Work Underway for Ontario’s Scarborough Subway Extension

The project will extend Toronto Transit Commission’s (TTC) Line 2 subway 4.8 miles (7.8 kilometers) further into Scarborough, with stations at Lawrence Avenue and McCowan Road; Scarborough Center; and Sheppard Avenue and McCowan Road (see map above).
Canada

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215 Stuttgart S-Bahn trains to be retrofitted with ETCS and ATO

Europe
ALSTOM will equip 215 S-Bahn trains in Stuttgart with European Train Control System (ETCS) and Automatic Train Operation (ATO).

FreightWaves Classics: Port of Long Beach celebrates 110 years of service

USA
The Port of Long Beach was founded 110 years ago today – June 24, 1911. According to the port’s website, it was “a wild dream scratched out of 800 acres of mudflats at the mouth of the Los Angeles River.”

Calls for Barnaby Joyce to intervene in regional rail

ACT
The Rail, Tram and Bus Union have called on the recently re-instated National Party leader Barnaby Joyce to fight for regional rail jobs, fearing a push towards moving local freight on overseas-flagged ships.

CSX Selects Wabtec for Power Upgrades

USA
CSX will be the first to demonstrate Wabtec’s Trip Optimizer Zero-to-Zero system that allows railroads “to start a train from zero mph and stop the train automatically using various controls,” according to the manufacturer.

'I never thought this would work': Sign fast-tracks graduate into employment

South Australian Rail News
Architecture graduate Kushagra Jhurani had been trying to land a job for seven months.

Phillip C. Hess, January 29, 1953 – June 20, 2021

Rail Events
Phil was born and raised in Sycamore, Ill., with two older sisters, Paula Hess and Cheryl Hess; all were children of Clayton and Kathryn Hess.

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