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Ottawa expands Stage 2 LRT plan THE Mayor of Ottawa Mr Jim Watson unveiled proposals to expand the scope of the city’s Stage 2 LRT project on February 17 in a proposal that would extend the network to the west, south and east.
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DENVER Regional Transportation District (RTD) inaugurated the long-awaited light rail R Line on February 24, extending the route into the centre of Aurora. The 16.9km line connects the existing track at Nine Mile Station to Peoria...
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PROGRESS Rail says it has completed initial emissions testing of its repowered EMD24B shunting locomotive, which has been developed to meet US Environmental Protection Agency Tier 4 emissions standards. The prototype locomotive will now start California...
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THE Greenbrier companies announced on February 22 that has completed its 100,000th double-stack intermodal wagon, 32 years after production began at the company’s Gunderson facility in Portland, Oregon. Double-stack wagons are now used for nearly 70%...
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COMMUTER rail operators in the United States are making good progress towards the December 2018 congressional deadline for the rollout of Positive Train Control, according to a report published by the American Public Transportation Association...
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THE Mayor of Ottawa Mr Jim Watson unveiled proposals to expand the scope of the city’s Stage 2 LRT project on February 17 in a proposal that would extend the network to the west, south...
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CALTRAIN has warned that the viability of its project to electrify the 83.7km San Jose - San Francisco line may be in jeopardy after newly-appointed United States Transportation Secretary Mrs Elaine Chao ordered the Federal...
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THE first Flexity Freedom LRV for the initial phase of the Ion light rail network in the Canadian city of Waterloo was loaded onto a lorry at Bombardier’s plant in Thunder Bay, Ontario, on February...
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A Siemens SC-44 Charger locomotive has arrived in the US state of Washington for certification testing on Amtrak’s Cascades Corridor, which links Eugene with Portland, Seattle and Vancouver. Illinois Department of Transportation awarded Siemens a $US...
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BRITISH infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR) has announced that its subsidiary, Network Rail Consulting (NRC), has expanded its operations in North America and appointed a new vice-president to lead its new Canadian subsidiary, which will...
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New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is the United States’ largest public transit agency. Kevin Smith reflects on outgoing chairman and CEO Thomas Prendergast’s recent interview with Railway Age editor-in-chief William Vantuono, where he outlined...

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