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Tuesday, 29 January 2013
29 January 2013

Hoboken Terminal recovering; services, Track 8

New Jersey Transit's Hoboken Terminal main waiting room on Monday looked more like a warehouse half-filled with wooden crates than a way station for people, but the waiting room was in fact open for the first time since Hurricane Sandy flooded the century-old building Oct. 29, 2012.

Tuesday, 29 January 2013
29 January 2013

New York: We’ll support Empire Corridor trains

Allaying fears of cutbacks on Amtrak's Empire Corridor service linking Niagara Falls, Buffalo, Albany, and New York City, New York State says it will maintain existing Amtrak service levels with $44.3 million in state support beginning Oct. 1.

Monday, 28 January 2013
28 January 2013

UP employees achieve new safety record

Union Pacific's 2012 employee safety performance was the best in the company's 150-year history—a 1.01 reportable injury rate, surpassing the former record of 1.15 achieved in 2011. From 2002 to 2012, employees improved their reportable injury rate by 58%.

Monday, 28 January 2013
28 January 2013

Airport link eyed for SMART rail startup

Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) rail operations, to serve its namesake counties north of San Francisco, may add an airport/rail station stop at Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport, according to local officials.

Monday, 28 January 2013
28 January 2013

NS budgets $2 billion for 2013 capex

Norfolk Southern Monday disclosed its intent to invest $2 billion in 2013 for capital improvements. The largest portion of that amount, $831 million, will be for rail right-of-way upgrades, the company said.

Friday, 25 January 2013
25 January 2013

Detector systems and the modern railway

It's very impressive when one takes the time to consider all of the fault detection systems in the railway industry today.
Friday, 25 January 2013
25 January 2013

Amtrak lauds Virginia's Roanoke service plan

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on Thursday singled out a rail priority among numerous projects unveiled on Wednesday: restored passenger rail service to Roanoke, Va., in the state's western reaches. McDonnell's interest drew praise from Amtrak President and CEO Joseph Boardman.

Friday, 25 January 2013
25 January 2013

House committee eyes rail safety, hazmat issues

Reauthorized rail safety legislation the implementation of two new laws on pipeline safety and hazardous materials safety are on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's agenda in 2013, according to the committee's oversight plan released earlier this week.

Thursday, 24 January 2013
24 January 2013

U.S. freight traffic stays mixed in latest week

U.S. freight carload traffic for the week ending Jan. 19, 2013 was down 3.5% measured against the comparable week in 2012, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday. U.S. intermodal volume kept its positive run going and then some, however, rising 13.5 compared with levels of one year a ...
Thursday, 24 January 2013
24 January 2013

Milwaukee streetcar plans plod ahead

Pro-rail advocates and officials in the city of Milwaukee, continuing to battle anti-rail partisans in the city's namesake county and the state of Wisconsin, continue to plan the start of streetcar right-of-way construction, now set for early 2014.

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