Archive for category: Policy

Canadian National Railway orders 1,000 grain hopper cars after new rail act is passed into law

Photo: Mark Pitt Images.Canadian National Railways' CEO said it was able to make the "substantial investment" following the passing of Bill C-49, the Transportation Modernisation Act, through Canada's parliament.
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US Federal Railroad Administration announces $250m to support PTC rollout

Photo: Doran J Clark.The United States’ Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has announced grants worth $250 million in support of the implementation of positive train control (PTC). Certain Class I railroads and any railroad main lines that provide regularly scheduled intercity or commuter rail passenger services have to implement PTC by the end of 2018. This deadline was initially […]
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US transport secretary concerned that railroads won’t meet PTC deadline

The United States' transport secretary has urged railroads to "greatly accelerate their efforts" to meet the forthcoming deadline for implementing positive train control.
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ERFA: Rastatt crisis was a wake-up call, we welcome new EU rules

The European Rail Freight Association has welcomed the introduction of new EU rules to "create a more customer-orientated rail network."
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British train companies, Network Rail and suppliers launch long-term plan for improved railway

The plan makes four commitments to changing the country's public and private partnership railway to drive up to £84 billion in additional economic benefits by connecting people to jobs, housing and business opportunities.
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UK rolling stock strategy: diesel, bi-mode and fuel cell-powered trains

The UK's Department for Transport has released its third 'Rolling Stock Perception' strategy which details the challenges of the market and what the government is doing to tackle them.
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Call for final tenders on next Welsh rail franchise

The Welsh Government has confirmed that final tenders have been invited for the next Wales and Borders rail service.
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India’s railway minister announces wave of “transformative” decisions

India's new railway minister Piyush Goyal has announced a wave of decisions to transform the railways into "the engine that fuels the development journey towards New India."
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Siemens Alstom: 9 key questions answered

Following the announcement of a deal between Siemens Mobility and Alstom, the two companies' CEOs held a joint press conference to address the world's media. Here's a selection of the bigger issues that were addressed during the conference.
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Alstom confirms rail merger talks with Siemens

French multi-national company Alstom has confirmed that discussions have taken place with Siemens over a potential merging of their rail businesses.
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Arriva Trains Wales sees fuel consumption fall as it completes DAS rollout

Arriva Trains Wales has fitted its entire train fleet with driver advisory systems (DAS), transforming them into "much greener machines".
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