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Tuesday, 21 May 2013
21 May 2013

New Haven Line set to reopen

Expediting repairs on 2,000 feet of right-of-way, including track restoration, reinstalled signals, and catenary replacement, Metro-North said it expects to restore full service on its New Haven Line on Wednesday, May 22. Amtrak Northeast Corridor service between Boston and New York also is expec ...
You might remember the TV commercial: A single locomotive pulling doublestacked containers through a pastoral landscape, a logjam of trucks and autos on the adjacent roadway, everything moving uncharacteristically slow, but the message conveyed with undeniable clarity: Trains move goods more ef ...
Freight car building is in the tank—literally.
Monday, 20 May 2013
20 May 2013

Passenger Capital Investment: New Jersey

For New Jersey Transit, keeping current with rail capital needs, following a hurricane, got a whole lot harder. But the corporation has a game plan to both press ahead and play catch-up.
Handling problems with the Front Row Motorsports no. 34 Ford Fusion may have kept driver David Ragan from running near the front of the 22-car field during the May 18 NASCAR Sprint Cup All Star Race, but they certainly didn’t keep CSX’s “Play It Safe Around Railroad Tracks” public safet ...
Monday, 20 May 2013
20 May 2013

Judicial ruling stalls LA Metrolink extension

A judge has rejected the environmental impact report (EIR) for a proposed Metrolink line from Riverside to Perris, ruling that the Riverside County (Calif.) Transportation Commission failed to address such issues as train wheel noise and pedestrian safety.

Updated Monday, May 20, 2013

At the height of the Friday, May 17 evening rush hour, an outbound MTA Metro-North Railroad M8 electric multiple-unit train carrying 300 passengers derailed, sideswiping an inbound M8 trainset carrying 400 passengers.

Friday, 17 May 2013
17 May 2013

MARC to add weekend Penn Line service

Maryland MARC train weekend service on the agency's Penn Line (Northeast Corridor) could begin this summer, funded by a new transportation law boosting revenue from the state's gas tax, state officials said Thursday, May 16.

The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) and Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA) will be co-hosting the USA Pavilion at the Business on Rails trade show, Nov. 5-7, 2013, in São Paulo, Brazil.
Friday, 17 May 2013
17 May 2013

NYCT Rockaway Branch to reopen May 30

Full subway service on the A line to the Rockaways in Queens, N.Y., will resume on May 30, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority twittered Thursday, May 16, preceding a formal announcement by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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