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Tuesday, 02 October 2012
02 October 2012

Alstom unveils the first KZ8A freight locomotive

Alstom Transport President Henri Poupart-Lafarge on Tuesday unveiled the KZ8A, its first electric freight locomotive for the Kazakh Railways, Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (KTZ), at Alstom's plant in Belfort, France. On Wednesday, Alstom followed on Wednesday by announcing a maintenance contract wi ...
Tuesday, 02 October 2012
02 October 2012

Franczak quits as CP operating chief

Canadian Pacific Monday announced the resignation of Mike Franczak, executive vice president and chief operations officer, effective immediately. CP CEO E. Hunter Harrison said a replacement would not be named immediately.

Tuesday, 02 October 2012
02 October 2012

RailComm to expand BNSF Amarillo yard system

Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm said Monday it has been selected to provide a wireless remote control derail system at BNSF's Amarillo, Tex., yard for the roundhouse engine tracks.

Tuesday, 02 October 2012
02 October 2012

LACMTA gets funding for Crenshaw LRT

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has been granted $545.9 million under a Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan to proceed with construction of the Crenshaw/LAX light rail transit poject.

Tuesday, 02 October 2012
02 October 2012

VIA Rail car refurbishment adjusted

A New Brunswick provincial judge has approved an adjusted arrangement that will see 14 VIA Rail cars refurbished in Moncton, New Brunswick, during the next 19 months, as a part of the former Industrial Rail Services contract.

Tuesday, 02 October 2012
02 October 2012

"Knowledge Corridor” HrSR funds released

The Department of Transportation and Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy Monday announced $120.9 million had been released by the Federal Railroad Administration to upgrade Amtrak's New Haven-Springfield (Mass.) route, part of the New England "Knowledge Corridor."

Monday, 01 October 2012
01 October 2012

Train accidents again down sharply

Continuing a three-year decline, train accidents on U. S. railroads dropped 19.2% to 980 in this year's first seven months, compared with the same period last year, according to a preliminary account by the Federal Railroad Administration's Office of Safety Analysis.

Monday, 01 October 2012
01 October 2012

GWI completes RailAmerica acquisition

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. Monday said it has completed its acquisition of RailAmerica, Inc., and also "entered into a new five-year Senior Secured Credit Facility comprised of a $1.875 billion term loan and $425 million revolving credit facility."

Monday, 01 October 2012
01 October 2012

Denver RTD taps AECOM for regional rail work

AECOM Technology announced Monday it has landed a final desgn contract to assist Denver's Regional Transportation District (RTD) in the first two segments of RTD North Metro Rail Line, a regional (commuter) operation.

Monday, 01 October 2012
01 October 2012

Bombardier lands orders in Austria, Germany

Bombardier Transportation on Monday said it had landed two significant orders, one for 32 streetcars (trams) by Innsbruck, Austria, and a second involving TWINDEXX Vario double-decker electric multiple-unit (EMU) trains for Germany's Deutsche Bahn AG (DB).

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