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USA - Articles and news items

Metra suspends rolling stock procurement for Chicago

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 offers new transportation alternative in South Florida

Railway Extra, Z Homepage promo / 28 July 2016 /

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

FirstGroup signs its first U.S. commuter rail contract in Texas

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.

U.S. Brightline express rail system unveils new trains

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.

Redlands Passenger Rail Project progresses with contract award

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.

U.S. places order for 34 Siemens diesel-electric locomotives

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.

Network Rail Consulting joins US high-speed rail project

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.

North American Intercity and High-Speed Rail 2011

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…

SMART – the future for Northern California rail

Issue 5 2010 / 17 September 2010 /

Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) is a commuter rail and parallel bicycle-pedestrian pathway project located in San Francisco’s North Bay area. SMART will provide a rail service along 70 miles of the historic Northwestern Pacific Railroad alignment. Utilising the publicly owned railroad right of way, the project will serve 14 stations, from Cloverdale in the northern Sonoma County wine country to the San Francisco-bound ferry terminal in Larkspur, Marin County. Passenger train service is scheduled to begin in late 2014.

Bombardier awarded second contract from NJ TRANSIT

Rail industry news / 1 September 2010 /

Bombardier Transportation has received an order for 100 MultiLevel commuter rail cars from the New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ TRANSIT).

Skanska to construct World Trade Center project

Rail industry news / 19 March 2010 /

Skanska has been awarded a $542m contract to construct the new PATH station at the site of the World Trade Center in New York City.


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