Rail Transit

5 days ago
Chile's President, Sebastian Piñera, announced that Santiago's rail system will add two new lines and extend one of its existing train routes.
International Rail Journal
February 13, 2018, 8am PST
Emergency repairs will shut down Metro SubwayLink for a month, adding the system to an ignominious list of transit closures that includes SafeTrak in Washington, D.C. and the L Train in New York City.
The Baltimore Sun
February 11, 2018, 7am PST
Europe might be in political turmoil, but Eurostar high-speed rail service is expanding its reach.Europe might be in political turmoil, but Eurostar high-speed rail service is expanding its reach.
Quartz
January 27, 2018, 1pm PST
A $2.3 billion extension of the CTA's Red Line would be the first extension of a Chicago's "L" line since 1993.
Chicago Tribune
December 26, 2017, 1pm PST
The state of Washington has taken a first, serious look at a high-speed rail project linking Vancouver in British Columbia to Seattle and Portland.
Vancouver Sun
December 22, 2017, 7am PST
Fanfare, a full slate of politicians, and a day of free rides celebrated the opening of the extended Line 1 of the TTC subway system. There was also criticism of the new extension.
The Toronto Star
November 17, 2017, 11am PST
Early or late, a train that leaves "not on time" is unacceptable in Japan.
The New York Times
September 29, 2017, 1pm PDT
A tragic stampede at a Mumbai rail station is putting new focus on the state of rail infrastructure in India.
BBC
September 28, 2017, 12pm PDT
Seemingly esoteric matters of crossing safety and gate activation times are presenting a major obstacle for RTD's commuter rail expansion projects in the Denver area.
The Denver Post
September 26, 2017, 11am PDT
Alstom and Siemens are close to a merger in a move calculated to help the companies compete against the Chinese state-backed company CRRC.
Reuters via CNBC
August 8, 2017, 10am PDT
Los Angeles Metro's new Gold Line light rail extension is attracting riders from the regional Metrolink commuter rail line that serves San Bernardino. The editorial board of the Daily Bulletin suggests that's not necessarily a problem.
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
July 31, 2017, 12pm PDT
New transit lines are usually intended to provide an alternative to driving. But what happens when a new train line provides an alternative to an older train line?
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
May 25, 2017, 2pm PDT
The Government Accountability Office was set to investigate why U.S. transit capital investments are so expensive, especially in contrast to comparable European projects, but that study will not leave the station.
Vox
April 27, 2017, 1pm PDT
Open gangways are featured on subway trains in Toronto and Montreal. They could also be a welcome addition to the crowded New York Subway by 2023.
New York Daily News
March 27, 2017, 12pm PDT
To replace its existing, Italian-manufactured subway rolling stock, Los Angeles County Metro is turning to China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC).
The Source
March 17, 2017, 1pm PDT
Track repairs and inconsistent service have lead to a 14 percent decrease in ridership, enough to wipe out the year's gains of all other U.S. rail systems put together.
Washingtonian
February 27, 2017, 7am PST
The city of St. Louis is taking the first official steps toward the ambitious Northside-Southside MetroLink proposal.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
February 5, 2017, 11am PST
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (Metro) planned Gold Line extension is now scheduled to finish construction in 2025.
The San Gabriel Valley Tribune
January 17, 2017, 12pm PST
There is more than one new connection to LAX and the region's rail networks in the works.
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
September 7, 2016, 7am PDT
A median-income family in the L.A. metro area spends 73 percent of their income on housing and transportation alone. L.A. Metro explains why and how they're taking huge steps to get affordable housing on land they own—where it will do the most good.
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