The Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board has approved a $170.3 million contract with Kinkisharyo to perform midlife overhauls on the P2250 fleet of light rail vehicles running along the Gold Line.
Hitachi Rail USA on March 17, 2016 officially opened its new 140,400-square-foot rail vehicle assembly plant in Medley, Fla., when the Mayor of Miami-Dade County, Carlos Gimenez, inaugurated the facility with the unveiling of a full-size mockup of a new railcar for Miami Metrorail.
Netherlands Railways has told AnsaldoBreda the Italian railcar manufacturer can pick up its 16 V250 Fyra high speed rail trains whenever it wants. NS has rejected the equipment due to what it cites as massive technical failure.
Stung by recent criticism of its rail products from at least two authorities (and possibly from U.S.-based rail observers as well), AnsaldoBreda is defending its product line, particularly its high speed rail equipment, suggesting any problems result from improper use.
A triad of U.S. HSR interests makes its move, upsetting some preconceived conventional wisdom involving the nation’s passenger rail outlook.
Florida’s Miami-Dade County Commission has agreed to award a $313 million contract for 136 transit cars to AnsaldoBreda.