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.

Siemens to provide predictive maintenance for Atlanta Streetcar

14 Feb 2018

USA: Siemens has been selected as the long-term service provider for the Atlanta Streetcar. The partnership will see Siemens providing technical support and materials for all preventative and corrective maintenance of the four ... more

First Oklahoma City streetcar arrives

14 Feb 2018

USA: The first of seven trams for Oklahoma City arrived on February 13 from Brookville Equipment Co’s factory in Pennsylvania. Haulage by road was provided by Silk Road Transport. Brookville is supplying seven low-floor trams ... more

Alstom and SNC-Lavalin to build Montréal’s automated metro

08 Feb 2018

CANADA: CDPQ Infra announced the winning bidders for the construction and operation of the Réseau Électrique Métropolitain automated metro project in Montréal on February 8. Construction is due to start in April, with testing ... more

Edmonton Valley Line LRV mock-up presented

05 Feb 2018

CANADA: A mock-up of a light rail vehicle for Edmonton’s Valley Line was presented to officials on February 2. Bombardier Transportation is supplying 26 LRVs for the first phase of the project as part of the TransEd Partners ... more

Los Angeles airport peoplemover bidder selected

29 Jan 2018

USA: A consortium of ACS Infrastructure Development (Iridium), Dragados USA, Hochtief PPP Solutions, Flatiron, Fluor, Balfour Beatty and Bombardier has been selected as preferred bidder for a PPP concession to build and operate a ... more

Kawasaki to supply 535 New York Subway cars

25 Jan 2018

USA: The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority board voted on January 24 to approve the purchase of 535 metro cars from Kawasaki Rail Car Inc for $1·4bn. The contract includes options for up to 1 077 additional ... more

BART Fleet of the Future train carries passengers in San Francisco

24 Jan 2018

USA: The first train of BART’s Fleet of the Future has entered passenger service in San Francisco. The 10-car trainset is initially running on the Richmond – Warm Springs/South Fremont route during off-peak hours. Bombardier ... more

Stadler is to design and supply three Flirt DMUs for the Arrow commuter service which is to be launched under the Redlands Passenger Rail Project.

DMUs ordered for California’s Arrow commuter service

22 Jan 2018

USA: California’s San Bernardino County Transportation Authority has issued Stadler with a notice to proceed with the design and supply of three Flirt diesel multiple-units for the Arrow commuter service which is to be launched ... more