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Friday, 05 October 2012
05 October 2012

Bombardier LRT manufacturing wins award

Bombardier Transportation announced Friday it was honored as Manufacturer of the Year at the 2012 Light Rail Awards ceremony, held in London on Wednesday. The company said it was the third year in a row it landed the honor.

Thursday, 04 October 2012
04 October 2012

Mixed U.S. freight picture persists, AAR reports

U.S. freight carload traffic continued its sluggish performance during the week ending Sept. 29, down 5.3% compared with the same week in 2011, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday. U.S. intermodal volume continued its counterbalancing role during the week, up 2.5% compared with a ...
Thursday, 04 October 2012
04 October 2012

Caltrain August ridership numbers rise

Caltrain said Wednesday ridership in August rose 7.8% compared with the same month a year ago, up to 1.35 million riders from 1.25 million in August 2012, or roughly 3,000 more riders per day.

Thursday, 04 October 2012
04 October 2012

Metro-North keeps pursuing off-peak ridership

MTA Metro-North Railroad has unveiled schedule changes to occur Oct. 14 which, among other things, increases off-peak and weekend service offerings.

Wednesday, 03 October 2012
03 October 2012

Toronto LRT operations plan is clarified

Toronto Transit Commission officials and others Wednesday announced that TTC, not a private company, will operate the four new light rail transit additions planned for Canada's largest city, though a private-sector company will maintain the infrastructure once it is in place.

Wednesday, 03 October 2012
03 October 2012

AAR approval advances Kelso hazmat valve

Vancouver, British Columbia-based Kelso Technologies Inc. announced Wednesday that it has received certification from the Association of American Railroads for its new heavy-duty external pressure relief valve (EPRV) following successful tests in August.

Wednesday, 03 October 2012
03 October 2012

LIRR eyes expanding waiting room hours

The Long Island Rail Road Wednesday was set to unveil a pilot program to expand waiting room hours at 41 of its stations throughout the system, in order to enhance customer service.

Wednesday, 03 October 2012
03 October 2012

NREC names Batley AVP

Mt. Vernon, Ill.-based National Railway Equipment Co. says Keith K. Batley has joined the company as assistant vice president, Sales and Marketing. Batley reports NREC President and CEO Steven L. Beal.

Tuesday, 02 October 2012
02 October 2012

Introducing United Railcar Covers, LLC

Structural Composites of Indiana, Ligonier, Ind., a supplier of fiberglass products to the recreational vehicle, industrial, corrosion, military, and rail industries since 1999, has expanded its rail operations in the form of a separate company, United Railcar Covers, LLC.

Tuesday, 02 October 2012
02 October 2012

CREATE signalization modernization completed

A signalization modernization project that falls under the CREATE (Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency) program and funded through TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economy Recovery) grants has been completed.

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