Commuter rail

  • Hamburg S-Bahn Bombardier Transportation Class 490 EMU (Photo: Radek Kopras) (2)
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    Hamburg S-Bahn EMU deliveries complete

    2021-02-24T11:36:00Z

    GERMANY: All 82 of S-Bahn Hamburg’s fleet of Class 490 EMUs have now entered service, the operator has confirmed. The EMUs were ordered from Bombardier Transportation to replace Class 472/473 units dating from the mid-1970s. The original order placed in 2013 was for 60 trainsets, ...

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    Metra to test electric shunting locomotive

    2021-02-19T10:39:00Z

    USA: The board of Chicago commuter operator Metra has approved a plan to procure seven low-emission shunting locomotives, including its first zero-emission electric loco. The six diesel locos would be required to meet the Environmental Protection Agency’s Tier IV emissions standards, the highest currently in ...

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    New trains enter service as MTR commissions East Rail resignalling

    2021-02-08T09:55:00Z

    CHINA: The first of 43 nine-car EMUs being built for MTR Corp by Hyundai Rotem finally entered service on Hong Kong’s East Rail Line between Hung Hom, Lo Wu and Lok Ma Chau on February 6.

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    JR Central orders Series 315 commuter EMUs

    2021-02-03T12:38:00Z

    JAPAN: JR Central has awarded Nippon Sharyo a contract to supply 65 Series 315 suburban electric multiple-units. The order announced on January 29 covers a total of 23 eight-car and 42 four-car units to be delivered in 2021-25. They will mostly be used on local commuter ...

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    DSB awards S-bane automation consultancy contract

    2021-02-02T06:00:00Z

    DENMARK: National passenger operator DSB has selected a joint venture of international consultants to assist with the automation of the København S-bane network.

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    EMUs ordered for Gaziantep’s Gaziray suburban rail project

    2021-02-01T10:00:00Z

    TURKEY: State rolling stock manufacturer Türasaş has signed a €47m contract to supply eight four-car electric multiple-units for the Gaziray suburban rail service which is being developed in Gaziantep. The aluminium bodied EMUs will have a top speed of 120 km/hr and a capacity of 1 ...

  • Costa Rica's national railway Incofer has taken delivery of eight CRRC diesel multiple-units for commuter services around San José.
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    ‘Modern, efficient and sustainable’ trains arrive in Costa Rica

    2021-01-22T12:26:00Z

    COSTA RICA: National railway Incofer has taken delivery of eight diesel multiple-units for use on commuter services around the capital San José. ‘With the arrival of these new trains, the process of rail modernisation begins’, said Incofer President Elizabeth Briceño. ‘Current passenger operations will be improved ...

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    Delhi – Meerut RRTS to get ETCS Hybrid Level 3

    2021-01-20T10:56:00Z

    INDIA: The 82 km Delhi – Ghaziabad – Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System will be the country’s first railway to be equipped with ETCS Hybrid Level 3, which adds short virtual sections on top of a Level 2 installation to allow operation at closer headways. ...

  • The Metra board has approved the award of a ‘transformational’ $1·8bn framework agreement for Alstom to supply up to 500 double-deck coaches
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    Chicago commuter operator approves ‘transformational’ order for Alstom coaches

    2021-01-18T16:06:00Z

    USA: The Metra board has approved the award of a ‘transformational’ $1·8bn framework agreement for Alstom to supply up to 500 double-deck coaches, which the Chicago commuter operator said would be ‘more comfortable, accessible, reliable and safe than the outdated gallery cars they will replace.’ ...

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    Delhi – Panipat Regional Rapid Transit System corridor approved

    2021-01-18T07:00:00Z

    INDIA: The government of the state of Haryana has approved the 103 km Delhi – Panipat Regional Rapid Transit System commuter rail corridor, along with a contribution of Rs47bn towards the estimated Rs216bn cost of the project. The National Capital Territory government is now considering ...

  • Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District’s South Shore Line (Photo: Drew Jacksich/CC BY-SA 2.0).
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    Indiana double tracking project awarded funding

    2021-01-15T06:00:00Z

    USA: The Federal Transit Administration has announced a $173m grant for Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District’s $491m project to double-track 43 km of the South Shore commuter line between Gary and Michigan City. ‘FTA is proud to join our partners in northern Indiana to improve mobility, ...

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    CAF-Bombardier consortium selected for Paris RER rolling stock contract

    2021-01-14T14:55:00Z

    FRANCE: National passenger operator SNCF Voyageurs and Paris transport operator RATP have confirmed their selection of a consortium of Bombardier Transpoartion and CAF as preferred bidder for a contract to supply 146 suburban trainsets for the jointly operated north-south RER Line B.

  • The contract extension will allow the operator to support ongoing 25 kV 60 Hz electrification works and the subsequent transition to electric operation using a fleet of Stadler Kiss electric multiple-units.
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    Caltrain operating contract extended to support electrification programme

    2021-01-14T05:00:00Z

    USA: The Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board has awarded Herzog subsidiary TransitAmerica Services a five-year extension to its current contract to operate Caltrain commuter services, which link San Francisco with San Jose. The contract extension will allow the operator to support ongoing 25 kV 60 Hz ...

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    More Île-de-France EMUs ordered

    2021-01-13T15:46:00Z

    FRANCE: Acting on behalf of Paris regional transport authority Île-de-France Mobilités, national operator SNCF has awarded Bombardier Transportation a firm order to supply a further three Omneo Regio 2N electric multiple-units. They are to be delivered from the end of 2023 to strengthen the Omneo Regio ...

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    São Paulo tenders suburban operations

    2021-01-06T10:56:00Z

    BRAZIL: The São Paulo state government has called tenders for the operation and maintenance of two busy suburban lines, under a programme intended to attract private investment for enhancements. The state’s Secretaría de Transporte Metropolitano has invited bids for a 30-year concession to operate and maintain ...

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    Indigenous ballastless track for Delhi commuter line

    2021-01-05T05:00:00Z

    INDIA: Work is underway to build the factory at Shatabdi Nagar which will supply ballastless slab track for the Delhi – Ghaziabad – Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System commuter line. National Capital Region Transport Corp said the RRTS project would include ‘many firsts in terms of ...

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    High Capacity Metro Trains enter service in Melbourne

    2021-01-04T15:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The first of 65 High Capacity Metro Trains being built for the Melbourne suburban network entered service on the Pakenham line on December 26. The seven-car EMUs are being supplied by the Evolution Rail consortium of Downer, CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles and Plenary Group ...

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    New EMUs enter service as first Berlin S-Bahn concession starts

    2021-01-04T10:00:00Z

    GERMANY: The first Class 483/484 EMUs for the Berlin S-Bahn network began running on route S47 in the early hours of January 1, as the route became the first in the city to be operated under a tendered contract. The Spindlersfeld ...

  • Salzburger Lokalbahn runs a 37 route-km network primarily linking Salzburg with Lamprechtshausen.
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    Salzburger Lokalbahn extension approved

    2020-12-28T05:00:00Z

    AUSTRIA: Salzburg city council has approved the long-planned extension of the Salzburger Lokalbahn from its underground terminus alongside the main railway station to Mirabellplatz in the city centre. Planning is expected to start in 2021, with a view to starting construction in 2023. Design work is ...

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    Preferred bidder for Perth station contract

    2020-12-14T14:01:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: ADCO Constructions has been selected as preferred bidder to design and build Lakelands station as part of Perth’s Metronet suburban rail expansion programme. To be located 7 km north of Mandurah, the station will include a pedestrian overpass, bus interchange, 400-bay car park and associated ...