Americas urban rail news

The latest streetcar, light rail, subway, metro and commuter rail news news from North and South America, including the USA, Canada, Mexico and Brazil.

Brookville Equipment Corp is to supply Seattle’s Sound Transit with five Liberty light rail vehicles.

Sound Transit orders Tacoma Link extension LRVs

05 Dec 2017

USA: Terms have been agreed for Brookville Equipment Corp to supply Seattle’s Sound Transit with five Liberty light rail vehicles for $26·5m plus tax, the manufacturer announced on December 4. The LRVs are required as part of ... more

Los Angeles light rail extension groundbreaking

04 Dec 2017

USA: The Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority held a groundbreaking ceremony on December 2 for the next phase of the light rail route. The 19·8 km eastern extension from APU/Citrus College in Glendora to Montclair ... more

Hitachi Rail Italy metro train enters service in Miami

01 Dec 2017

USA: The first trainset supplied by Hitachi Rail Italy entered service with Miami Metrorail on November 30, marking the first new rolling stock on the network since it opened to passengers in 1984. Miami-Dade Transit placed a ... more

Next-generation New York Subway car mock-up on display

01 Dec 2017

USA: New York MTA has put a mock-up of a future R211 metro car on public display at 34 St-Hudson Yards station. To be displayed until December 6, the mock-up is being used to gather customer feedback on the proposed design. In ... more

Siemens is supplying 219 light rail vehicles to San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.

First Siemens LRV in service in San Francisco

27 Nov 2017

USA: The first of 219 Siemens S200 light rail vehicles for San Francisco’s Muni network has entered revenue service, the manufacturer announced on November 20. San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency signed a $648m ... more

The award of a design and build contract for Boston’s Green Line light rail extension was approved by Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority on November 20.

Boston Green Line light rail extension contract awarded

22 Nov 2017

USA: The award of a design and build contract for Boston’s Green Line light rail extension was approved by Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority on November 20. The winning bidder was the GLX Constructors joint venture led ... more

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has selected Cubic Transportation Systems and John Laing as preferred bidder for a PPP contract to design, supply and operate a multimodal fare payment system.

MBTA’s CharlieCard to be replaced under PPP contract

21 Nov 2017

USA: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has selected Cubic Transportation Systems and John Laing as preferred bidder for a PPP contract to design, supply and operate a multimodal fare payment system. This will include ... more