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Thursday, 07 June 2012
07 June 2012

Rail accidents down sharply in first quarter

The Federal Railroad Administration's Office of Safety Analysis has reported strong safety gains for 726 reporting railroads in this year's first quarter.

Thursday, 07 June 2012
07 June 2012

Alstom lands Wuppertal signaling contract

Alstom Thursday said it has signed a signaling system contract worth 17 million euros ($21.4 million) with WSW mobil GmbH to install an ERTMS1-based train command and control system on the 13.3-kilometer (8.2-mile) Wuppertaler Schwebebahn line. The Schwebebahn, or monorail, began service in 1901. ...
Thursday, 07 June 2012
07 June 2012

Milwaukie, Ore., sets LRT payment plan

Portland, Ore., suburb Milwaukie has approved a plan to pay off $4.1 million it owes to TriMet over the next 19 years, though the particulars for payment are not yet all resolved.

Thursday, 07 June 2012
07 June 2012

MBTA taps Alstom for LRT overhaul

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's Board of Directors Wednesday awarded a $104 million contract to Alstom for the overhaul of 86 light rail transit vehicles. The LRT cars were originally built by Kawasaki Heavy Industries.

The Association of American Railroads on June 7 will join with the international rail transportation community to raise awareness among motorists and pedestrians about the dangers of railroad grade crossings during the 4th Annual International Level Crossing Awareness Day (ILCAD).

Wednesday, 06 June 2012
06 June 2012

Moorman: Putting coal in perspective

There's no question about the importance of coal to the railroads. It has recently accounted for 44% of U.S. Class I railroad tonnage, 24.1% of carloads, and 24.2% of revenue. A mild winter coupled with abundant and cheap natural gas has led to a sharp decline in coal traffic—it ...
Wednesday, 06 June 2012
06 June 2012

NS marks 30 years on the NYSE

On June 2, 1982, newly formed Norfolk Southern Corp., a merger of the Norfolk & Western Railway and the Southern Railway, was listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Present were NS Chairman and CEO Robert B. Claytor (previously president of the N&W) and NS President and Chief Operating Of ...
Wednesday, 06 June 2012
06 June 2012

Ottawa ponders western LRT route

Ottawa city officials continue to weigh four options for routing light rail transit through the western portion of the city, including consideration of citizen input along each route option.

Wednesday, 06 June 2012
06 June 2012

Siemens plans Sacramento layoffs

Siemens Mobility announced Tuesday it will let go 44 employees at it Sacramento, Calif., manufacturing facility.

Tuesday, 05 June 2012
05 June 2012

CP names Paul Haggis new chairman

Canadian Pacific Tuesday said it has named Paul Haggis as its new chairman.

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