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amtrak-hastens-ny-penn-renewal
April 27, 2017
Following a pair of derailments that made a mess of the busiest U.S. rail commuter hub, Amtrak today rolled out plans to speed upgrades of track, operations and safety at New York’s Pennsylvania Station. “After only a short time here at...
record-earnings-for-norfolk-southern
April 27, 2017
Norfolk Southern Corp. saw record earnings in the first quarter with net income of $433 million, up 12% on-year, on railroad income that increased 7%. The carrier, based in Norfollk, Va., said earnings per share came to $1.48, a gain of...
signals-union-approves-cn-contract
April 27, 2017
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,...
cn-training-center-named-after-mongeau
April 26, 2017
CN has renamed its national employee training center in Winnipeg after former President and CEO Claude Mongeau. Opened in 2014, the CN Claude Mongeau National Training Centre campus in Winnipeg “provides consistent, quality training with a modern curriculum, coupled with skilled...
trinity-results-off-on-weaker-deliveries
April 25, 2017
Car builder Trinity Industries on Tuesday said revenue and profits declined on “significantly lower” railcar deliveries in the first quarter of 2017 compared to the year-ago quarter. Rail Group revenues were $478.3 million compared to $846.9 million in the first quarter...

two-directors-join-cn-board
April 25, 2017
CN announced that shareholders elected two additional members to its Board of Directors. Shauneen Bruder, of Ontario, and Julie Godin, of Quebec, join the...
mbta-plan-will-speed-system-upgrades
April 25, 2017
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has a new master plan that aims to accelerate its timeframe to bring its equipment, infrastructure and operations...
bart-top-cop-will-face-tough-problems
April 25, 2017
Carlos Rojas, who is expected to become Chief of Police for Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) within the next two months, will have his work cut out for him. He will...
wabtec-1q-transit-gains-offset-freight-decline-guidance-affirmed
April 25, 2017
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...
cn-off-to-a-strong-start
April 24, 2017
CN’s first-quarter 2017 financial and operating results reflect a strong start to the year and have prompted an upward revision to its 2017 financial...

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