List of rail transit systems in North America

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This list denotes all passenger rail (national services and commuter systems), heavy urban rail (such as rapid transit), light rail, and streetcars that are commuter-oriented. It does not include heritage streetcars, which are usually intended primarily to attract tourists and shoppers to downtown destinations, rather than serving as integral pieces of the regional transportation system.

Canada[edit]

  • National:
Via Rail- intercity rail network
  • Calgary
C-Train- 2 light rail lines, operated by Calgary Transit
  • Edmonton
Edmonton LRT- 1 light rail line, operated by Edmonton Transit System
  • Montreal
Montreal Metro - 4 metro lines, operated by Société de transport de Montréal
AMT Commuter Rail - 5 commuter rail lines, with one under construction, operated by Agence métropolitaine de transport
  • Ottawa
O-Train- 1 light rail line running on railway lines, operated by OC Transpo
  • Greater Toronto Area
Toronto Subway and RT- 4 metro lines; TTC Streetcars- 11 streetcar lines, operated by the Toronto Transit Commission
GO Train- 7 commuter rail lines, operated by GO Transit
  • Vancouver and Lower Mainland
SkyTrain- 3 metro lines;
West Coast Express- 1 commuter rail line, operated by TransLink

Cuba[edit]

  • National
Ferrocarriles de Cuba- intercity rail network

Dominican Republic[edit]

  • Santo Domingo
Santo Domingo Metro, 2 metro lines, operated by Oficina para la Reorganizacion del Transporte

Mexico[edit]

  • Chihuahua and Sinaloa
Ferrocarril Chihuahua al Pacífico - an inter city line from the city of Chihuahua to the port of Topolobampo
  • Guadalajara
Guadalajara light rail system – 1 metro Line, 1 light rail line, operated by Sistema de Tren Eléctrico Urbano
  • Jalisco
Tequila Express - a tourist's excursion line that runs from Guadalajara to Amatitán to visit a tequila distillery
  • Mexico City
Mexico City Metro – 11 metro lines, with 1 under construction, operated by Sistema de Transporte Colectivo
Xochimilco Light Rail – 1 light rail line, operated by Servicio de Transportes Eléctricos
Tren Suburbano – 1 commuter rail line, operated by Ferrocarril Suburbano de la Zona Metropolitana del Valle de México
  • Monterrey
Monterrey Metro – 1 elevated metro line, 1 underground light rail line, operated by S.T.C. Metrorrey

Puerto Rico[edit]

  • San Juan
Tren Urbano- 1 metro line, operated by Puerto Rico Department of Transportation and Public Works

United States of America[edit]

  • National
Amtrak- intercity rail network

Gulf & Southern States[edit]

  • Atlanta
MARTA Subway- 4 metro lines, operated by Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority
  • Austin
Capital MetroRail- 1 commuter rail line, operated by Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority
  • Charlotte
LYNX Rapid Transit Services- 1 light rail line, operated by Charlotte Area Transit System
  • Dallas-Fort Worth
DART LRT- 3 light rail lines, with a fourth under construction
Trinity Railway Express- 1 commuter rail line, operated by Dallas Area Rapid Transit and the Fort Worth Transportation Authority
A-train- 1 commuter rail line, operated by Denton County Transportation Authority
  • Houston
METRORail- 1 light rail line, with planned expansion, operated by Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas
  • Jacksonville
JTA Skyway- 1 people mover line, operated by Jacksonville Transportation Authority
  • Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Palm Beach
Metrorail- 1 metro line, with one under construction; Metromover- 1 people mover line, operated by Miami-Dade Transit
Tri-Rail- 1 commuter rail line, operated by the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority
  • Nashville
Music City Star- 1 commuter rail line, operated by the Regional Transportation Authority
  • New Orleans
RTA Streetcars- 3 streetcar lines, operated by New Orleans Regional Transit Authority
  • Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Newport News (Hampton Roads)
Tide Light Rail- 1 light rail line, with planned extensions, operated by Hampton Roads Transit

Midwest & Great Lake States[edit]

  • Chicago
L Train- 8 metro lines, operated by the Chicago Transit Authority
Metra Rail- 11 commuter rail lines, operated by the Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corporation
South Shore Line- 1 commuter rail line, operated by Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District
  • Cleveland
RTA Rapid Transit- 1 metro line, 2 light rail lines, operated by Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority
  • Detroit
Detroit People Mover- 1 people mover line, operated by Detroit Department of Transportation
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul
METRO- 1 light rail line with 1 under construction, operated by Metro Transit
Northstar Commuter Rail- 1 commuter rail line, operated by the Metropolitan Council
  • St. Louis
St. Louis MetroLink- 2 light rail lines, operated by Bi-State Development Agency

Northeast[edit]

