Amtrak knew of track problems before a New Jersey Transit commuter train derailed at New York’s Penn Station on Monday, April 3, turning the hub into a four-day quagmire of cancellations and delays for thousands of commuters.
Prospects for VIA Rail’s dedicated central Canada corridor appear to be on the move as the publicly owned passenger train operator submits its business case, and an accomplished rail executive is named to prepare the government’s promised infrastructure bank.
Carloads on U.S. railroads grew by 7.3% in March from the same month a year ago, the Association of American Railroads reported.
Vossloh has made a number of leadership changes in the North American region.
Michael Baker International has hired Ted Coffey as vice president and deputy national market lead in the railroad and transit practice.
With a dynamic car scheduling system, railroads can improve train capacity utilization while improving service at the same time.
Railcar builder Greenbrier Companies reported sales and earnings that beat estimates, and announced a new railcar lease agreement worth more than $1 billion.
The two pioneering Canadian LRT cities, Calgary and Edmonton, located in the western province of Alberta, are both planning a major shift in their design and operating philosophies.
The first Bombardier Flexity Freedom LRV for the new Kitchener-Waterloo LRT line arrived Feb. 22, 2017, after a long journey by rail from the carbuilder’s plant in Thunder Bay, Ontario.