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Friday, 23 March 2012
23 March 2012

Sydney, Australia, to scrap monorail for LRT

New South Wales government officials in Australia have announced that the state has acquired Metro Transport Sydney (MTS), the company that owns monorail and light rail operations, in an A$19.8 million (US$20.6 million) deal. The acquisition is part of a plan to redevelop the Darling Harbour Conv ...
Friday, 23 March 2012
23 March 2012

CN to acquire 161 locomotives

CN Thursday said it plans to acquire 65 new high-horsepower locomotives, augmenting that purchase with one of 96 second-hand high-horsepower locomotives that will be upgraded, or 161 locomotives in all.

Thursday, 22 March 2012
22 March 2012

FEC plots passenger rail service operation

Florida East Coast Industries, Inc., is developing a plan to own and operate passenger rail service between South Florida and Orlando.

Thursday, 22 March 2012
22 March 2012

Toronto City Council (again) backs LRT

A second day of debate by the Toronto City Council Thursday resulted in the council's affirming more light rail transit (LRT) for Canada's largest city, rejecting Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's preference for subways-only construction.

Thursday, 22 March 2012
22 March 2012

AAR: U.S. freight traffic remains mixed

U.S. freight carload traffic for the week ending March 17, 2012 fell 5.3% compared with the same week in 2011, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday. But U.S. intermodal volume advanced 2% compared with the same week a year ago, continuing the trend of recent weeks.

Thursday, 22 March 2012
22 March 2012

Caltrain cites deal with CHSRA

Caltrain said Thursday a regional agreement between the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) and more than a half-dozen Bay Area public agencies, including Caltrain, " will fully fund the electrification and modernization of the Caltrain system— a long-planned, critically-needed improve ...
Thursday, 22 March 2012
22 March 2012

Rail employment barely down in mid-February

Class I rail employment numbers released by the Surface Transportation Board show Class I railroads employed 159,333 people in mid-February, up 3.93% from February 2011, and down just 105 positions, or only 0.07%, from January 2012.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012
21 March 2012

Smith, Furniture Row Racing, CSX finish mid-pack a ...

Regan Smith brought his No. 78 Furniture Row Racing/CSX Play it Safe Chevrolet home in 24th place, four laps down, at Bristol Motor Speedway on Sunday following an early incident.

Monday, 19 March 2012
19 March 2012

GM names UP Rail Services Supplier of the Year

General Motors has named Union Pacific its 2011 Supplier of the Year for Rail Services.

Friday, 16 March 2012
16 March 2012

Amtrak, Michigan cry foul over NS slow order

Amtrak and the Michigan Department of Transportation late Thursday publicly protested a decision by Norfolk Southern enacting speed restrictions of 25 to 30 mph on NS track between Kalamazoo and Ann Arbor. The decisions slow Amtrak Wolverine Service trains linking Chicago and Detroit from previou ...
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