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Montreal bids farewell to MR-63 rail cars

The MR-63 units have been gradually phased out of service as STM takes delivery of new Azur cars. Photo – STM The Societe de transport de Montreal (STM) last week marked the final day of service for its original MR-63 train. The train's builders took their last ride aboard the train on the Blue Line…

MBTA unveils new Green Line rail car

CAF USA Inc. is building 24 low-floor light-rail vehicles for the MBTA's Green Line. Photo – MBTA Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and local officials earlier this week unveiled a new rail car that will operate on the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's (MBTA) Green Line light-rail route.Starting in September, the new cars will be put into…

Metra to reissue rail-car RFP

The news comes after the railroad received just one response to its initial request for new bi-level gallery cars. Photo – Metra Metra plans to reissue its request for proposals (RFP) for new rail cars and open it up to alternative car designs.The railroad opted to reissue the RFP after receiving only one response to…

NCTD to buy five new Siemens locomotives

The new units are expected to reduce emissions by 90 percent compared to NCTD's existing locomotives. Photo – NCTD The North County Transit District (NCTD) of San Diego has approved a $37 million order for five diesel-electric Siemens Charger locomotives.The locomotives will replace units that are up to 43 years old, NCTD and Siemens officials…

Amtrak considers replacing Amfleet I equipment

First introduced in 1975, the more than 450 Amfleet coach and cafe cars – recognized by their rounded, tubular stainless steel bodies and aerodynamic fluting – are used primarily on routes east of the Mississippi River such as the Northeast Regional, Carolinian and Illinois Service trains. Photo – history.amtrak.com Amtrak yesterday issued a request for…