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2014-07-01 00:20:16

KCS to operate largest commuter rail contract in North America with pledge to improve service by "Thinking like a passenger" BOSTON, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At the stroke of midnight, Keolis Commuter Services officially began operating the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's 14 commuter rail lines with a pledge to increase on-time performance and improve safety, cleanliness and customer service. In January 2014, Keolis Commuter Services, part of Keolis North America,...

2014-06-17 10:24:50

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Research on urban mobility shows how transportation options let commuters limit time in transit How much commuting can you tolerate? A new study by MIT researchers shows that across countries, people assess their commutes by the time it takes them to complete the trip, generally independent of the distance they have to travel — as long as they have a variety of commuting options to chose from. The study, which compares commuting practices in...

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...


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