Latest Rail News

Union Pacific will improve Nebraska's transportation infrastructure with a $5-million investment to improve the rail line that runs from Council Bluffs, Iowa, to Fremont, Neb. Work on the more-than-33-mile stretch of railroad track began May 26 and is scheduled to be completed by the end of July.


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CN has awarded a contract to Roche Ltd. Consulting Group of Quebec City to perform a comprehensive engineering inspection of the Quebec Bridge, which spans the St. Lawrence River between Quebec City and Levis.

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Caltrain's plan to electrify and modernize Peninsula commuter rail service received a critical and historic approval from the federal government yesterday - clearance to run the most modern equipment available in the world. The Federal Railroad Administration issued a waiver of longstanding rules that prohibit what is known as "mixed traffic" - operating standard American trains and lighter rail equipment on the same tracks.

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Canadian Pacific notified by the Teamsters Canada Maintenance of Way Employees Division that the Memorandum of Settlement reached in April 2010 by Canadian Pacific and the TCRC MWED has now been ratified by the membership.

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Société de transport de Montréal must temporarily close the main entrance building to Place Saint-Henri métro station, located on Saint-Ferdinand St., to carry out renovation work. As the renovations will extend from June 7 to August 29, bus stops will be relocated to the corner of Saint-Jacques and Saint-Ferdinand streets.

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The Memorial Day Holiday weekend Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project work on Metrorail's Orange Line that had resulted in the disruption of rail service between the West Falls Church-VT/UVA and East Falls Church stations in northern Virginia was completed successfully and service between the two stati ...

Three consortia that supply smart card electronic fare payment systems and fare gates to some of the biggest transit operations in the world have qualified to submit proposals to supply a Smart Card and Faregate system for Vancouver's TransLink, to be in operation by the target date of first quarter of 2013.

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Frustrated by the clanging and banging of freight trains through their neighborhood near UC Riverside, Calif., residents have demanded better sound protection and more specifics on safety improvements before they support a planned expansion of Metrolink service, The Press-Enterprise reports. But retrofitting more than 100 homes, adding underpasses and developing a community safety plan could cost millions of dollars and potentially delay the Perris Valley Line.

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Gangs will be in the north central area and across the HiLine of Montana this spring and summer, but these gangs are an indication of an improving economy, the Great Falls Tribune reports. BNSF will invest $77.2 million in capital maintenance projects, including rail replacement, tie replacement and track surfacing.

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Florida East Coast Railway named James Hertwig president and CEO of the company effective July 1, 2010.  Hertwig is an accomplished expert in intermodal transportation and is highly respected throughout the industry. He has been president and CEO of Carolina Freight Carriers Corporation, president of Landstar Logistics, Inc., and most recently president of CSX Intermodal.

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