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.

Charlotte’s LYNX Blue Line extended

19 Mar 2018

USA: The LYNX Blue Line in Charlotte almost doubled in length on March 16 with the inauguration of a 15 km extension from 7th Street to UNC Charlotte Main. The northwestern extension adds 11 stops and includes a 300 m ... more

Sound Transit picks expansion partners

15 Mar 2018

USA: Seattle-Tacoma transport authority Sound Transit has selected the South County Transit Partners joint venture of Mott MacDonald and SNC-Lavalin to provide project management services for the 11·5 km light-rail extension ... more

Hyundai Rotem signs Vancouver driverless train contract

26 Feb 2018

CANADA: Hyundai Rotem announced on February 26 that it had signed a 62·1bn won contract with Vancouver regional transport authority TransLink for the supply of 24 metro cars for the driverless Canada Line. Deliveries from ... more

Work starts on second phase of Los Angeles Purple Line extension

26 Feb 2018

USA: A groundbreaking ceremony for the second phase of the Purple metro line extension in Los Angeles took place on February 23. Scheduled to open in 2025, Section 2 would run for 4·2 km from Wilshire/La Cienega to Century ... more