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July 2014 Daily News

July 23, 2014 – 11:00 - CALA Settlement to Be Announced Wednesday…

MYRTLE BEACH, SC – July 23, 2014 – A settlement between Carolina Southern Railroad and a two-state railroad committee is to be announced Wednesday, according to Doug Wendel, co-chairman of the committee.  Read more…

July 23, 2014 – 10:00 - LIRR Contract Sees >17% Pay Increase for Some Workers…

NEW YORK, NY – July 23, 2014 – Information regarding the deal between the MTA and workers on the Long Island Rail Road that was brokered by Governor Cuomo and averted a July 20 strike was made available this morning.  Read more…

FREE CONTENT: July 23, 2014 – 10:00 - NS Reports Record Net Income for 2014 Second Quarter…

NORFOLK, VA – July 23, 2014 - For the second quarter of 2014 Norfolk Southern reported record net income of $562 million, 21 percent higher compared with $465 million in second-quarter 2013.  Read more…

July 22 ,2014 – 15:00 - VRS Supports PAS Seeking STB Relief on NECR TRO…

BURLINGTON, VT – July 22, 2014 – Vermont Rail System’s Washington County Railroad Company (WACR) and the Green Mountain Railroad Corporation (GMRC) have submitted a support statement with the Surface Transportation Board in support of the June 27, 2014 dated Pan Am Southern LLC (PAS) “Motion to Show Cause” for New England Central Railroad (NECR)-imposed restrictions on PAS trackage rights trains.  Read more…

July 22, 2014 – 15:00 - CN Q2-2014 Net Income up 18% to C$847M…

MONTREAL, QC – July 22, 2014 – Canadian National on Monday reported an 18% increase in net income for the second quarter and six-month period ended June 30, 2014.  Read more…

July 21, 2014 – 12:00 - MNCR Route Restored Following Saturday Rock Slide…

GARRISON, NY – July 21, 2014 - Full rail service has resumed on the Metro-North commuter rail system after a rock slide damaged a stretch of tracks, halted trains and left hundreds of passengers without rides north of New York City.  Read more…

July 21, 2014 – 12:00 - CN, WSOR Trains Collide, Injure Crew in Slinger, WI…

SLINGER, WI – July 21, 2014 – Dozens of residents returned home in Slinger, Wisconsin on Monday morning, after two trains collided and derailed at a junction between Canadian National Railway and the Wisconsin & Southern Railway.   Read more…

July 21, 2014 – 12:00 - AAF Unveils West Palm Beach Station Plans…

CORAL GABLES, FL - July 21, 2014 - Palm Beach County Mayor Priscilla A. Taylor and West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio joined All Aboard Florida executives today to reveal designs for All Aboard Florida’s new West Palm Beach station,  planned and designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) in association with Zyscovich Architects.  Read more…

July 20, 2014 – 12:00 - PHOTO: MMID 6-Axles Ready; GC EMDs Replacing U-boats…

LYONS, GA – July 20, 2014 – All four former CIT Group six-axles that are destined for the Maryland Midland in Union Bridge, Maryland, are now completely painted and should be heading north this week, while work begins on painting the four-axle EMD replacements for the Georgia Central U23B fleet.  Read more…

July 20, 2014 – 12:00 - CSX Congestion, Detours Away from Selkirk, NY…

ALBANY, NY – July 20, 2014 – CSX Transportation reported that it is experiencing heavy congestion at its Selkirk, New York terminal and on nearby lines.  Read more…

July 20, 2014 – 12:00 - Amtrak Hoosier State Funding in Jeopardy…

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – July 20, 2014 – Amtrak Hoosier State service may be nearing the end of the line as one of the terminal cities, Indianapolis, moves toward pulling out of a funding deal to keep the Chicago-Indianapolis service running.  Read more…

July 20, 2014 – 12:00 - Canadian Steelmaker Files for Bankruptcy Protection…

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – July 20, 2014 – Canadian steelmaker Essar Steel Algoma, Inc., filed court proceedings in Ontario this week seeking bankruptcy protection.  Read more…

July 18, 2014 – 12:00 - CRHA Launches Canaan Depot Restoration Project…

CANAAN, CT – July 18, 2014 – Capping off the two week celebration of the 50th anniversary of Canaan Railroad Days, the Connecticut Railroad Historical Association will launch a major fundraising campaign for the restoration, renovation and preservation of the 143-year-old Canaan Railroad Depot.  Read more…

