As a result of COVID-19 impacting passenger numbers, VIA Rail Canada has announced a number of temporary management and professional employees layoffs.
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The Canadian National Railway Company (CN) has announced that its investments in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia will be focused on safety and capacity to strengthen the rail network, help reduce emissions, and support economic growth.
A new tool is available to help Canadian drivers stay safe on the roads around level crossings, thanks to a partnership between Waze and Operation Lifesaver Canada.
Three Ministerial Orders issued by the Canadian Minister of Transport will work to improve rail safety and reduce derailments of key trains and higher-risk key trains.
The beginning of 2020 has seen some positive results, as Operation Lifesaver reports a decrease in Canadian railway crossing injuries year-on-year.
Ahead of the arrival of its new fleet of trains expected in 2022, VIA Rail Canada has issued Requests for Qualifications to modernise its Montréal and Toronto maintenance centres.
The Rail Trends report proved that the Canadian railways are now fully recovered from the great global recession of 2008-09.
VIA Rail Canada has reported an increase in ridership and in passenger revenues for the third quarter of 2019, compared to the same period in 2018.
The transaction agreement between Canadian Pacific and Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors is expected to close by the end of 2019.
Steve Predmore will succeed Ken Hylander in the role of Executive Vice President and Chief Safety Officer for Amtrak in November 2019.
Freight transportation specialist, Canadian Pacific, is keen to support the adoption of blockchain technology across the supply chain.
The Government of Canada and Canada Infrastructure Bank have announced funding to take the next steps in exploring a modernised passenger rail system with a dedicated track along Canada’s most densely populated region and busiest transportation corridor.
Canada Infrastructure Bank, Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx are set to partner to invest nearly ￡2 billion into the GO Transit expansion.