Latest Rail News

It's been nearly two years of legal battles over Canadian National Railway Company's purchase of the Elgin, Joliet and Eastern rail line, and it all comes down to this, the Aurora Beacon-News reports. Sometime in the next four months, the U.S. Court of Appeals is expected to rule on whether Canadian National will have to pay more to separate grade crossings in Aurora and Lynwood, and whether the federal Surface Transportation Board conducted a thorough study of the impacts of the $300-million sale before approving it in 2008.

--> ...

Changes to the light-rail line pushed by Norfolk State University officials and agreed to by city leaders will cost city taxpayers $10 million, The Virginian-Pilot reports. These costs are not new. They are included in the $338-million light-rail price tag, but after three years of negotiations, NSU, HRT and the city are nearing an agreement for the changes. They include moving a passenger station farther from campus and redesigning the storage and maintenance building.

--> ...

Ridership on Metra's Union Pacific North line dropped in September, reflecting widespread displeasure with schedule changes, which the commuter line was forced to rescind, the Chicago Tribune reports. The number of monthly passenger trips fell 10 percent to 820,462 compared with September 2009, according to recent figures.

--> ...

Saving time, money and being more environmentally friendly just got easier now that Metrolink in the Los Angeles area has implemented a BETA launch of its new, mobile Website.  Customers can visit Metrolinktrains.com from their web-enabled cellular devices and they will automatically be directed to the new mobile site. 

--> ...

In an effort to bring attention to the ground-breaking work being done in recycling, Axion International producer of the recycled, composite plastic industrial building products, takes the occasion of November 15, "America Recycles Day," to call upon American consumers and manufacturers to increase recycling efforts to help build a better, greener and more sustainable future.

--> ...

First up was a $100-million company that operates eight railroads in two countries, a firm that brought four of its top executives to town to try to answer any question posed to them, the Glens Falls, N.Y., Post-Star reports. Next was a train conductor from Pennsylvania who has no funding, no equipment and no experience running an operating railroad.

--> ...

GO Transit will be expanding rail service on the Georgetown line to Toronto-area suburbs Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph and Acton, with service scheduled to begin by the end of 2011.

--> ...

Treated-wood producer Stella-Jones expects more demand for its railway ties in new tracks and upgrades as the economy improves, The Canadian Press reports. Sales of railway ties at Stella-Jones increased 91 per cent in its third quarter to C$84.3 million, chief executive Brian McManus said.

--> ...

Restoration of the Columbus and Greenville Railway line in Mississippi could have far-reaching and long-lasting results, not just for the areas it touches directly but also for the entire nation, the Commercial Dispatch reports. As freight volumes and fuel costs increase, shippers will move toward rail and barge, prompting more rail activity.

--> ...

Northumberland-Quinte West Member of Parliament Rick Norlock, Peter Delanty, Mayor of Cobourg, and Yves Desjardins-Siciliano, General Counsel and Secretary of VIA Rail Canada, unveiled the design for VIA's enhanced and expanded Cobourg, Ont., passenger rail station. 

Representing an estimated investment of C$9 million, the project will receive C$1 million in funding from the Government of Canada's Economic Action Plan. This investment will provide modern, attractive facilities for passengers, with capacity to meet potential future growth.





--> ...
616
Page 616 of 879