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Canadian National Railway orders 1,000 grain hopper cars after new rail act is passed into law

Canadian National Railways' CEO said it was able to make the "substantial investment" following the passing of Bill C-49, the Transportation Modernisation Act, through Canada's parliament.

US Federal Railroad Administration announces $250m to support PTC rollout

The United States' Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has announced grants worth $250 million in support of the implementation of positive train control (PTC). Certain Class I railroads and any railroad main lines that provide regularly scheduled intercity or commuter rail...

US transport secretary concerned that railroads won’t meet PTC deadline

The United States' transport secretary has urged railroads to "greatly accelerate their efforts" to meet the forthcoming deadline for implementing positive train control.

ERFA: Rastatt crisis was a wake-up call, we welcome new EU rules

The European Rail Freight Association has welcomed the introduction of new EU rules to "create a more customer-orientated rail network."

British train companies, Network Rail and suppliers launch long-term plan for improved railway

The plan makes four commitments to changing the country's public and private partnership railway to drive up to £84 billion in additional economic benefits by connecting people to jobs, housing and business opportunities.

UK rolling stock strategy: diesel, bi-mode and fuel cell-powered trains

The UK's Department for Transport has released its third 'Rolling Stock Perception' strategy which details the challenges of the market and what the government is doing to tackle them.

Call for final tenders on next Welsh rail franchise

The Welsh Government has confirmed that final tenders have been invited for the next Wales and Borders rail service.

India’s railway minister announces wave of “transformative” decisions

India's new railway minister Piyush Goyal has announced a wave of decisions to transform the railways into "the engine that fuels the development journey towards New India."

Siemens Alstom: 9 key questions answered

A selection of the biggest issues that were addressed by Siemens CEO Joe Kaeser and Alstom CEO Henri Poupart-Lafarge in the aftermath of the announced merger of Alstom and Siemens' mobility division.

Alstom confirms rail merger talks with Siemens

French multi-national company Alstom has confirmed that discussions have taken place with Siemens over a potential merging of their rail businesses.

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