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Keep up to date on the latest railroad news from the northeastern United States and Canada, edited by Carl Perelman.

Rail Traffic for the Week Ending October 17, 2020

October 21, 2020

Rail Traffic for the Week Ending October 17, 2020

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending October 17, 2020. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 518,763 carloads and intermodal units, up 2.2 percent compared with the same week last year.

Third Quarter Canadian Pacific Financial Results

October 21, 2020

Third Quarter Canadian Pacific Financial Results

Canadian Pacific Railway Limited today announced third-quarter revenues of $1.86 billion, diluted earnings per share (“EPS”) of $4.41, adjusted diluted EPS of $4.12 and an operating ratio of 58.2 percent.

VIA Rail Announces a Gradual Service Resumption in Western Canada

October 20, 2020

VIA Rail Announces a Gradual Service Resumption in Western Canada

VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) announces the gradual return to service in Western Canada by providing intercity transportation exclusively between Winnipeg and Vancouver as of Friday, December 11, 2020

MTA Launches Groundbreaking Live Subway Map, Creating Next Generation Map Following Iconic Hertz and Vignelli Designs

October 20, 2020

MTA Launches Groundbreaking Live Subway Map, Creating Next Generation Map Following Iconic Hertz and Vignelli Designs

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) officials today launched the new digital “Live Subway Map,” a first of its kind guide to navigating the subway system in real time. The new map, which allows riders to plan trips more easily by taking into account service changes and seeing train movements as they happen.

Wabtec Begins Trial of Transit Rail Industry’s First Environmentally Friendly Air Conditioning System

October 19, 2020

Wabtec Begins Trial of Transit Rail Industry’s First Environmentally Friendly Air Conditioning System

Wabtec  begins trial of the transit rail industry’s first air conditioning system using natural R290 refrigerant, a clean and environmentally friendly option. This Wabtec Green Air technology is part of the company’s initiative to bring clean, sustainable solutions to the transit market.

Smucker Introduces the Keystone Line for the Commonwealth Act

October 16, 2020

Smucker Introduces the Keystone Line for the Commonwealth Act

On October 13, Pennsylvania State Representative  Lloyd Smucker (PA-11)   announced the introduction of H.R. 8389, the Keystone Line for the Commonwealth Act. The legislation would require Amtrak to transfer ownership of the Keystone East Line and certain stations along that line to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for management by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT).

CP To Acquire Full Ownership Of The Detroit River Rail Tunnel

October 16, 2020

CP To Acquire Full Ownership Of The Detroit River Rail Tunnel

Canadian Pacific and OMERS, the defined benefit pension plan for municipal employees in the province of Ontario, announced today they have entered into a purchase agreement whereby CP will acquire full ownership of the Detroit River Rail Tunnel from certain affiliates of OMERS

SEPTA to Introduce New Three-Day Passes on Transit and Regional Rail

October 16, 2020

SEPTA to Introduce New Three-Day Passes on Transit and Regional Rail

To add options and flexibility for passengers, SEPTA is offering new three-day passes for Transit and Regional Rail that will be available for purchase on a SEPTA Key Card. These new fare products go on sale starting Tuesday, Oct. 20.

New York & Lake Erie Resumes Excursion Passenger Trains

October 15, 2020

New York & Lake Erie Resumes Excursion Passenger Trains

The New York & Lake Erie is resuming excursion passenger trains after being shut down due to COVID-19 concerns.  Commencing on October 17 trains will operate from Gowanda, N.Y. to South Dayton, N.Y.

Rail Traffic for the Week Ending October 10, 2020

October 14, 2020

Rail Traffic for the Week Ending October 10, 2020

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending October 10, 2020. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 520,452 carloads and intermodal units, up 1.9 percent compared with the same week last year. Total carloads for the week ending October 10 were 230,964 carloads, down 5.2 percent compared with the same week in 2019, while U.S. weekly intermodal volume was 289,488 containers and trailers, up 8.4 percent compared to 2019.