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1955 To Now: Union Pacific Shares Photos of MoW Workers

OMAHA – The Class I shares three photos of Maintenance of Way workers from 1955 to today.

TriMet’s MAX Blue Line Disruption in April for Rail Crossing Upgrades

PORTLAND, Ore. – A section of Gresham’s MAX Blue Line will be closed for a week in April to allow for rail crossing upgrades.

WMATA Reopens Farragut North K Street Entrance After Escalator Replacements

WASHINGTON, D.C. – After expedited work, Metro crews replaced three escalators at Farragut North K Street entrance as part of a larger, ongoing replacement project.

Passenger Service Resumes in San Clemente; OCTA Seeking Long-Term Solutions

SAN CLEMENTE – Two months after a landslide halted passenger service at Mariposa Point, OCTA announces the completion of a catchment wall has allowed regular passenger service to resume.

Siemens Mobility Awarded Infrastructure Maintenance Contract From Metrolinx

TORONTO – Siemens Mobility was chosen by Metrolinx for Toronto’s Central Region passenger railway system where it will handle track, signal, and right-of-way maintenance.

MBTA Completes ‘Critical Track Work’ on Orange Line; Removes Speed Restrictions

BOSTON – After a four-day closure, MBTA crews were able to complete track work that allowed for the removal of speed restrictions along the Orange Line.

King George SkyTrain Station Will Close for Six Weeks for Maintenance

SURREY, British Columbia — From April 27th to mid-June, King George SkyTrain Station will be closed so crews can remove parts of rail to replace a turnout and complete other station upgrades.

PUCO Approves Safety Upgrades in Columbiana County 

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Norfolk Southern will install lights and gates at Putnam Street grade crossing in East Liverpool by March 2025.

$1M in Federal Funds Toward Grade Crossing Improvements for Caltrain

PALO ALTO, Calif. – Caltrain announced $1 million from the Consolidated Appropriations Act will go toward safety improvements at grade crossings.

MTA’s F and M Lines Regular Service To Be Restored April 1st After Track Replacement Work

NEW YORK CITY – In Manhattan and Queens, MTA workers completed track replacement and a station re-NEW-vation. Regular service will resume on both lines on April 1st.

PRT Invests Over $150MM in Light-Rail Infrastructure

PITTSBURGH – Combining multiple rehabilitation projects, Pittsburgh Regional Transit will rehabilitate its light-rail system through 2028.

BART Installs Second Canopy at Embarcadero Station

SAN FRANCISCO – In an effort to build 19 canopies at its stations, BART installs a second canopy at Embarcadero Station.

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Amtrak Begins Major Harrisburg Line Track Renewal 

PHILADELPHIA – Amtrak is investing $122 million in Pennsylvania to improve tracks on the Harrisburg Line, between Lancaster and Harrisburg. This work will improve ride quality and comfort, increase service reliability and complete necessary work required to keep the tracks in a state of good repair. 

Completion of Catchment Wall Allows Passenger Service To Resume in San Clemente

ORANGE COUNTY – Crews finished work on the 200-foot-long catchment wall that will protect the rail right of way in San Clemente. This comes after a landslide caused passenger service to halt in January.

BNSF Restores Service After ‘Significant Damage’ to Rail Bridge

CANADIAN, Texas – BNSF was able to restore service to both of its main lines in the Panhandle Subdivision in north Texas on March 16th.

HART Starts Next Phase of Second Segment

HONOLULU – HART will begin cleaning and grinding rails between Aloha Stadium Station and Middle Street Station.

Nomination Period for RT&S Top Projects Recognition Begins Today

ATLANTA –– Railway Track and Structures begins accepting nominations for the annual Top Projects recognition today through May 9.

Watch: AREMA To Hold 2024 Annual Conference & Expo In Louisville

LANHAM, Md. –– AREMA will hold its 2024 Annual Conference & Expo from September 15-18 in Louisville, Ky.

MBTA Will Have Transit and Commuter Line Maintenance Shutdowns in April

BOSTON –– MBTA announced last week that it will have a series of transit and commuter line maintenance shutdowns during April.