Latest Rail News

Warning signals and gates are expected to be guarding Annandale's increasingly busy South Poplar Lane railroad crossing within a year, The Annadale Advocate reports. The Annandale City Council approved an agreement with the Canadian Pacific Railway and the state of Minnesota to install the system at its regular meeting.

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Officials say rust gathering on Norfolk, Va., Light Rail tracks is not a problem, local media report. The sight is concerning some people, especially since Norfolk's Light Rail project is over budget and behind schedule.

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On Saturday, April 24, and Sunday, April 25, regular Metrolink San Bernardino Line weekend service will be replaced by a temporary schedule for the installation of the pedestrian underpass at Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., station.

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The Northwest Maintenance Railway Club named Tom Swalboski of Stanley Railroad Product its Supplier of the Year for 2010. In naming Swalboski the third recipient of this annual award, NWMRC stated "Tom exemplifies a commitment to the railroad industry and has been an active member of the NWMRC for more than15 years."


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Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), the senior Northeastern Democrat on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, joined Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Congressman Jose Serrano and Councilman Michael Nelson for the City's unveiling of the its new comprehensive waterfront plan.

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Saskatchewan shortline railways, which primarily serve grain producers, will receive C$500,000 for this year's infrastructure grants to assist them with projects such as track maintenance, railway tie replacements and bridge repairs.

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Engineering firm Stantec is designing a new signaling system for a portion of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) system in Dallas, Texas. The new system is part of the construction of the new Lake Highland station along the light rail's Blue Line between downtown Dallas and Garland.

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MTA New York City Transit officials said that real-time train arrival countdown clocks or message screens are now operational and being tested at several stations along the 2 3 lines in Brooklyn. Funded by the 2000 - 2004 MTA Capital Program, the PA/CIS system is now in the process of being activated for customer use at stations along the IRT or numbered lines (123456) system-wide. PA/CIS offers subway customers audio and visual train arrival information. The expansion of the screens to Brooklyn follows the successful rollout of similar message boards at eleven stations in the Bronx along the Pelham 6 line.

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Planning for a proposed pedestrian railway underpass at Goshen College in Goshen, Ind., is back on after it recently hit a slowdown, local media report.

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When some of Amtrak's taller, double-decker trains pass underneath the 1917 railroad overpass on Courthouse Road in Fredericksburg, Va., the clearance is extremely tight, the Fredricksburg Free Lance-Star reports The distance between the train and the bridge can be measured in inches, said Rob Shackelford, Virginia Department of Transportation area construction engineer.

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