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Farley post office to become New York rail hub NEW YORK state governor Mr Andrew Cuomo unveiled plans on September 27 for a $US 1.6bn project to redevelop the James A Farley post office as New York City’s future hub for Amtrak and Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) services, replacing cramped and inadequate facilities at the adjacent Pennsylvania station.
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THE extension of the Los Angeles light rail network to Montclair moved a step closer to construction on September 28, when the board of the Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority approved draft advanced conceptual engineering...
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NEW YORK state governor Mr Andrew Cuomo unveiled plans on September 27 for a $US 1.6bn project to redevelop the James A Farley post office as New York City’s future hub for Amtrak and Long...
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THE board of Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) has selected Talgo for a contract to refurbish up to 74 A650 cars used by Los Angeles Metro Rail. The $US 55m contract - Talgo’s first...
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CHINA Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC) and Bombardier Transportation have signed an agreement to expand and deepen their relationship for selected rail projects both in China and abroad. The agreement was signed in Montreal on September...
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SOUND Transit announced on September 22 that it has finalised an order worth around $US 554m with Siemens for 122 LRVs, which are being procured as part of the Sound Transit 2 plan to expand...
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THE governor of the US state of Connecticut Mr Dannel Malloy has confirmed that Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) will purchase 60 additional M-8 EMU cars from Kawasaki by 2019 to meet surging ridership demand...
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IRJ at InnoTrans 2016: Progress Rail launched its EMD Uptime condition-based analytics platform for locomotives in Berlin on September 21.EMD Uptime monitors locomotive fleets to increase reliability and optimise maintenance. Progress Rail says this should...
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IRJ at InnoTrans 2016: CANADIAN inter-city passenger operator Via Rail is moving forward with preparations to procure a new fleet of bi-mode (diesel and electric) trains as part of its $C 4bn plan to upgrade...
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THE US city of Charlotte has issued a call for tender for the construction of Phase 2 of its CityLynx light rail Gold Line, adding extensions totalling 4km at each end of the 2.4km Phase...
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THE first of six Liberty LRVs being built by Brookville Equipment Corporation, United States, for Detroit’s first modern tram line arrived at the line’s Penske Technical Center depot on September 13, two months ahead of...