Europe, France: Alstom cuts offer for Bombardier’s rail unit by $350 million in firmed-up deal

By Allison Lampert, Rachit Vats, Reuters; September 16, 2020 Sept 16 (Reuters) – French train maker Alstom said on Wednesday…

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Canada, Manitoba: Churchill train travel on track

By Sarah Lawrynuik, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Winnipeg Free Press/Thompson Citizen; September 8, 2020 Manitoba’s chief public health officer has…

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Canada, Ontario: Sault MP wants his own closure on track maintenance subsidies for short-line railroader

By Ian Ross, Northern Ontario Business; September 4, 2020 Someone is going to be hauling steel and forest products between…

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Canada, British Columbia: Rocky Mountaineer expecting it to take years to rebuild business battered by pandemic

By Michael Potestio, Kamloops This Week, Vernon Morning Star; September 3, 2020 The president and CEO of the Rocky Mountaineer…

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Canada, Ontario: No funding, no rail service

By Northern Ontario Business Staff, SooToday.com; September 2, 2020 Montreal’s Genesee & Wyoming Canada announced that its northeastern Ontario short-line…

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Canada, Ontario: Polar Bear Express to run three days a week

By: Dariya Baiguzhiyeva, Timminstoday,com; August 27, 2020 The Polar Bear Express will soon be running three times a week. Starting…

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U.S./Canada: 9 Grand Railroad Hotels In North America And Why You Should Visit

By Cindy Barks; Travel Awaits; August 24, 2020 From beachside beauties to desert oases to mountaintop chateaus, historic railroad hotels…

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Canada, Ontario and Quebec: VIA Rail Announces New Daily Frequencies in the Québec-Windsor Corridor

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; August 20, 2020: MONTRÉAL, Aug. 20, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ – Due to the…

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Canada, Alberta Opinion: Take Alberta back to the future by expanding passenger rail service

By Jacquie Fenske, Edmonton Journal; August 13, 2020 To empower our communities, unite our province, and grow our economy, Alberta…

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Europe and Canada: Alstom to consider weak Bombardier Transportation results in takeover talks

By Kevin Smith, International Railway Journal; August 10, 2020 ALSTOM says it will “take into account the consequences” of the…

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Canada: VIA Rail on safety, demand and short- and long-term forecasts

By Cindy Sosroutomo, Travel Week; August 11, 2020 TORONTO — With a network that serves over 400 communities from coast…

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Canada, Ontario: Passenger rail backer wants access to Ontario Northland’s business plan

By Ian Ross, Northern Ontario Business; July 30, 2020 Trying to get access to the nitty gritty details behind Queen’s…

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Canada, Quebec: Continued Interruption of VIA Rail Services Leads to Temporary Layoffs of Management and Professional Employees

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; July 31, 2020: MONTRÉAL, July 31, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ – As the impact…

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Canada and Europe: EU clears Alstom’s acquisition of Bombardier rail unit

By The Associated Press, New Haven Register; July 31, 2020 BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission has given its go-ahead…

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Canada, Ontario: Northern Policy Institute think tank criticized for report of Northern passenger rail service

By Elaine Della-Mattia, The Sault Star; July 21, 2020 A recently released Northern Policy Institute report suggests that regularly scheduled…

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Canada, British Columbia and Alberta: Rocky Mountaineer cancels 2020 season

By James Peters, CFJC Today; July 22, 2020 VANCOUVER — It’s a big blow to the Kamloops tourism sector. Rocky…

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Canada, Ontario: Northern outfitter calls for increased service of VIA Rail Budd Car train

By Kate Ruthford, CBC News; July 20, 2020 A lodge owner in northeastern Ontario says, as the province continues to…

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U.S., California: Bombardier signs contract with North County Transit District for the supply of BiLevel commuter rail cars

A press release from Bombardier Transportation and North County Transit District; July 16, 2020 Latest evolution of the popular BiLevel…

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Canada: Latest VIA Rail Operations Update

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; July 9, 2020: MONTRÉAL, July 9, 2020 /CNW/ – Due to an increase in…

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Canada, Alberta: Plans for Banff-Norquay gondola still in play

By Todd Saelhof, Calgary Herald; July 9, 2020 A gondola link between Banff and Mount Norquay remains high on the…

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Canada: Continued Interruption of VIA Rail Services Leads to Temporary Layoffs

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; July 8, 2020: MONTRÉAL, July 8, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ – As the COVID-19…

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Europe, France: Alstom offers French factory sale to clinch Bombardier deal

By Maya Nikolaeva and Sarah White, Reuters, Financial Post; July 9, 2020 PARIS — France’s TGV high-speed train maker Alstom…

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Canada, Saskatchewan and Manitoba – Betsy Kennedy: Laying the tracks for future prosperity in the North

By Betsy Kennedy, Special to the National Post; July 7, 2020 The Bayline railroad has been a part of our…

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U.S. – Canada, Alaska – Alberta: With start of surveying activities, A2A Rail achieves another development milestone

A press release from Alaska-Alberta Railway Development Corporation; July 7, 2020: Alaska – Alberta Rail initiates surveying activities in Alberta.…

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