7061 East Pleasant Valley Road, Independence, Ohio 44131 • (216) 241-2630 / Fax: (216) 241-6516

Membership
Benefits
News and Issues
Departments
Information
Secretary-Treasurer
Merchandise
Communications
FELA
Events
Links
User Info

Amtrak's high-speed Acela units to be replaced

(Source: Bloomberg, December 13, 2012)

WASHINGTON, D.C. ‚ Amtrak, the U.S. long-distance passenger railroad, will replace the entire fleet of train sets used on its Acela service in the Northeast U.S. after scrapping plans to buy more passenger cars. The taxpayer-supported railroad plans in early 2013 to issue a “request for information” from companies that could supply the equipment, according to a statement released today. Acela’s current trains were made by Bombardier Inc. (BBD/B), based in Montreal, with Alstom SA (ALO), based in Levallois-Perret, France.

Full story: Bloomberg

Friday, December 14, 2012

Like us on Facebook at
Facebook.com/BLETNational

Sign up for BLET News Flash Alerts

© 1997-2019 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen

 


Decertification Helpline
(216) 694-0240

Sign up for BLET
News Flash Alerts

DAILY HEADLINES

AAR: Rail traffic down 5.9% for week ending November 9
Norfolk Southern coal freight continues to drop amid new operating plan
Amtrak unveils its new high-speed Acela train prototype
Opinion: Railroad key performance indicators suggest continuing weakness
Port Authority to receive over $2.5 million from Norfolk Southern after 2018 derailment in Pittsburgh
NJ Transit under scrutiny over slow pace of improvements
Union Pacific declares fourth quarter 2019 dividend
RRB Q&A: Credit for military service under the Railroad Retirement Act
Get the latest labor news from the Teamsters

More Headlines