July 17, 2014 – 11:00 - Housatonic RR Berkshire Line Sale to MassDOT Authorized…

BOSTON, MA – July 17, 2014 – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation Board of Directors has authorized MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey to execute an agreement to purchase the Berkshire Line from the Housatonic Railroad Company, a major step toward delivering passenger rail service between New York City and the Berkshires.  Read more…

July 17, 2014 – 09:00 - NY Governor Convening Talks to Avert LIRR Strike…

NEW YORK, NY – July 17, 2014  - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo will reportedly be convening talks on Thursday between the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and labor unions in an attempt to avert a Long Island Rail Road strike.  Read more…

July 17, 2014 – 09:00 - CP Asking Quebec Court to Overturn Reinstatement…

MONTREAL, QC - July 17, 2014 - Canadian Pacific Railway Limited announced that it will be asking the Superior Court of Quebec to stay a July 14, 2014 decision by the Canadian Railway Office of Arbitration (CROA), which ruled a locomotive engineer, who consumed cocaine at a time and of a quantity which could impact his duties, must be reinstated.  Read more…

July 17, 2014 – 08:00 - CP Delivers Strongest Financial Results in History…

CALGARY, AB – July 17, 2014 – Canadian Pacific Railway Limited today announced record Q2 2014 financial results, the strongest in company history.  Read more…

July 16, 2014 – 16:00 - NS to Begin IL Shale Energy Services Sand Hauling…

GRANVILLE, IL – July 16, 2014 - Norfolk Southern may have new life breathed into its line in the Illinois Valley, after representatives from Shale Energy Services and Norfolk Southern Railroad spoke Tuesday with the Granville Village Board about what it could expect from proposed sand transloading facility in Granville, Illinois.   Read more…

July 16, 2014 – 16:00 - Carolina Southern a Step Closer to Potential Sale…

MYRTLE BEACH, SC – July 16, 2014 – Carolina Southern Railroad and members of a two-state rail committee are closer to a settlement than they have ever been, said Doug Wendel, co-chairman of the committee, paving the way for a possible sale of the county-owned rail lines.  Read more…

July 16, 2014 – 16:00 - Amtrak Reducing Rensselaer Loco Idling Time…

RENSSELAER, NY – July 16, 2014 - Amtrak is upgrading its diesel locomotives to reduce hours of idling time around the Albany-Rensselaer, New York, station and repair facility after air tests by a citizens group found unsafe levels of diesel emissions.  Read more…

July 16, 2014 – 16:00 - NS Releases Latest “Connections” Sustainability Report…

NORFOLK, VA - July 16, 2014 - Norfolk Southern Corporation has detailed the railroad’s ongoing efforts to contribute to a cleaner environment, a healthier economy, and stronger communities in its latest “Connections” sustainability report.  Read more…

July 16, 2014 – 16:00 - Amtrak Looks for Builder for 15 Tier 4 Locomotives…

WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 16, 2014 – Amtrak has issued a request for information for a total of fifteen (15) new Tier 4 diesel-electric locomotives, as well as one additional diesel switch yard locomotive.  Read more…

July 15, 2014 – 16:00 - CSX Announces Record Second-Quarter Results…

JACKSONVILLE, FL - July 15, 2014 – CSX Corporation today announced second-quarter net earnings of $529 million, or $0.53 per share, up from $521 million, or $0.51 per share in the same quarter of 2013.  Read more…

July 15, 2014 – 16:00 - Secret Valley Line Adds Coaches, Loco to Roster…

BOYERTOWN, PA – July 15, 2014 – The Secret Valley Line has added three pieces of equipment this month in preparation for its planned fall kick-off of passenger excursions along the 9-mile Colebrookdale Railroad spur between Pottstown and Boyertown, Pennsylvania.  Read more…

July 15, 2014 – 16:00 - Amtrak Downeaster Brunswick Facility Still On Track…

BRUNSWICK, ME – July 15, 2014 – Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority chief executive officer Patricia Quinn says that despite opposition coming from Gov. Paul LePage, a neighborhood group and now six Democratic lawmakers, she is standing by the agency’s plan to build a proposed Amtrak Downeaster train layover facility in Brunswick, Maine.  Read more…

July 15, 2014 – 16:00 - Maine Narrow Gauge Equipment Vandalized…

PORTLAND, ME – July 15, 2014 – The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad in Portland, Maine, fell victim to vandals sometime over the weekend, with more than $3,000 damage done to equipment.  Read more…

