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Volume 13 - issue 051
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Date: December 19, 2020 08:40AM


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Amtrak's east bound Capital Limited descends the east slope of Sand Patch grade 3 miles east of Mance, PA on December 28, 2010.

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Scheduled News


All aboard for the last stop at Atherton's train station
[www.almanacnews.com]

NJ Transit’s train control system gets federal approval
[www.njspotlight.com]

Train company will bring jobs to Presidio
[www.cbs7.com]

Rock slide derails coal train, shuts down rural road in Kentucky
[www.wlwt.com]

One train route reopens after nine cars derailed in downtown Roanoke
[www.wsls.com]
and
Train service restored after Wednesday derailment in downtown Roanoke
[roanoke.com]

Bombardier completes first ZEFIRO Express train for Västtrafik
[www.globenewswire.com]
and
Bombardier completes first train for Västtrafik
[www.railjournal.com]

Bullet train to Jammu, Guwahati? Indian Railways proposes to ..
[timesofindia.indiatimes.com]

New low-cost trains will run between Madrid and Barcelona in 2021
[www.lonelyplanet.com]

Safety-Relevant HMI Requirements for Train Control Systems
[www.railwayage.com]

With or without a new owner, tour train expected to run next year
[www.sootoday.com]
and
CN to sell Algoma Central Railway: Report
[www.sudbury.com]

Tokyo train operators agree not to run trains all night on New Year's Eve
[www.japantimes.co.jp]
and
12 train operators in Tokyo region won't run all-night services Dec 31-Jan 1
[japantoday.com]

MBTA Control Board Votes To Scale Back Bus, Train And Ferry Service
[www.wbur.org]

Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train Project's First Visuals Out. See Pics
[www.ndtv.com]

TriMet using virtual reality to help train MAX operators
[www.kgw.com]

Turkish freight train exporting goods via Azerbaijan reaches its final destination
[menafn.com]

Canadian Pacific to pilot hydrogen-powered train to decarbonize freight transport
[www.cbc.ca]
and
Canadian Pacific to develop hydrogen-powered locomotive
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

RCMP investigating alleged Canadian Pacific Railway cover-up of 2019 train derailment
[nationalpost.com]
and
RCMP launch probe into Canadian Pacific runaway train crash that killed 3 crew members
[www.cbc.ca]

Coronavirus: Trains cancelled over Covid-related staff shortages
[www.bbc.com]

NTSB calls for tank-car placement to mitigate hazmat train risks
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Overseas arrivals at Narita airport could be allowed to use the train to get into Tokyo
[www.timeout.com]

Amtrak OIG: positive train control will be interoperable but could better measure system reliability
[www.rtands.com]

ACE offers income-based train tickets
[www.mantecabulletin.com]

North Carolina Railroad wraps up rail bridge replacement project
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

CN, Alabama Export Railroad and Ray-Mont Logistics Partner on Mobile, Alabama Logistics Hub
[www.areadevelopment.com]
and
CN announces partnership for new Alabama logistics park
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Railroad Administration publishes final rule for action plans
[www.newswest9.com]

GCT Deltaport completes rail yard expansion
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Vale approves early extension of Brazil railroad concessions
[seekingalpha.com]
and
Brazil publishes tender notice for US$980mn railway concession
[www.bnamericas.com]

CSX designates Tennessee rail property a 'Select Site'
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

FreightWaves Classics: TTX owns 10+% of all North American railcars
[www.freightwaves.com]

BNSF again rations space in Los Angeles, Chicago
[www.joc.com]

Intermodal gain drives total U.S. rail volume increase in Week 50
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Bulgaria opens 7.1 mln euro tender for upgrade of 10.5-km railroad section
[seenews.com]

CRCC units win rail contract in Thailand
[global.chinadaily.com.cn]

FTA awards CIG grants to transit-rail projects
[www.progressiverailroading.com]
and
FTA Allocates $544.3MM to Seven Transit Projects
[www.railwayage.com]

Biden to nominate Buttigieg as transportation secretary
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

JB Hunt: Rail ramp congestion disrupts intermodal service in Los Angeles, Chicago
[www.supplychaindive.com]

