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Los Angeles confirms Chinese metro car order

24 Mar 2017

USA: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has issued CRRC MA Corp with a Notice to Proceed with the supply 64 HR4000 metro cars, the agency confirmed on March 23. The Chinese supplier had been selected in ... more

Capital Metro in Austin has taken delivery of two more Stadler GTW diesel multiple-units.

Capital Metro takes delivery of more Stadler DMUs

23 Mar 2017

USA: Stadler has delivered two more GTW 2/6 diesel multiple-units to Capital Metro in Austin after a one-month journey from its Bussnang factory in Switzerland. After being carried by ship to the port of Galveston, the trains ... more

Boston Orange Line metro car mock-up receives official visit

22 Mar 2017

USA: Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker visited a mock-up of the metro car design that CRRC is supplying for Boston’s Orange Line at MBTA’s Wellington Yard on March 21, accompanied by Secretary of Transportation Stephanie ... more

Bombardier has delivered the first trainset for Guadalajara metro Line 1.

Guadalajara takes delivery of first TEG-15 trainset

21 Mar 2017

MEXICO: The first of 12 trainsets that Bombardier is supplying for Guadalajara light metro Line 1 arrived in the city on March 18. It was shipped from Bombardier’s Sahagún factory on March 16, two months ahead of schedule. ... more

Stadler Bussnang has been selected to supply high-capacity EMUs to MÁV-Start.

Stadler selected for high-capacity EMU contract

21 Mar 2017

HUNGARY: Sole bidder Stadler Bussnang has been selected for a framework contract to supply high-capacity electric multiple-units, national passenger operator MÁV-Start announced on March 17. Further negotiations will now take ... more

First refurbished Budapest Line M3 trainset enters passenger service

21 Mar 2017

HUNGARY: The first modernised metro train entered service on Budapest metro Line M3 on March 20. The six-car set was modernised by Transmashholding subsidiary Metrowagonmash, the original supplier. Two more are due to enter ... more

Vityaz-M trams enter service in Moscow

17 Mar 2017

RUSSIA: Two prototype Vityaz-M trams entered revenue service in Moscow on March 17. They had arrived at arrived at the Bauman depot on January 27. Moscow tram operator Mosgortrans ordered 300 three-section trams from a ... more

CRRC begins construction of Chicago factory

17 Mar 2017

USA: CRRC Sifang America held a groundbreaking ceremony for its rolling stock assembly plant in Chicago on March 16. CRRC intends the 35 390 m2 factory in the Hegewisch district of southeast Chicago to become ... more

Boston’s PCC streetcars to be overhauled

14 Mar 2017

USA: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority plans to overhaul its fleet of PCC streetcars. The $7·9m overhaul and aims to extend the life of the vehicles, which have been in service since the mid-1940s. The work is expected ... more