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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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Wabtec, GE Transportation to merge

Under the agreement, which has been approved by the Boards of Directors of Wabtec and GE, GE will receive $2.9 billion in cash at closing and GE and its shareholders will receive a 50.1% ownership interest in the combined company, with Wabtec shareholders retaining 49.9% of the combined company.

L.A. Metro marks Regional Connector milestone

The rail line, which is now 50% complete, is expected to serve 88,000 riders daily.

Sound Transit Link light rail extension lands $75M grant

Construction is expected to begin in Fall 2018, with revenue service targeted for 2022.

Amtrak 'refreshes' interiors of Acela Express trains

The Acela Express refresh is a 14-month program for all of its 20 trainsets, which includes 100 Amtrak cars and 6,080 total seats.

FRA issues $250M Notice of Funding Opportunity for PTC projects

Fourteen railroads report they have installed 100 percent of the hardware necessary for PTC system implementation, as of March 31, 2018.

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