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The Canadian at Jasper. VIA Rail photo

Canada to Create Separate Railway for Corridor HFR (Updated November 11)

Transport Canada confirmed Oct. 31 that state corporation VIA Rail Canada has been shunted aside from its own project to construct and operate an electrified “High Frequency Rail” (HFR) service along the Corridor linking Quebec City, Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto—the only profitable route VIA currently covers.

Siemens Marks 175 Years

Editor’s Note: Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corp. Rail Division publications Railway Age and International Railway Journal have benefited from a longstanding relationship with what is now called Siemens Mobility. From light rail to high

The Hitachi Energy RESIBLOC® Rail offers an integrated cooling system and a voltage rating of up to 25 kV. (Image Courtesy of Hitachi Energy)
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Supply Side: Belden/Cylus, Cummins, Hitachi

Belden and Cylus are teaming on a rail cybersecurity platform for rolling stock and signaling systems. Also, Cummins’ Tier 4 QSK95 engine can now be used with renewable diesel; and Hitachi Energy is offering a new oil-free traction transformer with integrated cooling system.

SEPTA Key Advantage allows institutions to acquire SEPTA Key cards directly from the Authority and distribute them to employees.

Passenger Rail Briefs: SEPTA, Brightline, BART

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) expands its institutional pass program. Also, Brightline’s Bright Pink 2 and Bright Green 2 are en route to Florida and a mural at Bay Area of

For Amtrak, 50 More Siemens ALC-42s

Amtrak has exercised an option with Siemens Mobility for an additional 50 ALC-42 (“Amtrak Long-Distance Charger, 4,200 HP”) diesel-electric locomotives, bringing the total contract value to $2 billion, including supplemental multiyear maintenance support. The amount also includes about $850 million in funding set aside when the initial order of 75 units was announced in 2018.