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CANADIAN National Railway (CN) has awarded a contract to GE Transportation to supply 200 Evolution series diesel-electric locomotives during the next three years. GE says this is the largest order…
THE Board of Directors of CSX voted unanimously on December 22 to appoint Mr James Foote as president and CEO. Foote was named acting CEO on December 14 after Mr…
THREE people were killed and more than 70 injured when an Amtrak Cascades train derailed on December 18 while traversing a curve leading onto a bridge over Interstate 5 highway…
THE death was announced on December 16 of Mr E Hunter Harrison, president and CEO of US class 1 railway CSX due to unexpectedly severe complications following a recent illness.
THE first extension of the Toronto subway network outside the city’s municipal boundary, and the first addition to the system in 15 years, was inaugurated by Canadian prime minister Mr…
THE three shortlisted bidders for design, build, finance and maintain contract for the $C 1.2bn ($US 933.6m) Finch West LRT project in Ontario, Canada, have submitted their proposals to Infrastructure…
NEW JERSEY Transit (NJ Transit) has decided to exercise an option with Bombardier for 17 additional ALP45DP electro-diesel locomotives to replace life-expired motive power in its fleet.
THE first ACS-64 electric locomotive for Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (Septa) has left Siemens’ plant in Sacramento, California, bound for Philadelphia.
LONG Island Rail Road (LIRR), a subsidiary of New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Agency (MTA), has invited companies to prequalify for a tender to design, build, test, and deliver type M-9A…
THE first of 24 four-car trains being supplied by Hitachi Rail Italy to Metro-Dade County entered service on the two-line Metrorail network in Miami on November 30.
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