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Bart opens Antioch extension ELECTED officials and Bart representatives joined community members for a ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 25 to mark the start of services on the 16km Antioch extension of the Bart network the following day.
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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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While US federal funding is fairly certain for transit systems in the short term, a potential crisis is looming to address a huge $US 90bn investment backlog identified by the Department of Transportation. The American...
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THE first of 15 Siemens ACS-64 electric locomotives delivered to Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (Septa) was unveiled at a ceremony and made its inaugural run in revenue service on July 11. Purchased under Act 89, Pennsylvania's...
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Surging demand and a harsh winter have combined to create a cocktail of operational problems for Canadian National, with significant impacts on performance. Keith Barrow examines how the railway is working to restore the faith...
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AMTRAK has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to explore the availability of rail vehicles to eventually replace its Amfleet I equipment, which includes single-level passenger coaches used primarily east of the Mississippi River on...
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CANADIAN National (CN) and Vossloh have signed a multi-annual framework contract for the supply of turnouts, following on from a similar agreement for concrete sleepers, which was signed in April. Vossloh’s Customised Modules division is planning...
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UNITED States transportation secretary Mrs Elaine Chao attended a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the future Union Square station in Somerville, Massachusetts, on June 25 to mark the official start of construction on the...
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CANADIAN Pacific (CP) has awarded Progress Rail a contract to rebuild 30 EMD SD90MAC six-axle diesel locomotives to SD70ACU specification. The work will be carried out at Progress Rail’s facilities in Mayfield, Kentucky, and Muncie, Indiana,...
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BRIGHTLINE, which recently began operating a passenger service between Miami and West Palm Beach, has confirmed that it has submitted an unsolicited proposal to develop a high-speed line between Orlando and Tampa. The Florida Department of...
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CANADA’s national passenger rail operator Via Rail announced on June 18 that Bombardier Transportation Canada, Siemens Canada, Stadler US and Talgo have been shortlisted to participate in the Request for Proposals (RFP) to manufacture a...

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