Commuter rail

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    Burbank upgrading project started

    2022-11-26T05:00:00Z

    USA: Los Angeles commuter operator Metrolink held a groundbreaking ceremony at Burbank-Downtown station on November 9 to mark the start of the Burbank Junction Speed Improvement Project. The work includes the realignment and renewal of existing main line tracks and the installation of fencing to facilitate ...

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    Transforming Rail in Virginia programme manager appointed

    2022-11-23T14:00:00Z

    USA: CSX has awarded consultancy Michael Baker International a 10-year contract to lead programme and construction management for the $3·7bn Transforming Rail in Virginia project to enhance passenger services on the route between Washington DC and Richmond. Supported by Patrick Engineering, Michael Baker’s Rail & Transit ...

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    Hitachi Rail awarded Manila commuter railway E&M contract

    2022-11-17T14:13:00Z

    PHILIPPINES: The Department of Transportation has awarded Hitachi Rail a turnkey contract to supply electrical and mechanical systems including track and ETCS Level 2 for a section of the North South Commuter Railway project. The ¥114bn contract CP04 announced on November 17 is being funded by ...

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    More Ivolga EMUs ordered to work Moscow Central Diameter lines

    2022-11-16T15:18:00Z

    RUSSIA: Moscow Metro has signed a contract with Metrowagonmash for the supply of 35 electric multiple-units to operate the capital’s next two Central Diameter regional express lines.

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    Protocol to support completion of the Roma railway ring

    2022-11-15T05:00:00Z

    ITALY: Infrastructure manager RFI has signed a protocol with the Prefecture of Roma aimed at facilitating the completion of the orbital ring railway around the capital. Completing the ring line has been one of RFI’s top priorities for more than a decade, and the scheme has ...

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    Urban transport industry news round-up

    2022-11-09T05:49:00Z

    This week’s round-up of news from the urban transport sector.

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    Gaziray commuter line opens for revenue service

    2022-11-08T11:07:00Z

    TURKEY: The Gaziray suburban route in the southern city of Gaziantep has been ceremonially inaugurated.

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    Metro Report International

    MBTA General Manager Poftak to step down

    2022-11-07T06:11:00Z

    USA: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority General Manager Steve Poftak is to leave the Boston area transit agency in January.

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    Rail Business UK

    Elizabeth Line trains start running through onto main lines east and west of London

    2022-11-06T12:03:00Z

    UK: Elizabeth Line passenger services began running through onto existing Network Rail routes east and west of central London on November 6.

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    Moscow suburban train order

    2022-10-27T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Moscow’s Central Suburban Passenger Co has awarded Transhmashholding’s Tver-based TMH-PTR subsidiary a contract to supply 23 11-car DC electric multiple-units between Q4 2022 and Q1 2023. The contract awarded to the sole bidder is worth 20·5bn roubles including VAT. The EMUs will have a design ...

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    Arrow commuter service launched in California

    2022-10-25T15:24:00Z

    USA: San Bernardino County Transportation Authority’s Arrow passenger service has launched, providing an hourly link between San Bernardino-Downtown station on the Los Angeles region’s Metrolink commuter network and the University of Redlands. Revenue services on the 14·5 km line began on October 24 following a ribbon ...

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    National public transport ticketing contract awarded

    2022-10-25T05:00:00Z

    NEW ZEALAND: Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency has awarded Cubic Transportation Systems the National Ticketing Solution contract to supply an account-based ticketing platform for rail, bus and ferry services. Local transport authorities will decide on travel products and fares for their regions and control the ...

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    Eastern Europe: Adding capacity in Poland’s capital

    2022-10-24T13:00:00Z

    Modernisation of the busy east-west cross-city route and construction of a second cross-city tunnel in the Polish capital during 2023-27 will generate much-needed capacity. Elsewhere in the Mazowieckie voivodship surrounding Warszawa, there are plans to build new lines and reopen old ones. Benjámin Zelki reports.

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    Perth’s Airport Line rail link opens

    2022-10-10T11:26:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has opened the 8·5 km Airport Line connecting Perth’s eastern suburbs with the central business district via the international airport.

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    Bilbao metro Line 5 approved

    2022-10-04T15:30:00Z

    SPAIN: The Basque regional government has given final approval for construction of Line 5 of the Bilbao metro network.

  • Manila South Commuter Railway impression (1)
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    South Commuter Railway construction contracts awarded

    2022-09-29T12:39:00Z

    PHILIPPINES: The Department of Transportation has awarded Hyundai Engineering & Construction the lots 4, 5 and 6 contracts for the South Commuter Railway project to build a 56 km electrified double-track line running south from Solis station in Manila to Calamba with 18 stations. The three ...

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    ​Banedanmark completes København S-bane CBTC roll-out

    2022-09-28T14:31:00Z

    DENMARK: The whole of the København S-bane network is now being operated using communications-based train control, following the commissioning of lineside equipment on the three final sections of route over the weekend of September 24-25.

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    Denver rail site visits now open to book ahead of SmartTransit West

    2022-09-28T11:35:00Z

    NORTH AMERICA: On October 24, attendees to SmartTransit West being hosted by Railway Gazette Group in Denver, Colorado, will be offered the opportunity to join an exclusive tour provided by local operator RTD giving insight into the challenges of the day to day maintenance of rail vehicles.

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    Merseyrail Class 777 battery IPEMU on show at InnoTrans

    2022-09-22T11:01:00Z

    INNOTRANS: On show in Berlin is one of the seven battery-equipped independently powered electric multiple-units which Stadler is supplying as part of an order for a total of 53 custom-designed Class 777 EMUs for use on the Merseyrail network around Liverpool. The 53 ...

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    California is not just dreaming of hydrogen trains

    2022-09-21T15:45:00Z

    INNOTRANS: Stadler has unveiled the first hydrogen fuel cell powered version of its Flirt multiple-unit family, which is to be used on commuter services in California, and has signed a memorandum of understanding to supply up to 25 more to the state. Stadler said the development ...