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March 2016

ADM suing CP over 2013-14 rail service disruptions


Nick Carey and Tom Polansek report for Reuters from Chicago Chicago | Reuters –– Archer Daniels Midland has filed a lawsuit against Canadian Pacific Railway over service disruptions in 2013 and 2014 at crop-processing plants in North Dakota and Minnesota, … Continue reading

28 March 2016 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


Rail Workers: Deadly Tired…but Still Working


By Georgetta Gregory – NTSB Safety Compass The rail business is an industry full of tired, stressed workers. It is an epidemic. I know this first-hand because, before coming to the NTSB several years ago, I spent more than 30 … Continue reading

24 March 2016 | Posted in TSB | Leave a comment


Traffic continues downward trend


Written by  Carolina Worrell, Managing Editor Railway Age Freight traffic, at least at this point, isn’t showing signs of improvement. For the week ending March 19, 2016, carloads and intermodal units both took a big hit, dropping 17.2% and nearly … Continue reading

24 March 2016 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


Canada slates $3.4 billion for passenger rail


Written by  Keith Barrow, Associate Editor, International Railway Journal Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced details of phase 1 of the federal government’s new infrastructure plan, which was unveiled as part of the 2016 budget on March 22, 2016. The … Continue reading

24 March 2016 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


Teamsters Union Pleased with Trudeau’s First Budget; Should Keep CP and CN Rail Staff On Track


Sonoran Weekly Review The Teamsters Union said Wednesday it is satisfied with the Trudeau government’s first budget, which respects many of the commitments the Liberals made during the elections, including infrastructure spending, retirement and the restored tax credit to labour-sponsored … Continue reading

23 March 2016 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


Poor track condition and maintenance deficiencies led to the May 2014 derailment of a Canadian National train near Fort Frances, Ontario


Richmond Hill, Ontario – In its investigation report, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) determined that poor track conditions and delays in maintenance activities led to the derailment of a Canadian National (CN) train near Fort Frances, Ontario. There were … Continue reading

22 March 2016 | Posted in TSB | Leave a comment


AMT train crashes into parked Montreal police cruiser


No one was injured, service cancelled on 31 train toward Vaudreuil Wednesday night CBC News Investigators with Canadian Pacific are looking into a collision that happened late Wednesday involving an AMT commuter train and a Montreal police cruiser. Police say they responded … Continue reading

17 March 2016 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


Via Rail to boost security after receiving threat


Union Station in downtown Toronto and other Via Rail stations could see increased security, including RCMP sniffer dogs By: Vjosa Isai – Toronto Star Passengers at Union Station could be seeing more security as Via Rail responds to what it … Continue reading

17 March 2016 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


Carloads, intermodal down in latest week


Written by  Carolina Worrell, Managing Editor – Railway Age For the week ending March 12, 2016, North American freight rail traffic experienced a 12.8% drop in carloads and a 10.3% drop in intermodal, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported … Continue reading

17 March 2016 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


U.S. rail regulators propose mandating two-member train crews


JOAN LOWY  — The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Trains operating in the United States would have to have a minimum of two crew members under rules proposed on Monday by U.S. regulators. The move is partly in response to a deadly 2013 crash … Continue reading

15 March 2016 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment