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Union Pacific to invest $513 million in Texas
Union Pacific plans to invest $513 million in 2016 to improve Texas's transportation infrastructure, which the Class 1 says will enhance employee, community and customer safety and increase rail operating…
Construction on Silver Line Phase 2 to ramp up
Construction on Phase 2 of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project, a.k.a. the Silver Line, is about to head into a busy period as the project hits the 30 percent complete…
Harsco Rail wins multi-year UK grinding service contract
Harsco Rail has been awarded a multi-year contract from Network Rail in the United Kingdom valued at more than $40 million.
BART awards MERMEC contract for track inspection vehicle
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) awarded MERMEC a contract to supply a track recording vehicle to be operated on 104 miles of rapid transit lines serving the San Francisco Bay…
Various cost-effective maintenance practices for conventional track structures
Use determines a given maintenance strategy, but planning determines that strategy's cost effectiveness.
Refining profile and saving face
Success in battling defects and extending the life of a rail can be met with a well-planned grinding or milling program.
Materials handling with care and accuracy
Suppliers offer many versatile options to railroads for precise placement and removal of materials needed along the rights-of-way.
Metra lays out 2016 construction program
Metra has laid out plans to begin infrastructure improvements to its stations, track, bridges and road crossings this year to ensure safe and reliable service and maintain a state of…
KCS plans to replace more than 92k ties, 100 crossings through five states
Kansas City Southern plans to invest approximately $20 million this year in construction and improvement projects on KCS's mainline from Kansas through Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas and northwest Louisiana, which is…
FASTRACK Returns to the 1 Line in Upper Manhattan
Beginning on March 28, Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) New York City Transit's (NYCT) FASTRACK program returned to the 1 line in Upper Manhattan for two weeks. For four consecutive weeknights…
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