Genesee & Wyoming Canada (GWC) will cease operating Northern Ontario’s Huron Central Railway (HCRY) in early 2020 after failing to secure sufficient capital investment from the Ontario provincial and Canadian federal governments to keep the 172-mile line in northern Ontario open.
Author: Kevin Smith
IRJ at RAILWAY INTERCHANGE 2019: Local supplier Robolube hosted demonstrations of its advanced gauge face lubricator system at BNSF’s Northtown Yard outdoor exhibition area in Minneapolis. The system “offers complete wheel lubrication coverage and no waste, eliminating potential environmental contamination,” the company said.
IRJ at RAILWAY INTERCHANGE 2019: One of the highlights of the outdoor exhibit was Harsco’s TX16 tamper, the supplier’s first new tamper vehicle since the 1990s, which it is supplying to CN.
IRJ at Railway Interchange 2019: Voestalpine is exhibiting a concrete sleeper with a new fastening system designed to offer the strength and gauge holding ability of a concrete sleeper with the modulus of wood.
As railways push ahead with digitalization, more and more are engaging and implementing solutions from a new form of supplier: the tech start-up. This is changing the railway-supplier relationship and altering the industry’s wider approach to innovation, as IRJ’s Kevin Smith discovers.
Kansas City, Mo., celebrated the return of light rail to its streets after a 59-year hiatus on May 6th with the opening of a 2.2-mile line from River Market via the city center to Union Station.
Light Rail could make a return to New York City under plans announced by Mayor Bill de Blasio on Feb. 4, 2016.
With an increasing number of cities constructing light rail networks in response to growing urbanization, and aging fleets up for renewal, the market for LRVs is expected to grow at 4% per year over the next five years, according to the latest market study by German consulting firm SCI Verkehr.
Wabtec has confirmed that it plans to acquire Faiveley Transport for a total purchase price of $1.8 billion, including assumed debt, which if approved, will create one of the world’s largest rail equipment supply companies.