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NYC subway on-time performance passes 80% for first time in 6 years

Rail| July 11, 2019

A contributing factor to the reduction in delays has been the significant progress made in reducing track debris fires.

Metra sets tracks on fire to prevent 'pull apart' from frigid temperatures

Rail| January 30, 2019

Chicago-based commuter rail system is suspending service on its Metra Electric Line on both Wednesday and Thursday.

Rail| September 6, 2018

Harsco Rail awarded Singapore railway equipment contract

The Land Transport Authority focuses on planning, designing, building and maintenance of Singapore’s land transport systems and infrastructure.

Rail| August 22, 2018

MBTA to begin Worcester commuter rail line improvements

The eight-week project involves replacing 38,000 feet of rail along the corridor.

Rail| July 3, 2018

Bespoke maintenance trains to help keep London line running

The 160-foot-long rail milling train is the first of its kind to be used in the UK rail industry.

Rail| October 23, 2017

NY rail systems begin using work trains to clear 'slimy leaf debris'

A specialized Metro-North work train sprays water at high pressure, and specially equipped highway/rail trucks use rail scrubbers to remove crushed leaf residue from the tracks.

Security and Safety | September 28, 2017

Keolis, MBTA tap special equipment to manage 'slippery-rail season'

Commuter rail operator utilizing power washers and drones to reduce impact of slippery rail created by leaves, debris on tracks.

Rail| October 29, 2014

L.B. Foster to acquire Balfour Beatty unit, FWO

The German business provides track lubrication and switch roller equipment for international railway applications.
Rail| October 24, 2013

BART implements crew 'protection from train movement'

Trains will either have to slow down to 27 mph or halt until work is complete, depending on the circumstances, or be rerouted around job sites via single-tracking, according to the report.
Rail| October 9, 2013

D.C. Metro contractor killed in rail tunnel explosion

Harold Ingram was working on the Red Line. Initial reports show leaking hydraulic fluid from an underground vehicle was ignited by welding equipment, causing an explosion and fire. Two Metro employees were in stable condition and suffered serious back-related injuries.
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