North America

LIGHT Rail could make a return to New York City under plans announced by mayor Mr Bill de Blasio on February 4.
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…
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 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…
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.
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 &…
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…
UNION Pacific (UP), United States, has reported an 8% fall in net income from $US 5.18bn in 2014 to $US 4.77bn last year due to a significant drop in freight…
THE US economy is wrestling with the prospect of a tempered outlook for the first part of 2016, highlighting that while North America's freight railways might do well in good…
IN a "back to the future" moment, passenger rail is experiencing a renaissance in the United States. Over the last 10 years, rail systems have grown and the ridership demand…
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