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Amtrak orders Alstom trains for Northeast Corridor AMTRAK announced on August 26 that it has awarded Alstom a contract to supply 28 high-speed trains for the Washington DC - New York - Boston Northeast Corridor (NEC), which will replace the existing Acela fleet and provide additional capacity on the 730km route.
amtrak-orders-alstom-trains-for-northeast-corridor
AMTRAK announced on August 26 that it has awarded Alstom a contract to supply 28 high-speed trains for the Washington DC - New York - Boston Northeast Corridor (NEC), which will replace the existing Acela...
cdpq-reaches-montreal-track-agreement-with-cn
CANADIAN pension fund Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec (CDPQ) Infra has reached an agreement with Canadian National Railway (CN) to purchase infrastructure for its planned 67km Metropolitan Electric Network (REM) automated metro project...
fort-worth-launches-tex-rail-construction
GROUNDBREAKING ceremonies were held in Fort Worth, North Richmond Hills, and Grapevine, Texas, on August 24 to officially launch construction on the $US 996m Tex Rail commuter rail project. The 43.5km line will connect Fort Worth...
china-to-carry-out-ring-of-fire-railway-study
CANADIAN mining company KWG Resources announced on August 22 that it has signed a framework strategic cooperation agreement with China Railway First Survey and Design Institute Group (FSDI) to carry out a bankable feasibility study...
wick-moorman-succeeds-joe-boardman-as-amtrak-president
AMTRAK, the US long-distance passenger train operator, has appointed Mr Wick Moorman to succeed Mr Joe Boardman as president and CEO with effect from September 1.Moorman comes to Amtrak after more than 40 years at...
vancouver-launches-skytrain-mark-iii-fleet
A new generation of rolling stock entered passenger service on Vancouver’s SkyTrain driverless light metro network on the morning of August 18, when Mr Kevin Desmond, CEO of transport authority TransLink and British Columbia Rapid...
nashville-transit-plan-proposes-lrt-and-commuter-rail-expansion
PROPOSALS for a 74km light rail network and a second commuter rail line for Nashville have been included in a 25-year transit strategy for the region, which was presented to the boards of Nashville Metropoitan...
california-invests-$us-374m-in-rail
THE California State Transport Agency (Calsta) announced on August 16 the 14 recipients for the $US 390m 2016 Transit and Intercity Capital Programme (TIRCP) grants, $US 374m of which will be invested in rail. From the...
tunnelling-completed-on-eglinton-crosstown-lrt
CONSTRUCTION of Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown light rail line reached a significant milestone on August 18 when tunnel boring machines Don and Humber broke through at Yonge Street, marking the completion of tunneling on the 10km...
montreal-embraces-public-public-infrastructure
Canadian pension fund Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec (CDPQ) has a track record of successfully investing in rail projects, and it is now looking to bring this to Montreal. Jean-Marc Arbaud, deputy managing...