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VIA Rail Canada will resume passenger service in northern Manitoba between Gillam and Churchill on December 2, 2018. Service on the line was suspended in May 2017 after flooding severely damaged the rails.
Union Pacific (UP) has announced progress on its implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC). The company will meet all required federal deadlines regarding PTC and will continue to implement, test and refine the system’s suite of technologies in 2019-20.
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has issued a final rule establishing modern, performance-based safety standards for railroad passenger equipment.
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has released the 2018 Quarter 3 Positive Train Control (PTC) data, which shows railroads’ progress in implementing PTC systems by the December 31 deadline or qualifying for an alternative schedule.
Amtrak has posted record revenues of $3.38 billion for its 2018 fiscal year (FY) ending September 30, an increase of 2.2 percent over revenues in FY 2017. Operating performance for FY 2018 was the best in the company’s history, improving 13.3 percent over FY 2017.