Virginia Will Improve I-95 Rail Corridor Grade Crossings With Four-Quad Gates

RICHMOND, Va. – The federal funding received last month will allow Virginia to improve four grade crossings with ‘four-quad gates’.

SEPTA Awards Design Contract for Three Stations

PHILADELPHIA – SEPTA announces it has awarded a design contract for the ADA improvements to three of its stations.

‘Women in Rail’ Event Set for Nov. 2

CHICAGO – The industry conversation continues with Railway Age / RT&S Women in Rail 2023—our first in-person Women in Rail conference covering the freight, passenger and transit rail sectors.  The Nov. 2 conference, presented live at

CN Track Damaged After Excessive Rainfall

NOVA SCOTIA – Canadian National rail track suffered damage after torrential rainfall hit Nova Scotia.

Metro-North Resumes Service After Buckled Girder

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Metro-North announced a girder buckled on the Bronx River Parkway overpass when crews were performing maintenance work.

Two MTA Stations Finish Installation of Elevators

NEW YORK CITY – The MTA announces the installation of elevators with security systems at two of its stations, one in Brooklyn and one in Manhattan.

Green Mountain Railroad Will Require Extensive Repairs After Vermont Flooding

LUDLOW, Vt. – The Green Mountain Railroad and the New England Central Railroad experienced moderate to severe damage after Vermont experienced historic flooding.

WMATA Green Line’s Summer Construction Includes Fiber-Optic Cables

WASHINGTON, D.C. – WMATA announced closures of several Green Line stations to allow for crews to install fiber-optic cables.

KC Streetcar Reopens Downtown After Track Repairs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – KC Streetcar crews performed track maintenance and repairs after a streetcar operator noticed a failed rail on July 4th.

Amtrak Announces NEC Infrastructure Improvements

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Along the NEC, Amtrak will invest $124 million in track maintenance which includes updating track and replacing switches.

WMATA Reopens Two Orange Line Stations; Announces Green Line Maintenance

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a news release from Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), two Orange Line stations re-opened today after track maintenance.

BART Implements Safety Initiative from July to November

SAN FRANCISCO – Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) has announced a safety initiative in which it would remove fallen trees from trackway during severe weather.

Work on SEPTA Lines Causes Rail Service Adjustments

PHILADELPHIA – SEPTA announced its final phase of SCIP to start this month with an expected completion date of August 26th, and train service will be impacted.

After Historic Rainfall, Metro-North Railroad Re-Opens After Clean-Up

NEW YORK CITY – Metro-North Railroad re-opens between Albany and New York City after severe weather and subsequent track repair.

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VIA Rail Begins Toronto Maintenance Centre Construction

TORONTO – VIA Rail has begun construction of its Toronto Maintenance Centre in the Quebec City-Windsor corridor.

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Keeping on Top of Track Conditions from Down Under with ODIN

FORT WORTH, Texas – When it comes to safety at BNSF, there are many layers, starting from the ground up. Our Engineering team makes sure that our railroad track and all its components—roadbed, ballast, crossties, spikes, rail and more—are well maintained and dependable.

Metrolinx’s Hazel McCallion Line Continues Revitalization

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – Crews work on the Mary Fix Creek bed and the new Eaglewood Bridge on Metrolinx’s Hazel McCallion Line.

SEPTA Continues 2023 Trolley Tunnel Blitz

PHILADELPHIA – Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority continues its eleventh year of the Trolley Tunnel Blitz with construction work on 22nd Street platform.

Severe Weather Causes Metro-North Railroad Clean-up

CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. – After a series of severe storms, Metro-North Railroad announced service changes on its Hudson Line.

Update: KC Streetcar Track Failure and Repairs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – After a driver noticed a rail out of place on July 4th, Streetcar Authority announces a two-to-three-week repair of bridge and rails.