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Union Pacific Increasing Speed Through Several

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03/16/2008 AT 08:15

Train speeds will be increased five miles per hour on February 18, 2008, and four miles per hour on February 25, 2008, when the new maximum speed limit is reached. Trains currently operate through the area at 40 mph because of track and operating constraints. Recent track improvements are permitting the higher speeds.

Union Pacific has raised train speeds through several communities following necessary highway/railroad grade crossing signal modifications and has found that not only do the trains operate more efficiently, but motorists are not stopped at the crossings as long.

Union Pacific to Increase Speed Through Orange

Union Pacific Railroad will increase speed for certain freight trains from 35 mph to 50 mph and 60 mph for passenger trains on a 1.3 mile segment across multiple grade crossings in Orange, Tex. including W. Park Ave., Burton, Ave., Link Ave. and Cordrey Ave.

Alstom wins contract for rail line in Tunis

The Tunisian national rail company, SNCFT, granted a contract to the consortium lead by Alstom for installation of electrical work and signalling on the Tunis-Borj Cedria rail line (southern suburbs of Tunis). The contract is worth a total of €54 million, of which €36 million will go to Alstom.

Track Improvements Planned Through Jefferson City

Union Pacific Railroad will spend $1.5 million this year on track improvements between Bonnots Mill, Mo., and Jefferson City.

Argentina chooses Alstom to build a very HS line

The President of the Argentine Republic, Cristina Fernàndez Kirchner, officially announced on 16 January, 2008, that Alstom and its partners IECSA, Emepa, Isolux Corsan have been awarded the first very high speed link project in Latin America, between Buenos Aires, Rosario and Cordoba.

Canadian Court recognises Alstom

On 9 January 2008, the Quebec Superior Court gave a ruling which establishes the validity of Alstom's request to have the right to participate in an invitation to tender for the replacement of Montreal's fleet of metro cars.

Significant Clean Air Progress

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and Union Pacific announced a 57 percent over-achievement of the contract goal for emission reduction in Texas with the help of new environmentally friendly ultra-low emission switch locomotives.

160 Multilevel Commuter Rail Cars In Montréal

Bombardier Transportation announced today it has won a contract valued at approximately 264 million euros ($381 million US, $386 million CAN) from the Government of Quebec to supply 160 Multilevel commuter rail cars for the Agence Métropolitaine de Transport (AMT) in Montréal.

Velaro CN loaded on board a ship in Bremerhaven

The first vehicles of the Velaro CN eight-car train, China's first high speed train, have meanwhile been loaded on board a ship in Bremerhaven.

Fleet Maintenance Contract With GO Transit

Bombardier Transportation announced that it has won a contract from the Greater Toronto Transit Authority (GO Transit) to provide fleet maintenance services for a commuter rail system serving Toronto and surrounding regions.

Sao Paulo orders metro in South America

Siemens Transportation Systems (TS) has made a successful entry into the South American market for fully automated driverless metro systems.

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