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Rail News - Canada finalizes rail transport regs. For Railroad Career Professionals  Progressive Rail Roading

Railroad industry news about: Canadian Transportation Agency, CTA, freight-rail transport regulations, interswitching. From the editors of Progressive ...


Northern rail could lose franchise after year of passenger misery  The Guardian

The government could terminate the Northern rail franchise if performance does not improve, the transport secretary, Chris Grayling, said, after more than a year ...


World rail freight news round-up  Railway Gazette International

China Railway Container Transport Co and ČD Cargo signed a memorandum on strategic co-operation on July 11. The Czech company said...


According to Latest Report on Intelligent Railway Transport System (IRTS) Market to Grow with an Impressive CAGR  Rise Media

“The intelligent railway transport system facilitates the use of information technology for managing the services provided by the railways. The railway relies on ...


UK railway needs revolution not evolution, says review chief  The Guardian

Independent chair says franchise system no longer credible and state needs to step back for 'complete overhaul'


A new freight train route for Utah? Uinta Basin hopes so  KSL.com

Is an 80-mile railway to get oil and other goods out of the Uinta Basin destined in the future? The Seven County Infrastructure Coalition hopes so.


US rail freight declines signal economic weakness  Financial Times

Signs of a decelerating US economy are showing up on the nation's railways, as the carriers of bulk goods from coal to steel report falling freight volumes.


North Dakota files petition to block Washington state from restricting oil train shipments  FreightWaves

North Dakota filed a petition on the afternoon of July 17 asking the federal government to block the state of Washington from enforcing a law that would.


Doncaster Sheffield Airport station among region's rail plans  BBC News

Mayor Dan Jarvis said the offer would "revolutionise rail travel for our communities".


15b fare planned for electric train  Bangkok Post

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A Runaway Train Explosion Killed 47, but Deadly Cargo Still Rides the Rails  The New York Times

When a runaway freight train derailed in Quebec, 47 people died in the explosion. While Canada has improved safety, trains hauling dangerous goods still run ...


State gives green light to rail reload center  malheurenterprise.com

The Oregon Transportation Commission voted unanimously today to approve $26 million for the project north of Nyssa. The approval, though, comes with ...


Iran to cooperate with Jordan in rail industry  Tehran Times

TEHRAN – Islamic Republic of Iran Railways (known as RAI) is going to cooperate with Jordan Railway Corporation (JRC) for developing railway infrastructure ...


Europe looks to subsidies for road to rail freight shift  JOC.com

Attempts to increase rail's market share in Europe are being hampered by added costs involved in the modal shift, which Belgium's transport lobbies believe can ...


US Railroad: CSX issues warning on freight market, lowers guidance  JOC.com

CSX Transportation lowered its guidance for 2019 after providing a much grimmer view of the freight market than J.B. Hunt had a day earlier, warning investors ...


CSX Earnings Miss Derails Railroad Stocks  Investopedia

Railroad stocks suffered on Wednesday, stoking *fresh* concerns of a slowing economy. Do these other rail operators have further to fall?


Rail line closures to force 100,000 commuters a day to catch buses  Sydney Morning Herald

Sections of two rail lines in Sydney's south west will be shut over the Christmas holidays to allow for construction of a metro rail line, forcing up to 100,000 ...


‘Major’ SEPTA Regional Rail disruptions begin Saturday  The Philadelphia Inquirer

Commuters along three SEPTA Regional Rail lines — as well as summer travelers looking to catch a flight — will need to take a hard look at schedules before ...


Manchester mayor proposes ‘Crossrail-type’ railway for city  The Guardian

The mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has said Manchester should have an underground railway, as the cost of the delayed Crossrail project in ...


Rail bosses urged by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling to avoid closures on busy weekends after August Bank Holiday row  Yorkshire Post

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has urged train companies and Network Rail "be careful to avoid" closing major routes on busy weekends after being ...


Denmark Train Plan: One-Hour Travel Between Cities  CityLab

A newly revived rail plan could see Denmark's trains catch up with its reputation for other types of green transit.


