Rio Tinto announced Dec. 28, 2018 that it successfully completed its $940 million AutoHaul project to automate the operation of its 1,700-km (1,054-mile) heavy-haul rail network in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, which it says is now the “world’s largest robot and first automated heavy-haul, long-distance rail network.”
Author: David Briginshaw
Among the Europe-based rail industry suppliers, the big are going to get bigger, it’s just going to take a little longer than expected.
GE Transportation has completed the first of 200 Evolution series diesel-electric locomotives, which it is building at its plant in Fort Worth, Texas, for CN Railway.
Amtrak issued a request for proposals (RFP) on June 1 for the modernization or replacement of aging diesel locomotives used on long-distance and some state-sponsored services.
The boards of General Electric and Wabtec on May 21, 2018 approved the merger of GE Transportation with Wabtec in a deal worth $11.1 billion. The merger will make Wabtec a Fortune 500 company and a major player in the railway equipment and services market, with operations in more than 50 countries.
An American private equity firm has been rebuffed in its attempt to acquire a major provider of passenger rail services in Great Britain.
Light rail is a key to Quebec City’s new multi-billion dollar public transit plan to accommodate residential and business mobility in the eastern Canada metropolis.
Charlotte (N.C.) Area Transit System (CATS) opened an extension to its 9.3-mile Lynx Blue Line light rail line on March 16.
Rolls-Royce has won a contract from Knoxville Locomotive Works (KLW), United States, to supply two types of EPA Tier-4-compliant MTU diesel engines to power switching locomotives.
AN ACS Group/Hochtief-led consortium has been selected as recommended developer for a $1.95 billion public-private partnership (PPP) project to build an automated people-mover at Los Angeles International Airport and operate it for 25 years.