July 15, 2014 – 15:00 - NS Pulaski District Derailment Being Cleared in VA…

WYTHEVILLE, VA – July 15, 2014 – Norfolk Southern and contract wrecking crews were busy since last night when a train hauling Ford vehicles and intermodal containers derailed at Wytheville, Virginia.  Read more…

July 15, 2014 – 15:00 - AAF Presents Independent Review of Planned Service…

MIAMI, FL - July 15, 2014 – Robert Poole, Jr., a trusted and well-respected, transportation analyst, released an independent assessment of the All Aboard Florida project, presenting a fair and balanced review of the planned service, while addressing recent claims.  Read more…

July 14, 2014 – 11:00 - Amtrak Downeaster Again Canceled for PAR Work…

PORTLAND, ME – July 14, 2014 - Amtrak Downeaster service is being canceled again due to ongoing track work on Pan Am Railways’ tracks between Portland and Boston, this time several train runs have been canceled through Wednesday.  Read more…

July 14, 2014 – 11:00 - DGVR “Great West Virginia Train Race” for July 19…

ELKINS/CASS, WV – July 14, 2014 – The Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad and Cass Scenic Railroad are planning on the second-ever Great West Virginia Train Race, scheduled for Saturday, July 19.  Read more…

July 14, 2014 – 11:00 – GWI Reports Traffic Volumes for June 2014, 2Q 2014…

DARIEN, CT – July 14, 2014 – Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W) today reported traffic volumes for June 2014 and the second quarter of 2014, with increases in carloadings noted for both.  Read more…

July 14, 2014 – 10:00 - GWI CBNS Cause of June Derailment Determined…

WEST RIVER STATION, NS - July 14, 2014 – Genesee & Wyoming’s Cape Breton and Central Nova Scotia Railway has concluded the investigation into what caused a train carrying propane to derail last month in Pictou County, Nova Scotia.  Read more…

July 14, 2014 – 10:00 - FEC Ceremony Opens New Port Everglades Terminal…

PORT EVERGLADES, FL – July 14, 2014 - Florida East Coast Railway is unveiling their state-of-the-art container transfer facility at Port Everglades today during a ceremony to launch “South Florida’s new global gateway.”  Read more…

July 14, 2014 – 10:00 - UP ‘Centennial’ DDA40X 6944 Heading for Altoona, PA…

ALTOONA, PA – July 14, 2014 – A Union Pacific ‘Centennial’ DDA40X is currently making the trip from the National Museum of Transportation in St. Louis, Missouri, to Norfolk Southern’s Junaita Shops in Altoona, Pennsylvania, for cosmetic restoration and painting back into fresh Union Pacific colors.  Read more…

July 14, 2014 – 10:00 - PATH Train Derailed After Collision with Truck…

HARRISON, NJ – July 14, 2014 – A Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PATH) train derailed on Sunday night after colliding with a truck that was crossing the tracks between Newark and Harrison, New Jersey.  Read more…

July 11, 2014 – 12:00 - Pan Am Locos, 5 Cars Derailed in Lawrence, MA…

LAWRENCE, MA – July 11, 2014 – Shortly after 11:00 a.m. on Friday morning, fire departments were dispatched to a derailment in Lawrence, Massachusetts, however found that they were needed at the site of a locomotive and 5-car derailment.  Read more…

July 11, 2014 – 11:00 - FEC New Locos to Debut US LNG Technology for GETS…

JACKSONVILLE, FL – July 11, 2014 – Florida East Coast Railway President Jim Hertwig says that the railway is on track to receive their first new General Electric ES44C4 LNG convertible locomotives beginning in September.  Read more…

July 11, 2014 – 11:00 - NS Acquiring More Second-hand EMDs from NYSW…

BINGHAMTON, NY – July 11, 2014 – Norfolk Southern is continuing its acquisition of second-hand Electro-Motive Division locomotives, this time adding a trio of former New York Susquehanna & Western units to the fleet.  Read more…

July 11, 2014 – 11:00 - CN Clears Track in Brockville; VIA Returns Saturday…

BROCKVILLE, ON – July 11, 2014 – Clean-up work continues and trains are now moving through the Lyn interlocking on Canadian National Railway’s Kingston Subdivision after CN train M31031-09 derailed at mile 127.4 at 4:15 a.m. on Thursday morning.  Read more…

July 11, 2014 – 11:00 - NEC, MBTA Commuters Delays at South Station…

BOSTON, MA – July 11, 2014 – Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Commuter Rail and Amtrak Northeast Corridor riders faced Friday morning delays from Boston’s South Station due to a power failure suffered at Amtrak’s control center in South Station.  Read more…

July 11, 2014 – 11:00 - Maine NIMBYs Try to Keep Amtrak out of Brunswick…

BRUNSWICK, ME – July 11, 2014 – Weeks after the Surface Transportation Board ruled that a new Amtrak Downeaster service facility would create no environmental impact in Brunswick, Maine, a state office rescinded the permit for the construction and now six democratic legislators are urging the facility be built elsewhere.  Read more..

