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Siemens to supply trains for All Aboard Florida ALL Aboard Florida, the inter-city passenger subsidiary of Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) has selected Siemens to supply locomotives and rolling stock for the initial phase of its passenger services which will link Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach from late 2016.
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ALL Aboard Florida, the inter-city passenger subsidiary of Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) has selected Siemens to supply locomotives and rolling stock for the initial phase of its passenger services which will link Miami, Fort...
caltrain-launches-electric-train-consultation
CALIFORNIAN commuter rail operator Caltrain has launched a public consultation on its future electric train fleet as part of plans to electrify the 82km San Francisco – San Jose line. Caltrain says the EMUs will replace...
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During the last 15 years, Transportation Technology Center Inc has worked closely with the US rail industry to develop many of the technologies required to implement Positive Train Control. As Joseph Drapa, senior engineer II...
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Protran Technology and QinetiQ North America are working with Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) to develop the first real-time network of remote sensors installed on continuous welded rail to detect defects. Michael Davis, director of rail...
fta-approves-minneapolis-lrt-expansion
THE United States Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has given its approval for the construction of the 21km northern extension of the Minneapolis Blue Line from Target Field to Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. The approval will enable Minneapolis...
san-diego-light-rail-ridership-up-34
SAN DIEGO Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) saw light rail ridership surge by 34% to reach 39.7 million passengers in the 2014 financial year, which ended on June 30, according to the operator's newly-published annual results. The...
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A GROUNDBREAKING ceremony was held on August 21 to mark the official start of construction on the first light rail line in Waterloo, Ontario. The ceremony was attended by Mr Peter Braid, Canadian member of parliament...
lac-mégantic-report-condemns-canadian-rail-regulator
CHRONIC negligence by Canada's transport regulator has been identified by the country's accident investigator as the primary underlying cause of the derailment and explosion of a Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway (MM&A) crude oil train...
light-rail-arrives-at-dallas-fort-worth-airport
THE world's ninth-busiest airport finally got its first direct passenger rail connection on August 15 with the inauguration of the extension of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (Dart) Orange Line to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport...
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THE FIRST two of 18 DMU cars being supplied by Sumitomo to Toronto transport authority Metrolinx for use on the Union Pearson Express (UP Express) airport rail link have arrived in Canada. The fleet will be...