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Monday, 21 May 2012
21 May 2012

SunRail track work commences this week

Track maintenance and upgrading is expected to begin this week on an initial 7-mile portion of rail right-of-way destined for use by SunRail, central Florida's planned regional rail service.

Friday, 18 May 2012
18 May 2012

Alstom breaks ground for Quebec plant

In Sorel-Tracy, Quebec, the Société des parcs industriels Sorel-Tracy (SPIST) on Friday launched construction of the new Alstom manufacturing facility. Sorel-Tracy Mayor Réjean Dauplaise and other dignitaries were in attendance to herald the new plant slated for completion next fall.

Friday, 18 May 2012
18 May 2012

Traktionssysteme Austria adds U.S. office

Traktionsysteme Austria (TSA), a supplier of rail vehicle propulsion system components, has established a U.S. presence with Traction Systems, Inc., which will directly serve customers in North America.

Friday, 18 May 2012
18 May 2012

Watco, Bourque Logistics form alliance

Bourque Logistics on Thursday said it has formed an alliance with Watco Compliance Services to offer combined railcar maintenance and regulatory compliance services to rail shippers.

Thursday, 17 May 2012
17 May 2012

Wall Street rewards CP stock

Investors on Wall Street, watching events at Canadian Pacific carefully throughout the week, continued to reward the company Thursday for its apparent—and now affirmed—shakeup of CP's Board of Directors.

The trends, both good and bad, continue for U.S. freight traffic ending the week of May 12, 2012, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday. U.S. freight carload traffic fell 5.2% from levels recorded in the same week one year ago, while U.S. intermodal volume notched another weekly ...
Thursday, 17 May 2012
17 May 2012

Operation Lifesaver warns photographers on safety

Operation Lifesaver Thursday cautioned professional photographers to be aware of the risks of taking photos of high school seniors and wedding parties on train tracks or trestles.

Thursday, 17 May 2012
17 May 2012

Pact eases way for Charlotte LYNX extension

Charlotte's LYNX Blue Line Extension (BLE) light rail project along the North Carolina Railroad corridor moved a big step forward Wednesday with the announcement that the North Carolina Railroad Co. (NCRR), the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS), and Norfolk Southern Corp. had si ...
Thursday, 17 May 2012
17 May 2012

CP’s Green, five directors step down from Board

In a sweeping move, Canadian Pacific early Thursday announced not only the departure of President and CEO Fred Green—a move widely expected—but also the declaration of six existing directors not to stand for re-election. Green's departure was effective "immediately"; he also will not stand fo ...
Wednesday, 16 May 2012
16 May 2012

PB lands British "twin" rail systems con ...

Parsons Brinckerhoff said Wednesday it has been awarded two significant contracts covering design of both high speed and 'conventional' railway systems for Britain's second high speed rail line, linking Birmingham and London's Euston Station.

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