East of Dallas, Union Pacific recently completed a multi-year infrastructure project that started in December 2020. In order to improve the state’s rail potential, the Class 1 has had 12 construction, rail, signal, surface, and tie teams working on a wide range of track projects.
Sen. Chuck Schumer said Dec. 29 that a $292 million federal grant will enable construction to start in the upcoming months on the Manhattan side of the new Hudson River rail tunnels connecting Penn Station to New Jersey.
As part of the Union Station Enhancement Project, crews have begun piling work at Toronto’s Union Station on the south passenger concourse.
Caltrain announced on Nov. 28 that it will temporarily reduce service from Monday, Dec. 5, through Sunday, Dec. 18 to accommodate electrification construction that includes signal cutover work at 16 grade crossings, requiring a 24/7 single-tracking window between Belmont and Mountain View.
Part of Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor is finally getting some attention.
RT&S has reported extensively on the progress of the Metrolinx Eglinton project over the past couple of years. Here’s the latest report from the agency.
Metrolinx is delivering the Hazel McCallion Line which will help keep people moving through Mississauga and Brampton.
The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) is applying for a $67 million grant from the Federal Railroad Administration to improve highway/rail grade crossings in Shafter, Calif.
The intersection of South Sable Boulevard and East Exposition Avenue in Aurora, Colo., is more like a trip wire for RTD train operators.
BNSF recently announced that its engineering team and other partners have successfully completed the new second main line track, now in service, across the Emporia Subdivision, which runs from Kansas City to Wellington, Kansas. This is part of the railroad’s multi-year work on its Southern Transcon.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul celebrated completion of the Long Island Rail Road’s historic Third Track project on time and under budget on Oct. 3.
The CREATE partners are pleased to announce Union Pacific has selected HDR to provide final track design and engineering services for the Union Pacific-led portion of the 80th Street Junction Replacements (EW2) project, a major component of CREATE’s 75th Street Corridor Improvement Project.
With the glory days now history, Cedar Falls officials are now planning an un-ceremonial end to rail track that runs through the downtown area.
Washington Metro’s issues with rail cars might be more linked to what is under the wheels than the wheels themselves.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced that normal J and Z service was restored by 5 a.m. on Sept. 19 between the 121 Street and Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer stations in Queens following completion of approximately 2.4 miles of track replacement.
A “renewed desire” is driving a plan to relocate a portion of railroad track in Manistee, Mich.
The California High-Speed Rail Authority has released the draft environmental document for the more than 30-mile segment between Palmdale and Burbank in southern California.
The replacement of a 112-year-old, swing-style rail bridge that spans the Hackensack River from Kearney to Seacaucus, N.J., known as the Portal North Bridge, is just one of a series of projects in Amtrak’s Gateway Program.
John Cech, vice president, Engineering at BNSF, is the recipient of the 2022 Engineer of the Year Award from Railway Track & Structures Media.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced the opening of the 2.5-mile second section of the Long Island Rail Road’s new Main Line third track between the Merillon Avenue and Mineola stations.