Topic : rail maintenance

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Metra picks Derwinski to lead agency as CEO

Management & Operations| August 16, 2017

The current chief mechanical officer oversees 650 employees responsible for the repair, inspection, cleaning and maintenance of nearly 1,200 railcars and locomotives.

NY MTA reveals lack of manpower to fix subway issues

Rail| August 9, 2017

During an oversight meeting, N.Y. MTA officials revealed that the agency needs hundreds of skilled maintenance workers to fix the outdated system.

Rail| December 15, 2016

NJ Transit to install inward-facing cameras on trains, adds 100 employees

The actions are in response to the fatal Sept. 29 train crash in Hoboken, with the hires in response to revelations that NJ Transit has lost maintenance and safety employees.

Rail| December 7, 2016

MBTA employees to use 'biometric' time clock at rail facility

This new system, which has been in the works for more than a year, will enable employees to clock in and out by swiping their finger and tapping in a personalized PIN number.

Management & Operations| September 12, 2016

Keolis tests virtual reality glasses for rail maintenance

Keolis Commuter Services is testing the use of special virtual reality glasses to improve overall system reliability and reduce maintenance costs across the network.

Rail| August 17, 2016

MBTA rail workers to test 'bionic' eyeglasses

Field mechanics will use AR smart glasses so they can communicate with expert technicians in its main maintenance facility to speed up train repairs and reduce the disruptions they cause.

Rail| July 20, 2016

First Transit Wins First Rail Contract in North America

Company to operate and maintain the Denton County Transportation Authority’s A-train 21-mile commuter rail line.

Rail| February 1, 2016

Siemens expands Sacramento footprint with new rail services headquarters

Siemens to refurbish 32 Calgary Transit light rail vehicles, among many other rail service projects, at new 60,000 square-foot facility.

Security and Safety | December 16, 2015

FTA adds 217 unresolved issues for D.C. Metro to address

The unresolved safety findings cover nearly every aspect of Metro’s rail operations: maintenance, training, derailments, emergency egress, evacuations, fires, red signal violations and workplace issues.

Rail| September 22, 2015

Bombardier-Alstom consortium wins Spanish high-speed rail control contract

The project, awarded by Spain's Administrator of Railway Infrastructure has a total value of approximately $185 million.

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