Governor of Massachusetts Charlie Baker joined Mayor of Springfield Domenic Sarno and CRRC Vice-President Yu Weiping on September 3 for a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the Chinese company’s future US rolling stock plant.

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Posted 19 hours ago in Rail News by Jack Le Lievre

THE only private sector proponent for the proposed inland rail freight line has welcomed news the Federal Government is considering other options for the Melbourne to Brisbane link.

Posted 19 hours ago in International Rail News by Railpage System User

‘Exceptionally poor’ ground conditions have delayed the project to enlarge Farnworth Tunnel to enable electric trains to run between Bolton and Manchester, Network Rail announced on September 4. As a result the completion date has been put back from October 5, ‘possibly until December’.

Posted 19 hours ago in International Rail News by Railpage System User

Chicago commuter rail operator Metra has appointed Parsons as prime contractor for the installation of Positive Train Control.

The contract announced on September 3 covers the installation of Interoperable Electronic Train Management System, integrating locomotive-mounted GPS, radios, trackside antennas and computers and compatible with 12 railways.

Posted 19 hours ago in Rail News by Railpage System User

Czech company Škoda Transportation and Malaysian monorail and bus supplier Scomi Engineering have signed an agreement to collaborate in the development of mass rapid transit and light rail vehicles.

Posted Yesterday in International Rail News by bevans

BNSF runs an average of 1,600 trains a day. Here’s a glimpse at one group of employees who help keep these trains moving safely. 

Dispatchers authorize train movements across the track in the safest manner possible. They communicate, update and make decisions with a variety of people – train crews, the adjacent or previous dispatcher, the chief dispatcher, engineering teams, van drivers and others involved in safely and efficiently moving freight across the western United States.

Posted Yesterday in Victorian Rail News by bevans

The transport chaos that will grip Melbourne on Friday threatens to be repeated in days and weeks ahead, with both protagonists in the industrial dispute giving no hint that they will compromise on their positions.

The threat of a second tram strike next Thursday also looms, as Rail, Tram and Bus Union members who work for Metro Trains prepare to stop work for four hours today. The stoppage will hit the metropolitan rail system for almost eight hours between 8.30am and 4.30pm and is expected to trigger severe congestion on the roads as well as overcrowding on trams.

Desperate refugees dragged off rail tracksYesterday in International Rail News

Tram bridge across Kraków Płaszów station openedYesterday in International Rail News

Ouigo to expand as SNCF rethinks low-cost servicesYesterday in International Rail News

Hitachi opens Newton Aycliffe rolling stock plantYesterday in International Rail News

Hull Trains to order Hitachi electro-diesel trainsetsYesterday in International Rail News

Refurbished ScotRail DMU rolled outYesterday in International Rail News

Sapphire Corp to acquire Ranken Infrastructure LtdYesterday in International Rail News

Station precinct plan is go for FrankstonYesterday in Victorian Rail News

Szczecin extends right bank tram networkYesterday in International Rail News

First Railed Ore From Iron Knob This Century2 days ago in South Australian Rail News

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