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CN on Sept. 9, 2014 officially opened its new employee training center in Winnipeg. The 100,000-square-foot facility is currently hosting 350-plus CN students from across Canada on a weekly basis,…
The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference-Rail Canada Traffic Controllers (TCRC-RCTC) has ratified a labor agreement with Canadian Pacific Railway covering approximately 135 rail traffic controllers in Canada. The agreement was ratified…
Guerdon Sterling Sines, who retired in 1990 as the Union Pacific’s Vice President-Information & Communication Systems, died Aug. 27, 2014, from complications of Alzheimer’s Disease. He was 85.
Wabtec Corp. has acquired C2CE Pty Ltd., a provider of railway signal design services in Australia.
Huber+Suhner said Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 it has been tapped by Thales to supply the latter company "with a range of trackside and on-board antennas and cables to support the…
A National Transportation Safety Board report on a Conrail Shared Assets derailment in Paulsboro, N.J., cites several factors, including inadequate safety training for train crews, as contributing factors.
R.J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC has acquired St. Augustine, Fla.-based Roadway Worker Training, Inc. (RWT), which provides specialized training and support services to the railroad industry.
Siemens Rail Automation announced on August 8, 2014 that it will combine and expand its manufacturing and engineering operations at a new facility in the Pittsburgh area “to help meet…
Protran Technology has delivered the first sets of its Collision Avoidance System to a major East Coast transit agency and a maintenance-of-way contractor.
Transport for London (TfL) has awarded Cubic Corp.’s UK subsidiary Cubic Transportation Systems Ltd. a contract worth more than $700 million (U.S.) for the Electra ticketing and fare collection system.…
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) has awarded an $8 million contract to Cubic Transportation Systems to convert its existing paper magnetic farecard vending machines to sales and reload…
According to analyst Eshna Basu of The Motley Fool, “the General Electric-Alstom deal could create the world’s largest rail equipment maker.” Basu’s analysis follows GE’s multi-billion-dollar purchase of Alstom’s power…
InnoTrans 2014 is shaping up to be the largest-ever of this bi-annual global railway trade show, which attracts close to 3,000 companies representing every railway discipline. North American participation at…
Wi-Tronix, LLC says it has signed a contract with Co-Operative Bulk Handling (CBH), an Australian grain logistics co-operative, to provide locomotive remote monitoring and hosting services.
TransWorks and Raven Logistics said Thursday, July 3, 2014 they have formed a strategic alliance "that provides freight customers the benefits of a one-stop shop for managing transportation by either…
At its 25th Annual Client Conference June 23-25, 2014, GE Transportation announced new software systems and services and recognized seven customers with its Fast Track Award for rail industry software…
Protran Technology has secured a contract from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority to provide 100 of its Station Platform Intrusion Warning systems.
Amtrak seeks to improve and upgrade its WiFI coverage along the Northeast Corridor, and has issued a Request for Proposals to implement such action.
The South Shore App made its debut Monday, June 2, 2014, onboard Northern Indian Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) South Shore interurban rail service linking South Bend, Ind., and Chicago.
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