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News February 11, 2016
Siemens Opening Sacramento Rail Services Plant
Siemens will open a new 60,000 square-foot plant in Sacramento, Calif., which will be dedicated to its growing rail service, maintenance and repair operations. Read more
Bombardier to Overhaul 63 MARC Rail Cars
The Maryland Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) has awarded a $36.8 million contract to Bombardier Transportation to overhaul 63 MARC III bi-level commuter rail cars that have been in service nearly 17 years. Read more
Timken Reports 2015 Full Year Results
The Timken Company has reported financial results for the 2015 fourth quarter, with sales dropping by approximately 6 percent to $714.4 million compared to the fourth quarter of 2014. Read more
Metrolink’s First Tier 4 Locomotive Complete
Metrolink, Southern California’s regional commuter rail service, has announced that its first Tier 4 locomotive is complete. Read more
LIRR and Metro-North See Ridership Increases
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has announced that ridership increased significantly on the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) and Metro-North Railroad in 2015. Read more
Montreal’s AZUR Metro Cars Enter Service
The Bombardier-Alstom Consortium celebrated the entry into service of Montreal’s new AZUR metro cars manufactured for the Société de Transport de Montréal (STM). Read more
Deadline for Murray Scholarship Applications Extended to February 19
The deadline to submit an application for the Susan C. Murray Memorial Women’s Scholarship Program has been extended to Friday, February 19. Read more
UP Approves Capital Plan, Improves Public Safety Record
Union Pacific Corporation’s (UP) Board of Directors has approved a $3.75 billion 2016 capital plan, a decrease of approximately $550 million compared to 2015. Read more
STB Implements Reauthorization Act
Surface Transportation Board (STB) Chairman Daniel R. Elliott announced that the STB will be posting monthly status reports of its implementation of the STB Reauthorization Act of 2015, which was enacted into law on December 18, 2015. Read more
Just Published
The First Quarter 2016 edition of The Official Railway Guide (Vol. 149, No. 1) has been shipped  to subscribers. Highlights of the latest issue include:
  • Bulk Connections, exclusive to this issue.
  • Extensive updates on many of the 30 regional railroad maps.
  • New listings for Cicero Central Railroad, L.L.C., TransDistribution Ridgeland Railroad LLC and TransDistribution Brookfield Railroad LLC.
  • Updated contacts at numerous Class I, II and III freight railroads, rail industry associations, and agencies and commissions.

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