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METRO Briefs

Posted on September 3, 2008

Fines issued for foul language
CALGARY, Alberta — A new campaign intended to further civilize the environment on C-Trains has issued tickets to 230 people so far for swearing. For the full story,click here.


Luxury rail tour company ends operations

WASHINGTON, D.C. — GrandLuxe Rail Journeys has closed its doors. A major charter customer of Amtrak, the tour provider scaled back its service last year. For the full story, click here.

High-speed rail may delay maglev plans
SHANGHAI, China — A separate high-speed rail link already planned to connect Shanghai to the tourist city of Hangzhou may put off a multibillion-dollar extension of Shanghai's protested maglev train line. For the full story, click here.

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Metro-North employees commended for saving colleague’s life

Jeff Ballard, a Brewster Yardmaster took his colleague’s pulse and recognized that he was having a heart attack.

Dozens of teens storm BART train, rob passengers

The incident happened at 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the Coliseum Station in Oakland aboard a Dublin/Pleasanton-bound train.

Sunrail explores other modes for proposed airport link

The high cost of heavy commuter rail trains is the reason for the debate.

Alstom delivers first metro cars for additional Panama fleet

Alstom will also upgrade the existing signalling and power supply infrastructure, required to run the extended fleet with five cars per train.

New York MTA expects new subway cars to begin service this year

Originally expected to be delivered in 2014, the first car from manufacturers Bombardier Transportation didn’t arrive in New York until September of last year.

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