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Another record year for Amtrak AMTRAK announced its annual results on October 27 for its 2014 financial year, which ended on September 30, revealing revenues from ticket sales have once again reached a record high, climbing 4% compared with 2013 to reach to $US 2.19bn.
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AMTRAK announced its annual results on October 27 for its 2014 financial year, which ended on September 30, revealing revenues from ticket sales have once again reached a record high, climbing 4% compared with 2013...
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THE governor of Massachusetts Mr Deval Patrick announced on October 22 that Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) will procure a fleet of up to 30 DMUs for commuter rail services on the 14.8km Fairmount Line...
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MASSACHUSETTS state governor Mr Deval Patrick announced on October 22 that Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) will recommend CNR Changchun as preferred supplier for a contract to supply 284 metro cars for Boston. The order comprises...
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THE government of Quebec has formed a partnership with mining companies Champion Iron and Lac Otelnuk Mining to carry out a feasibility study into the construction of a multi-user railway linking the port of Sept-Îles...
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CANADIAN Pacific Railway (CP) announced on October 20 that it has terminated exploratory discussions with CSX Corporation on a potential merger which would have created North America's largest freight railway. In a statement CP says it...
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LONDON Trackwork, Canada, has been awarded a contract to supply special trackwork for Ottawa's 12.5km light rail Confederation Line, which is currently under construction. The contract value was not disclosed, although London Trackwork says the order...
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LOS ANGELES County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) has taken delivery of a pre-series LRV from Kinkisharyo under a contract for 78 vehicles awarded in April 2012.LACMTA exercised an option for another 97 cars in 2013...
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THE New Mexico Border Authority has selected HNTB to perform an extensive feasibility study of a new railway bypass and international border crossing with Mexico near Santa Teresa, close to the New Mexico-Texas state line. The...
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CHICAGO commuter operator Metra has announced that it will replace its ageing coaches and locomotives through a $US 2.4bn phased purchasing programme, the first long-term rolling stock plan in the history of the operator. The programme...
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DYNAMIC testing began on Atlanta's first modern tram line on October 1, when the first of four Siemens LRVs travelled the entire length of the 4.3km route under its own power. The initial 12-station phase of...