Topic : rail electrification

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Ontario looking to test hydrogen-powered train tech

Rail| February 28, 2018

Ontario is engaging with train manufacturers Alstom and Siemens to produce concept designs that incorporate hydrogen fuel cells into bi-level trains.

Rail vet picked to join Metrolinx as CEO

Management & Operations| August 25, 2017

Over the last 12 years, Phil Verster has overseen operations and major construction of some of the most complex and customer intensive rail services in England, Scotland, and Ireland.

Government Issues| May 22, 2017

FTA approves Caltrain FFGA for corridor electrification project

With the Caltrain project having met all of the statutory requirements, the FTA intends to sign the FFGA and intends to allocate the FY 2017 Congressionally-appropriated funds to the project in its upcoming apportionments notice.

Rail| May 3, 2017

Caltrain electrification funding included in 2017 Federal Budget

The project is ready to start construction, and the final step is approval of the federal grant.

Rail| March 15, 2017

Siemens lands Santa Clara VTA electrification contract

The agency's infrastructure modernization will replace 27-year-old systems with Siemens’ new state-of-the-art electrification technology that includes advanced monitoring and diagnostic features to streamline maintenance activities.

Rail| March 1, 2017

Caltrain negotiates extension for electrification project

While the agency awaits a decision from the FTA about the execution of a $647 million funding agreement.

Rail| January 14, 2016

Alstom achieved a good level of orders, sales for 3rd quarter

Booked a strong $2.6 billion of orders, a 46% increase compared to the same period last year. The group’s sales increased to $1.7 billion, up 7% compared to $1.6 billion over the third quarter 2014/15.

Management & Operations| April 21, 2015

GO Transit set to increase rail service by 50%

The agency currently offers about 1,500 trips a week on its regional rails. That will increase to about 2,200 in five years, and the provincial government is promising that by the time its electrification program is built out around 2024, there will be 6,000 weekly trains

Management & Operations| May 21, 2014

Caltrain issues electrification RFQ for San Fran.-to-San Jose line

Key components of the project include an electric power infrastructure and replacing diesel trains with high-performance electric trains.
Rail| March 20, 2013

Caltrain, Calif. HSRA strike financing deal for electrification

Will clarify the timeline for commuter train electrification between San Francisco and San Jose. The CHSRA board of directors approved an MOU with the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board to enhance the rail tracks to accommodate future high-speed rail service.

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