Transportation planners in greater Portland seek to study a light rail tunnel  Metro newsfeed

The hub of Greater Portland's regional transportation system has become a bottleneck. Metro and its partners are taking first steps to explore one option to speed ...


Canadian Pacific Railway profit jumps by third on higher commodity shipments  Financial Post

Canadian Pacific Railway reported a better-than-expected adjusted quarterly profit on Tuesday, as the country's second-largest railroad operator controlled ...


“Transportation Recession” Gets Uglier  WOLF STREET

Freight shipments in the US across all modes of transportation – truck, rail, air, and barge – fell 5.3% in June compared to June last year, after having fallen 6.0% ...


Revenue of rail and road transport increases in Mongolia in H1 2019  AKIpress

AKIPRESS.COM - 33.2 million tons of freight and 90.9 million passengers (double counting) were carried in total by all type of transport in Mongolia in the 1st ...


Minnesota National Guard conducts massive rail movement from...  Park Rapids Enterprise

CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. — Over 2,000 pieces of military equipment from the Minnesota National Guard is being loaded onto rail cars through July 26 for movement ...


African Transport Network Projects, 2019 - $430.3Bn Investment Value, with Focus on Road, Railway and Bridges  Yahoo Finance

Dublin, July 09, 2019 -- The "Project Insight - African Transport Networks" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.Economic growth in the ...


EQT to Weigh Sale of Train Shipment Firm GB Railfreight  Bloomberg

Swedish buyout firm EQT Partners is weighing a sale of its British rail transport company GB Railfreight, according to people familiar with the matter.


Bahrain shortlists consultants for phase I of Bahrain metro rail project  Urban Transport News

Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunication in Bahrain has shortlisted three firms to provide transaction advisory for phase I of Bahrain metro.


Freight innovations: a look at the freight rail wagons of the future  Railway Technology

The consortium of DB Cargo and VTG has completed its research into a new generation of cost and energy-efficient freight wagons. Here is a look at the project ...


Passenger satisfaction on British trains on the rise, survey finds  The Guardian

Transport watchdog's biannual survey shows satisfaction up to 83% – up four percentage points from autumn.


China's Belt and Road Leaves Kenya With a Railroad to Nowhere  Bloomberg

Gleaming concrete sleepers run across a new railway bridge in Kenya, the latest stretch of a Chinese-built line from the coast all the way to Uganda.


Crossrail delays: MPs berate top executives for ‘staggering’ over-optimism and soaring costs  The Independent

MPs on the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) have lambasted the former top executives at Crossrail for their “staggering” over-optimism about when the ...


Malaysia’s transport minister says there could soon be ‘good news’ for JB-Singapore rail transit system  Business Insider

Business Insider - The "good news" could be coming as soon as September.. Read more at businessinsider.sg.


RAIL FAIL: Fikile Mbalula promises less jaw-jaw and more war-war on safer rail transport  Daily Maverick

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula's maiden transport budget vote speech on Tuesday was marred by two key transport themes — e-tolls and the ongoing rail ...


MP calls for rail chiefs to stop Challenge Cup final transport chaos  Love Rugby League

Judith Cummins, MP for Bradford South, has called on the Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling MP, to intervene to stop the transport chaos affecting ...


Rail Transportation Regulations are finalized  Canada NewsWire

GATINEAU, QC, July 10, 2019 /CNW/ - The Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) today announced that Regulations Amending Certain Regulations made ...


China to lift restrictions dangerous goods by rail  RailFreight.com

The rail transport of dangerous goods between China and Europe will be permitted before the end of this year. The Chinese government is currently ...


The railway that saved Seattle's fortunes — and a young romance  The Seattle Times

A 40-mile stretch of Pacific Coast Railway built in the late 1800s transported coal and people. Historian Kurt E. Armbruster describes it in his newest book, ...


One more train to transport water to Chennai from today  The Hindu

One more train with 50 wagons will begin transporting water from Jolarpet to Chennai on Wednesday. It is expected to carry 2.5 million litres of water a day, thus ...


