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Following a pair of derailments that made a mess of the busiest U.S. rail commuter hub, Amtrak today rolled out plans to speed upgrades of track, operations and safety at New York’s Pennsylvania Station. “After only a short time here

USA: The board of Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority has approved the purchase of 45 double-deck coaches from CRRC MA Corp for use on its Regional Rail network of commuter services. CRRC’s bid of $137·5m for the base order of 45

USA: On March 28 Grupo México announced that its transport business GMéxico Transportes had reached an agreement to acquire Florida East Coast Railway Holdings Corp from Fortress Investment Group. The Mexican company said adding FEC to its existing operations in

Three East Coast senators are highlighting the need for increased funding of Amtrak following two derailments at New York Penn Station. While Amtrak cited track issues as the cause of the derailments and pledged to evaluate and change maintenance practices to prevent

Union Pacific (UP) is investing approximately $77.1 million in Oregon infrastructure this year to increase safety and efficiency. UP’s investment plan in Oregon is part of an ongoing investment strategy. From 2012 to 2016, the company invested more than $305

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has partnered with Railway Equipment Company of Minneapolis and system operator Keolis Commuter Services to install gas hot air track switch heater systems and fiberglass covers at critical track switches throughout the commuter rail system.

U.S. carload shipments of coal continued stronger while petrochemicals fell off in the week ending April 8, according to the Association of American Railroads. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 513,022 carloads and intermodal units, up 7.1%

USA: Motive Power Resources has rolled out the first locomotive to be modernised at its recently-completed heavy overhaul and repair facility in Minooka, Illinois. The EMD SD38 locomotive for Ardent Mills in Easton, Pennsylvania, has been refurbished with new mechanical

The Final Environmental Impact Statement for a proposed Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) expansion project has been issued following more than a year of data collection, analysis and public outreach. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the FEIS confirms the

USA: A multi-year wagon supply and management agreement worth more than $1bn was announced by The Greenbrier Companies and Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance Co on April 5 MUL President & CEO Tadashi Shiraishi said the leasing company had set