Latest Rail News

A rail project set to start construction In November will let the Port of Vancouver better handle long trains and reduce delays as it loads and unloads cargo, port officials say. The Terminal 5 project, currently out to bid, will add nearly seven miles of track on recently acquired port property, the Daily Journal of Commerce reports.

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Los Angeles Metro will hold five community meetings in October to update the community on the findings of the Alternative Analysis Study for the Harbor Subdivision Transit Corridor. The study, launched in September 2008, is examining potential transit service along the Metro-owned Harbor Subdivision.

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WVCO Railroad Division has recently earned praise in the UK. The company's best selling product, SpikeFast, won first place in the "Change Challenge Cup," a competition put on by Platform magazine.

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(The following editorial appeared on the Charleston Daily Mail Website.)

Americans have read a lot of negative news in the past few years about the economy of the nation they love. It would be easy to become discouraged and pessimistic.

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An independent panel of rail transit safety experts has concluded that the new Metro Gold Line to East Los Angeles has been designed and built to operate safely. The report comes as Metro continues testing trains and training operators for service, which is expected to begin this fall on an extension of the Metro Gold Line, which now connects downtown Los Angeles and Pasadena.

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The village and Robert E. Hamilton Consulting Engineers recently hosted an open house for the public to review information concerning the designation of a "quiet zone" along the Canadian National Railway tracks in Frankfort, Ill., according to the Joliet Herald News.

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Citing a overwhelming number of applications, the Federal Railroad Administration has made a change to the ARRA ( ...

BNSF opened its Memphis Intermodal Facility for an advance look by members of its customer advisory board. The more than $200-million expansion is in its final phases of work. When fully operational in 2010, the expanded facility will have double the capacity, reduce emissions and improve air quality. The BNSF Memphis Intermodal Facility spans 185 acres and will have the capacity to handle one million lifts per year at full build out. 

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L.B. Foster Co. has won a $2.7-million contract to supply rail fasteners, trackwork and new rail to the Allegheny County Port Authority Light Rail System's 1.2-mile North Shore Connector. Then new light rail corridor will travel in two bored tunnels beneath the Allegheny River to connect Pittsburgh's city center (Gateway Subway Station) with North Shore neighborhoods.

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As part of his Massachusetts Recovery Plan to secure the state's economic future, Governor Patrick said the Salem commuter parking facility would move forward thanks to a full funding commitment from the state.

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