U.S.: Texas Central unveils first look at interior layout of Texas High-Speed Train

From Texas Central Partners, Mass Transit Magazine; February 18, 2020 Texas Central has unveiled the first look at the interior…

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Canada – Bombardier tried – and failed – to play consolidator’s role in trains: CEO

By Frédéric Tomesco, Montreal Gazette; February 20, 2020 Bombardier Inc. opted to quit the train business after exploring acquisitions that…

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Europe and Canada: Alstom, Bombardier Seek to Avoid Path That Derailed Siemens Deal

By Aoife White, Bloomberg, yahoo! Finance; February 19, 2020 (Bloomberg) — French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire met frequently with…

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Canada: Alstom values Bombardier’s rail unit at just under $7-billion, board discussing purchase: sources

By Maya Nikolaeva and Allison Lampert, Reuters, Financial Post; February 12, 2020 PARIS/MONTREAL — Alstom’s board will meet late on…

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U.S.: Virginia senators request federal grant to help fund new Amtrak rail cars

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; January 14, 2020 U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-Va.) have written to the…

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Canada: Christmas Comes Early for Rocky Mountaineer with its New Rail Car Delivery

A press release from Rocky Mountaineer; December 12, 2019: Santa brings special gift in time for company’s 30th anniversary year…

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U.S.: Amtrak Hiawatha line that stops in Glenview, Illinois gets funding from Wisconsin lawmakers to buy new rail cars

By Ryan Nilsson, Pioneer Press, Chicago Tribune; December 10, 2019 Amtrak’s Hiawatha line, which runs between Milwaukee and Chicago and…

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California: Nation’s first hydrogen-powered passenger train will operate in Inland Empire

From Fontana Herald News; November 14, 2019 A contract signing on Nov. 13 between Stadler U.S. and the San Bernardino…

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Amtrak unveils new high-speed Acela train car prototype

By Liz Hund, The Points Guy; November 14, 2019 New state-of-the-art high-speed Acela train cars are one-step closer to hitting…

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Opinion: The Connecticut Department Of Transportation needs to modernize our railways — and its thinking

Connecticut Viewpoints By Robert Hale, The Connecticut Mirror; November 13, 2019 Connecticut’s citizens deserve fast, reliable, and practical rail service…

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Ontario Member of Provincial Parliament to introduce Canadian content bill to save Thunder Bay rail coach plant

By Staff, Northern Ontario Business; October 28, 2019 In an effort to keep the Bombardier plant in his riding from…

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Long Island Rail Road says M9A fleet already six months behind schedule, and more expensive

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; October 22, 2019 One month after the Long Island Rail Road’s newest train fleet debuted…

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Progressive Railroading’s Passenger Rail at a Glance 2019: Preface

By Julie Sneider, Senior Associate Editor, Progressive Railroading Magazine; October 2019 Americans took more commuter-rail trips last year than they…

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UK tenders for ‘medical train’ to beat Brexit impact

By Simon Walton, RailFreight.com; October 9, 2019 The British government has tendered a 25 million pounds (27 million euros) contract…

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Mobility’s Momentum

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; September 27, 2019 RAILWAY AGE, SEPTEMBER 2019 ISSUE: The passenger rail market…

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Boston: The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is adding 80 more double-decker cars to its commuter rail fleet

By Nik DeCosta-Klipa, Boston.com; September 24, 2019 The MBTA is doubling down on double-decker commuter rail cars. The transit agency’s…

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Historic New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority capital plan includes nearly $5 Billion for Metro-North projects, including Penn Station Access

By Thomas C. Zambito, Rockland/Westchester Journal News; September 16, 2019 The largest-ever capital plan in Metropolitan Transportation Authority history includes…

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Connecticut Department of Transportation planning new rail cars on Metro-North branch lines

By Jim Shay, Connecticut Post; September 16, 2019 The state Department of Transportation is planning to replace rail cars on…

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Ontario: Province commits to 36 more bi-level commuter cars

By Leith Dunick, TBNewsWatch.com; September 10, 2019 THUNDER BAY – The Ontario government has committed to buying 36 more bi-level…

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New York: Long Island Rail Road plans to roll out first M9 train Wednesday in Huntington

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; September 10, 2019 The Long Island Rail Road’s first new train cars in nearly two…

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White House pushes ban on Chinese-made buses, rail cars

By Jessica Wehrman, Roll Call; September 6, 2019 The White House wants China to stay out of the U.S. mass…

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Opinion: It’s time to reset your perception about Bombardier. Here’s why

By David Van der Wee, National Post; August 6, 2019 Bombardier Transportation is a highly innovative rolling stock manufacturer with…

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Bombardier to burn through $500 million in cash this year amid efforts to get rail division back on track

By Emily Jackson, Financial Post; August 1, 2019 Bombardier Inc. shares nosedived after it lowered its financial forecasts for the…

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Congress Moves Toward Ban on Buying Chinese Buses, Railcars Over Spy Fears

By Trefor Moss in Shanghai and Lindsay Wise in Washington, The Wall Street Journal; July 23, 2019 China’s push to…

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Bombardier to lay off hundreds of workers at Thunder Bay, Ontario, plant

From CBC News; July 9, 2019 Bombardier plans to cut several hundred jobs at its Thunder Bay, Ont., facility, according…

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