Latest Rail News

Société de transport de Montréal informed its clients that Côte-Sainte-Catherine métro station would again be accessible as of Monday, August 23, as planned, after 14 weeks of major renovations work. These had become necessary to ensure the station's integrity and will considerably extend the building's service life.

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The upcoming week is a big one for Vermilion Parish, La., and the rail system that cuts right through it. Local media report. Sen. Nick Gautreaux recently passed Senate Bill 395, which creates the Vermilion and Iberia Railroad Development District.

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Washington, D.C., Metro will modernize both the platform to mezzanine and the mezzanine to the Union Station level elevators inside the Union Station Metrorail station beginning Tuesday, Aug. 31, to return the units to a state of good repair and to ensure service reliability and safety. 



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The community of Normal, Ill., expects to have a four-story, $43.2-million transportation hub open downtown in time for the first high-speed trains between St. Louis and Chicago next summer, the State Journal-Register reports.

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Metro in the Los Angeles area will hold two public meetings September 1 and 2 to update the public on the environmental study that is evaluating two possible alternatives, which would connect the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension to cities further east of Los Angeles by light transit rail.

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A top-ranking U.S. transportation official visited Rantoul, Ill., recently to see what the University of Illinois has been cooking up in pavement and high-speed rail research, the Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette reports. Peter Appel, the U.S. administrator of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration, toured the 60,000-square-foot facility known as UI's Advanced Transportation Research and Engineering Laboratory located on the former Chanute Air Force Base.

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The Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway Company will replace five railroad-crossing surfaces within the city of Medina this month, the Sun News reports. Crossings at S. Elmwood Ave., S. Huntington St., W. Smith Rd., S. Prospect St., and Medina St. will each be upgraded. During construction stretches, roads will be closed near the railroad tracks.

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State regulators approved funds to improve the safety of 165 railroad crossings throughout Washington State. The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) approved $35,250 from the Grade Crossing Protection Fund (GCPF) for BNSF to replace or install yield or stop signs, wood posts with retro-reflective tape, retro-reflective cross buck signs and emergency notification signs statewide. The UTC also approved $6,000 from the GCPF for Pend Oreille Valley Railroad to make the same improvements to 24 crossings in Pend Oreille County.

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The completion of ADM's new $540-million dry mill ethanol plant in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has created a need for more railroad track, KCRG-TV reports. The CRANDIC Railway began construction this month of a new 9,000-foot track that will go from Old Bridge Road to just east of Fairfax, CRANDIC Marketing Manager Jeff Woods said.

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John Gates Jr., a successful businessman named August 19 as the new chairman of the Regional Transportation Authority in the Chicago area, acknowledges he has a steep learning curve ahead of him about buses and trains, but he intends to use his financial expertise to bring more private-sector involvement into mass transit, the Chicago Tribune reports.

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