Latest Rail News

Denver Regional Transportation District General Manager Phillip Washington noted the completion of recruitments for several key RTD positions. These recruitments have been under way since February as part of GM Washington's reorganization and restructuring of the agency, and will not require an increase in headcount.

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Each weekend in June, there will be major track work taking place to address Metro's priority of maintaining a state of good repair on the Red, Blue and Green lines. In addition, construction work on the extension of rail to Dulles will take place on the Orange Line. All of June's weekend projects will impact travel times and cause delays. 

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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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