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2012-06-29 02:20:24

WILMERDING, Pa., June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB) has signed contracts worth about $25 million to provide components, including on-board Positive Train Control (PTC) equipment, for 50 new transit cars being built by Hyundai-Rotem. The cars, which will be used on new commuter rail lines being built by Denver Transit Partners, are scheduled to be delivered in 2014. Several Wabtec units will provide the equipment for the cars: Wabtec Passenger Transit (brakes and...

2011-10-19 15:08:00

WILMERDING, Pa., Oct. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB) has signed a $63 million contract with Denver Transit Partners to provide Positive Train Control (PTC) equipment and services for three new commuter rail lines to be built in Denver. Under the contract, Wabtec will provide a dispatch office system, wayside signaling and communications systems, and related integration and project management services. Two Wabtec divisions, Wabtec Railway Electronics and Xorail,...

2009-04-08 12:00:00

TORONTO, April 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - GO Transit and CN (TSX: CNR)(NYSE: CNI) announced today that the Toronto area commuter rail agency will acquire CN's Weston Subdivision for expanded GO service between Union Station and regions northwest of the city. This strategically important rail line runs from a point near Strachan Avenue and Wellington Street West in downtown Toronto, northwest through the city to CN's main east-west freight line near the intersection of Steeles Avenue and...

2009-02-02 06:07:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- WiFi Rail Inc. and the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) have finalized a 20-year agreement to provide high speed mobile Wi-Fi access throughout the BART transit system and on all BART commuter trains. WiFi Rail Inc. has designed and engineered a high-bandwidth network to provide mobile WiFi access throughout mass transit environments, with special focus on commuter rail lines and trains. The company has demonstrated consistent...

2008-09-16 09:00:06

By MICHAEL R BLOOD By Michael R. Blood The Associated Press LOS ANGELES Federal officials blamed railroads Monday for refusing their requests to install an expensive safety feature on all U.S. tracks that many say could have prevented Southern California's deadly commuter train crash. Railroads have balked at the cost and reliability of the technology, which is in use on 2,600 miles of track out of about 140,000 miles nationwide. The technology has not been installed on the Los...

2005-09-17 12:02:26

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A commuter train carrying about 125 passengers derailed on Chicago's South Side on Saturday, killing one person and injuring 76, city officials said. Monique Bond, a spokeswoman for the city's emergency management office, said the cause of the accident wasn't known and the National Transportation Safety Board would investigate. One person was declared dead on arrival at an area hospital, she said at a news conference. About 76 others were hurt, with injuries...

2005-07-14 06:27:21

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Two South African commuter trains collided at a station in Soweto outside Johannesburg, injuring 162 people, officials said on Thursday. Metrorail spokeswoman Thandi Mlangeni said the collision occurred on Wednesday evening at Soweto's Merafe station, where one train had apparently stalled at the platform during a local power outage. "A second train collided with the stationary one ... we had 162 people injured and we transferred them to hospital, four with serious...