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Amtrak previews next-generation Acela Express interiors AMTRAK has unveiled artist’s impressions of interiors for its forthcoming Alstom Avelia Liberty high-speed trains, which will replace the current Acela Express fleet on the Boston - New York - Washington DC Northeast Corridor (NEC) from 2021 onwards.
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THE first phase of San Francisco’s $US 2.26bn Transbay Salesforce Transit Center, which will connect the Californian city’s bus and rail services, opened on August 11 following a decade of construction.Phase one of the project,...
nippon-sharyo-to-close-us-plant
NIPPON Sharyo announced on July 24 that its US subsidiary will close its rolling stock assembly plant in Rochelle, Illinois, at the end of this month due to a lack of orders. The plant opened in...
gatx-corporation-announces-long-term-wagon-order
UNITED States freight wagon leasing compnay GATX announced on August 1 that it has entered into an agreement with American Railcar Industries to purchase 7650 new wagons.The order encompasses a mix of tank and general...
amtrak-previews-next-generation-acela-express-interiors
AMTRAK has unveiled artist’s impressions of interiors for its forthcoming Alstom Avelia Liberty high-speed trains, which will replace the current Acela Express fleet on the Boston - New York - Washington DC Northeast Corridor (NEC)...
us-moves-towards-ban-on-chinese-rolling-stock
THE United States Congress is moving towards a one-year ban on the use of federal funding for the purchase rolling stock from Chinese government-owned or subsidised companies, according to Mr Jeff Davis, senior fellow at...
orlando-sunrail-opens-southern-extension
FLORIDA’s SunRail opened its southern extension on June 30, with four new stations added to the commuter rail line in Orlando, United States.The operator’s new 27.3km route runs from Meadow Woods in Orange County to...
path-and-kawasaki-signs-$us-240m-order-for-new-and-refurbished-subway-cars
KAWASAKI Heavy Industries, which built the Path PA-5 subway cars for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Path network, has struck a $US 240m deal for new and upgraded cars, which indicates...
bombardier-awarded-denver-international-airport-peoplemover-contract
DENVER City Council approved a $US 78.9m contract on July 23 for Bombardier Transportation to supply 26 new cars for Denver International Airport’s (DIA) underground peoplemover to meet an increase in passenger traffic. The Denver Post...
cn-appoints-ruest-as-president-and-ceo
THE board of Canadian National Railway (CN) has appointed Mr Jean-Jacques Ruest as president and CEO, effective immediately, and has also appointed him to the board of directors.Ruest is a 22-year veteran of the railway...
california-awaiting-new-electric-railway
Caltrain is embarking on exciting electrification and rolling stock replacement programmes, which will enhance commuter services in the Bay Area. But as Paul Ash reports from California, it has been far from plain sailing to...

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