Siemens-Alstom merger could be delayed

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 locomotive CN

GE rolls out first of 200 locomotives for CN

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 to rebuild or replace Genesis diesels

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.

Wabtec + GE Transportation: It’s official

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.

British rail operator rejects U.S. takeover bid

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 at heart of Quebec City transport plan

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 opens light rail extension

Charlotte (N.C.) Area Transit System (CATS) opened an extension to its 9.3-mile Lynx Blue Line light rail line on March 16.

Knoxville Locomotive Works

Knoxville Locomotive Works opts for Rolls-Royce T4 power

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.

Consortium selected for Los Angeles Airport PPP rail project

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.

Hitachi deploys new Metrorail trains

The first of 24 four-car trains being supplied by Hitachi Rail Italy to Metro-Dade County entered service on the two-line Metrorail network in Miami on November 30.