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Thursday, 15 December 2011
15 December 2011

Line-closure maintenance: NYCT calls it FASTRACK

MTA New York City Transit says it plans to introduce FASTRACK—“a new wayof working on the rails”—beginning Jan. 9, when the 4, 5, and 6 subwaylines will be shut down from 1:00 a.m. until 5 a.m., suspending all LexingtonAvenue Line service between Grand Central-42nd Street and Atlantic Ave ...
Thursday, 15 December 2011
15 December 2011

U.S. freight traffic gains yet again

U.S. freight carload traffic gained 3.7% in the week ending Dec. 10, 2011, measured against the comparable week in 2010, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday. U.S. intermodal volume for the week also rose, up 3.0%, compared with the same week last year.  ...
Thursday, 15 December 2011
15 December 2011

CP, Manitoba sign collaboration agreement

Canadian Pacific and the Province of Manitoba announced Thursday the signing of a 10-year memorandum of agreement that sets the framework “to further develop their collaborative relationship to enable long-term rail and road planning for the City of Winnipeg, rural municipalities, and elsewhere ...
Thursday, 15 December 2011
15 December 2011

New Orleans picks AECOM for streetcar project

AECOM Technology Corp. said Thursday it has won a $10.6 million contract for Phase 2 of the New Orleans Streetcar Expansion project. The project extends streetcar service a mile beyond current Rampart/St. Claude operations into the French Quarter and other historic neighborhoods. As well, AE ...
Thursday, 15 December 2011
15 December 2011

Schneider National sets intermodal training site

Green Bay, Wis.-based Schneider National said Wednesday that it will open its new Intermodal Training Academy next month in Chicago, strategically placed “within one of the busiest railroad regions in the United States.” “Given the exponential growth of its Intermodal division, Schneider Na ...
Thursday, 15 December 2011
15 December 2011

Frankfurt/Main taps Bombardier again

Bombardier Transportation said Thursday it has won an order to supply an additional 78 FLEXITY Swift high-floor light rail vehicles (LRVs) and 10 FLEXITY Classic trams to the Frankfurt Transport Authority, VGF, in Germany.  ...
Thursday, 15 December 2011
15 December 2011

United Streetcar lands DC order

Clackamas, Ore.-based United Streetcar, LLC, a subsidiary of Oregon Iron Works, Inc., has landed an $8.7 million order from Washington, D.C., for two streetcars to augment the city’s three-car fleet, still to enter revenue service.  ...
Wednesday, 14 December 2011
14 December 2011

CP pushes North Main Line upgrades

Canadian Pacific announced Wednesday that it has completed the first year of infrastructure improvements under a three-year plan to upgrade its North Main Line between Winnipeg and Edmonton. ...
Wednesday, 14 December 2011
14 December 2011

DEIS eyes LRT for Bergen County, N.J.

New Jersey Transit Tuesday posted the release of its Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for rail service in the Northern Valley portion of Bergen County, N.J., across the Hudson River from New York City. With the standard no-build option as a baseline, NJT outlines two light rail transit ...
Tuesday, 13 December 2011
13 December 2011

STB examines UP tariff on TIH commodities

The Surface Transportation Board announced that it has initiated a proceeding to determine the reasonableness of “certain tariff provisions requiring shippers to indemnify Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) against future liabilities, other than those resulting from UP's negligence or fault, w ...
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