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Metrolinx sets out Toronto RER options TORONTO and Hamilton transit authority Metrolinx outlined the four options being considered for the core of the Toronto Regional Express Rail (RER) network at a board meeting on February 10.
metrolinx-sets-out-toronto-rer-options
TORONTO and Hamilton transit authority Metrolinx outlined the four options being considered for the core of the Toronto Regional Express Rail (RER) network at a board meeting on February 10. The RER project involves the introduction...
is-cp’s-pursuit-for-ns-running-out-of-steam?
IN what some industry observers believe may be a final attempt - short of a proxy battle - by hedge fund manager Mr Bill Ackman at a hostile takeover of Norfolk Southern (NS), Canadian Pacific...
first-azur-metro-train-enters-service-in-montreal
THE first of 52 Azur metro trains being supplied to Montreal Transport (STM) by Alstom and Bombardier entered passenger service on the Orange Line of the Montreal metro on February 7, coinciding with the 50th...
light-rail-to-return-to-new-york-city?
LIGHT Rail could make a return to New York City under plans announced by mayor Mr Bill de Blasio on February 4.   The city is proposing the construction of a 25.7km line along the East River...
union-pacific-cuts-capital-spending-by-15
UNION Pacific (UP), Unites States, plans to invest $US 3.75bn in 2016 which it says is around $US 550m less than it invested in 2015, representing a reduction of almost 15%.UP suffered an 8% fall...
chicagos-metra-issues-rfp-for-double-deck-coaches
NORTHEAST Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad (Metra) issued a request for proposals (RFP) on February 2 for a contract to supply up to 367 double-deck coaches as part of its 10-year $US 2.4bn plan to modernise...
septa-expands-market-frankford-energy-storage
US energy company Constellation has awarded ABB Canada a contract to engineer, manufacture and commission seven Enviline lithium-ion trackside energy storage systems (ESS) for Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority's (Septa) 700V dc Market - Frankford line. The...
siemens-begins-production-of-trains-for-brightline
SIEMENS has completed fabrication of the first stainless steel passenger coach shell for All Aboard Florida's Brightline inter-city service at its plant in Sacramento, California. All Aboard Florida placed an initial order with Siemens in 2014...
seattle-opens-first-hill-streetcar
SOUND Transit launched passenger operations on the first phase of Seattle's First Hill Streetcar on January 23, with two days of free travel on the 4km line from Broadway & Denny to Occidental Mall. The 10-station...
IT's been a long time since the last merger between two North American Class 1 railways - the carving up of Conrail between CSX and Norfolk Southern in the late 1990s being the most recent...