London Assembly transport chair calls for greater diversity in rail industry  Infrastructure Intelligence

The chair of the London assembly transport committee has called for the rail industry to better represent the people it serves, by encouraging more females and ...


High-speed rail could travel from Seattle to Portland in less than an hour, report says  KOMO News

SEATTLE -- A new reportreleased this month that looks at ultra-high speed ground transportation between Vancouver, B. C. , Seattle and Portland says ...


National Transport Reforms: two steps forward, one step back for rail  Transport and Logistics News

“National transport reforms have led to some improvements in the rail regulatory regime, but much more needs to be done to achieve the full benefits of reform,” ...


Union Pacific CEO Says Freight Down on Rail Specific Impacts  Bloomberg

Lance Fritz, Union Pacific Railroad chairman and chief executive officer, discusses the company's second-quarter earnings, outlook, and cost saving efforts on ...


Road And Rail To Drive Australia's Transport Sector  Fitch Solutions

Growth of Australia's transport sector will be predominantly driven by the road and rail sectors, supported by the government's 10-Year Infrastructure Investment ...


Road & Rail wins third straight AAR excellence award  RailwayAge Magazine

Louisville, Ky.-based Road & Rail Services, Inc. was honored, for the third consecutive year, with The Automotive Quality Excellence Award from the Association ...


Montana, North Dakota push against Washington state rail law  KOMO News

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Attorneys general for North Dakota and Montana asked the Trump administration on Wednesday to overrule a Washington state law ...


Two rail workers killed near Port Talbot after being hit by train  BBC News

Two rail workers who died after being hit by a passenger train were wearing ear defenders and may not have heard it coming, police say. The men, aged 58, ...


Global freight slide nears recession levels as trade war damage deepens  Telegraph.co.uk

Freight volumes are falling precipitously within the US and across much of the world as economic slowdown spreads, hitting levels that typically mark the onset ...


Will the US Ever Catch a High-Speed Train?  JSTOR Daily

Over 20 countries have high-speed train travel, carrying 1.6 billion passengers a year. The United States is lagging behind.


Proposed high-speed rail not pie-in-the-sky idea, says WSDOT  Seattle Weekly

A study says the network from Portland to Vancouver could cost up to $42 billion.


Union Pacific Earnings Help Put Rail Stocks Back on Track  Morningstar.com

Shares of U.S. railroad operators were on the mend Thursday following a better-than-expected earnings report from Union Pacific, easing investor fears over a ...


Millionth passenger boards light rail amid growing uptake of public transport  The RiotACT

Canberra's new light rail system has carried its millionth passenger as Transport Canberra reported growth in commuter numbers across the entire public ...


Egyptian rail freight strategy targets major upturn in volumes  International Railway Journal

Egyptian National Railways (ENR) has ambitious plans to boost rail freight volumes through a major restructuring of this element of the business.


ICTSI Pakistan launches rail service: New service to enhance customer service  Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Pakistan International Container Terminal (PICT), a subsidiary of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI), in cooperation with the state-owned.


City of CT warns against nationwide strike over poor rail service  EWN

Fedusa and its transport affiliate, the United National Transport Union, were behind the industrial action scheduled for next Friday.


West Virginia's venture into rail/truck transport business comes up empty - WV MetroNews  West Virginia MetroNews

The Heartland Intermodal Gateway (HIG) at Prichard in Wayne County opened with great fanfare and hope in 2015. Rail-to-truck transfer stations were booming ...


Gold Coast light rail: Transport Mark Bailey celebrates tram’s fifth anniversary  Gold Coast Bulletin

FIFTY years after the last tram ran its *service* in Brisbane, plenty of people still wonder why someone thought it was a good idea to get rid of them.


Public Transport And Railways Market Global and Regional Analysis by Top Players, Product Segments, Key Regions and Applications 2028  Worldwide Market Research

Market.us Prominent Research Firm has added the latest report on “Global Public transport and Railways Market By Type (Bus, Heavy Rail, Light Rail, and ...


