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Amtrak says it carried a record 30.2 million passengers in its fiscal year 2011, ending Sept. 30, 5%from fiscal 2010 and its eighth record annual ridership in the last nine years. ...
U.S. freight carload traffic for the week ending Oct. 8 was up 2.1% measured agains the comarable week in 2010, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday. U.S. intermodal volume for the same week also advanced, up 2.4%, compared with last year. ...
Coos Bay Rail Link (CBR), a 133-mile short line headquartered in its namesake Oregon town, began revenue operations Wednesday with a tain moving from Union Pacific Railroad at Eugene to Cordes on Oregon’s south coast. ...
Greenwich, Conn.-based Genesee & Wyoming, Inc. said Thursday its September carload traffic rose 13.3% compared with the same month a year ago, while its third-quarter carload traffic also rose, up 15.1%, compared with the third quarter of 2010. ...
At least 16 people were injured, none critically, late Wednesday in Oakland due to a collision between two Amtrak trains, one of which ran a red signal, according to Amtrak. With Amtrak’s Coast Starlight loading and unloading passengers at the station, an Amtrak San Jo ...
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. ...
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