Topic : modernization

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Metra to seek proposals for new railcars, engines

Rail| April 20, 2017

The exact number will depend on the responses to the RFP, the amount of funding available, and whether Metra can use financing alternatives, such as leasing, to maximize its funding.

Part of Amtrak investment package to modernize D.C. Union Station concourse

Rail| September 28, 2016

Early action construction will start in the fall of 2016 and include the relocation of heating and ventilation. Full-phased construction, funded by the new investment package, is anticipated to start in 2017 and will seek to minimize impacts to all station users.

Rail| March 31, 2016

Amtrak renovation of D.C.'s Union Station to double capacity

The result will be a vastly reconfigured, modernized and unified concourse that will improve the passenger experience by providing better accessibility, circulation, wayfinding and multimodal connectivity.

Rail| March 9, 2016

Rebuilding London’s rail terminals for the latest transport challenges

London is in the midst of a boom not seen since Victorian times. Both population and employment are rising fast. Former industrial areas are being reclaimed, while the urban area is constrained by an historic “green belt” put in place since the late 1940’s.

Management & Operations| February 5, 2016

Former SFMTA, VTA chief to lead Caltrain electrification program

Electrification of the system is part of Caltrain's Modernization Program — the most transformative project in the rail system’s 150-year history.

Rail| November 18, 2015

SEPTA celebrates modernized, ADA accessible rail station

Constructed at the turn of the 20th century, the Wayne Junction transit rail station has been a fixture in North Philadelphia since it was opened by the Reading Railroad in 1881.

University| May 18, 2015

W. Virginia U.'s personal rapid transit system closes for summer

The university will continue to modernize the system through a variety of system upgrades and maintenance activities, such as the installation of the new train control infrastructure and the replacement of select electrical gear. The system will re-open in August.

Rail| April 29, 2015

Alstom completes London train modernization program

The mid-life refurbishing program included 3.7 million items replaced on the fleet, which represents about 35,000 components per train.

Management & Operations| March 26, 2015

Metra hires firm to pull financial management out of 'Stone Age'

Agency is still using paper to perform some basic financial functions, including purchase requisitions, purchase orders, incoming and outgoing invoices and pay stubs, officials said.

Rail| February 18, 2015

Metra awards contract to 'modernize' railcar fleet

The contract to renovate to engines to “like new” condition was awarded to Progress Rail Services Corp. of Patterson, Ga. The work covers 41 EMD Model F40PH-2 and F40PHM-2 locomotives that were originally built between 1989 and 1992.

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