July 10, 2014 – 09:00 - CN Derailment Blocks Kingston Sub at Brockville, ON…

BROCKTON, ON – July 10, 2014 – An early morning Canadian National Railway derailment has blocked the railroad’s Kingston Subdivision at Brockville, Ontario, canceling VIA Rail Service and disrupting freight on the busy Toronto-Montreal corridor.  Read more…

July 10, 2014 – 09:00 - Keolis Looks to Reduce Delays on Worcester Line…

BOSTON, MA – July 10, 2014 – Massachusetts Bay Commuter Rail operator, Keolis Commuter Services, announced that it has formulated a 2-year plan that will eventually eliminate or significantly reduce delays on the Worcester Line trains.  Read more…

July 10, 2014 – 09:00  - NHRS at Crossroads, New Model Planned for Future…

PHILADELPHIA, PA – July 10, 2014 – That National Railway Historical Society announced this week that nearly 80 years after its founding, the NRHS stands at a crossroads and that major changes are forthcoming for the organization.  Read more…

July 10, 2014 – 09:00 - MBTA CapeFLYER Taking You Out to the Ballgame…

HYANNIS, MA – July 10, 2014 – This week, the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority, MassDOT and the MBTA encourage fans from the Greater Boston area to take the Friday night CapeFLYER to Wareham to watch a Cape Cod League Baseball game, showcasing the best amateur collegiate baseball players in America.  Read more…

July 9, 2014 – 10:00 - NJ TRANSIT Board Approves FY 2015 Operating Budget…

NEWARK, NJ – July 9, 2014 – The NJ TRANSIT Board of Directors today approved a Fiscal Year 2015 (FY 2015) operating budget that holds fares stable for the fifth consecutive fiscal year, as well as a capital program that supports continued investments in infrastructure and equipment to maintain the system in a state of good repair and enhance the overall customer experience.  Read more…

July 9, 2014 – 10:00 - LIRR, MTA Mediation Without Contract on Tuesday…

NEW YORK, NY – July 9, 2014 – Talks broke off after a day of negotiations with Federally-appointed mediators aimed at averting a strike on the Long Island Rail Road and now MTA officials suggest that it might take intervention by Congress to prevent a strike.  Read more…

July 9, 2014 – 10:00 - CSX Workers Complete 2014 Maintenance Jamboree…

JACKSONVILLE, FL - July 9, 2014 - Over the Fourth of July holiday, more than 525 CSX employees were hard at work on the railroad, safely replacing about 68,000 railroad ties and 200,000 feet of rail, and completing nearly 120 miles of surfacing work.  Read more…

July 9, 2014 – 06:00 - INRD Completes Indianapolis Sub Track Upgrades…

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – July 9, 2014 – The Indiana Rail Road Company (INRD) is investing millions of dollars in private capital on the north end of its Indianapolis Subdivision this summer, and the results will greatly benefit the general public: faster, quieter-moving trains and smooth at-grade road crossings.  Read more…

July 9, 2014 – 06:00 - Amtrak Receives 3-Car Delivery from CAF USA in NY…

ELMIRA, NY – July 9, 2014 – New York’s U.S. Rep. Tom Reed was at CAF USA in Elmira, New York on Tuesday for the news that the first three cars in the 130-car Amtrak contract were to be delivered to Albany.  Read more…

July 9, 2014 – 06:00 - AAF Unveils Design for Fort Lauderdale Station…

MIAMI, FL – July 9, 2014 – Florida’s Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief and Fort Lauderdale Mayor John P. “Jack” Seiler joined All Aboard Florida executives yesterday to reveal designs for All Aboard Florida’s new Fort Lauderdale station, which was planned and designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) in association with Zyscovich Architects.  Read more…

