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Rail industry news / 22 November 2016 /
The U.S. Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has announced proposals for safety standard updates that will aid the introduction of high-speed trains.
Rail industry news / 11 October 2016 /
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has awarded $25 million in grants to improve safety at railroad crossings, train stations and crossings across the U.S.
Rail industry news / 3 October 2016 /
Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA) has awarded an eight-year maintenance service contract for the Metrolink commuter rail fleet to Bombardier Transportation.
Rail industry news / 29 September 2016 /
A train has reportedly ploughed into Hoboken station in the U.S. during morning rush hour on 29 September 2016.
Rail industry news / 15 August 2016 /
Chicago based railway operator Metra has temporarily suspended its search for the procurement of 367 cars due to changes in the availability of capital.
Brightline – a new express intercity passenger rail service is due to open in Florida in 2017 connecting Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Orlando
Rail industry news / 22 July 2016 /
FirstGroup has signed its first commuter rail contract in the United States for the operation and maintenance of a commuter rail service linking Denton and Dallas counties in Texas.
Rail industry news / 20 June 2016 /
Brightline, the only privately-funded express passenger rail system in the USA, has unveiled new locomotives and passenger coaches for intercity services in 2017.
Rail industry news / 17 June 2016 /
RailPros, a rail engineering and management company, has awarded a programme management services contract to CH2M to assist with the development of the Redlands Passenger Rail Project in California.
Rail industry news / 9 November 2015 /
Three states of the USA have ordered a total of 34 Charger diesel-electric locomotives from Siemens with the capability of operating at speeds of up to 200 kilometres per hour.
Rail industry news / 13 July 2015 /
California High-Speed Rail Authority has selected Network Rail Consulting, as part of a consultant team led by Parsons Brinckerhoff, to provide integration, program delivery and management for the first US high-speed rail network.
Rail industry news / 8 February 2012 /
This timely report released by Mack Brooks details current US intercity rail operations and summarises the investment plans concerned…