Latest Rail News
Installation of concrete ties on the New Haven Line between the New York and the Connecticut state line and at the Stamford Station is entering its final phase this spring. Between March 21 and June 26, Metro-North Railroad will be replacing concrete ties on the outbound local track (Tr ...
After nearly two years, the extensive renovation project to modernize the Amtrak Wilmington Station is now complete. The historic station has been rededicated as the Joseph R. Biden, Jr., Railroad Station, in honor of the long-time Amtrak rider, strong advocate of passenger rail and current Vice ...
The Monroe Shops building, located at Dallas Area Rapid Transit's (DART) Blue Line Illinois Station, has become the new home of the DART Police Department, as of March 21. With the DART Rail system slated to grow to 90 miles over the next few years, the number of DART police personnel ...
Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) has pointed out the need to rein in out-of-control federal regulations, citing Federal Railroad Administration's implementation of rail safety provisions that exceeded the agency's congressional mandate. ...
Brad Kerchof has been appointed Norfolk Southern Corporation's director of Research and Tests in Roanoke, Va. Kerchof began his railroad career with Conrail in 1977 and worked in the engineering departments of Conrail and Norfolk Southern for 32 years, serving as division engineer for ...
United Transportation Union-represented conductors and assistant conductors on Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad have ratified a four-year agreement covering wages, benefits and working conditions, the UTU Website reports. The agreement is retroactive to July 2009 and may be reopened ...
Axion International, a producer of industrial building products and railroad ties made from 100 percent recycled plastic, has signed its first order to provide Axion's Recycled Structural Composite (RSC) railroad ties to Alcoa Fastening Systems, a subsidiary of Alcoa, Inc., one of the largest pr ...
The founding members of the Bi-Cameral High-Speed & Intercity Passenger Rail Caucus recently joined together at Washington's Union Station to announce the formation of a coalition that will serve as the leading advocates to advance high-speed and intercity rail programs across the country. ...
Union Pacific continues improving Houston's transportation infrastructure with an $18.7 million investment to enhance a rail line that parallels the Hardy Toll Road from Spring to Crosstimbers Street in Houston. The 17-mile project includes removing and installing new rail, 11 track sw ...
The Association of American Railroads has told Congress that private capital investments made over the past 30 years by the nation's freight railroads have helped propel the industry's enviable safety record. Testifying on behalf of AAR, Norfolk Southern Executive Vice President and Chief Operat ...
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