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UP to Increase Train Speed Through San Antonio

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03/24/2008 AT 07:32

Speed will increase from 30 mph to 40 mph at the grade crossings at West Ashby Place and West Russell Place and from about 20 mph to 30 mph on grade crossings at Laredo, Leal and Ruiz Streets.

Recent improvements on this section of track permit operating at higher speeds. Union Pacific has raised train speeds through numerous communities across its rail network over the last several years following track improvements and has found that not only do the trains operate more efficiently, but motorists are not stopped at the crossings as long. The change is expected to improve public traffic flow and grade crossing safety as statistics show that more highway-rail grade crossing collisions occur at slower train speeds.

Ground-breaking for DB Schenker hub in Dallas

Construction has now begun following a ground-breaking ceremony for the new DB Schenker logistics center at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW).

691 million investment for VIA Rail

Following the signing of a $100 million contract last December to upgrade its F 40 locomotive fleet, VIA Rail Canada has announced another major investment today. This morning, the Corporation issued a request for proposals to upgrade the LRC passenger cars used in the Québec City-Windsor corridor.

Union Pacific Increasing Speed Through Several

Union Pacific Railroad will increase the speed of its trains to 49 mph on the rail line between Herington and Peabody, Kan., which includes the communities of Lost Springs, Lincolnville and Marion, Kan.

Union Pacific to Increase Speed Through Orange

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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.

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