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Tuesday, November 03, 2015 -

2e4276f9d59747d8b7280fd6ee303b15Transport Minister Derek Mackay visited Glasgow Central station today (Monday, November 2) to help launch the ScotRail Alliance’s winter roadshow for passengers and view a specialist snow clearing train.
Mr Mackay arrived into the station aboard the specialist engineering train – which is used to melt snow and ice as it builds up on key sections of track – before visiting the ScotRail Alliance winter roadshow stand in the station.





Over November, the roadshow will tour stations across Scotland offering passengers information and advice on how the ScotRail Alliance is preparing for winter and the plans in place to help keep services on the move.
   
 
 

Bombardier Wins Contract to Provide 62 TRAXX AC Locomotives to Israel Railways

Sunday, October 25, 2015 -


Israel RailwaysRail technology leader Bombardier Transportation has signed a contract to provide 62 TRAXX AC locomotives to Israel Railways (ISR). Based on the list price, the new order is valued at approximately 230 million euro (262 million US)[1]. The contract also includes an option for an additional 32 locomotives.




 
Boaz Tzafrir, CEO of Israel Railways, said, “The Israel Railways electrification project is advancing and becoming a reality. The transition to electric operation, a standard practice in all advanced countries, will be a significant leap forward in every field relating to the operation of the Israel Railways and a key factor in Israel Railways’ future growth.”
   
 
 

MTA Ready to Serve Baseball Fans Headed to National League Championship Series

Saturday, October 17, 2015 -
MTA-RailWith the New York Mets getting ready to take on the Chicago Cubs in the 2015 National League Championship Series, MTA trains and buses are ready to serve fans headed to Citi Field for Games 1 and 2, which are scheduled to start at 8:07 p.m. tomorrow, October 17, and Sunday, October 18. The MTA will also provide service to Games 6 and 7, if they are necessary, on Saturday, October 24, and Sunday, October 25.






 
To avoid waiting in lines after the game, the MTA recommends customers buy round-trip LIRR tickets or MetroCard fares in advance.
   
 
 

Take the LIRR to the 32nd Oyster Festival in Oyster Bay, L.I. on Saturday, October 17 and Sunday, October 18

Saturday, October 10, 2015 -
MTA RailMTA Long Island Rail Road is offering extra train service and a specially-priced travel package for seafood lovers heading to the 32nd Annual Oyster Festival in historic Oyster Bay, L.I. on Saturday, October 17 and Sunday, October 18. The festival is Long Island’s largest waterfront event and its oyster-eating and oyster shucking contests are legendary.






Culinary pros and volunteer chefs work side by side, cooking and serving dozens of unique oyster and clam dishes as well as other seafood treats. Plus, you will find traditional festival fare, a fun mixture of live entertainment, tall ships, top-notch artisans, pirate shows, midway rides, not to mention the world’s largest rubber duck.
   
 
 

Brooklyn-bound Marine Parkway Bridge Closed Overnight Oct. 1-8

Friday, September 25, 2015 -

mta logoThe Brooklyn-bound (north) side of the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge will be closed to traffic during overnight hours from Monday night through Friday morning, Oct. 1-8 to allow for setting of the steel on the new Rockaway Point Boulevard overpass.





All north-bound traffic will be detoured to the Cross Island Veterans Memorial Bridge between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. nightly with the exception of the Q35 bus, which will continue to operate along its normal route.
   
 
 

MTA Marks Climate Week NYC with UN Caring for Climate MetroCard

Thursday, September 24, 2015 -

un-mta_green_metrocardThe Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is highlighting its continuing efforts toward a greener world with a special edition MetroCard asking customers to work together for climate action.






A million MetroCards have been issued with a green front face and a green message on the back reminding customers that they are helping to address climate change by taking public transportation and asking how else they can incorporate greener efforts into their everyday lives.
   
 
 

Bombardier-Alstom-Indra Consortium Wins High-Speed Rail Control Contract in Spain

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 -
BombardierA consortium between Bombardier, Alstom and Indra has won the contract to supply signalling systems and maintenance services for the new high-speed section of the Madrid-Lisbon railway corridor in Spain’s Extremadura region.






 The project, awarded by Spain’s Administrator of Railway Infrastructure (ADIF) has a total value of approximately 164 million euro ($185 million US). Bombardier’s share is valued at approximately 77 million euro ($86 million US); Alstom’s share is valued at approximately 62 million euro ($70 million US), and Indra’s share is approximately 25 million euro ($28 million US)1.
 
 
   
 
 

Bombardier FLEXITY 2 trams wins prestigious design awards

Friday, September 18, 2015 -

Bombardier-tramThe BOMBARDIER FLEXITY 2 tram in service in the Belgian cities of Ghent and Antwerp has won the prestigious Henry Van de Velde Label in recognition of its outstanding design. Competing against over 200 creative and innovative Flemish projects,






 an independent jury of experts selected the winners based on good design criteria: ecology, ergonomics, aesthetics, functionality and quality. Belgian design agency Yellow Window designed this comfortable and elegant tram for Flemish public transport operator, De Lijn.
 
   
 
 

Hitachi brings rail manufacturing back to its British birthplace

Saturday, September 12, 2015 -
hitachi railHitachi Rail celebrated the return of rail manufacturing to its British home in the North East, joining with key delivery partners at the official opening of a £82 million Rail Vehicle Manufacturing Facility in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham.




 
The facility is where the Government’s new InterCity Express (IEP) trains for the East Coast Main Line and Great Western Main Line, and AT200 commuter trains for Scotland, will be manufactured.
   
 
 

Port Jervis Line Service to Be Boosted With New Mid-Day Train

Friday, September 11, 2015 -

Mta railMetro-North Railroad’s Port Jervis Line customers will have a new option to leave Manhattan on weekday afternoons with the addition of a new mid-day train when a new timetable takes effect this coming Sunday, September 13.





On the Pascack Valley Line, one late night/early morning train with light ridership is being eliminated following a decision by NJ TRANSIT in July to implement a series of service changes, but alternative options exist for those customers who had used it.
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