Trains

Yesterday
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 14, 2017, 8am PDT
New York trouble adds subversive quotes to the "If You See Something Say Something" signs in the New York Subway.
Hyperallergic
January 26, 2017, 10am PST
This March, London will start six months of digging for a two-stop extension of the city's underground train system.
The Evening Standard
December 2, 2016, 2pm PST
The Federal Railroad Administration will soon update regulations regarding U.S. trains, this could have major impact on the industry and train travel.
Streetsblog
November 16, 2016, 10am PST
Boston residents got their first look earlier this week at the new trains that will grace the T tracks in 2019.
The Boston Globe
October 21, 2016, 9am PDT
An interview with a photographer about his unflattering pictures of train riders in Tokyo's crowded subway.
CNN
June 27, 2016, 10am PDT
Wired takes a tour of a Siemens factory in California tasked with the task of building the rolling stock for the forthcoming, privately-funded Brightline train line in Florida.
Wired
April 29, 2016, 9am PDT
Several decades ago, public transit was a distinctly low-quality way of getting around. Now, if we can believe TV and movies depicting the near future, all that has changed. Transit has become aspirational.
Governing
January 15, 2016, 9am PST
After documenting places like the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon and the vertical walls of El Capitan in Yosemite, the Google Streetview team thought small for its latest project.
CityLab
December 11, 2015, 2pm PST
Have you ever wanted to make the trains run on time? Or maybe just make the trains run at all? We have just the thing for you.
The Oregonian
October 19, 2014, 1pm PDT
The newest members of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority's fleet of commuter trains, 120 Silverliner V trains that have arrived since 2010, have not been sufficient in alleviating crowded rail lines.
Philadelphia Inquirer
October 1, 2014, 1pm PDT
Looking for a mapping tool that makes it easy to reference news about which agencies are buying what kind of rolling stock and when?
Next City
September 16, 2014, 6am PDT
New Jersey Transit recently announced plans to buy larger trains and buses to increase the capacity of commute infrastructure into and out of New York City.
Asbury Park Press
September 9, 2013, 9am PDT
With increasing fares, delays and an "awful" service on Sundays, the British Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin isn't the only commuter unhappy with the service and admits that the expediency of HS2 was exaggerated.
The Telegraph
April 29, 2013, 11am PDT
Just as the power industry turned toward lower priced natural gas and away from dirtier coal, there are signs that trucks and trains are looking to lower priced liquefied natural gas (LNG) to replace diesel-powered vehicles, but there are challenges.
The New York Times - Energy & Environment
March 1, 2013, 1pm PST
Dirty looks, shushing, even brawls; the lengths that "vigilantes" take to policing the rules of railroad quiet-cars can be extreme. William Power and Brian Hershberg look at how different transit systems, and their passengers, enforce quiet rides.
The Wall Street Journal
July 25, 2012, 9am PDT
Winnie Hu reports on how the reopening of the 65th Street Rail Yard in Brooklyn last week is part of a wider, regional rail expansion effort that aims to revive the moribund industry in order to boost economic and environmental benefits.
The New York Times
December 24, 2011, 9am PST
To encourage train ridership, Caltrans and Metrolink have teamed up to display train times on electronic signs along two oft-congested Southern California freeways.
The Orange County Register
August 23, 2011, 10am PDT
Japanese officials recently approved plans to build a 320-mile magnetic levitation train system. The $114 billion project is expected to begin construction in 2014.
Ecomagination
August 22, 2011, 12pm PDT
Writer J.J. Sedelmaier recalls riding the beautifully streamlined Electroliner trains, which ran on the same tracks as other Chicago rail transit but were a special event all to themselves.
Salon