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Network Rail Transparency update – February 2014

27 Feb

Network-Rail-150x150Network Rail has today published new and updated information on its online transparency portal:

Level Crossing Consultation – Newark to Nottingham line

27 Feb

Level-CrossingNetwork Rail is welcoming comments on planned improvements to level crossings on the Nottingham to Newark Castle line.

Amtrak: Dedicated Federal Funding for Passenger Rail is Right Policy for America

27 Feb

Amtrak-logo-300x124In response to President Obama’s announcement regarding his vision for 21st Century transportation infrastructure, including dedicated federal funding for passenger rail programs, Amtrak President and CEO Joe Boardman issued the following statement: “Passenger rail is indispensable to helping the United States meet our national goals of competitiveness, job creation and economic growth.

MTA: Fastrack comes to the F line

22 Feb

MTA-RailOn Monday, February 24, for the first time, MTA New York City Transit brings FASTRACK to the {F} line in Lower Manhattan. For four consecutive weeknights from Monday, February 24, to early Friday morning, February 28, {F} trains will not stop at B’way-Lafayette St, 2 Av, Delancey St, East Broadway, and York St. F Subway Line Icon trains are rerouted via the A Subway Line Icon line in both directions between W 4 St and Jay St-MetroTech.

CN targets C$2.1 billion in 2014 capital investments to raise network safety and efficiency, improve service and grow the business

20 Feb

cn-railCN  announced today a 2014 plan to invest approximately C$2.1 billion to continue to raise network safety and efficiency, improve service and grow the business.

Routine Construction Suspended at MTA Crossings for Thanksgiving Holiday

23 Nov

MTA-Railway-imageTo ease travel for its customers this Thanksgiving, routine maintenance and temporary construction work at all MTA Bridges and Tunnels crossings will be suspended beginning Noon on Wed., Nov.27th through early Monday morning, Dec. 2nd.

Don’t Let Driving Hassles Ruffle Your Feathers This Thanksgiving

23 Nov

MTA-Rail-ImageParade, feast, family, shopping – all these pursuits are easier when you take Metro-North this Thanksgiving holiday.

Metro-North will operate extra trains and increase the number of cars on existing trains so there are plenty of seats for extra riders.

MTA Long Island Rail Road Offering Extra Service & Reduced Fares for the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

23 Nov

MTA-Railway-imageWith the beginning of the long Thanksgiving Weekend, MTA Long Island Rail Road is ready with additional train service to get travelers where they want to go and off-peak ticket pricing they will find very attractive.

After volcanic eruptions Kamchatka witnesses quake

13 Nov

earthquakeA seismic station based at Petropavlovsk said that tremors measuring almost 3-4 on the Richter scale were felt in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, the main city on the Kamchatka peninsula and home to a nuclear submarine base, but there were no reports of casualties or significant damage.

Network Rail to pay first year’s university fee in new competition to encourage more women into IT

12 Nov

displaymedia3-300x227Network Rail’s chief information officer is so concerned about the rapid slide in the number of women entering the UK’s IT sector, she has launched a new competition for girls which will see the company pay the winner’s first year of university fees.