Next Stop Chicago is a transformative project to deliver world-class transit to Chicago’s millions of riders…And bolster the economic health of the city’s south side.

Built in Chicago

CRRC Sifang is proud to partner with the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) to bring railcar assembly back to Chicago.
CRRC Sifang will build up to 846 new CTA railcars in a brand new facility on Chicago’s south side. CRRC’s commitment to the city of Chicago amounts to a $100 million investment and more than 160 new jobs.

A Leader in Mass Transit

CRRC Sifang America is part of the family of companies of CRRC Corporation Limited (CRRC), a world leader in the designing, engineering and manufacturing of advanced passenger rail vehicles and high-speed trains.

Headquartered in Beijing, CRRC is a global innovator in railcar and locomotive construction and maintenance and has been for more than a century. CRRC has produced rail cars operating in some of the world’s most populous and rapidly evolving cities and countries, including Beijing and Singapore.

Last year, CRRC Sifang America was awarded a contract, for up to $1.3 billion, by the CTA to supply more than 840 new 7000 Series railcars, which will replace approximately half of the agency’s current fleet.

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Project Updates

CRRC Sifang Invites DBEs to Attend Outreach Meeting June 21, 2018

Date: Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 9:00 AM Location Update: UAW Local 551 Union Hall - 13550 S. Torrence Ave, Chicago, 60633 Purpose: The meeting will provide you an opportunity to meet DBE Liaison Officer James [...]

Construction Update – Spring

The office space and lobby of the new facility is two stories. The construction team is working on many elements of this interior space before drywall and tile can be placed.

Making Chicago Move

Design Develop Construct Journal featured a story about the development of the facility. "We are taking 45 acres that had very old, functionally obsolete buildings, and turning that site into a modern, 380,000 square foot, [...]