Latest Rail News

November 5-7, Washington, D.C., Metro will undertake a major project on the Blue and Orange lines that will impact rail service east of the Stadium-Armory Metrorail station and conduct additional maintenance on the Blue and Yellow lines in Northern Virginia. Rail riders traveling on these lines are advised to add an additional 40 minutes to their travel plans because some stations will be closed and single-tracking operations will be in place elsewhere.





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New York MTA Metro-North Railroad will be operating substitute bus service on the New Canaan Branch during weekday off-peak hours for the week of November 15 -19 to allow for tree and brush clean-up before winter. The Power Department recently inspected the branch and identified 16 locations where the foliage was too close to the overhead catenary wires. To avoid putting train service at risk the first time there is an ice or snow storm, it is necessary to take care of these spots now.

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Los Angeles County this week began a nearly half-million-dollar project aimed at preventing earthquake damage to a railway bridge in Glendora, Calif., officials said, according to the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.

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The latest step in BART's efforts to improve facilities for bicyclists is a set of spiffy double-deck racks that can hold 64 bikes inside the 19th St./Oakland, Calif., Station. Previously, the only option for bicyclists who wanted to store bikes near the station were the city-owned racks located outside on the street level, which were often filled beyond capacity.

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Fifteen years of service and 30 million riders later, Vancouver's West Coast Express commuter rail line had reason to celebrate. Doug Kelsey, TransLink's executive vice-president and president of British Columbia Rapid Transit Company, Ltd., and Maple Ridge-Mission MLA Marc Dalton joined hundreds of daily commuters at the Waterfront Station to commemorate the anniversary.

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BNSF is suing Kootenai County, Idaho, over new regulations proposed for the railroad's Hauser diesel refueling depot, the Spokesman-Review reports.

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When the Link light rail system first began running in July 2009, Rainier Valley and Tukwilla residents in south Seattle were upset with the noise.

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Federal Signal Corporation named Dennis J. Martin president and chief executive officer, following the resignation of William H. Osborne. Martin, 60, has served on Federal Signal's Board of Directors since 2008.

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BNSF Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Matt Rose today announced the promotion of Carl Ice to the newly-created position of president and chief operating officer of BNSF Railway Company, with responsibility for operations, marketing and technology services.

 

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Beginning November 3 and continuing as long as the weather permits, the MBTA contractor, J.F. White, will be performing necessary track work to replace the deteriorating concrete ties between Plymouth Station and the Rte. 3 Overhead Bridge in Kingston, Mass. During this time Plymouth Station will be closed. Train service will be provided to and from Kingston Station only.

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