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February 26, 2014

NFTA’s aging rail creates hurdles for riders

Problems such as increased wait times for trains due to single track use, stemming from deteriorating conditions, caused a nearly 25% drop in ridership last year for the 30-year-old system.


May 16, 2013

Updated: Calif. Sprinter light rail system to resume service

Follows the completion of extensive safety testing, the review of replacement parts, and inspections of the overall vehicle and railroad infrastructure by the FRA and the California Public Utilities Commission.


August 8, 2012

Amtrak upgrades Seattle maintenance facility

Completed phase one and two of the process, which included creating an enclosed structure over two tracks and a new three-story maintenance warehouse and administrative office that replaced functions formerly performed in trailers.


April 18, 2012

Wisconsin terminates Talgo maintenance contract

In a letter, a state lawyer said the costs of testing the trains are rising and that they do not meet federal accessibility standards for the disabled. A spokesperson for Talgo Inc. denied both points and warned the cancellation could lead to legal action.


August 17, 2011

Alstom wins Mexican track maintenance contract

Will be responsible for the corrective and preventive maintenance of all approximate 410 miles of track. The maintenance team will consist of more than 100 employees.


October 14, 2010

D.C. Metro to overhaul Blue and Orange rail lines

The six-year, $272.7 million comprehensive infrastructure and rehabilitation contract would rehabilitate 27 miles of track and 23 Metrorail stations. The design work is expected to begin next month.


October 22, 2009

Alstom wins Norwegian rail maintenance contract

To provide replacement parts, deliver parts on request in real time, manage the spare parts storehouse and provide local technical support per the $32.9M contract.


October 7, 2009

IBM lands 3 rail software contracts

LIRR, BART and D.C. Metro will deploy IBM software to manage and maintain rail cars, locomotives, and their associated components to improve operations and passenger safety.


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