U.S.: Introducing Stadler Rail AG – Third Largest European Rail Vehicle Manufacturer After Bombardier And Alstom

From Seeking Alpha; October 19, 2020 Stadler Rail AG is the third largest rail vehicle manufacturer in Europe after Bombardier…

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U.S.: Amtrak’s new Acela gets speed testing ahead of 2021 rollout: ‘It’s going to be a game changer’

By CBS News, CBS This Morning; October 9, 2020 Amtrak’s new Acela, which is America’s fastest train, is undergoing speed…

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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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U.S.: For Illinois Department Of Transportation, New Siemens Ventures

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; August 31, 2020 The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has begun taking…

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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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Europe, Austria: ÖBB to order more Nightjet trains

By Kevin Smith, International Railway Journal; August 11, 2020 AUSTRIAN Federal Railways (ÖBB) has been granted permission by the Austrian…

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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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Asia, India: Asia’s Oldest Railway Finally Seeks Private Money to Run Trains

By Rahul Satija and Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg; July 1, 2020 Indian Railways, the world’s fourth-largest network, is seeking investments from…

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Asia, India: Indian Railways privatisation | A look at other countries that have taken this route

By Jocelyn Fernandes, Money Control; July 2, 2020 The Indian Railways has kickstarted its plans to allow private companies to…

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Canada: Siemens Mobility Appoints Yves Desjardins-Siciliano as Canadian CEO

From Business Wire, Calgary Herald; May 20, 2020 OAKVILLE, Ontario — Siemens Mobility announces the appointment of Yves Desjardins-Siciliano as…

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U.S., Connecticut, Commentary: All the state’s railroad branches deserve new carriages

By Robert D. Hale, CT Viewpoints, The Connecticut Mirror; April 23, 2020 An order for 60 passenger train cars to…

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U.S., Connecticut: Lamont administration cuts new rail cars from Waterbury, Danbury lines

BY PAUL HUGHES, REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN; April 16, 2020 HARTFORD — The Waterbury and Danbury branches of the Metro-North Railroad are not…

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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: 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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California hydrogen-powered train will be able to travel 79 mph and carry 108 passengers

By ALEJANDRO CANO, Reporter, Redlands Community News; November 21, 2019 In 2024, a hydrogen-powered train with capacity for 108-seated passengers,…

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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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Hitachi targets high-speed rail projects from Texas to Thailand

By KIU SUGANO, Staff Writer, Nikkei Asian Review; October 24, 2019 TOKYO — Hitachi is looking beyond its high-speed rail stomping…

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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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Connecticut Department of Transportation plans to purchase new rail cars

By Andrew Larson, Republican-American, Citizen’s News; October 9, 2019 WATERBURY — The state Department of Transportation plans to purchase 110…

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