NS Debuts Green Bond Funding

The Class I railroad reported May 12 that the move follows its recent commitment to establish an emissions-reduction target this year—in collaboration with the Science Based Targets Initiative.
USA

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The government of Canada provides an update on Lac-Mégantic rail bypass project

Canada
Readers likely remember the horrific derailment of a runaway train loaded with crude oil that exploded in the town of Lac Mégantic in Quebec, killing 47 people.

April freight trends jump, 2021 to be ‘extraordinarily strong year’

USA
Shipments and expenditures surged again in April, according to data released by Cass Information Systems (NASDAQ: CASS) on Wednesday.

Trial running begins in London’s Crossrail tunnels

UK
TRIAL running of class 345 Aventra EMUs for the Elizabeth Line began through the new Crossrail tunnels beneath central London on May 10.

Australian budget splurges $A 10bn on infrastructure

Victorian Rail News
A new intermodal freight terminal near Melbourne, designed to handle freight from the under-construction Inland Rail line from Brisbane, which will take hundreds of trucks off inner-city streets, was at $A 2bn ($US 1.55bn) the single most expensive item of a $A 10bn infrastructure package included in the Australian federal government’s 2021-22 budget.

DOT seeks ‘careful and prompt consideration’ of Amtrak service to Gulf Coast

USA
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is supporting efforts to bring Amtrak service to the Gulf Coast, acknowledging the challenges that stakeholders have had in reaching a consensus over infrastructure and operational needs.

Tyne & Wear Metro’s new trains recreated in miniature with Meccano

Model Railways
A 2.5-metre replica of the new trains to be introduced on the Tyne & Wear Metro has been created by a model maker from Whickham in Gateshead.

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