Latest Rail News

Work will continue on the new pedestrian underpass at the Santa Clara station. The underpass will connect the north- and southbound platforms, allowing two trains to pass through the station at the same time and improving safety for pedestrians in the station. Passengers at the station are boarding the train from a temporary platform. The temporary platform will be in use for approximately six months.

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Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) has deployed the SightLogix® video intrusion detection system to provide perimeter security and prevent vandalism at the transit system's Northwest Rail Operations Facility (NWROF).  

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Light rail won't be operational until May, yet many local residents already want it extended, The Virginian-Pilot
 reports. A recent survey of local attitudes found that more than 91 percent of respondents want to see light rail go beyond Norfolk's 7.4-mile starter line.

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BNSF and the State of Illinois have reached a preliminary agreement on how to spend $45 million in state funds to upgrade the rail network at Galesburg, Ill., to help passenger and freight trains operate efficiently on the shared track system, The Journal of Commerce reports.

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One of Canada's oldest industries could open new markets to Asia without the need for an expensive or controversial pipeline to the West Coast, executives from both major railroads said, the Calgary Herald reports.

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A Mississippi man is concerned about a railroad bridge he believes is too dangerous for trains to cross, local television news reports. Adam Webb visits the Coldwater River often, and is fearful of a bridge located along Highway 178 in Olive Branch, Miss. Webb believes the bridge is going to collapse under the weight of a train.

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The town of Middlebury, Vt., is applying for a $15,000 federal grant to plan for a local, passenger rail station in anticipation of ramped-up train service along the western part of the state, the Addison Independent reports.

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The December 6 opening of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Rail Green Line means more than just transportation from 15 new locations, it is the addition of 15 new pieces to the transit agency's acclaimed public art collection.

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Los Angeles' Metro will hold a Community Open House on December 1, in the City of Hawthorne, Calif., to update the community on various proposed sites for a maintenance facility selected for environmental review as part of the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor Project light rail line.

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A deteriorated CTA bridge on the Red Line has an important story to tell about the health of the rail system's viaducts, the Chicago Tribune reports. Each day, thousands of CTA elevated trains operate across 564 bridges, many 80-to-100 years old.

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