Beginning at 8:00 p.m. on
Friday, July 23, through Sunday, July 25, the Los Angeles Metro Blue Line
Florence Station will be closed due to systems maintenance and track replacement
at the Florence Avenue crossing. Metro customers will experience up to 20
minutes delays between the Florence and Firestone stations.
For the next several weeks
BART will run northbound Pittsburg/Bay Point line trains on a single track due
to ongoing weekend track work for the Central Contra Costa Crossover Project. Single-tracking
will take place on weekends only and the agency expects to complete this work in late
September. Single-tracking may result in delays of up to 15 minutes on weekend
trains going toward the Pittsburg/Bay Point Station.
Kansas City Southern said
that its Mexican subsidiary, Kansas City Southern de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. estimates
that, if there are no new complications, its Nuevo Laredo gateway will be
reopened for service sometime the weekend of July24-25 with the Anahuac Bridge
repairs under way and expected to be in service by then. With the anticipated
restoration of service, all current service embargoes imposed on July 3 are
expected to be lifted early the week of July 25.
Pandrol USA has been awarded the contract
to supply captive fastenings for the concrete tie to wood tie change out on the
MBTA's Old Colony Line in the Boston area.
Norfolk Southern is about
to clear the final hurdle needed to begin work on its Rossville intermodal
terminal, where cargo containers will be transferred between trucks and trains,
The Memphis Daily News reports. The Norfolk, Va.-based railroad, which is
preparing to formally break ground on the massive $112-million project, will
unveil the federally mandated environmental assessment that was recently
approved in preparation for the facility.
Moline, Ill., is one step
closer to being a hub in the return of passenger rail service to the
Quad-Cities, the Quad-City Times reports. In a unanimous vote July 20, the city
council approved spending $993,000 to purchase property near existing railroad
tracks for conversion to an Amtrak terminal. The property is at 1201 4th Ave.,
the site of the O'Rourke Building, and an adjacent vacant parcel at 323 13th
St. The property is owned by High Rent LLC.
The state has offered $18
million to purchase the 233 miles of rail line that Montreal Maine &
Atlantic Railway is seeking to abandon in Aroostook and Penobscot counties, the
Maine Public broadcasting Network reports.
construction of the long-awaited Colton Crossing project in Southern California
will be complete sometime in 2014, the Contra Costa Times reports.
After months of
construction in downtown Norfolk, Va., light rail is coming into focus - as are
the latest questions about Hampton Roads Transit's long-anticipated project,
local media report. Major construction wrapped up earlier this month, and
testing will begin in the fall. Now the city is counting down to see if the
Tide makes its scheduled start date of next May.
Track improvements will
start this September to allow trains to travel at much faster speeds between
Chicago and St. Louis, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. An agreement between the
Illinois Department of Transportation and Union Pacific will allow track
upgrades to be made on a 90-mile segment of UP track to prepare it for