Two companies competing to supply new subway cars to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority would build the assembly plant in Springfield if awarded the lucrative government contract.

Hyundai Rotem of South Korea plans to build a $30 million factory at what is now a vacant warehouse on Progress Ave. in Springfield, if it wins the contract to build 200 subway cars for the MBTA.  Chinese railcar-maker CNR Changchun will locate an assembly plant at the former Westinghouse factory property if it is the successful bidder.   Both sites are on Springfield’s east side.


Top executives from a Chinese rail car company who are considering building a $30 million factory in Springfield, Massachusetts got a look today at where their future employees might come from.  Springfield Public School officials and workforce development specialists have proposed a program to train workers to meet the company’s needs.