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Amtrak To Invest $7.3B In New Railroad Equipment

July 12, 2021 - in News, Rail, Transportation

National passenger rail operator Amtrak recently signed a $7.3 billion deal with California-based Siemens Mobility Inc. to manufacture a new fleet of up to 83 trains for deployment on various state-supported routes, long-distance Palmetto route, and the…

North America Railway Automated Inspection Equipment Market to Garner $831.6 Million by 2027: Says Allied Market Research

June 22, 2021 - in News, Rail, Transportation

Increase in demand for passenger and freight capacity, rise in number of railway projects across North America, and surge in concern for railroad inspection…

North Atlantic Rail proposal wins backing from 24 Members of Congress from CT, MA, ME, NH, NY, RI, and VT

June 3, 2021 - in News, Rail, Transportation

Neal, Maloney, McGovern, Clark among broad coalition backing transformational regional rail network WASHINGTON—Twenty-four members of Congress, including…

CN and Kansas City Southern Take Next Step on Path to Combine by Filing Jointly for Voting Trust Approval

May 27, 2021 - in News, Rail

With commitment to divest the small overlapping portion of lines with KCS, CN-KCS combination is now a fully end-to-end merger Filing details why combination is pro-competitive and addresses each element of voting trust approval MONTREAL and KANSAS CITY, Mo.-…

Skanska delivers major piling works on the HS2 high speed railway, UK, for GBP 62M, about SEK 720M

May 26, 2021 - in News, Rail, Transportation

Skanska has, through Cementation Skanska, signed a contract with the Skanska Costain STRABAG joint venture for major piling works for the London Tunnels section on the HS2 high speed railway, UK. The total contract is worth GBP 93M. The external part of the…

Lonsdale Rail Awarded £8m Paddington Square fit-out

May 11, 2021 - in News, Rail, Transportation

Mace has awarded Lonsdale Rail, part of the Michael Lonsdale Group, the MEPFC LUL fit-out for the Paddington Square development. Works will integrate London Underground's existing Bakerloo Line tube station at Paddington, with a new entrance underneath the…

Video: The Tunnel

April 5, 2021 - in Rail, Transportation, Video

The Tunnel is a new 35-minute documentary film about the creation and the re-creation of the Blue Ridge Railroad Tunnel. In the 1850s, Irish immigrants dug this nearly mile-long tunnel. Many of them were maimed or even died. In 1944 the tunnel was closed.…

American Track Acquires ‘Dirtworks Rail of the Carolinas’

February 9, 2021 - in Corporate, News, Rail

Asset purchase in North Carolina adds to American Track's national footprint and capabilities in the Southeastern United States. FORT WORTH, Texas - As one of the nation's leading railroad design, construction and maintenance companies in the United States,…

Wolf Administration Invests in Rail Infrastructure, Supporting Business Development and 200 Jobs Statewide

January 14, 2021 - in News, Rail, Transportation

Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of 26 rail freight improvement projects that will enhance freight mobility while creating or sustaining more than 200 jobs across Pennsylvania. “Investing in our states rail system creates jobs and supports efficient…

Skanska renovates Pennsylvania Station Long Island Rail Road Concourse in New York, USA, for USD 392M, about SEK 3.2 billion

January 11, 2021 - in News, Rail, Transportation

Skanska has signed a contract with Penn District Station Developer LLC to renovate Pennsylvania Station’s Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) concourse in New York, New York, USA. The contract is worth USD 392M, about SEK 3.2 billion, and will be included in the…