Commuter rail

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    Sotetsu orders Hitachi EMUs to work Tokyo through services

    2021-05-10T09:48:00Z

    JAPAN: As part of its ¥15∙7bn capital investment plan for the 2021 financial year, Yokohama-based Sagami Railway is to order four eight-car Series 21000 EMUs from Hitachi.

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    Acciona to eliminate Melbourne rail/tram crossing

    2021-05-06T05:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Victoria’s Major Transport Infrastructure Authority has selected an Acciona-led consortium to rebuild a section of Melbourne’s Frankston suburban line, eliminating two level crossings southeast of the city and the flat crossing between rail and tram routes at Glenhuntley.

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    Wabtec awarded Delhi – Meerut RRTS train subsystems contract

    2021-05-04T15:45:00Z

    INDIA: Wabtec Corp has been awarded a US$15m contract to provide braking systems, pantographs, roof disconnector switches and passenger information systems for the 40 electric multiple-units which Alstom is to build for the 82 km Delhi – Meerut Regional Rapid Transport System. Wabtec said its ...

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    Chicago commuter operator seeks battery locomotive proposals

    2021-04-28T12:00:00Z

    USA: Chicago commuter operator Metra is to issue a request for proposals for the conversion of three EMD F40PH-3 diesel locomotives to zero-emission battery power. It hopes to award a contract this autumn, with the first loco to be delivered around 30 months later. Metra ...

  • MTA Long Island Rail Road and Alstom are to test the use of battery power with a view to enabling enable trains to run though from New York to the network’s diesel-worked branches.
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    Long Island Rail Road to test battery train

    2021-04-26T12:00:00Z

    USA: MTA Long Island Rail Road and Alstom are to test the use of battery power with a view to enabling enable trains to run though from New York to the network’s diesel-worked branches. ‘People have been talking about extending electrification to various segments of ...

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    Silver Line access to Dallas/Fort Worth airport agreed

    2021-04-20T12:00:00Z

    USA: The Dallas Area Rapid Transit board has approved a payment of $21·5m to Trinity Metro to fund works which will enable the existing TEX Rail station at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Terminal B to be used by the future DART Silver Line, which is under ...

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    Increased investment, rolling stock renewals and elimination of diesel buses in Paris operating contract

    2021-04-20T05:00:00Z

    FRANCE: A 25% increasing in investment is included a €1·6bn/year operating contract for 2021-24 which has been agreed by Paris operator RATP and regional transport authority Île-de-France Mobilités The agreement covers 14 metro lines, 341 bus routes and eight tram lines, as well as the ...

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    Aotea station underground works begin

    2021-04-16T09:24:00Z

    NEW ZEALAND: Auckland Mayor Phil Goff ceremonially launched the start of underground works for the City Rail Link’s Aotea station on April 16. The future station will be 15 m below ground, with 300 m long platforms. It is being build by CRL contractor the ...

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    Alstom agrees to RER Line B fleet order

    2021-04-14T12:52:00Z

    FRANCE: Paris transport authority Île‐de‐France Mobilités and operators RATP and SNCF Voyageurs have reached agreement with Alstom‐Bombardier and CAF, paving the way for construction of the MI20 fleet of electric multiple-units to operate RER Line B. In January, the operators selected a consortium of Bombardier Transportation ...

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    US supports Brazilian urban networks

    2021-04-12T15:33:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Brazil’s National Association of Passenger Rail Operators, ANPTrilhos has signed a technical co-operation agreement with the American Public Transportation Association, paving the way for the two organisations to exchange information and experience. Using a videoconference link, Executive Director of ANPTrilhos Roberta ...

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    Arup awarded DART Coastal lines contract

    2021-04-09T09:49:00Z

    IRELAND: National railway Iarnród Éireann has appointed Arup to provide rail, civil works structural and environmentally consultancy services for the planned upgrading of the existing Dublin Area Rapid Transit network as part of the wider DART+ expansion programme. The project involves extending Dublin’s electrified suburban ...

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    Guangzhou Metro trials high speed running on Line 18

    2021-04-05T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: Guangzhou Metro and CRRC Zhuzhou have been undertaking test running at speeds of up to 176 km/h on Line 18, which has been designed and built for 160 km/h operation. The 60∙4 km line from Xiancun to Wanqingsha is scheduled to open this year, ...

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    Stadler awarded Circumvesuviana EMU contract

    2021-03-24T09:22:00Z

    ITALY: Napoli regional transport operator EAV has awarded Stadler an eight-year framework agreement for the supply of up to 40 electric multiple-units for use the on the 950 mm gauge Circumvesuviana lines. EAV aims to improve the travel experience by progressively replacing the oldest trainsets ...

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    Metra to install enhanced air filters on Chicago commuter fleet

    2021-03-23T05:00:00Z

    USA: Chicago commuter operator Metra has selected Transitair Systems for a $6·6m contract to provide new air filtration and purification systems for nearly 700 coaches which are not due to be replaced by the Alstom cars which it has recently ordered. The equipment is designed ...

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    Delivery of next batch of Sydney EMUs underway

    2021-03-21T05:00:00Z

    AUSTRLIA: CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles has shipped the first of the next batch of Waratah Series 2 double-deck electric multiple-units for Sydney Trains, 18 months after the contract was signed. An initial 24 Waratah Series 2 sets were ordered from Downer ...

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    Chicago commuter rail coach order confirmed

    2021-03-19T09:15:00Z

    USA: Alstom and Chicago commuter rail operator Metra have finalised a framework contract for the supply of 500 double-deck push-pull coaches, with a €650m firm order for an initial 200 vehicles. The Metra board selected Alstom as preferred bidder in January. ...

  • The Hamburg city Senate has announced plans to order a further series of Class 490 EMUs to support expansion of the city’s S-Bahn network.
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    Hamburg to expand S-Bahn fleet

    2021-03-16T14:57:00Z

    GERMANY: The Hamburg city Senate has announced plans to order a further series of Class 490 EMUs to support expansion of the city’s S-Bahn network. Citing projects such as the S4 extension to Bad Oldesloe, the S21 extension to Kaltenkirchen and the proposed S32 western ...

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    Melbourne doubling tracking and stations contract awarded

    2021-03-15T10:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: An alliance of Acciona, Coleman Rail, and WSP has been awarded a contract for infrastructure works as part of the A$530m Hurstbridge Line Duplication project on the Metro Trains Melbourne network. This includes signalling, power and infrastructure upgrading works, the construction of stations in Greensborough ...

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    Alstom and Stadler to renew RENFE commuter train fleets

    2021-03-09T14:51:00Z

    SPAIN: National operator RENFE has confirmed Alstom and Stadler as the winners of two contracts to supply and maintain 1 668 mm gauge high capacity electric multiple-units to replace existing stock on the Madrid and Barcelona commuter networks. The new trains will have a 20% ...

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    Hydrogen rejected as alternative to commuter railway electrification

    2021-03-09T09:00:00Z

    CANADA: The use of hydrogen traction is not being included in the reference concept design for the enhancement of Toronto’s commuter rail network, after transport agency Metrolinx concluded that the technology would not achieve the desired objectives. Metrolinx is planning to spend C$75bn on metro, ...