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Tuesday, 23 April 2013
23 April 2013

Kansas City to piggyback streetcar order

Kansas City officials say they'll seek streetcar rolling stock through options already held by Cincinnati or Salt Lake City, which are advancing their own streetcar lines.

Monday, 22 April 2013
22 April 2013

Attack on VIA Rail train thwarted

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrested two men April 22 who had been planning to bomb a Via Rail Canada passenger train. One was arrested in Toronto and one near Montreal following a lengthy counter-terrorism investigation, “Project SMOOTH,” that began in August 2012 and included the FBI. ...
Monday, 22 April 2013
22 April 2013

CN 1Q earnings slip but beat Street

CN Monday reported first-quarter net income of C$555 million, or C$1.30 per diluted share, down from net income of C$775 million, or C$1.75 per diluted share, in the first-quarter of 2012.

Monday, 22 April 2013
22 April 2013

March employment gains over year, previous month

Figures released Monday by the Surface Transportation Board show Class I railroads employed 163,059 people in mid-March, up 0.66% from March 2012, and up 831 people, or 0.51% from last February.

Monday, 22 April 2013
22 April 2013

Key Brooklyn subway stop nears reopening

MTA New York City Transit will reopen its Smith-Ninth Street subway stop in Brooklyn Friday morning, April 26, following almost two years of repair work and nearly one year past its initial expected reopening.

An impressive assembly of historic passenger railcars spanning the heyday of luxury rail travel, as well as examples of contemporary railroad technology, will be on display together for the first time at the “Grand Centennial Parade of Trains” weekend May 11-12, 2013, at New York City’s Gra ...
Friday, 19 April 2013
19 April 2013

LRIW Spring Conference set for May 15 in Norfolk

Behind-the-scenes tours of Plasser American’s manufacturing facility and Norfolk Southern’s Lambert Terminal rail port terminal are two highlights of next month’s League of Railway Industry Women Spring Conference in Norfolk, Va., May 15-17.
Friday, 19 April 2013
19 April 2013

Two GO Transit routes to go more often

Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area's GO Transit said Friday it would offer headways of 30 minutes throughout weekdays, and add more weekend service, on its Lakeshore East and Lakeshore West routes. Current headways average every hour on both route, though rush-hour service is more fequent.

Friday, 19 April 2013
19 April 2013

STB: CHSRA falls under our purview

The Surface Transportation Board late Thursday said it “has jurisdiction over the California High-Speed Rail Authority's proposed construction of the California High-Speed Train System, including the approximately 65-mile section that it proposes to construct between Merced, California, and Fre ...
Friday, 19 April 2013
19 April 2013

KCS sets record 1Q revenue; earnings beat Street

Kansas City Southern early Friday reported first-quarter revenue of $553 million, up 1% from the comparable quarter in 2012 and a record. Net income was $94 million, or 94 cents per diluted share, up 25% compared with $75 million, or 68 cents per diluted share, in the comparable 2012 quarter, and ...
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