July 8 ,2014 – 10:00 - MBTA Commuter Rail App Released by Keolis…

BOSTON, MA – July 8, 2014 – The official MBTA Commuter Rail app from Keolis Commuter Services, which began operating the trains on July 1, is now available and features an alarm that can be set to activate from five to 60 minutes before a train’s real-time arrival at a station.  Read more…

July 8, 2014 – 10:00 - VIA Rail Looks to Sell or Divest Stations in NB…

MONCTON, NB – July 8, 2014 – VIA Rail is offering municipalities served by their trains – starting with stations in New Brunswick on the Ocean route between Montreal and Halifax – to buy or take control of some stations.  Read more…

July 8, 2014 – 10:00 - AAF Proposes Scaled Back Initial Launch of Service…

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – July 8, 2014 – According to All Aboard Florida, the company’s planned Miami-to-Orlando passenger rail service will initially service passengers between Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, with trains rolling in late 2016.  Read more…

July 8, 2014 – 10:00 - LIRR, MTA Talking with Mediators Again Today…

NEW YORK, NY – July 8, 2014 – The Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Long Island Rail Road unions are set to resume talks today with Federal mediators agreeing to help try and avoid a strike by the union, which wants a 17 percent raise over six years while leaving work rules and pensions alone.  Read more…

July 8, 2014 – 10:00 - Greenville & Western Railway Acquires More GP30s…

TAYLORS, SC – July 8, 2014 – The Western Carolina Railway Service Corporation has acquired another pair of former BNSF (ex-ATSF) GP30s from Larry’s Truck & Electric (LTEX) for the company’s Greenville & Western Railway.  Read more…

July 7, 2014 – 12:00 - NS Rescinds Tank Car Indemnity for Shippers…

NORFOLK, VA – July 7, 2014 –  A little more than a week ago, Norfolk Southern attempted to require its shipping customers to indemnify the railroad against legal liability for any disaster arising out of use of DOT-111 tanker cars and hoped to create a built-in measure to protect the company, however that planned requirement has now been rescinded.  Read more…

July 4, 2014 – 12:00 - CN Donates SW1200RSm to Exporail…

SAINT-CONSTANT, QC - July 4, 2014  - Exporail, the Canadian Railway Museum, is pleased to announce the arrival of diesel-electric locomotive CN SW1200RSm 7300.   Read more…

July 3, 2014 – 12:00 - CMQ Resumes Cross-Quebec Non Hazardous Trains…

NORTHERN MAINE JCT., ME – July 3, 2014 – The Central Maine & Quebec Railway has resumed non-hazardous through train movements between St. Jean, Quebec and Maine through Lac-Megantic, Quebec, where almost exactly a year ago the downtown portion was leveled by a Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway oil train derailment.    Read more…

July 3, 2014- 12:00 - LIRR Increases Thursday Schedule Pre-July 4 Holiday…

NEW YORK, NY – July 3, 2014 – The Long Island Rail Road plans to increase service Thursday and run on a Saturday schedule on Friday in anticipation of Independence Day travelers, LIRR spokesman Salvatore Arena said.  Read more…

July 3, 2014 – 12:00 - L&I Railroad Sees Goldman Named as New President…

JEFFERSONVILLE, IN – July 3, 2014 – John Goldman, vice president, has been named president of the Louisville & Indiana Railroad, effective July 11, succeeding Mike Stolzman, who is joining Colo Railroad Builders in Houston, Texas to be closer to his family.  Read more…

July 3, 2014 – 12:00 - SEDA-COG Opens New Loyalsock Creek Bridge in PA…

MONTOURSVILLE, PA – July 3, 2014 – The Lycoming Valley Railroad operated a successful test train over a new $11.7 million bridge across the Loyalsock Creek on Wednesday between Montoursville and Loyalsock Township.  Read more…

July 3, 2014 – 12:00 - MTA, LIRR Unions Agree to Mediation Board Talks…

NEW YORK, NY – July 3, 2014 – The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) on Wednesday announced that it intends to participate in talks with Long Island Rail Road unions next Tuesday that have been scheduled by the National Mediation Board.  Read more…

July 3, 2014 – 12:00 - K&I Bridge Repairs to Have Bridge Reopened…

LOUISVILLE, KY – July 3, 2014- On Wednesday, the second track reopened on Norfolk Southern’s K&I Railroad Bridge as investigators continued to look into the cause of a freight train fire that partially damaged the bridge surface on Monday.  Read more…

