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Solar panels installed this summer atop a 3.6-kilometer (2-mile) rail tunnel in Belgium is helping to power high speed rail service linking Amsterdam, Antwerp, Belgium, and Paris. A photovoltaic solar site covering roughly 12 acres, comprised of 16,000 solar panels, is helping to power ...
Three fatalities in recent months led Federal Railroad Administrator Joe Szabo to issue a safety advisory Tuesday to the railroad industry “to help prevent injuries and fatalities from employees working between rail cars during switching operations and other dangerous or unsafe workplace behav ...
Bombardier Transportation said Wednesday it has signed a four-year agreement with PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe SA, the Polish Railway Lines Administration, for the delivery of its rail traffic control equipment and spare parts to the Polish rail network, worth $11 million. ...
The Surface Transportation Board announced Wednesday that it is reviewing its existing regulations “to evaluate their continued validity and determine whether they are crafted effectively to solve current problems facing shippers and railroads.” The review is in keeping with President Ob ...
Beginning just after midnight this Saturday, Caltrain will remove the railroad bridge that spans Jerrold Avenue in San Francisco and replace it with a modern single-span steel bridge. Caltrain expects to complete the move overnight, before train service begins Saturday morning. ...
Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm said it has been selected to upgrade an existing yard system at BNSF Corwith’s mechanical facility in Chicago. RailComm’s Domain Operations Controller (DOC®) System will be used to remotely control derails. ...
12 October 2011

Metro-North

Metro-North Railroad on Oct. 17 will join the ranks of U.S. passenger railroads offering “quiet cars” on select trains, as it debuts its “Quiet CALMmute” service on “approximately 31 trains that operate between Grand Central [Terminal] and Poughkeepsie, Beacon, and Wass ...
CSX Transportation announced Tuesday that work is now complete or under way at one-third of the clearance projects required for phase one of itspublic-private National Gateway initiative, which spans a rail corridor between North Baltimore, Ohio, and Chambersburg, Pa. This progress keeps the project ...
An arbitrator has ruled that a merger of the United Transportation Union and the Sheet Metal Workers International Association (SMWIA)—now viewed by many as a takeover of the UTU—be implemented at the “earliest possible date.” In a decision announced Tuesday, Arbitrator Micha ...
Three companies seek to land a contract later this month from the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) to implement a contactless fare payments system. The system, estimated by SEPTA to cost $100 million, will enable Philadelphia-area riders to use credit or debit cards, as we ...
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