Transport Ministry green-lights Bayan Lepas LRT project - Nation  The Star Online

GEORGE TOWN: The Transport Ministry has approved Penang's Bayan Lepas light rail transit (LRT) project, says Anthony Loke.


Excessive heat can impact rails as well as driver health  FreightWaves

A heat wave continues to make life uncomfortable – for most people, anyway – from the Great Plains to the Great Lakes. Well-above-normal temperatures and ...


Dumfries to Stranraer rail route return among transport options  BBC News

Reopening the line between Dumfries and Stranraer is among draft proposals for south west Scotland.


House Hearing Examines Rail Workforce Issues  Eno Transportation Weekly

June 27, 2019. At the June 20 hearing of the House Railroads Subcommittee on “The State of the Rail Workforce,” witnesses and Democratic members ...


Dutch railways to compensate Holocaust survivors it helped transport  JTA News

AMSTERDAM (JTA) — The Netherlands' national rail company said it will compensate hundreds of Holocaust victims for its role in the genocide. Dutch Railways ...


Rail News - San Francisco MTA names Maguire interim director of transportation. For Railroad Career Professionals  Progressive Rail Roading

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency's (SFMTA) board earlier this week named Tom Maguire interim director of transportation to succeed Ed ...


French mudslide puts European Union rail contingency plans to the test  JOC.com

A key rail link connecting France and Italy will be closed until mid-August as French operator SNCF works to clear a mudslide on the track between Modane and ...


Here's why it's actually good that London has so many rail terminals  CityMetric

There are 14 railway terminals in London. That sounds like a lot, even by the standards of London's 8 million strong population. For context, Beijing has just six ...


Metro looking for private help planning rail through Sepulveda Pass  Curbed LA

Metro may seek the help of private companies in planning one of Los Angeles's most anticipated public transportation projects: a rail route through the ...


CN Rail on pace to transport record western Canadian grain  BNNBloomberg.ca

WINNIPEG -- Canadian National Railway (CNR.TO) says it is on track to move record quantities of western Canadian grain after a strong June. The country's ...


Los Angeles’ fondness for rail hurts those who rely on public transportation  LA Daily News

The Los Angeles Metro system, despite being the beneficiary of tax increases, has continued to underperform and underserve Los Angeles County residents.


Transportation Safety Board completes investigation into fatal train collision with snowplow  Global News

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) had completing it's fact-gathering investigation into a fatal collision involving a train and a snowplow in ...


Anthony Wayne Trail delays to continue during bridge project  Toledo Blade

The slow-moving project to replace the Anthony Wayne Trail's bridge over railroad tracks near City Park Avenue is finally reaching its midway point. In an ...


Commentary: What’s the outlook for rail-hauled fracking sand and the rail construction aggregate markets?  FreightWaves

Market expert Jim Blaze writes about the railroads' transportation of fracking sand, as well as stone and gravel, aggregates and phosphates.


Freight train derails, blocks traffic on busy Winnipeg street  CBC.ca

A Canadian Pacific freight trains has derailed near Empress Street in Winnipeg's West End.


All Aboard the U.K.'s First Hydrogen Train  IEEE Spectrum

The United Kingdom's first hydrogen fuel cell train rolled down the tracks this week, marking a milestone in the global push for greener transportation.


Freight growth  Network Rail

Our Freight and National Passengers team champions freight across the country and works to identify capacity for new traffic on the network. Through innovative ...


Improved governance of future decision-making across rail in the north  GOV.UK

Recommendations arise from review into 2018's timetable disruption across the north.


Two thirds of disabled passengers experience problems travelling by train, finds government report  The Independent

Two thirds of disabled rail passengers experience problems travelling by train, according to new government research. Looking at the experiences of disabled ...


Ag transportation group seeks rail changes  Feedstuffs

Members of the Agricultural Transportation Working Group expressed support for the Surface Transportation Board (STB) undertaking efforts to modernize its ...


Rail transport Shot Blasting Machine Market Revenue Analysis 2019-2027  Financial Planning

Rail transport Shot Blasting Machine Market Report by Material, Application, and Geography – Global Forecast to 2023 is a professional and in-depth research ...


