CAF wins Boston Green Line order

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation Board of Directors has awarded CAF a $118 million contract to build Boston’s next generation Green Line light rail vehicles.

The Spanish manufacturer will supply 24 low-floor units as part of the Green Line Extension (GLX) project, which will create two new branch lines running west from thType9 artistic renderinge line’s current terminus at Lechmere station.

CAF will manufacture the body shells in Spain before shipping them to Elmira, New York, for final assembly and testing.

The first new Green Line vehicles will be delivered from the end of 2017, with the board expected to award further contracts for new Red Line and Orange Line vehicles later this year.