BNSF designates three new 'certified' sites
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

FRA issues final rule on freight-rail brake safety tests
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Train traffic set to return to Wallowa County
[www.eastoregonian.com]

Metra expands bike-car pilot
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Sound Transit light-rail project reaches milestone
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Pressure mounts on federal agency over Union Station redevelopment. Critics say plan is too focused on cars.
[www.washingtonpost.com]

South Dakota rail board finalizes sale of Sioux Valley Line
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

NS shuts ingating at Chicago 63rd Street yard
[www.joc.com]

RailSolutions Names Mahoney President
[www.railwayage.com]

Controversy Over Eminent Domain for High-Speed Rail Continues
[thetexan.news]

How NYC Subway, LIRR, and Metro-North Responds to Snowstorms
[untappedcities.com]

Norfolk Southern employees in Chattanooga furloughed before Christmas
[www.wrcbtv.com]

SFRTA PTC-Certified
[www.railwayage.com]

State audit blames LIRR management for cost overruns on capital projects
[www.newsday.com]

MTA Metro-North advances customer service initiative project
[www.masstransitmag.com]

WMATA issues investigative report on working conditions
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

African railways feel pinch of China’s belt and road funding squeeze
[www.scmp.com]

Vancouver TransLink Ordering 205 SkyTrain Cars
[www.railwayage.com]

Lawsuit over proposed fossil fuel railway in Utah moves forward
[www.hcn.org]

Port NOLA Moves Forward on New Container Terminal
[www.railwayage.com]

Hydrogen Strategy for Canada’s Railways
[www.railwayage.com]

Beijing-Xiongan Intercity Railway Line to launch by end of year
[news.cgtn.com]

Wabtec, Keolis Sign Three-Year Partnership Deal
[www.railwayage.com]

NJT PTC Arrives JIT
[www.railwayage.com]

Indian Railways another initiative to decongest rail traffic: Longer loop lines
[www.livemint.com]

CP, IBEW Reach New Tentative Agreement
[www.railwayage.com]
and
Canadian Pacific Railway reaches tentative deal with union representing signal maintainers
[globalnews.ca]

China will upgrade Argentina's railway system with a US$ 4,7bn contract
[en.mercopress.com]

Bravus begins laying Carmichael Project railway
[www.worldcoal.com]

South Link railway to be fully electrified on Dec. 20
[focustaiwan.tw]

Alstom invests in railway cybersecurity specialist Cylus, signs strategic cooperation agreement
[www.masstransitmag.com]

East Coast Railway becomes first zone to adopt EOTT system in Indian Railways
[www.newindianexpress.com]

NYMTA Adopts 2021 Budget— Assuming Federal Relief
[www.railwayage.com]

Progress on Jakarta-Bandung railway reaches 64%, with drilling of fifth tunnel
[www.thejakartapost.com]

Progress on the American High-Speed Rail Act
[railway-news.com]

New rail delivered for DART Silver Line in Plano
[www.rtands.com]

Stadler to supply seven locomotives for Uruguay freight line
[www.railjournal.com]

AAR Week 50: Traffic Gains Based on Intermodal Strength
[www.railwayage.com]

Azerbaijan Railways to reconstruct Yevlakh-Kocharli railway
[menafn.com]

First Semi-Autonomous Train Runs on French Rail Network
[railway-news.com]

Kenya reintroduces Nairobi – Nanyuki passenger services
[www.railjournal.com]

Ceneri Base Tunnel Officially Open Completing the NRLA
[railway-news.com]

Maryland to pay $250 million in Purple Line settlement
[www.rtands.com]

'Too much at stake to close,' says Huron Central Railway boss
[www.sudbury.com]

Running Extra


The Land of Fire and the Prisoners Train
[times-herald.com]

Man proposes to girlfriend as she drives a train in Ireland’s Dublin station
[indianexpress.com]

105-Year-Old Train Returns To Evanston Roundhouse
[sheridanmedia.com]

The forgotten history of the historic locomotive in Baja California
[kyma.com]

Forty Years After Surface Freight Deregulation
[www.theregreview.org]

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