Weekly rail traffic slips again  Railway Track & Structures

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending July 13, 2019. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was ...


Sri Lanka signs agreement with India to upgrade railway lines  The Hindu

The key segment connecting the north and the south will cost $ 91.26 million.


Hiking trails you can access by RTD bus, light rail in Denver, Boulder  The Denver Post

Ditch the car and hop on public transportation to get to these hiking trails in Denver, Boulder, Golden and the metro area.


South Carolina ports tapping rail and inland hubs more in 2019  FreightWaves

The South Carolina Port Authority (SCPA) said ocean container moves were up 9 percent in its fiscal year, setting a volume record for the port. The.


Conrail closing Vineland rail crossing  Vineland Daily Journal

VINELAND – The Arbor Avenue railroad crossing on the Boulevard will be permanently taken out of *service* starting Thursday at the direction of Conrail and the ...


Planned Summer Light Rail Track Work At Cold Spring Lane Set To Begin With Partial Suspension Of Service  CBS Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration will begin repairs to address erosion to sections of the Light ...


Scotland's ‘most remote restaurant’ hit by closure of key Highland rail route  The Scotsman

Scotland's "most remote restaurant" which is accessible only by train or 20-mile walk is to be sealed off to the majority of its customers when the rail line that ...


Could light rail be built faster? 5 take-aways from Traffic Lab’s transit event  The Seattle Times

The Seattle Times asked a panel of transit experts last week to discuss whether light rail could designed, built and opened more quickly.


Officials mull over Valmiera–Rīga express train after Cēsis' success  Eng.Lsm.lv

After the success of an express train connecting Rīga and Cēsis, northern Latvia, a similar express train might connect the Latvian capital with Valmiera, another ...


Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority continues major construction projects for trolley and commuter rail infrastructure  MassTransitMag.com

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's (MBTA) five-year, $8 billion capital improvement program is well underway with track and signal work starting...


Transportation Officials Talk Light Rail To York County  WFAE

People who need to commute between Charlotte and Fort Mill or Rock Hill currently have the option of Charlotte transit bus *service* that makes limited runs.


Transportation advocates pushing for light rail expansion  KOMO News

Imagine using light rail to get all over the city from neighborhoods like Fremont and Georgetown. Transportation advocates want voters to consider a light rail ...


Williams Rail Review: What's next for UK rail freight?  Global Railway Review

Alex Veitch from the FTA highlights the five key requests it has put forward to the Williams Rail Review in support of future-proofing UK rail freight.


Passengers incensed: Vienna adds perfumed trains to €1 a day travel  The Guardian

The rush-hour subway train glides into the station, the doors snap open and passengers move forward to board. As they enter the crowded carriage, they are ...


Report Shows Progress on Diversity in Transport  railway-news.com

Rail sector diversity: 3-year report on diversity in transport by the Strategic Transport Apprenticeship Taskforce finds strong progress.


Transport app FlixMobility gets Germany's biggest tech funding round to drive growth  Reuters Canada

Transport app FlixMobility has raised around 500 million euros ($561 million) in Germany's biggest tech funding round to date to back investments in its ...


Brookfield Infrastructure Partners Makes a Big Bet to Broaden Its Rail Business  The Motley Fool

The global infrastructure giant will add Genesee & Wyoming to its portfolio of railroad operators.


Rail Transport In UK Market 2019-2025 | DB Cargo (UK) Ltd, Direct Rail Services Limited, Freightliner Group Limited  Boscalicious

The Research Insights added a compelling study and analysis of the global Rail Transport In UK market to the large gamut of its existing studies.


‘Railways needs to raise capacity to handle passenger, freight traffic’  Livemint

Indian Railways is finding it tough to cope with passenger and freight demand, and needs to raise capacity to handle traffic in these two segments, Railway ...


Seattle pays $1.55 million to bicyclist thrown under bus by streetcar track in 2015  The Seattle Times

Daniel Ahrendt's leg and pelvis were broken during the crash on South Jackson Street west of 12th Avenue South. He nearly died from blood loss, then spent 30 ...


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