Alberta Expects $1.7 Billion Profit From Crude-by-Rail Plan
CP Rail workers killed in B.C. derailment identified as Calgary-based crew
Rail expansion through Port of Vancouver aimed at hiking imports from Asia
Derailment Dumps Grain, Wrecks Rail Cars
Alberta's oil cuts backfire as crude-by-rail shipments collapse
Alstom agrees to rebuild two more Rocky Mountaineer luxury rail cars
UPDATE: CP grain train derailment claims three lives
'Record by almost every measure' in Canadian Pacific's 'watershed' year
Record amount of Canadian oil exported by rail raises safety concerns
Alberta tar just can’t get no satisfaction
Four companies have prequalified to submit proposals for the supply of trainsets to replace the fleet which national passenger operator VIA Rail currently uses on the Québec city – Windsor corridor.
They are Bombardier Transportation Canada, Siemens Canada, Stadler US and Talgo.
The shortlist announced on June 18 follows a request for qualifications issued on April 16. The companies have until October 5 to submit proposals, and the new trainsets are expected to enter service from 2022.
VIA Rail is looking to procure 32 push-pull trainsets, offering improved accessibility, Tier 4 compliant and more fuel-efficient diesel engines and the option to operate on electrified lines in the future.
‘By inviting four world-class train manufacturers to participle in the RFP to replace our corridor fleet, we have reached an important milestone of our transformation plan to lead Canadians towards a more sustainable future’, said VIA Rail President & CEO Yves Desjardins-Siciliano when the shortlist was announced. ‘With a brand-new fleet of modern trains to service the Québec city – Windsor corridor, we will be able to offer our customers a renewed and improved travel experience that will help us convince them to make the smart choice to travel by train.'
This article first appeared on www.railwaygazette.com
About this website
Railpage version 3.10.0.0037
All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters, all the rest is © 2003-2019 Interactive Omnimedia Pty Ltd.
You can syndicate our news using one of the RSS feeds.