Latest Rail News

Sound Transit, the Greater Seattle area’s regional transportation system, has announced that light-rail service will begin Sept. 24 at the new Angle Lake light-rail station.

The 27-mile TEX Rail commuter rail project kicked off construction activities with a trio of groundbreaking ceremonies in Fort Worth, Grapevine and North Richland Hills, Texas on Aug. 24.

Two Indiana-based transportation companies, the Indiana Rail Road (INRD) and Venture Logistics, celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony Aug. 24 at the new Venture Rail Warehouse and Distribution Center on Indianapolis’ south side.

CDPQ Infra announced Aug. 24 that the company has entered an agreement with Canadian National Railway (CN) to further its Réseau Electrique Métropolitain (REM) project.

A United Kingdom-based team says it is feasible to enhance grade-crossing safety using a network of tiny wireless sensors powered by vibrations of an approaching train.

Union Pacific Railroad has been awarded the title of Railroad of the Year by the Railway Industrial Clearance Association (RICA), adding to the railroad’s list of more than a dozen awards in 2016.

CSX Transportation (CSX) has announced that longer, faster trains—and more of them—will travel along an Indiana route as early as Sept. 7.

The government of Canada and the province of Ontario reached an agreement that makes CA$2.97 billion (US$2.3 billion) in combined funding available for infrastructure improvements in the province.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced this week that Metropolitan Transportation Authority has completed track laying between Central Islip and Ronkonkoma for the Long Island Rail Road Double Track project (LIRR).

Michael Baker International (MBI) has been awarded an $8 million contract to provide services to Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) projects.

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