July 3, 2014 – 12:00 - NS Derailment Blocks Chicago Line in Western Ohio…

CRISSEY, OH – July 3, 2014 – A  Norfolk Southern train that was enroute from Bellevue, Ohio to Elmira, New York, derailed on the NS Chicago Line west of Toledo, Ohio on Thursday morning, blocking both main tracks of the busy mainline.  Read more…

July 3 2014 – 12:00 - S&NC Railway Begins Short-haul Passenger Service…

THURMAN, NY – July 3, 2014 – Saratoga & North Creek Railway inaugurated its new short-haul passenger service between Thurman and North Creek, New York last week.  Read more…

July 3, 2014 – 12:00 - CSXT Taking Precautions Ahead of Hurricane Arthur…

JACKSONVILLE, FL – July 3, 2014 – CSX Transportation says that it is taking precautions to protect employees, rail traffic and infrastructure as Hurricane Arthur moves toward the Outer Banks of North Carolina.  Read more…

July 2, 2014 – 15:00 - NS Rear-End Collision Report in Sewickley, PA…

SEWICKLEY, PA – July 2, 2014 - Emergency crews have been called to the scene of a train derailment and fire in Sewickley, Pennsylvania, where Norfolk Southern empty ethanol train 65KC101 ran into the rear of NS train 25ZC102.  Read more…

July 2, 2014 – 15:00 - VIA Rail Celebrates 110th Anniversary of Ocean Service…

MONTRÉAL, QC – July 2, 2014  - VIA Rail Canada (viarail.ca) is proud to celebrate the 110th anniversary of its Ocean service today, which serves 26 communities between Montréal and Halifax.  Read more…

July 2, 2014 – 15:00 - Amtrak Seeks RFP for 28 Next-Gen HSR Train Sets…

NEW YORK, NY – July 2, 2014 - With demand for high-speed rail service at record levels, Amtrak is moving to acquire new trainsets to supplement and eventually replace its aging Acela Express equipment currently operating on the heavily-traveled Northeast Corridor (NEC).  Read more…

July 2, 2014 – 15:00 - CATS Can’t Use NS Tracks, Own Rails Cost Prohibitive… 

CHARLOTTE, NC – July 2, 2014 – Charlotte Area Transit System has been told that they can’t use Norfolk Southern’s railroad tracks in and out of the City of Charlotte, North Carolina and laying their own tracks will cost at least $215 million more than the original $456 million price tag.  Read more…

July 2, 2014 – 15:00 - Cass Scenic Railroad to be Leased to D&GVR…

CASS, WV – July 2, 2014 – A report out of Cass, West Virginia’s Cass Scenic Railroad on Tuesday, indicates that the State may be long-term leasing the steam-operated railroad to the Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad as early as this fall.  Read more…

July 2, 2014 – 15:00 - Amtrak Downeaster Cancellations for PAR Track Work…

PORTLAND, ME – July 2, 2014 - Rail work this week in New Hampshire is forcing the Amtrak Downeaster to cancel some train runs through today.  Read more…

July 1, 2014 – 11:00 - Pan Am Southern Looks for STB Relief in NECR TRO Case…

NORTH BILLERICA, MA – July 1, 2014 – Pan Am Southern, LLC (PAS) has filed a “Motion to Show Cause” and asked for the Surface Transportation Board to step in with a quick order for relief in New England Central Railroad’s (NECR) filing to re-negotiate the PAS Trackage Rights Order (TRO). Read more…

July 1, 2014 – 10:00 - Keolis Commuter Services Takes Over MBCR Operations…

BOSTON, MA – July 1, 2014 - BOSTON – July 1, 2014 – At the stroke of midnight, Keolis Commuter Services officially began operating the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s 14 commuter rail lines with a pledge to increase on-time performance and improve safety, cleanliness and customer service.  Read more…

July 1, 2014 – 10:00- Keolis Commuter Services Secures 14 Union Contracts…

BOSTON, MA – July 1, 2014 – Keolis Commuter Services (KCS) announced last week that it had reached agreement with all 14 of the labor unions representing its employees for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Commuter Rail service, which Keolis began operating just after midnight this morning.  Read more…

July 1, 2014 – 10:00 - NS K&I Bridge Fire Contained Monday Evening…

LOUISVILLE, KY – July 1, 2014 – A fire broke out on Norfolk Southern’s Kentucky & Indiana Bridge between New Albany, Indiana and Louisville, Kentucky on Monday evening was contained overnight, however firefighters doused some additional hot spots into early Tuesday morning.  Read more…

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