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NCTD Board Approves Purchase of New Locomotives to Serve San Diego County

The North County Transit District (NCTD) Board of Directors approved the purchase of five new Siemens locomotives at the June Board meeting. The five locomotives being replaced were originally built between 1975-1992 and were purchased as used by NCTD.... ...

Reveal of the livery of Alstom’s Avelia Liberty high speed trainsets for Northeast Corridor

The livery of Alstom’s next generation high speed trainset, Avelia Liberty, which will run on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor (NEC) has recently been revealed. The design of the new livery is articulated around the overall shape of the train, in the... ...

Texas Central and City of Houston Sign Agreement to Develop High Speed Railway

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, representing the city of Houston, and Texas Central Rail Holdings signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 17 August 2017 to work together on developing the 240 mile (386 km) long Texas Central High Speed Railway... ...

Alstom to modernize P2000 light rail fleet for Los Angeles

Alstom to modernize P2000 light rail fleet for Los Angeles :Alstom has been awarded a contract worth over €130 million ($140 million) by Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (METRO) to perform the midlife overhaul of 52 P2000... ...

Five International Consortia Apply for California High Speed Rail Contract

Five International Consortia Apply for California High Speed Rail Contract :The California High Speed Rail Authority (CaHSR) published on 4 April 2017 the list of consortia that have supplied statements of qualifications for the Early Train Operator... ...

High Speed Rail to Las Vegas to Break Ground in Mid-2017

High Speed Rail to Las Vegas to Break Ground in Mid-2017 :According to Canyon News, a Los Angeles County weekly newspaper based in Beverly Hills, XpressWest, the company franchised to build a High Speed Rail (HSR) line linking Las Vegas and Los Angeles... ...

Vancouver to Portland HSR Feasibility Study Funds Allocated

Vancouver to Portland HSR Feasibility Study Funds Allocated :$1 million USD in funds have been allocated in the Washington State budget by State Governor Jay Inslee in order to commission a proper feasibility study for a High Speed Rail project that... ...

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