BNSF Rail Bridge Construction Continues

BISMARCK, N.D. – BNSF works on its rail bridge over the Missouri River with the current rail bridge still in use during construction of its replacement.

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.

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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.

The Authority Announces Elkhorn Avenue Completion; Central Valley Training Center Graduates

FRESNO COUNTY, Calif. – The California High-Speed Rail Authority announces the completion of its Elkhorn Avenue crossing and celebrates the graduates of its construction program.

Union Pacific Employee-Designed E-Clip Cart Makes Removal Easy and Efficient

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Through input and improvements, a UP employee-designed cart removes e-clips automatically.

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.

Iowa Town Working With Railway Company to Remove Track

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – After a denied federal grant application, the city of Cedar Falls and Iowa Northern Railway Company are partnering to remove seldom-used track that runs through the town.

Investigation into KC Streetcar Track Failure; Repairs Ongoing

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – After a KC Streetcar track failure earlier this week, crews begin making repairs on portion of track between Main Street Bridge over I-670.

Rail and Track Infrastructure Replacements Cause PATCO Schedule Adjustments

CAMDEN, N.J. – PATCO will replace rail and track infrastructure between Ferry Avenue and Broadway stations over eight weeks this summer.

ICC Approves Ten Projects Across the State

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Commerce Commission approved ten projects across the state to help with safety upgrades, crossing improvements, and rail safety improvements.

Canadian Government Announces Project to Install Retaining Wall in Port-Daniel-Gascons

PORT-DANIEL-GASCONS, Quebec – The government of Canada announces its commitment to rail safety and a project to install a retaining wall in Port-Daniel-Gascons in Quebec.

American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association

ASLRRA Responds to FRA on Disposal of CTRTs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association responded to the FRA in a docket over the disposal of creosote-treated railroad ties and its efforts to keep them out of landfills.

Metrolinx Gives Construction Update on Hazel McCallion Line

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – Metrolinx gives an update on its Hazel McCallion line including the installation of the push box.

Southwest Light Rail Project Plagued by Delays and Over-Spending

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The Southwest Light Rail has seen delays and over-spending, partly due to the lack of oversight from the Metropolitan Council with its contractors.

Third Rail Issue Causes Fire at MBTA’s Tufts Medical Center

BOSTON – A third rail issue caused a fire at Tufts Medical Center station on MBTA’s Orange Line.

R.J. Corman Railroad Company/Pennsylvania Line Soliciting Sealed Bids

CLEARFIELD COUNTY, Pa. – R.J. Corman Railroad Company/Pennsylvania Line has sent out a notice for soliciting sealed bids for rail, cross tie, and switch tie replacements as well as grade crossing refurbishments.

BNSF Schedules Operation Change for Next Weekend’s Rail Tie Replacement

WESTMONT, Ill. – Metra announced in a news release that BNSF will operate on a Sunday schedule next weekend in order to replace rail ties along the platform at Westmont.

Metrolinx to Start Construction of Burloak Drive Train Overpass

TORONTO – Metrolinx announced weekend service adjustments next week to kick off Burloak Drive construction of a train overpass.