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 – 2 light rail lines, operated by Edmonton Transit System
  • Montreal
Montreal Metro – 4 metro lines, operated by Société de transport de Montréal
RTM Commuter Rail – 6 commuter rail lines, operated by the Réseau de transport métropolitain
  • Ottawa
O-Train Trillium Line – 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 intercity 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-oriented 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 and Southern states[edit]

  • Atlanta
MARTA Subway – 4 metro lines, operated by Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)
Atlanta Streetcar – 1 streetcar line, operated by the MARTA and the City of Atlanta
  • 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 – 4 light rail lines, 1 streetcar line (Dallas Streetcar), both operated by DART
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 – 3 light rail lines, 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 – 2 metro lines; Metromover – 3 people mover lines; both operated by Miami-Dade Transit
Tri-Rail – 1 commuter rail line, 1 commuter rail line under construction, 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
  • Orlando
SunRail – 1 commuter rail line, operated by the Florida Department of Transportation

Midwest and Great Lakes states[edit]

  • Chicago
Chicago 'L' – 8 metro lines, operated by the Chicago Transit Authority
Metra – 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
  • Cincinnati
Cincinnati Streetcar – 1 streetcar line, operated by the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority
  • 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
QLine – 1 streetcar line, operated by M-1 Rail
  • Kansas City
KC Streetcar – 1 streetcar line, operated by the Kansas City Streetcar Authority
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul
METRO – 2 light rail lines, 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 Subway – 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;
MBTA Commuter Rail- 12 commuter rail lines, operated by Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
CapeFLYER - 1 commuter rail line, weekends only (operated jointly between MBTA and Cape Cod Regional Transit 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 routes on 35 lines
Staten Island Railway – 1 route
Long Island Rail Road – 11 commuter rail lines
Metro-North Railroad – 5 commuter rail lines, operated by Metropolitan Transportation Authority
PATH – 5 metro routes, operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
NJ Transit Rail – 10 commuter rail lines (shared with Philadelphia metropolitan area)
Hudson-Bergen Light Rail – 2 light rail line
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 Transportation Authority
PATCO Speedline – 1 metro line, operated by the Port Authority Transit Corporation
NJ Transit 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, D.C.
Washington Metro – 6 metro lines, 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
DC Streetcar – 1 streetcar line, owned by the District of Columbia Department of Transportation and operated by a private contractor

West[edit]

  • Albuquerque-Santa Fe
New Mexico Rail Runner Express – 1 commuter rail line, operated by the New Mexico Department of Transportation
  • Denver
RTD Rail – 2 heavy rail lines with one under construction, and 6 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
Valley Metro Rail – 1 light rail line, operated by Valley Metro
  • Portland
MAX Light Rail – 5 light rail lines, operated by TriMet
Portland Streetcar – 2 streetcar lines, owned by City of Portland, managed by a non-profit corporation, operated by TriMet
WES Commuter Rail – 1 commuter rail line, operated by TriMet
  • Sacramento
Sacramento RT Light Rail – 3 light rail lines, operated by Sacramento Regional Transit District
  • Salt Lake City
The FrontRunner – 1 commuter rail train, operated by Utah Transit Authority (UTA)
S Line streetcar – 1 streetcar line, with more planned, operated by UTA
TRAX – 3 light rail lines, with more lines planned, operated by UTA
  • San Diego
San Diego Trolley – 3 light rail lines operated by San Diego Metropolitan Transit System
The Coaster – 1 commuter rail line; Sprinter – 1 commuter rail line, operated by North County Transit District
  • 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 (one in Tacoma), with a second under construction, operated by Sound Transit
Sounder Commuter Rail – 1 commuter rail line, operated by Sound Transit
Seattle Streetcar – 2 streetcar lines, owned by City of Seattle and operated under contract by King County Metro
  • Tucson, Arizona
Sun Link – 1 streetcar line, owned by the City of Tucson and operated by a private contractor

Systems under construction[edit]

  • Dallas-Fort Worth
Cotton Belt Rail Line – 3 commuter rail lines, to be operated by Fort Worth Transportation Authority
  • Honolulu
Honolulu Rail Transit – 1 metro rail line, to be operated by TheBus
  • Kitchener-Waterloo (Waterloo Region)
Waterloo LRT – 1 light rail line, to be operated by Grand River Transit[1]
  • Milwaukee
Milwaukee Streetcar – 1 streetcar line, project being led by City of Milwaukee
  • North San Francisco Bay Area
SMART Train – 1 commuter rail line, to be operated by the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District
  • Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City Streetcar – 1 streetcar line, project managed by the city of Oklahoma City
  • Tempe, AZ
Tempe Streetcar – 1 streetcar line.
  • Ottawa
Confederation Line – 1 light rail line, to be operated by the OC Transpo, to be part of the O-Train network
  • Toronto
Transit City/The Big Move projects – 1 light rail line (Eglinton Crosstown line), with 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
  • San Juan
San Juan-Caguas Rail – 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.