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WABTEC announced on December 20 that it has acquired engineered freight car components supplier Workhorse Rail, United States.
SMBC Rail Services, a subsidiary of Sumitomo Mitusi Banking Corporation, has agreed to acquire American Railcar Leasing, the sixth largest wagon leasing company in the United States with a fleet…
RAIL leaders will be among the speakers at the next International Railway Summit being organised jointly by IRJ and IRITS Events in association with the International Union of Railways (UIC).…
CALIFORNIA High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) on December 16 for a contract to manage initial operation of its high-speed rail network.
INCREASING capacity through track quadrupling most sections and upping the frequency of regional and inter-city trains is at the heart of the United States’ Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) new recommended…
WHILE Republicans across the United States were popping champagne corks in jubilation as their party won the presidential election and secured majorities in both houses of Congress on the night…
SOUTH Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority (TransLink) signed a $C 93m ($US 69.5m) contract with Bombardier on December 16 for 28 Mark III light metro cars for Vancouver’s SkyTrain automated…
THE US Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced on December 16 that it has agreed a $US 499.4m federal to help fund Fort Worth Transportation Authority’s (FWTA) $US…
MIAMI Beach commissioners voted unanimously on December 14 to delay the city’s $US 244m light rail project to await confirmation of plans for the Biscayne Bay Link transit connection between…
SIEMENS announced on December 14 that the first of five trains for All Aboard Florida’s Brightline service has left its factory in Sacramento, California, to make the 4912km journey to…
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