Author: Stephen C. Host

LiUNA-Represented Workers Strike ORCA

On Dec. 9, maintenance-of-way workers represented by Labourers International Union North America (LiUNA) rejected an offer from the Ontario Railroad Contractors Association (ORCA) and began a strike at midnight. ORCA is whom

ION readies for revenue service

On June 21, 2019, the long-awaited ION LRT will formally enter revenue service for Ontario, Canada’s Waterloo Region. Leading up to the start of service, Bombardier Flexity LRVs will be operating in daytime service mode, with trains every 10 or so minutes.

Growth for Guelph Junction Railway

Canada’s Guelph Junction Railway (GJR) in 2017 hauled record carloads, declared its first dividend to sole owner City of Guelph, Ont., in more than 20 years, and extended its operating contract with Ontario Southland Railway (OSRX) for up to five more years.