority opened an extension of Philadelphia’s Media/Wawa Regional Rail Line from Elwyn to Wawa on August 21. SEPTA trains last served the area in September 1986, and the opening marks the first extension of its rail services since the Airport Line in ...

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    Foxboro commuter rail pilot to start in September

    2022-08-29T15:00:00Z

    USA: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is to launch a one-year pilot of a weekday commuter rail service between Boston’s South station and Foxboro station in the town of Foxborough on September 12. There will be 11 inbound and 10 outbound weekday trains via the Fairmount and ...

  • New York MTA combined commuter rail app screenshots
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    New York MTA launches combined commuter rail app

    2022-08-25T12:00:00Z

    USA: New York MTA has launched the TrainTime one-stop journey planning, ticket purchasing and real-time train location app for Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad commuter rail passengers. This was developed in-house by MTA, and replaces the eTix app and the previously separate TrainTime apps ...

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    USA: Attracting shippers to freight rail

    2022-08-24T13:28:00Z

    AAR subsidiary Railinc has developed an intuitive software platform aimed at making it easier for freight shippers to choose rail over other modes, as Product Manager Danny Dever explains to Nick Kingsley.

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    US inter-city rail grants announced

    2022-08-22T12:00:00Z

    USA: The Department of Transportation has announced the award of more than $233m from the Federal-State Partnership for State of Good Repair programme for 11 projects to improve inter-city passenger rail services in eight states. Federal-State Partnership for State of Good Repair programme grants ...

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    Metra awards battery locomotive contract

    2022-08-19T09:31:00Z

    USA: Chicago commuter operator Metra has awarded Progress Rail a contract to convert up to six of its oldest diesel locomotives to zero-emission battery power for testing on the Rock Island Line. The base order covers the conversion of three EMD F40PH-3 locomotives over 3½ years, ...

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    Traction Technology: Are hydrogen locomotives the next big thing?

    2022-08-19T07:33:00Z

    Several US and Canadian railroads have teamed up with suppliers to investigate the potential for hydrogen as an alternative to diesel traction for heavy freight operations. Dave Lustig investigates.

  • New York Subway CBTC roll-out-G Grice (7)
    Metro Report International

    New York revises CBTC programme to prioritise reliability over peak-hour capacity

    2022-08-17T08:47:00Z

    USA: New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority is to revise its programme to roll out communications-based train control across the Subway network under proposed amendments to its 2020-24 Capital Plan.

  • RAISE grant announcement
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    RAISE grants awarded for US transport projects

    2022-08-16T12:00:00Z

    USA: The Department of Transportation has announced the award of $2·2bn of grants for 166 projects to modernise transport infrastructure under the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability & Equity programme. The grants include $25m for the Florida East Coast Corridor Trespassing & Intrusion ...

  • New York subway passengers using mobiles at Broadway (Photo: Robert Pastryk/Pixabay
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    PPP agreement to fund universal wireless connectivity on New York Subway

    2022-08-11T08:34:00Z

    USA: Wi-fi and mobile phone connectivity is to be rolled out across the entire New York Subway network over the next 10 years, following the signing of a public-private partnership agreement offering benefits valued at more than $1bn. Metropolitan Transportation Authority has selected BAI Communications subsidiary ...

  • Pioneer Lines locomotive
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    Patriot Rail to acquire short line group Pioneer Lines

    2022-08-09T15:09:00Z

    USA: Patriot Rail has entered into an agreement to acquire BRX Transportation Holdings’ Pioneer Lines, which operates 15 short lines in 12 states. BRX Transportation Holdings is a partnership of US InfraVest (formerly Related Infrastructure), Brookhaven Rail Partners and Stephens Capital Partners. Patriot Rail said the ...

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    Amergin to invest in rail and aviation assets

    2022-08-08T12:00:00Z

    USA: Funds managed by Blue Owl Capital’s Owl Rock division have invested in Amergin Asset Management, which has been formed to invest in a diversified portfolio of wagon and aircraft assets for lease. Based in Boca Raton, Florida, Amergin is headed by CEO Mark McGreenery; he ...

  • Los Angeles Metrolink refurbished coach (9)
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    Metrolink unveils refurbished coach

    2022-08-04T12:00:00Z

    USA: Los Angeles commuter rail operator Metrolink has returned to service the first of 50 coaches which are undergoing mid-life refurbishment, and has been allocated funding for a capacity enhancement programme. The contract for the refurbishment work was awarded to a Talgo-Systra joint venture in June ...