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Now it will not be until 2022 when new Purple Line contractor is active

USA
Not long after saying one would be in place by the end of 2021, Maryland’s Board of Public Works on Sept. 15 approved a February 2022 deadline.

Metrolink faces nightmare with unstable track in south Orange County – service suspended in the area for at least two weeks

USA
Metrolink announced it is suspending rail service to the San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente and Oceanside stations beginning Thursday, Sept. 16 for emergency track work to stabilize the right-of-way in the San Clemente area and ensure the safety of its operations.

People News: Indiana Rail Road; Caltrax; WSP USA

USA
INRD—Railway Age’s 2012 and 2018 Regional Railroad of the Year—has promoted Brian R. Jonaitis, Shae M. LeDune and Josh T. Ward to AVP, Business Development; AVP, Human Resources; and AVP and Controller, respectively.

Kansas City Southern agrees termination fees with Canadian National

USA
CANADIAN National (CN) is to receive $US 1.4bn in termination fees through two payments, each of $US 700m, from Kansas City Southern after the latter provided a notice of termination of the planned CN-KCS merger announced on May 21

Rail romance heads out west

Queensland Rail News
Gympie man and rail enthusiast John Hermann shares more of his recollections, and his dreams for the future of a new tourist railway to the north.

Latest figures show the UK rail sector was booming before pandemic losses

Coronavirus Transport News
According to researchers Oxford Economics, UK rail was helping to drive growth, investment and jobs right across the UK in 2019, the last year for which full data is available.

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