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GE Transportation confirmed on December 9 that it has acquired Iders, Canada, a designer and manufacturer of electronic products for the rail industry, which GE says will enhance its sensor…
TEST running began on Ottawa’s light rail Confederation Line on December 2 when an LRV operated between Cyreville and Blair on the eastern section of the route.
VANCOUVER SkyTrain Millennium Line services were extended to Coquitlam on December 2, when Mrs Christy Clark, premier of the province of British Columbia and Mr Dan Ruimy, member of parliament…
VOSSLOH announced on December 5 that it has signed an agreement to acquire North American rail infrastructure company Rocla Concrete Tie for $US 117.2m at the beginning of 2017 subject…
THE Australian subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming (G&W), United States, has completed the acquisition of Glencore Rail (GRail) for $A 1.14bn ($US 846m) and issued a 49% equity stake in…
A ground breaking ceremony was held in California on November 29 for the $US 700m five-year first phase of the 40-year $US 6bn North Coast Corridor (NCC) infrastructure improvement project.
WABTEC finally acquired a majority stake in Faiveley Transport on November 30 after completing the purchase of the Faiveley family’s 51% holding. Wabtec plans to launch a tender offer for…
PRESIDENT-elect of the United States Mr Donald Trump has nominated Ms Elaine Chao as his administration’s secretary of transportation.
CDPQ Infra, a subsidiary of Canadian institutional fund manager Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec, announced on November 25 that it has revised the specification for its proposed Montreal…
BOMBARDIER announced on November 22 that it has been awarded an eight-year contract by Montreal’s Metropolitan Transport Agency (AMT) for to operate its six-line commuter rail network and maintain its…
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