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Harsco Rail awarded Singapore railway equipment contract

Rail| September 6, 2018

The Land Transport Authority focuses on planning, designing, building and maintenance of Singapore’s land transport systems and infrastructure.

MBTA to begin Worcester commuter rail line improvements

Rail| August 22, 2018

The eight-week project involves replacing 38,000 feet of rail along the corridor.

Rail| July 3, 2018

Bespoke maintenance trains to help keep London line running

The 160-foot-long rail milling train is the first of its kind to be used in the UK rail industry.

Rail| October 23, 2017

NY rail systems begin using work trains to clear 'slimy leaf debris'

A specialized Metro-North work train sprays water at high pressure, and specially equipped highway/rail trucks use rail scrubbers to remove crushed leaf residue from the tracks.

Security and Safety | September 28, 2017

Keolis, MBTA tap special equipment to manage 'slippery-rail season'

Commuter rail operator utilizing power washers and drones to reduce impact of slippery rail created by leaves, debris on tracks.

Rail| October 29, 2014

L.B. Foster to acquire Balfour Beatty unit, FWO

The German business provides track lubrication and switch roller equipment for international railway applications.
Rail| October 24, 2013

BART implements crew 'protection from train movement'

Trains will either have to slow down to 27 mph or halt until work is complete, depending on the circumstances, or be rerouted around job sites via single-tracking, according to the report.
Rail| October 9, 2013

D.C. Metro contractor killed in rail tunnel explosion

Harold Ingram was working on the Red Line. Initial reports show leaking hydraulic fluid from an underground vehicle was ignited by welding equipment, causing an explosion and fire. Two Metro employees were in stable condition and suffered serious back-related injuries.
Rail| July 10, 2013

D.C. Metro chief explains track maintenance urgency

In a Washington Post op-ed piece, GM Richard Sarles wrote that since the system went into service, maintenance has been delayed at the expense of service.
Rail| March 21, 2013

Re-railing a derailed LIRR train

Footage of Long Island Rail Road crews working to re-rail train cars that derailed on March 18, 2013 in Rego Park, Queens.

The derailment has caused rush-hour train cancelations this week that are expected to come to an end Friday evening. Crews have been working around the clock first to re-rail the train, and now to repair 3,700 feet of damaged tracks, including third rail, running rails, and concrete ties.

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