Commuter rail

  • Bangkok Red Line opening smoke (Photo SRT)
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    Soft launch for Bangkok’s Red Line suburban services

    2021-08-04T05:00:00Z

    THAILAND: State Railway of Thailand held a soft launch for Bangkok’s Red Line elevated metre-gauge suburban rail corridor on August 2, offering three months of free travel before the start of full commercial services in November. Services on the Red Line were inaugurated by ...

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    CPTM locomotive rolled out

    2021-08-02T14:52:00Z

    BRAZIL: Companhia Paulista de Trens Metropolitanos has received the first of two diesel-electric locomotives that will be used for hauling maintenance trains on São Paulo’s 1 600 mm gauge suburban network.

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    Kettle to head Los Angeles Metrolink

    2021-07-26T15:51:00Z

    USA: Darren Kettle has been selected as the next Chief Executive Officer of Los Angeles commuter rail operator Metrolink, the Southern California Regional Rail Authority announced on July 23. Joining with effect from September 7, he succeeds Arnold Hackett, who has been acting as Metrolink’s interim ...

  • DB Regio IdeenzugCity mock-up concept train (14)
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    Suburban train of the future concepts on show

    2021-07-26T09:30:00Z

    GERMANY: DB Regio has unveiled IdeenzugCity, a full-scale mock up built to showcase ideas to improve the comfort, capacity and reliability of future suburban trains. Developed at DB Regio’s own initiative and assembled by Hubl Hubl, the mock-up incorporates technologies from more than 40 specialist ...

  • Sao Paulo CPTM Series 9000 train (Photo: Leonardo Vncs/CC BY-SA 3.0)
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    Suburban trains ordered for São Paulo operating concession

    2021-07-21T09:48:00Z

    BRAZIL: The ViaMobilidade joint venture of CCR and RuasInvest has selected Alstom to supply 36 eight-car Metropolis trainsets for São Paulo suburban lines 8 and 9, which it is to take over from CPTM in January 2022 under a 30-year operating and maintenance concession. The ...

  • Delhi - Meerut RRTS train impression (Image: Alstom)
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    Production of Delhi – Meerut RRTS trains begins

    2021-07-19T13:57:00Z

    INDIA: Alstom has begun production of the electric multiple-units ordered for the 82 km Delhi – Ghaziabad – Meerut Regional Rapid Transport System commuter line. The Rs25·77bn rolling stock contract awarded by National Capital Region Transport Corp in May 2020 covers 30 six-car 25 kV ...

  • Transmashholding has unveiled a mock-up of a driving car from its Ivolga 3.0 DC electric multiple-unit
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    Ivolga 3.0 EMU design presented

    2021-07-05T11:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Transmashholding has unveiled a mock-up of a driving car from its Ivolga 3.0 DC electric multiple-unit, which is being developed as the next model in its family of EMUs for urban, suburban and long-distance applications. The design of the EG2Tv EMU has been developed ...

  • S-Bahn Hamburg has confirmed an order for Alstom to supply a further 64 three-car Class 490.1 dual-voltage electric multiple-units
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    Hamburg S-Bahn train order confirmed

    2021-06-28T08:46:00Z

    GERMANY: DB Regio subsidiary S-Bahn Hamburg has confirmed an order for Alstom to supply a further 64 three-car Class 490.1 dual-voltage electric multiple-units to support expansion of the city’s S-Bahn network. The order has been placed using the final options on a 2013 contract with ...

  • Stuttgart S-Bahn Class 423 (Photo: Alstom/Dominik Schleuter)
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    Stuttgart S-Bahn automatic train operation and ETCS contract awarded

    2021-06-24T16:18:00Z

    GERMANY: DB Regio has awarded Alstom a €130m contract to supply ETCS and automatic train operation technology as part of a project to upgrade the Stuttgart S-Bahn network under the Stuttgart 21 programme ETCS onboard equipment suitable for Level 2 or Level 3 operation will ...

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    Merval extension moves ahead

    2021-05-27T13:00:00Z

    CHILE: An environmental impact assessment is due to be completed by July for an extension of the Valparaíso suburban service from Limache to La Calera as part of the government’s Chile on Rails programme. Inaugurated in 2006, the Metro de Valparaíso suburban service runs for ...

  • FGC Stadler Class 115 EMU (3)
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    FGC presents Stadler Class 115 EMU

    2021-05-25T08:04:00Z

    SPAIN: Catalunya operator FGC has unveiled the first of 15 four-car Class 115 electric multiple-units which are being supplied from Stadler’s Valencia plant for use on its 1 435 mm gauge Metro del Vallès network linking Barcelona-Plaça Catalunya with Terrassa and Sabadell-Parc del Nord. FGC ...

  • Chicago Metra Bike Car exterior
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    Commuter operator expands Bike Cars programme

    2021-05-21T12:00:00Z

    USA: Chicago commuter rail operator Metra has extended its Bike Car programme, with the introduction of coaches modified to carry bicycles on two more lines and further routes set to follow. Two coaches have been modified for use on the Rock ...

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    Victoria to buy updated X’Trapolis EMUs

    2021-05-19T10:05:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The Victoria state government has announced plans to order 25 X’Trapolis 2.0 electric multiple-units from Alstom to continue the renewal of the Melbourne suburban fleet.

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    Trial running starts on London’s Elizabeth Line

    2021-05-12T11:53:00Z

    UK: Trial running in the Crossrail tunnels under central London began on May 10, ahead of the launch of Elizabeth Line services which is now planned for the first half of 2022.

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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.

  • in Delhi Meerut RRTS train impression
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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 ...