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Amtrak to STB: Investigate CN Amtrak on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, made clear in part its frustration over its own on-time performance by calling on the Surface Transportation Board to look into the matter, specifically as it concerns Canadian National Railway.

Congress is about to adjourn for its single-most-important function these days as mid-term elections loom: getting re-elected. That means it’s time to get down to some serious last-minute, constituent-coddling activities, like proposing legislation beating down the big, bad, monopolistic freight...
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The fourth-largest U.S. regional railroad network, entering its fourth decade of existence, sees growth and opportunity—if dedicated funding can be found. In a nation often split by urban and suburban priorities, Metra has worked to unite Chicagoland for three decades, with...
via-rail-reports-improved-2q-2014-financials
VIA Rail Canada’s second-quarter 2014 financial report shows revenue growth of 3.9% over the comparable quarter in 2013, and improved on-time performance of 8.7 percentage points, from 70.6% in 2014’s first quarter to 79.3% in the second quarter. Despite a 2.7%...
caltrain-acquiring-surplus-cars-to-ease-peak-crunch
Caltrain will purchase 16 surplus railcars from Metrolink to extend trainset lengths and provide more capacity for standing-room only peak-hour trains. The Bombardier Bi-Level Generation 2 railcars will be purchased from Southern California Regional Rail Authority, which operates the Metrolink service....
loram-acquires-majority-stake-in-britains-rvel
Loram Maintenance of Way, Inc. on Sept. 4, 2014 announced it has acquired a majority stake in Railway Vehicle Engineering Ltd. (RVEL), based in Derby, United Kingdom. Minneapolis-based Loram said it already has a strong presence in British markets supplying on-track...

via-rail-reports-improved-2q-2014-financials
VIA Rail Canada’s second-quarter 2014 financial report shows revenue growth of 3.9% over the comparable quarter in 2013, and improved on-time performance of 8.7 percentage points, from 70.6% in 2014’s first quarter to 79.3% in the second quarter. Despite a 2.7%...
caltrain-acquiring-surplus-cars-to-ease-peak-crunch
Caltrain will purchase 16 surplus railcars from Metrolink to extend trainset lengths and provide more capacity for standing-room only peak-hour trains. The Bombardier Bi-Level Generation 2 railcars will be purchased from Southern California Regional Rail Authority, which operates the Metrolink service....
loram-acquires-majority-stake-in-britains-rvel
Loram Maintenance of Way, Inc. on Sept. 4, 2014 announced it has acquired a majority stake in Railway Vehicle Engineering Ltd. (RVEL), based in Derby, United Kingdom. Minneapolis-based Loram said it already has a strong presence in British markets supplying on-track...
algoma-central-cn-seek-passenger-service-operators
The Algoma Central Railway Passenger Service Working Group is seeking a contract operator for ACR’s passenger service between Sault Ste. Marie and Hearst, Ontario, and has issued a request for Expressions of Interest (EOI). The purpose of this non-binding invitation...
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Two huge Chinese rolling stock manufacturers, China CNR Corp. and CSR Corp., have suspended trading of their shares following reports in the Chinese media that the Chinese government is looking to merge the two companies. A report published on the Chinese...