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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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Honolulu rail project costs could reach $9.5B

The high figure is based on a scenario in which the general excise tax surcharge for the rail gets extended another 10 years at the same 0.5% rate.

WMATA launches plan to get rail line 'Back to Good'

Plan includes a train reliability program that cuts railcar delays by first retiring the oldest (1000-series) and least reliable (4000-series) cars in the fleet by the end of 2017.

Alstom's Citadis begins dynamic testing on Ottawa's O-Train line

During this phase of the project, the trains will undergo various tests, including dynamic testing at speeds of approximately 50 mph up to approximately 62 mph.

Proposed downtown L.A. streetcar gets big boost

Supporters say ridership on the 3.8-mile service could reach 6,000 people per day.

Wabtec completes majority ownership of Faively Transport

The combination creates one of the world's largest public rail equipment companies, with revenues of about $4.2 billion and a presence in all key transit and freight rail markets worldwide.

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