Transit Briefs: GO Transit; WMATA; Caltrain

GO Transit will expand 120 kilometers (75 miles) into Southwestern Ontario as part of a pilot program starting Oct. 18. Metrolinx is providing the service between Toronto’s Union Station and London (see map above).
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MTA installs security cameras at all 472 subway stations

USA
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) in the US state of New York has completed the installation of security cameras at all 472 subway stations.

Pittsburgh Rail History: Pittsburgh & Lake Erie in Allegheny County

Model Railways
In the 1870s, it was obvious to local business and political leaders that the stranglehold the huge Pennsylvania Railroad held on commerce in Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas had to be broken. Exorbitant rates, favored shippers, and poor service to most, was crippling the area’s potential for growth.

Singapore LTA awards contract for CRL1 Loyang station and tunnels

Asian Rail News
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) in Singapore has awarded a civil contract for the design and construction of Loyang station and tunnels under the Cross Island Line Phase 1 (CRL1).

Roy Hill orders battery locomotive from Wabtec

Western Australian Rail News
AUSTRALIAN heavy-haul rail and port operator Roy Hill has ordered a FLXdrive battery-electric locomotive from Wabtec for use on its 344km 1435mm-gauge iron-ore railway in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

EBRD plans to boost rail investment in the western Balkans

Europe
THE European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) says it will increase its investment in rail networks in the western Balkans comprising Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Kosovo to help the region improve connectivity while also addressing climate change.

Channel Tunnel to handle unaccompanied freight

Europe
Channel Tunnel operator Getlink is to launch a service carrying unaccompanied lorry trailers, using its ‘unique customs expertise’ to speed up post-Brexit cross-border traffic.

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