Photograph Courtesy of CN, via Twitter

CN, TCRC Ratify Collective Agreement

CN announced May 26 that the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC), which represents approximately 6,000 locomotive engineers, conductors, yard conductors, and yard coordinators working on the railroad’s mainline, short lines and yards,

Over the next 12 months, Siemens will add a new bearings monitoring system to all light rail vehicle trucks in the CATS Blue Line fleet, according to WCNC, an NBC affiliate in Charlotte, N.C.

Transit Briefs: CATS, LACMTA, MTA Metro-North, SacRT, TriMet

Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) in North Carolina will add a new bearing monitoring system to its LYNX Blue Line light rail fleet. Also, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (LACMTA) ridership is up 10%, setting a post-pandemic record; service cuts could be coming to MTA Metro-North Railroad’s New Haven (Conn.) Line; Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) in California extends its fare-free rides for youth program; and Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon (TriMet) adopts the coming year’s budget and announces a four-month disruption of the MAX Red Line.

Photo by Carolina Worrell

Rebuilds Rule

RAILWAY AGE, MAY 2023 ISSUE: Railinc’s analysis of the North American locomotive fleet reveals that the size of the total fleet decreased slightly in 2022.

Exemplary Executives

RAILWAY AGE, MAY 2023 ISSUE: Railway Age’s 2023 honorees—selected by our subscribers—approach their roles with an entrepreneurial spirit, and a commitment to service, safety and sustainability.

MTR Corporation’s Wabtec-built Mk3 battery-electric locomotives will undergo a performance and service life upgrade. (Wabtec Photograph)

Wabtec Secures MTR Locomotive Upgrade Contract

Hong Kong public transport operator MTR Corporation has awarded an approximately $14.9 million (£12 million) contract to Wabtec Corporation for the modernization of 25 Mk3 battery-electric locomotives. The service life of the