Commuter rail

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    Moscow commuter operator orders EMUs

    2020-08-13T12:46:00Z

    RUSSIA: Central Suburban Passenger Co has awarded Transmashholding’s Demikhovsky factory a contract to supply seven 11-car EP2D 3 kV DC electric multiple-units by September. They are to be used on REX-branded commuter services from Moscow Savyolovsky station to Savyolovo (130 km) and ...

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    Berlin S-Bahn tenders invited

    2020-08-13T08:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Verkehrsverbund Berlin-Brandenburg has launched the competitive tendering process for the remaining two portions of the 331 route-km Berlin S-Bahn network, covering the North-South and east-west Stadtbahn service groups.

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    Cross River Rail TBMs arrive in Brisbane

    2020-08-06T11:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The two tunnel boring machines to excavate the cross-city rail tunnels under central Brisbane have arrived in Queensland, state Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced on August 4.

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    Manila commuter rail civil works contracts signed

    2020-08-04T11:06:00Z

    PHILIPPINES: The first two civil works contracts for the 53·1 km second phase of the 163 km North-South Commuter Railway Project which will cross the Manila region were signed on August 1. Phase 2 will run northwest from Manila’s northern suburb of Malolos to the Clark ...

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    CAF awarded São Paulo train maintenance contract

    2020-07-28T05:00:00Z

    BRAZIL: São Paulo suburban operator CPTM has awarded CAF a four-year contract for the maintenance of eight suburban electric multiple-units which it supplied in 2011-12 for use on Line 10. The work will be carried out by the Spanish company’s CAF Brazil subsidiary at the operator’s ...

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    AC conversion planned in Cascais line upgrade

    2020-07-23T08:00:00Z

    PORTUGAL: An allocation of €50m from the Cohesion Fund to support modernisation of the 25 km suburban railway between Lisboa and the coastal town of Cascais was approved by the European Commission in early July. This forms part of infrastructure manager Infraestruturas de Portugal’s Ferrovia 2020 ...

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    NJ Transit orders more electro-diesel locomotives

    2020-07-21T11:33:00Z

    USA: A $70·5m order for a further eight Bombardier Transportation ALP45-DP electro-diesel locomotives was approved by the New Jersey Transit board on July 15. They are scheduled to be delivered from 2022, taking the commuter operator’s ALP45-DP fleet to 60 locos. They can operate at 200 ...

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    San Diego BiLevel order to ‘make the decision to try transit an easy one’

    2020-07-17T12:51:00Z

    USA: San Diego’s North County Transit District has awarded Bombardier Transportation a $43m contract to supply a further 11 BiLevel double-deck coaches for entry into service in winter 2022-23. This will enable the Coaster commuter service to be increased to run every 30 min, and facilitate the ...

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    Perth level crossings to go

    2020-06-24T16:37:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: As part of the Metronet suburban rail expansion programme, Western Australia’s Transport Minister Rita Saffioti has announced plans to remove six more level crossings on Transperth’s Armadale Line, southeast of the city centre.

  • Hyundai Rotem has received an order to supply a further five eight-car trainsets for the Great Train Express Line A commuter rail line which is under construction in the Seoul region.
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    Seoul GTX train order increased

    2020-06-22T09:09:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: Hyundai Rotem has received an order to supply a further five eight-car trainsets for the Great Train Express Line A commuter rail line which is under construction in the Seoul region. The 119bn won order announced on June 22 follows an initial order for ...

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    Virginia Railway Express operating contract extended

    2020-06-20T05:00:00Z

    USA: The Virginia Railway Express partnership of the Northern Virginia and Potomac Rappahannock transport commissions has exercised an option for Keolis to continue operating commuter rail services linking towns in the middle and north of the state with Washington DC for a further five years. ...

  • Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s Fiscal & Management Control Board has approved an extension of Keolis’ contract to operate commuter rail services
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    MBTA seeks cost certainty with Keolis commuter rail contract extension

    2020-06-16T15:26:00Z

    USA: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s Fiscal Management Control Board has approved an extension of Keolis’ contract to operate commuter rail services. The eight-year contract began on July 1 2014, with two two-year options for extension, both of which will now be exercised to take ...

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    Reliability focus and capital investment in NJ Transit strategic plan

    2020-06-10T16:51:00Z

    USA: Reconstruction of Hoboken Terminal to improve flood resilience and a trial of battery-electric trains are among the rail projects identified in the NJT2030 10-year strategic plan unveiled by New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and NJ Transit President & CEO Kevin Corbett on June 8.

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    New York MTA implements 13-point reopening plan

    2020-06-10T07:00:00Z

    Source: Joseph M Calisi USA: A 13-point plan to return subway and commuter rail services to pre-coronavirus levels was launched by New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority on June 8. The action plan includes: an increase in services; additional cleaning and disinfecting; ...

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    Kobe line transferred to metro operator

    2020-06-09T05:00:00Z

    JAPAN: Kobe Rapid Transit Railway Co’s Kitajin Line was transferred to Kobe City Transport Bureau on June 1, and is now branded as the Kobe Municipal Subway Kitakami Line. The 1 435 mm gauge line starts at Tanigami on the Kobe Electric Railway’s Arima Line, and ...

  • Bombardier Transportation has signed contracts totalling US$108m to supply 28 BiLevel double-deck coaches to two West Coast transport operators following a procurement led by Seattle’s Sound Transit.
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    Bombardier to supply 28 BiLevel coaches to two operators

    2020-05-29T07:11:00Z

    USA: Bombardier Transportation has signed contracts totalling US$108m to supply 28 BiLevel double-deck coaches to two West Coast transport operators. The order anounced on May 27 covers three push-pull driving cars and eight intermediate coaches for Seattle’s Sound Transit, which led the procurement, as well as ...

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    Sydney capacity enhancement contracts awarded

    2020-05-26T17:36:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The New South Wales government has awarded two infrastructure enhancement contracts totalling around A$600m for works on the southern section of the Sydney Trains suburban network as part of its A$4·3bn ‘More Trains, More Services’ investment programme.

  • A groundbreaking ceremony in 2019 marked the start of work on Phase 1 of the South Coast Rail commuter project.
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    South Coast Rail commuter project infrastructure contract awarded

    2020-05-25T12:00:00Z

    USA: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s Fiscal Management Control Board has approved the first major construction contract for Phase 1 of the South Coast Rail project to provide commuter services into Boston from the southeast. The long-planned $1·047bn project would extend ...

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    Transdev wins Roslagsbanan operating contract

    2020-05-14T10:29:00Z

    SWEDEN: Transdev Sverige AB has been selected as the next operator of the capital’s 891 mm gauge Roslagsbanan suburban network, the Stockholm region’s Transport Commission announced on May 12. Six groups had bid for the 12-year contract with regional transport authority Storstockholms Lokaltrafik, including incumbent Arriva ...

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    Crossrail EMUs approved for ETCS operation

    2020-05-12T11:30:00Z

    UK: The Office of Rail & Road announced on May 11 that it had approved the use of ETCS onboard equipment on the Bombardier-built Class 345 EMUs, paving the way for the trains to be introduced on TfL Rail services to Heathrow Airport.