New York City transit chief slams Bombardier, halts rail car deliveries over problems

By The Canadian Press, CBC News; January 24, 2019 The head of the New York City Transit Authority and former…

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Unconfirmed report: VIA Rail Canada chooses German firm Siemens – and not Bombardier – for massive train fleet contract

By The Canadian Press, CTV News; November 27, 2018 Free trade agreements with Europe and the United States prevent Via…

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Feds signal VIA Rail Canada is free to pick Siemens over Bombardier for new rolling stock fleet order

By Greg Quinn and Frederic Tomesco, Bloomberg News; November 27, 2018 Justin Trudeau’s government said it won’t force state-owned Via…

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The Texas bullet train now looks likely. Here’s what to expect

By Jason Whitely, WFAA ABC 8; November 26, 2018 TOKYO — Texas Central will break ground next year on the…

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Scotland: HS2 train passengers could click-and-collect Amazon parcels onboard

By National Newsdesk, The National; November 26, 2018 Bombardier Transportation, which is bidding to win a £2.75 billion contract to…

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Private funding needed under C$6bn VIA Rail Canada investment plan

From Railway Gazette; November 15, 2018 CANADA: National passenger operator VIA Rail says that private-sector backing will be needed to…

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Brightline passenger rail in Florida: Trains whisper, doors swish, bubbly flows

By Kevin Spear, Reporter, Orlando Sentinel; November 14, 2018 There was a hint of disappointment recently on a Brightline train,…

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Nevada: Local leaders hopeful for Las Vegas, Victorville high-speed rail

By Richard N. Velotta, Las Vegas Review-Journal; November 10, 2018 Southern Nevada leaders in tourism and transportation have given the…

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Bombardier cutting 5,000 jobs, selling Q400 and flight training programs

By Christopher Reynolds, The Canadian Press, The Daily Courier; November 8, 2018 MONTREAL – Bombardier Inc. announced Thursday it will…

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Asia: Kawasaki Heavy weighs exit from money-losing train business

By MASASHI ISAWA, Nikkei staff writer, Nikkei Asian Review; October 31, 2018 TOKYO — Kawasaki Heavy Industries plans to restructure rolling-stock operations…

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The Future Of High Speed Rail Travel In Florida Is Bright

By Doug Gollan, Contributor, Forbes; October 26, 2018 Despite its impressive name Miami Central Station is much smaller than Penn…

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Caltrain reports progress on electrification plans

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; October 24, 2018 Caltrain this month entered a new manufacturing phase for its first electric trainset.…

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Rail GD of New Richmond, Quebec to renovate VIA Rail Canada dining cars

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; October 10, 2018: NEW RICHMNOND, QC, Oct. 10, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ – VIA Rail Canada (VIA…

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New horizons for Alstom high-speed trains

By David Briginshaw, International Railway Journal; October 5, 2018 ALSTOM’s new range of Avelia high-speed trains got off to a…

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How the Washington & Old Dominion railroad created Northern Virginia’s suburbs

By Gregg Otten, Guest Contributor, Greater Greater Washington; October 3, 2018 Today, the Washington & Old Dominion (W&OD) is a…

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Singapore: New MRT trains with tip-up seats now in service

By Benson Ang, The Straits Times; September 30, 2018 SINGAPORE – If you are reading this on the MRT, look…

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Scotland: ScotRail passengers face train overhaul delay

By Alastair Dalton, The Scotsman; September 28, 2018 Long-distance ScotRail passengers may have to travel in unrefurbished second-hand trains because…

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Germany: DB to purchase 18 ICE 4 trains as part of €1bn investment

By David Burroughs, International Railway Journal; September 27, 2018 GERMAN Rail (DB) announced on September 27 that it is investing…

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Romania’s passenger rail company plans to buy 100 second-hand trains

From Romania Insider; September 20, 2018 Romania’s state-owned passenger rail company CFR Calatori is in negotiations for buying 100 used…

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Why can’t you get a seat on Metro-North? It’s complicated, but let us explain

By Thomas C. Zambito, Rockland/Westchester Journal News; September 19, 2018 Wondering why you can’t get a seat on Metro-North even…

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Alstom and Merrill Technologies Group Celebrate First Power Car Bodyshell for Next-generation Avelia Liberty High-speed Trainsets

A press release from Alstom; September 13, 2018: NewswireToday – /newswire/ – Paris, Ile-de-France, France, 2018/09/13 – Alstom and Merrill…

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Texas Central receives $300 Million loan from Japanese

Lawmakers not throwing in the towel on FAA By BRIANNA GURCIULLO, With help from Tanya Snyder, Politco Morning Transportation; September…

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Streetcar projects flourish as cities seek to attract businesses, millennials

By Julie Sneider, Senior Associate Editor, Progressive Railroading Magazine; September 2018 When Oklahoma City opens its OKC Streetcar service later…

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Interiors to enhance passenger comfort in the future

From Global Railway Review; September 5, 2018 In times of increasing mobility, train design is becoming a key topic. Interiors…

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Corridor Capital debuts new Internet website address

Corridor Capital of Chicago has a new Internet address for the company’s website, corridorrail.com. The company’s former website address, ccrail.com…

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