  • Baltimore
Baltimore Metro- 1 metro line; MTA Light Rail, 3 light rail lines; MARC Train, 2 commuter rail lines (shared with Washington, DC metropolitan area), operated by Maryland Transit Administration
  • Boston
The T- 4 metro lines, 5 light rail lines; MCBR Rail- 12 commuter rail lines, operated by Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
  • Buffalo
Buffalo Metro Rail- 1 light rail line, operated by Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority
  • Greater New York City (including Newark and Bridgeport/New Haven)
New York City Subway- 25 metro lines; Staten Island Railway- 1 metro line; Long Island Rail Road- 11 commuter rail lines; Metro-North Railroad- 5 commuter rail lines; operated by Metropolitan Transit Authority
PATH Train- 3 metro lines, operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
NJTR Rail- 10 commuter rail lines (shared with Philadelphia metropolitan area); Hudson-Bergen Light Rail- 2 light rail lines; Newark Light Rail- 2 light rail lines operated by New Jersey Transit
Shore Line East- 1 commuter rail line, operated by the Connecticut Department of Transportation
  • Greater Philadelphia
Philadelphia Subway- 2 metro lines; SEPTA Suburban Lines- 3 light rail lines; SEPTA Subway–Surface Trolley Lines- 6 streetcar lines; SEPTA Regional Rail- 13 commuter rail lines, operated by Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportations Authority
PATCO Speedline- 1 metro line, operated by the Port Authority Transit Corporation
NJTR Rail- 1 commuter rail line (shared with New York City metropolitan area), operated by New Jersey Transit
River Line- 1 light rail line, operated by New Jersey Transit
  • Pittsburgh
The T- 2 light rail lines (and one with operations presently suspended), operated by the Port Authority of Allegheny County
  • Greater Washington
Washington Metro- 5 metro lines, with one under construction, operated by Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority,
MARC Train- 3 commuter rail lines (shared with Baltimore metropolitan area), operated by the Maryland Transit Administration
Virginia Railway Express- 2 commuter rail lines, operated by the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission

West[edit]

  • Alaska
Alaska Railroad-
  • Albuquerque-Santa Fe
New Mexico Rail Runner Express- 1 commuter rail line, operated by the New Mexico Department of Transportation
  • Denver
RTD Light Rail- 4 light rail lines, with two under construction, operated by the Regional Transportation District
  • Las Vegas
Las Vegas Monorail- 1 monorail line operated by the Las Vegas Monorail Company
  • Los Angeles-Inland Empire
Los Angeles County Metro Rail- 2 metro lines, 4 light rail lines, operated by Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Metrolink- 7 commuter rail lines, operated by Southern California Regional Rail Authority
  • Phoenix
METRO Light Rail- 1 light rail line, operated by Valley Metro
  • Portland
MAX Light Rail- 4 light rail lines, with one under construction; Portland Streetcar- 1 streetcar line, with one under construction (system owned by City of Portland); Westside Express Service- 1 commuter rail line; all operated by TriMet
  • Sacramento
Regional Transit LTR- 2 light rail lines, operated by Sacramento Regional Transit District
  • Salt Lake City
The FrontRunner- 1 commuter rail train, operated by Utah Transit Authority (UTA)
Streetcar- 1 streetcar line, with more planned, operated by UTA
TRAX- 3 light rail lines, with more lines planned, operated by UTA
  • San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose (Bay Area)
BART- 5 rapid transit lines, operated by San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District
Muni Metro- 6 light rail lines, with one under construction; F Line- 1 streetcar line, operated by San Francisco Municipal Railway
VTA Light Rail- 3 light rail lines, operated by Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
Caltrain- 1 commuter rail line, operated by the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board
Altamont Corridor Express- 1 commuter rail line, operated by the San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission Joint Powers Board
  • Seattle-Tacoma
Link Light Rail- 2 light rail lines; Sounder Commuter Rail- 1 commuter rail line, operated by Sound Transit
South Lake Union Streetcar- 1 streetcar line, owned by City of Seattle
  • San Diego
San Diego Trolley- 3 light rail lines operated by San Diego Metropolitan Transit System
COASTER- 1 commuter rail line; Sprinter- 1 commuter rail line, operated by North County Transit District

Systems Under Construction[edit]

  • Greater Washington
DC Streetcar- 2 streetcar lines, to be operated by the District of Columbia Department of Transportation
  • Toronto
TTC Light Rail- 2 light rail line, with several more in planning, to be operated by the Toronto Transit Commission

Approved Systems Preparing for Construction[edit]

  • Charlotte
LYNX Purple Line- 1 commuter rail line, to be operated by LYNX Rapid Transit Services
  • Dallas-Fort Worth
Cotton Belt Rail Line- 3 commuter rail lines, to be operated by Fort Worth Transportation Authority
  • Detroit
Woodward Avenue Light Rail- 1 light rail line, to be operated by Detroit Department of Transportation
  • Harrisburg-Lancaster
Capital Red Rose Corridor- 1 commuter rail line, with planned extensions, to be operated by Capital Area Transit
  • Honolulu
Honolulu Rail Transit- 1 metro rail line, to be operated by TheBus
  • Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge (Waterloo Region)
Waterloo LRT- 1 light rail line, to be operated by Grand River Transit[1]
  • Orlando
SunRail- 1 commuter rail line, to be operated by the Florida Department of Transportation
  • San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose (Bay Area)
SMART Train, 1 commuter rail line, to be operated by The Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit District
  • San Juan
Tren Interurbano- 1 commuter rail line, to be operated by Puerto Rico Department of Transportation and Public Works

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Douglas John Bowen (2013-07-12). "Waterloo opts for Bombardier LRVs". International Railway Journal. Archived from the original on 2013-07-13. Retrieved 2013-07-13. "The first of the Flexity Freedom LRV are due to be delivered in mid-2016, and will be used on the 19km, 16-station line from Conestoga Mall in Waterloo to Fairview Park Mall in Kitchener. The $C 92.4m ($US 89.2m) contract will include an option for 16 additional vehicles."