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Thursday, 13 September 2012
13 September 2012

Joint venture lands Bay State LRT contract

Massachusetts' Department of Transportation Wednesday awarded a $44.8 million contract to a joint venture charged with designing a Green Line light rail transit extension to Medford, Mass., with a spur to Somerville, Mass.

Thursday, 13 September 2012
13 September 2012

AAR: U.S. “mixed traffic” trend rolls on

U.S. freight carload traffic fell 2.3% during the week ending Sept. 8, 2012, measured against the comparable week in 2011, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) said Thursday. U.S. intermodal volume for the week remained strong, as it has throughout 2012, up 3.1% compared with the same week ...
Thursday, 13 September 2012
13 September 2012

Sounder Lakewood extension looms

Seattle Sound Transit says it will add Lakewood, Wash., to its regional passenger rail service offerings Monday, Oct. 8, which includes new service at South Tacoma Station. A dedication ceremony is slated for Oct. 6 to herald the event.

Thursday, 13 September 2012
13 September 2012

Amtrak Downeaster extension begins Nov. 1

The Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority (NNEPRA) said Wednesday the extension of Amtrak Downeaster service to Freeport and Brunswick, Maine, will begin Nov. 1. Tickets for the new service go on sale Oct. 1.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012
12 September 2012

L.B. Foster a finalist for IndustryWeek honor

IndustryWeek has selected L.B. Foster Co.'s CXT® Concrete Ties facility in Spokane, Wash., as a finalist in the magazine's 2012 Best Plants Award for Excellence in Manufacturing competition.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012
12 September 2012

Baltimore, CSX eye near-dock intermodal site

Mount Clare train yard in southwestern Baltimore would be the site of a $90 million, near-dock intermodal yard designed to aid traffic flow through the Port of Baltimore. CSX Transportation would operate the facility.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012
12 September 2012

Amtrak taps ENSCO track chart system

Falls Church, Va.-based ENSCO, Inc. said Wednesday Amtrak has selected for use the company's TrackIT(r) Track Chart Management System. The web-based system hosts Amtrak's official track charts and provides them as high quality PDF digital copies or hard copies.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012
12 September 2012

VIA Rail Canada launches electronic ticketing

VIA Rail Canada said Wednesday it has initiated "a new electronic ticketing service enabling passengers to access their tickets and information anywhere and any time from their personal electronic device, allowing rail users to avoid any pre-boarding lines and travel stress-free.

Tuesday, 11 September 2012
11 September 2012

NYCT's aging Brightliners get a new gleam

Introduced to service 48 years ago, New York City Transit's original fleet of 600 Budd-built R-32 cars—dubbed the Brightliners for their gleaming stainless steel bodies—has dwindled to 232 scarred survivors working on the A and C lines.

Tuesday, 11 September 2012
11 September 2012

GWI August traffic down from 2011

Greenwich, Conn.-based Genesee & Wyoming Inc. Monday said its August traffic volume fell 4.5% measured against the same month a year ago, with third-quarter 2012 traffic to date down 5.2%. Excluding 2,932 carloads from GWI railroads acquired within the last 12 months, same-railroad tr ...
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