Haverty factor fueled rail trade growth: Railway Age

When Mexico’s President Porfirio Diaz lamented more than a century ago of his nation being “so far from God and so close to the United States,” he hadn’t contemplated the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
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Podcast—Virgin Trains USA’s Orlando Extension; new NRC Chairman Jim Hansen

Railway Publications
The post Podcast—Virgin Trains USA’s Orlando Extension; new NRC Chairman Jim Hansen appeared first on Railway Track and Structures.

National Audit Office reveals uncertainty over HS2 costs

UK
The DfT estimates that the project will cost between £65bn and £88bn at 2015 prices, between 17% and 58% more than available funding.

First Amtrak Acela Express train rolls off Alstom production line

USA
The first train will be transferred to TTCI’s test track in Pueblo, Colorado, in mid-February for endurance testing.

Byford resigns as New York City Transit president

USA
Announcing Byford’s resignation, New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) chairman and CEO, Mr Patrick J Foye, said Byford was instrumental in moving the system forward, enacting the successful Subway Action Plan, and securing record capital funding with the governor, Mr Andrew Cuomo, and the legislature.

Coaches for Heritage Train between Ella and Kandy

Asian Rail News
Sri Lanka Railways is planning to operate a “Heritage” train consisting of four wooden coaches between Kandy and Ella railway stations.

RegioJet starts depot development in Prague

Europe
The development of the depot, which is still in the design stage, comes as RegioJet’s fleet continues to grow.

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