Commuter rail – Page 12

  • The order comprises 18 seven-car EMUs for use on lines L and J from Paris Saint-Lazare, and 18 eight-car sets for Line P from Paris Est.

    Bombardier to supply more Francilien EMUs


    FRANCE: Bombardier Transportation is to supply further 36 Francilien high-capacity suburban electric multiple-units to SNCF, which has placed the €261m order announced on July 30 on behalf of Greater Paris transport authority Île-de-France Mobilités. The firm order has been placed within a 2006 framework agreement covering up to 372 EMUs, ...

  • Transport for Victoria has awarded Alstom a €60m contract to supply a further five X’Trapolis electric multiple-units.

    Victoria orders more Alstom EMUs


    AUSTRALIA: Transport for Victoria has awarded Alstom a €60m contract to supply a further five X’Trapolis electric multiple-units to increase capacity on Melbourne’s 1 600 mm gauge suburban network. Each of the 145 m long six-car 1·5 kV DC EMUs will have a capacity of 1 238 passengers, with ‘enhanced’ ...

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    Fortaleza VLT line extends


    BRAZIL: The VLT line in Fortaleza was extended east from Borges de Melo to Papicu with the opening of a 6·2 km extension on July 6, adding four stations. A further 2·3 km extension from Papicu to Iate with an intermediate station at Mucuripe is under construction. Travel ...

  • The Digital S-Bahn Hamburg agreement to automate operations on a section of the city’s suburban rail network was signed by the mayor, Deutsche Bahn and Siemens on July 12.
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    Digital S-Bahn Hamburg automation agreement signed


    GERMANY: The Digital S-Bahn Hamburg agreement to automate operations on a section of the city’s suburban rail network was signed by the mayor, Deutsche Bahn and Siemens on July 12. The partners have agreed to share the €60m cost of the pilot phase of the project, which aims to have ...

  • The completion of the first of 238 Class 423 electric multiple-units which are to be refurbished for the München S-Bahn under an €300m programme was marked with a special run on July 9 (Photo: S-Bahn München/BEG).

    Refurbished München S-Bahn trainset returns to service


    GERMANY: The completion of the first of 238 Class 423 electric multiple-units which are to be refurbished for the München S-Bahn under an €300m programme was marked with a special run on July 9. Following two days of preview services, the unit is expected to re-enter regular service on July ...

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    MING fleet to replace RER B Interconnexion stock


    FRANCE: Île-de-France Mobilités, RATP and SNCF have called tenders for supply of replacement rolling stock for Paris RER Line B which links Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport and Mitry-Claye northeast of Paris with Robinson in the south and St Rémy-les-Chevreuse in the southwest. The contract covers a firm order for 146 ...

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    Stadler-Siemens consortium rolls out first Berlin S-Bahn train


    GERMANY: The first of the electric multiple-units that a Stadler-Siemens consortium is supplying for the Berlin S-Bahn was rolled out on July 27 at Stadler’s Pankow factory in the capital. The four-car Class 484 EMU is due to arrive at Stadler’s site in Velten north of Berlin in the ...

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    Italian state railway launches multimodal app


    ITALY: State railway FS Italiane launched a nationwide multimodal transport planning app on June 22. Nugo is available for Apple and Android devices. It enables users to plan a door-to-door journey throughout the country and buy one ticket to cover all the required modes. Initially 50 transport companies are ...

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    Cubic selected for Queensland ticketing contract


    AUSTRALIA: Queensland Department of Transport & Main Roads has selected Cubic Transportation Systems for a A$371m contract to supply, operate and maintain a new ticketing and real-time passenger information system. This will support payment using bankcards, mobile phones and personal electronic devices. ‘This payment solution will bring more convenience ...

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    New South Wales transport budget announced


    AUSTRALIA: The New South Wales government has allocated A$14·4bn towards public transport in its state budget for 2018. A$3bn is going towards the Metro West project to build a second metro line in Sydney. A further A$2·4bn is earmarked for the completion of the first phase of the initial ...

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    First Newag Impuls II completed


    POLAND: The first next-generation Impuls electric multiple-unit was unveiled at Newag’s factory in Nowy Sącz on June 18. The first customer for the Impuls II is Łódź suburban operator Łódzka Kolej Aglomeracyjna, which has ordered 14 three-car EMUs under a 236·8m złoty contract signed in February 2017. Newag will ...

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    New-generation London Overground train unveiled


    UK: Transport for London unveiled the first new-generation London Overground electric multiple-unit at Willesden depot on June 20. Bombardier Transportation is supplying 54 Class 710 trains under a contract awarded in mid-2015. The base order covers 45 four-car trainsets, with options for 96 more. CAF, Hitachi and Siemens had ...

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    Orbital line opens in Seoul


    SOUTH KOREA: The Seohae Line orbital suburban railway serving Seoul was inaugurated on June 16. The 23·4 km route runs north-south from Sosa to Wonsi to the southwest of Seoul. The 12 stations include interchange with metro Line 1 at Sosa and Line 4 at Choji. All stations are ...

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    Stadler to supply tram-trains to Lugano


    SWITZERLAND: Stadler is to supply nine tram-trains to Ferrovie Luganesi for operation on a network being developed to serve Lugano. Deliveries under the SFr47m contract are due in 2020. The vehicles will initially operate on the existing metre gauge Line S60, which links Lugano with Ponte Tresa. The Stadler ...

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    Revenue services begin on São Paulo airport line


    BRAZIL: São Paulo suburban operator CPTM began operating revenue services on Line 13 to Guarulhos Airport on June 4. Trial operations had started on March 31. The 12·2 km route runs between the airport and Engenheiro Goulart, where interchange is provided with Line 12, serving one intermediate station. The ...

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    South Wales Metro plans announced


    UK: Electrification of commuter routes radiating from Cardiff, new rolling stock fleets to operate them and new stations are envisaged under the 15-year Operations & Development Partner contract awarded by the Welsh government to KeolisAmey on June 4. The contract to operate passenger services throughout Wales runs until October ...

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    BART launches diesel services to Antioch


    USA: A 16 km route linking the BART terminus at Pittsburg/Bay Point with Antioch to the east of San Francisco, with an intermediate station at Pittsburg Center, was inaugurated on May 25. Passenger services started the following day. Known during construction as eBART, the route running along the median ...

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    Bangkok Red Line ETCS contract awarded


    THAILAND: Nippon Signal has awarded a contract to Thales for the supply of European Train Control System Level 1 for the Bangkok Red Line. Being developed as part of part of Bangkok’s Mass Rapid Transit Master Plan, the elevated suburban rail line is being built in two phases. These ...

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    KeolisAmey to develop South Wales Metro


    UK: The ‘Core Valleys’ rail network radiating from Cardiff will be ‘developed’ by KeolisAmey under the South Wales Metro programme, after the company was named as preferred bidder to ‘operate and develop the Wales & Borders rail service’ on May 23. Bidders were asked to submit proposals to provide ...

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    SKM Warszawa signs Pesa Elf2 order


    POLAND: Suburban rail operator SKM Warszawa signed a contract with Pesa on May 21 for the supply of up to 21 Elf2 electric multiple-units. Deliveries of the base order of eight five-car and five four-car trainsets are due to be completed within two years. The contract is worth 310·5m ...