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Volume 13 - issue 052
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Date: December 26, 2020 09:22AM


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An east bound CSX stack train roars out of Graham Tunnel and across the Potomac River at Magnolia, WV on the Magnolia Cutoff on August 14, 2020.

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Scheduled News


Amtrak to open new train hall for NYC passenger service on Jan. 1
[planetprinceton.com]
and
New York City’s Moynihan Train Hall set to open on January 1
[thepointsguy.com]

Testing On Amtrak’s Newest High-Speed Train Nears Completion At Pueblo R&D Track
[www.cpr.org]

Land acquisition delay may result in phase-wise launch of bullet train
[www.livemint.com]

Long Island Rail Road Completes Project to Curb Excessive Train Speeds
[www.longislandpress.com]
and
Entire LIRR now equipped with positive train control technology, MTA says
[www.newsday.com]

Federal officials investigate fiery oil train derailment
[www.wtap.com]

India all set to flag-off its first-ever driverless train from December 28
[timesofindia.indiatimes.com]

Rail Runner Express receives final certification for Positive Train Control system
[www.krqe.com]

News Alert: BNSF crude train derails in Washington state
[www.freightwaves.com]
and
Whatcom oil train derailment cleanup, investigations begin
[www.bellinghamherald.com]

J-Church resumes service in San Francisco, with more Muni train lines to follow
[www.masstransitmag.com]

Sound Transit cancels Sounder north line train service after Snohomish County landslide
[www.seattletimes.com]

Railways installs devices in trains to assist drivers in foggy conditions
[www.hindustantimes.com]

Just In Time For Christmas, NCDOT Is Selling Its Circus Train At Auction
[www.rhinotimes.com]

Metrolink planning $86.5 million rail project in Simi Valley to increase train frequency
[www.vcstar.com]

World's first 350 km/h freight train off assembly line
[www.xinhuanet.com]

Canadian Pacific (CP) to Build Train Powered by Hydrogen
[finance.yahoo.com]

Netherlands requires negative covid test for train and ship arrivals
[www.brusselstimes.com]

2 Injured in DART Train Derailment in Downtown Dallas
[www.nbcdfw.com]

Mexico’s president says army to run Maya train project
[apnews.com]

Bombardier to supply 33 OMNEO Regio 2N trains to SNCF for the Hauts-de-France region
[www.globenewswire.com]

CREATE project wraps up, reduces delays for Metra, CP trains
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Mayor targets junk railroad cars as train traffic expected to increase
[rivercountry.newschannelnebraska.com]

FRA certifies NJ Transit’s Positive Train Control system
[www.thecentersquare.com]

Federal Railroad Administration orders plans to fix dangerous rail crossings
[www.post-gazette.com]

Union warns of railroad strike
[www.nwaonline.com]
and
Rail union mulls action against Union Pacific over COVID-19 woes
[www.freightwaves.com]
and
Court action prevents union from striking against Union Pacific
[www.freightwaves.com]

NCDOT program awards railroad funding
[www.thesnaponline.com]

FMCSA grants HOS exemption to railroad associations
[landline.media]

Short Line Railroad Grants Awarded
[www.thepilot.com]

Trustee in talks with potential buyers for Saratoga and North Creek railroad
[www.timesunion.com]

State orders Union Pacific Railroad to rebuild crossing in Somers
[www.kenoshanews.com]

Red Springs and Northern railroad wins $400,000 state grant
[www.robesonian.com]

New Emeryville bicycle-pedestrian bridge above Union Pacific railroad tracks hoisted into place
[abc7news.com]

CP completes purchase of Detroit River Rail Tunnel
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Catskill Mountain Railroad gets one-year lease extension from Ulster County Legislature
[www.dailyfreeman.com]

Craft brewers, railroads and more to see permanent tax breaks
[www.rollcall.com]

Short line tax credit could become permanent
[www.freightwaves.com]

SEPTA union criticizes COVID quarantine policy
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Taiwan completes electrification of entire railroad network
[www.taiwannews.com.tw]

Metrolink's board elects new leadership
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

VRE board elects executive committee
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Caltrain CEO Hartnett to step down
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Canada to CN, CP: ‘Here’s Your Bill for Excellent Grain Service’
[www.railwayage.com]

NTSB issues final report on Hyndman derailment
[www.bedfordgazette.com]

NTSB recommends better placement of buffer cars
[www.freightwaves.com]

CSX names Columbia Tennessee Rail Site as 'Select Site' ready for development
[www.columbiadailyherald.com]

Pacific Harbor Line President Cliatt named to FAMU board
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

U.S. Class I workforce contracted in November, STB data shows
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Aim to maintain higher speeds of freight trains in 2021: Railway Board head
[www.business-standard.com]

Traditional and Indigenous peoples ‘denounce’ planned Amazon railway
[news.mongabay.com]

Railway Supply Institute urges vaccination of railway supply workers
[www.freightwaves.com]

China’s CRCC lands first major contract on China-Thailand high-speed railway
[www.globalconstructionreview.com]

Indian Railways derails dragon! Chinese company-led consortium out of race for Vande Bharat trains
[www.financialexpress.com]

UARB decision rejects complaint laid against Windsor and Hantsport Railway
[ca.news.yahoo.com]

From LHB Parcel Vans to digital payment facilities, here’s how Indian Railways plans to grow parcel business
[www.financialexpress.com]

Ministers discuss trans-Gulf railway project
[www.arabnews.com]

TfL commences feasibility work on extension of Docklands Light Railway
[www.railway-technology.com]

Engineering marvel in the making: Indian Railways' first cable stayed rail bridge- Anji Khad. See pics
[www.timesnownews.com]

AAR Week 51: Intermodal Continues to Deliver
[www.railwayage.com]

Explore majestic beauty of Himalayas! Indian Railways to resume Darjeeling toy train service from Christmas
[www.financialexpress.com]

MBTA Board Softens Blow, But Service Cuts Still Coming
[www.railwayage.com]

Alstom FDI: All You Need To Know About Indian Railways Indigenous Locomotives
[www.ndtv.com]

China to roll out new railway operating plan in January
[en.ce.cn]

Canadian Transportation Agency Prescribes 2021 Railway Interswitching Rates
[www.mondaq.com]

India and Bangladesh restore Haldibari – Chilahati rail link
[www.railjournal.com]

Green Cargo deploys new locomotives on Norwegian routes
[www.railjournal.com]

Talyllyn Railway Awarded £150,000 Cultural Recovery Fund Grant
[businessnewswales.com]

Running Extra


Biden and Buttigieg: Commuter-train buffs to the rescue
[www.seattletimes.com]

Commentary: Let’s watch rail freight recovery differently
[www.freightwaves.com]

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