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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.


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.


March 22, 2012

Caltrain to receive electrification, upgrades

An agreement between the California High Speed Rail Authority and more than a half-dozen San Francisco Bay Area public agencies will fully fund the electrification and modernization of the Caltrain system. Once the system is electrified, Caltrain will be able to operate lighter-weight electric vehicles.


February 1, 2011

Bombardier, Envitech to equip Saudi Arabia rail

Envitech will provide three traction power substations, through a contract with Bombardier Transport, to the King Abdullah Financial District Monorail project in Riyadh.


January 27, 2011

GO Transit approved for phased electrification of rail corridors

The year-long study recently completed by Metrolinx revealed important transportation benefits associated with electrification, and these benefits would increase over time and as service levels increase. These benefits include shorter travel times for riders and lower operating costs.


July 16, 2009

Committee formed to study GO Transit electrification

Comprised of community members with expertise in transportation, environment, engineering, health, urban planning, policy analysis, alternative energy, community leadership, business, finance, law and GO Transit's ridership.


June 2, 2009

Metrolinx to study electrification of GO Transit rail system

An external advisory committee made up of community representatives, including riders and independent technical experts, will be established to advise the transit agency on the Terms of Reference for the study.


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