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Canada - Articles and news items

Major step towards the electrification of the GO rail service in Ontario announced

Rail industry news / 16 June 2017 /

Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca announces commencement the GO Rail Network Electrification Transit Project Assessment Process.

Canada’s railways to increase safety

Rail industry news / 26 May 2017 /

Canada’s railways are supporting the mandatory installation of locomotive voice and video recorders to increase safety.

The Toronto-Windsor Corridor is set for high-speed rail

Rail industry news / 26 May 2017 /

It has been announced that Ontario is moving forward with an ambitious high-speed rail project along the Toronto-Windsor corridor.

Network Rail Consulting expands North America operations by opening Canadian subsidiary

Rail industry news / 9 February 2017 /

Network Rail Consulting has expanded its operations in North America with the opening of a Canadian subsidiary headed by its new vice president.

AMT awards operations and maintenance contract for Montréal commuter rail fleet

Rail industry news / 22 November 2016 /

Montréal’s Agence Métropolitaine de Transport (AMT) has awarded Bombardier Transportation a contract for operation and maintenance of its commuter rail fleet.

Building passenger rail: the answer to congestion in Canada…

Issue 1 2016 / 4 February 2016 /

We are at critical point in Canada with respect to the mobility of the population. Road congestion in and out of urban centres is growing and there is no relief in sight. Airports are reaching capacity. And, in times of inclement weather, road travel remains unreliable. With limited investment options for road infrastructure, passenger rail is becoming for many the only affordable and efficient way to increase people’s mobility in Canada. The good news is that rail travel is affordable, productive and environmentally responsible. Its growth and development can also be financially viable. In addition, its versatility means that trains can easily adapt to market demand by allowing for larger or smaller numbers of passengers by simply adding or removing train cars…

Carillion Canada awarded £123 million contract for Vaughan Corporate Centre Station, Ontario

Rail industry news / 28 July 2011 /

Carillion Canada awarded contract to construct Vaughan Corporate Centre Station…

Bombardier receives order from Metrolinx for 50 BiLevel rail cars

Rail industry news / 14 March 2011 /

The rail cars are to be delivered to GO Transit in Toronto. The contract is valued at approximately $125 million CDN ($128 million US, 93 million euro)…