Showcase: Smart and sustainable onboard waste systems

GARRANDALE, Britain, has developed Cleartrak, a sustainable train toilet waste treatment system that deals with waste on the train during operation, removing the maintenance of the Controlled Emission Tank (CET) from the depot work schedule.
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Calif. high-speed rail project preserved, restored over 2,300 acres of habitat over last year

USA
Electrified high-speed rail, serving as the backbone of the state rail system, will meet the state’s mobility and development goals by providing a system that connects communities, enhances economic opportunity, reduces emissions, and creates the most sustainable travel option for future generations.

West Somerset Railway trade ‘better than expected’

Railway Preservation
West Somerset Railway (WSR) plc chairman Jonathan Jones-Pratt said that the line’s financial fortunes during the peak summer period were better than expected.

Stratford station upgrade takes a small step forward

UK
Plans to improve Stratford station in East London have taken a step forward after funding for initial studies was secured. Network Rail says that it has secured £2 million in funding from the Department of Transport (DfT) to develop plans to help relieve congestion at Stratford station.

Taking no heat: Rail underpass in Springfield, Ill., finishes early

USA
That is because the contractor finished the job, which replaces an at-grade rail crossing, two months early. The underpass, which now takes traffic under Norfolk Southern tracks, was officially opened on Sept. 20.

Reborn Llangollen Railway runs first steam services

Railway Preservation
Steam services returned to the Llangollen Railway on Saturday, August 21.

Belo Horizonte Metro set for Reais 3.2bn investment

International Rail News
THE government of Brazil and the state of Minas Gerais have announced a Reais 3.2bn ($US 600.4m) investment in the expansion and modernisation of the Belo Horizonte Metro, ahead of the planned release of private concession to operate the network.

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