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Siemens creating “Internet of Trains” Siemens’ U.S. unit has launched Digital Rail Services, a new business that will use intelligent sensors and advanced software platforms to put intelligence behind billions of data points created on the country’s rail systems.

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The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) System Council 11 has ratified a new five-year contract with Canadian National. The union represents approximately 700 CN signals and communications employees in Canada. According to the railroad, the agreement is retroactive to Jan. 1,...
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The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has a new master plan that aims to accelerate its timeframe to bring its equipment, infrastructure and operations into a State of Good Repair from 15 years from the previously projected 25 years. The agency’s Fiscal...
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Wabtec Corp., in reporting results for 2017’s first quarter, noted that higher Transit Group sales offset lower Freight Group figures. The company also affirmed financial guidance for 2017. Sales for the first quarter were $916 million, with higher sales in the...
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WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has named Thomas Gibson Vice President and Western Regional Manager of its Transit and Rail practice, based in Sacramento. Gibson is responsible for technical and operational management, project delivery, staff acquisition and business growth. Gibson has 37...
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The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has partnered with Railway Equipment Company of Minneapolis and system operator Keolis Commuter Services to install gas hot air track switch heater systems and fiberglass covers at critical track switches throughout the commuter rail system.   Within...

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The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has partnered with Railway Equipment Company of Minneapolis and system operator Keolis Commuter Services to install gas hot air track switch heater systems and fiberglass covers at critical track switches throughout the commuter rail system.   Within...
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Veteran railroad signal engineer Keith Holt has left Amtrak, where he was Deputy Chief Engineer, Communications and Signals, to become Director of Engineering for Railroad Systems at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff. Holt will be responsible for leadership, direction and management of...
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Supplier consolidations are nothing new in the global railway industry. The latest purported combination has German technology and engineering colossus Siemens AG acquiring Canadian firm Bombardier’s Transportation division, according to a report published Tuesday, April 11, in Toronto’s Globe and...
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Metrom Rail, a developer and integrator of rail safety technology, hired Tom Harding as the company’s vice president of engineering. Harding will lead the company’s engineering operations and expand its product development capabilities. Harding brings nearly 30 years of engineering experience...
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OSIsoft, a provider of operational intelligence software, and LILEE Systems, a provider of mobile communications systems for the transportation industry, have entered into an alliance “to improve safety and equipment health of rail and transportation networks through Big Data and...

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