Topic : rail maintenance

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Siemens expands Sacramento footprint with new rail services headquarters

Rail| February 1, 2016

Siemens to refurbish 32 Calgary Transit light rail vehicles, among many other rail service projects, at new 60,000 square-foot facility.

FTA adds 217 unresolved issues for D.C. Metro to address

Security and Safety | December 16, 2015

The unresolved safety findings cover nearly every aspect of Metro’s rail operations: maintenance, training, derailments, emergency egress, evacuations, fires, red signal violations and workplace issues.

Rail| September 22, 2015

Bombardier-Alstom consortium wins Spanish high-speed rail control contract

The project, awarded by Spain's Administrator of Railway Infrastructure has a total value of approximately $185 million.

May 20, 2015

Catenary Replacement Plan Leads to 150 Miles of Success

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority’s Regional (commuter) Rail system was inherited from the Pennsylvania and Reading Railroads and the infrastructure in many sections of the system has been serving the Philadelphia area for more than 100 years. Fifteen years ago, overhead catenary system (OCS) failures were a common occurrence on SEPTA Regional Rail, a result of fatigue cracks and wear. The all too common OCS failures were frustrating for SEPTA customers who occasionally found it difficult to depend on train service for their travels and for SEPTA, whose crews were constantly working to repair and maintain the system.

Rail| March 31, 2015

Bombardier signs maintenance contract for National Express Essex system

The contract, which is for a ten-year period with the option to extend another 5 years, covers maintenance and spare parts on 74 four-car Class 357 ELECTROSTAR trains and is valued at approximately $213 million.

Rail| March 25, 2015

[Video]: NYC subway Track Geometry Car ride

Take a ride on a Track Geometry Car, part of the specialized fleet that inspects the rails of the NYC subway.

August 20, 2014

Tackling Rail Maintenance 'Blitz'-Style to Minimize 'Down' Time

Maintenance and construction projects can present quite the conundrum for transportation organizations with rail operations: shut down a major portion or entire line in one shot to get the work done while offering substitute service for riders? Work overnights and weekends for long stretches of time? One solution to the maintenance/construction puzzle is the “blitz” — a balancing act between productivity and customer inconvenience.
Rail| 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.
Management & Operations| 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.
Rail| 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.

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