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Engine, signaling issues postpone SMART's 2016 rail launch

Rail| December 28, 2016

April 2017 is now the earliest projected launch date for the rail system, with SMART planning a startup period with no fares or reduced fares to entice the public into trying the train.

Broken rail disrupts morning Amtrak, NJ Transit, LIRR service

Rail| November 16, 2016

The LIRR said some westbound trains on at least seven branches were being canceled or diverted because of the broken rail. Nearly a half-dozen NJ Transit lines were experiencing at least 30-minute delays.

Rail| October 18, 2016

Testing may delay SMART rail launch until 2017

The rail agency announced Sept. 26 that it was only then beginning to ramp up speeds on the railcars during safety testing. But with 11 weeks left before the new year, officials have not pegged when the cars will be tested at their fullest capabilities.

Rail| July 26, 2016

GO Transit tells customers to brace for more rail service disruptions

Late last month, the agency changed the schedules for its Lakeshore West and East lines in preparation for the next phase of construction at Union Station. Since then, passengers have been complaining of delays, crowding and overheated cars.

Rail| July 5, 2016

SEPTA removes 120 Silverliner V trains because of defect

For the foreseeable future, Regional Rail lines will run on a modified Saturday schedule after the trains were taken out of service when inspectors found a defect in the suspension system.

Rail| June 29, 2016

Honolulu officials concerned staffing issues could delay rail project

Concerns over staffing shortages at Ansaldo Honolulu JV had initially surfaced in October. At the time, the company's project manager said the firm had already filled most of the positions in question months earlier.

Rail| April 20, 2016

MBTA wants ability to fine Amtrak for future service disruptions

The proposal comes after major commuter rail delays Sunday due to problems with the Amtrak-owned signals near South Station. The same system also failed two months ago, causing daylong disruptions.

Security and Safety | December 3, 2015

Man struck, killed on Northeast Corridor creates morning delays

Train #3817 left New York Penn Station with about 300 passengers at 6:35 a.m., heading to Trenton, when it hit the man, whose identity was not immediately known. NJ Transit trains ran up to 20 minutes late, with regular service restored by around 7:30 a.m., according to the agency’s Twitter feed.

Rail| September 24, 2015

Seattle streetcar project possibly delayed beyond 2015

The issue is with the vehicles themselves. A problem with the propulsion system caused the first delays, and testing revealed "water damage in the inverters" for all seven cars.

Rail| August 19, 2015

NJ Transit riders face major delays

After a car caught fire inside the Lincoln Tunnel and a train stalled in one of the Hudson River rail tunnels, the delays were the worst since several days of train problems last month drew attention to the rail tunnels’ deteriorating condition.

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