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.

Glendora is one of four planned stops on the first phase.

Kiewit and Parsons awarded Los Angeles Gold Line extension contract

16 Aug 2019

USA: The Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority awarded the main design-build contract for the Foothill Gold Line light rail extension to a joint venture of Kiewit and Parsons, the authority announced on August 14. The ... more

The first trainset that CRRC is supplying for the Boston Orange Line entered passenger service on August 14.

CRRC metro train enters service in Boston

15 Aug 2019

USA: The first trainset that CRRC is supplying for the Boston Orange Line entered passenger service on August 14. In 2014, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority awarded CRRC MA a contract to supply 152 cars for the Orange ... more

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New York’s 42 St Shuttle to be refurbished

13 Aug 2019

USA: New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced on August 2 that the 42 St Shuttle metro line in Manhattan is to be modernised. Work is due to begin on August 16 and end in 2022, with no interruptions to service. ... more

The Glenridge Operations & Maintenance Facility will contain the operations control centre and the maintenance depot for the fleet of 26 five-section light rail vehicles being supplied by CAF.

Maryland Purple Line depot topped out

05 Aug 2019

USA: The Maryland Transit Administration held a ceremony on July 30 to mark the topping out of the Glenridge Operations & Maintenance Facility being built for the future Purple Line light rail route. Planned to accommodate ... more

MTS is currently taking deliveries of Siemens light rail vehicles from a previous order.

San Diego selects Siemens S700 light rail vehicles

01 Aug 2019

USA: San Diego’s Metropolitan Transit System has awarded Siemens Mobility a contract to supply 25 light rail vehicles. Siemens will supply its low-floor S700 LRV. Deliveries from its Sacramento plant are expected to be complete ... more

TriMet has ordered S700 vehicles from Siemens that will operate on the MAX light rail network.

Siemens to supply S700 light rail vehicles to Portland

31 Jul 2019

USA: Portland transport agency TriMet has selected Siemens Mobility to supply up to 86 light rail vehicles, the manufacturer announced on July 29. Deliveries from Siemens’ Sacramento plant are expected to begin in 2021. The ... more

Improving reliability of the New York Subway is a core aim of the restructuring. Other objectives include reducing major project costs and delivering on investment programmes including rolling stock renewal.

‘Historic’ restructuring of New York MTA approved

26 Jul 2019

USA: A landmark restructuring of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority was approved at a board meeting on July 24. The ‘historic reorganisation’ is the first such effort since MTA was ... more

ADM Aéroports de Montréal held a groundbreaking ceremony on July 19 for the REM station at Montréal-Trudeau International Airport.

Work begins on Montréal airport metro station

22 Jul 2019

CANADA: Greater Montréal airport authority ADM Aéroports de Montréal held a groundbreaking ceremony on July 19 for the Réseau Électrique Métropolitain station at Montréal-Trudeau International Airport. Due to open in 2023, the ... more