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.

Eflare Corp is supplying the New York subway with 22 000 compact handheld LED hazard warning beacons for use by track workers.

LED beacons certified for the New York subway

09 Jul 2019

USA: Eflare Corp is supplying the New York subway with 22 000 compact handheld LED hazard warning beacons for use by track workers. New York City Transit Authority worked with Eflare for more than three years to ensure the ... more

Bombardier Transportation is to operate and maintain the SFO AirTrain automated peoplemover at San Francisco International Airport.

SFO AirTrain operating contract awarded

02 Jul 2019

USA: The City & County of San Francisco has awarded Bombardier Transportation a new contract to operate and maintain the SFO AirTrain automated peoplemover at San Francisco International Airport. The contract is worth $220m ... more

FTA grant for Dallas light rail capacity improvement

02 Jul 2019

USA: Dallas Area Rapid Transit has signed a $61m grant agreement with the Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration for the lengthening of platforms at 28 stops on the Red and Blue lines. The grant announced ... more

The Finch West light rail line is due to open in 2023.

CBTC supplier selected for Finch West light rail line

26 Jun 2019

CANADA: Mosaic Transit Group has selected Thales to supply signalling for the Finch West light rail line being developed in Toronto. Thales is to supply its SelTrac CBTC technology. Last year Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area ... more

The first section of the ION light rail line in the Region of Waterloo was inaugurated on June 21.

Waterloo ION light rail inaugurated

21 Jun 2019

CANADA: The first section of the ION light rail line in the Region of Waterloo was inaugurated on June 21 at a ceremony at Fairway stop in Kitchener. Travel is free until July 1. The 16 km line serves 19 stops on a mostly ... more

Five-year Boston transport investment plan approved

21 Jun 2019

USA: The Massachusetts Department of Transportation and Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority voted on June 18 to approve the 2020-24 capital investment plan. This includes a contribution of $753·7m towards the Red and ... more

PATH Improvement Plan revealed

21 Jun 2019

USA: The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey unveiled the PATH Improvement Plan on June 20. The proposals envisage capacity increases as well as measures to improve reliability and passenger experience on the metro ... more