Commuter rail – Page 13

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    Teleste to equip Merseyrail EMUs with data transmission platform


    UK: Stadler has selected Teleste to supply a data transmission platform for the electric multiple-units that it is building for the Merseyrail network around Liverpool. Teleste will supply an Ethernet network that will support remote content management and distribution for the passenger infotainment system, in addition to passenger counting ...

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    Heathrow Connect out as TfL Rail comes in


    UK: MTR Crossrail started operating stopping services between Paddington and Heathrow Airport under the TfL Rail brand on May 20. These are due to become part of the Elizabeth Line in December. TfL has taken over services to Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 and Terminal 4 from Great Western ...

  • Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region Steve Rotheram buried a time capsule on May 16 to mark the ongoing construction of new depot facilities on an existing site at Kirkdale
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    Rebuilt Kirkdale depot to maintain Merseyrail fleet


    UK: Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region Steve Rotheram buried a time capsule on May 16 to mark the ongoing construction of new depot facilities on an existing site at Kirkdale, where Stadler is to maintain the 52 electric multiple-units which it is to supply for Merseyrail services around ...

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    Novosibirsk suburban rail services planned


    RUSSIA: Russian Railways, Novosibirsk oblast and the Novosibirsk city authorities are developing plans for suburban railway services. This would mostly use existing infrastructure, with station modernisation taking place as part of the project. The initial section is expected to cost 584m roubles. Services would use the Trans-Siberian main line ...

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    Old Oak Common Elizabeth Line depot opens


    UK: The Elizabeth Line’s Old Oak Common depot in west London has started operations, Transport for London announced on May 10. The purpose-built facility occupies the site of a former freight locomotive depot. Construction took four years and was undertaken by Taylor Woodrow. The new depot will be used ...

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    Second airport rail link opens in Kuala Lumpur


    MALAYSIA: A rail link to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Kuala Lumpur was inaugurated on May 1. The Ministry of Transport funded the 521m ringgit project. The route branches off from the metre-gauge line that links Kuala Lumpur with Port Klang at Subang Jaya. It runs north along ...

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    Rail boost in Auckland transport plan


    NEW ZEALAND: Further investment in suburban and light rail is to be funded under the NZ$28bn Auckland Transport Alignment Programme unveiled by Transport Minister Phil Twyford and Mayor Phil Goff on April 26. Described as the country's largest ever civil construction programme, ATAP 2018 is intended to ‘create a 21st ...

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    First Newag Impuls II EMU nears completion


    POLAND: The first next-generation Impuls electric multiple-unit is nearing completion at Newag’s factory in Nowy Sącz. It is expected to be completed next month and begin tests at the Żmigród test circuit in June. Newag is supplying 14 Impuls II EMUs to Łódź suburban operator Łódzka Kolej Aglomeracyjna under ...

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    Upgraded Ankara suburban rail line reopens


    TURKEY: President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım attended a ceremony on April 12 to mark the reopening of the Başkentray suburban line in Ankara following its upgrade. The 37 km route between Kayaş in the east and Sincan in the west, operated with a fleet of ...

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    New cross-city line in €5bn Madrid suburban plan


    SPAIN: On April 5 Development Minister Íñigo de la Serna unveiled a 2018-25 investment plan for Madrid’s Cercanías suburban network, the result of a year-long study by the Ministry of Development, infrastructure authority ADIF and train operator RENFE. To improve reliability and service quality, the plan has an investment budget ...

  • Transport for London has awarded Bombardier Transportation a contract to supply more Class 345 Aventra EMUs for the Elizabeth Line.

    More Crossrail trains ordered


    UK: Transport for London has awarded Bombardier Transportation a contract to supply a further five nine-car Class 345 Aventra electric multiple-units for use on the Elizabeth Line, taking its total order to 70 trainsets. The order announced on March 27 includes an expansion of the existing train services agreement to ...

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    Buenos Aires RER to be built through a PPP


    ARGENTINA: The government intends to use a public-private partnership model for the project to create an RER network in Buenos Aires, it announced at a presentation for potential investors held on March 13. Minister of Finances Luis Caputo explained that a PPP would allow the government to pay off ...

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    Roma suburban upgrade agreement signed


    ITALY: The region of Lazio has signed a framework agreement with infrastructure manager RFI for the upgrade of several suburban lines serving Roma. The agreement signed on February 22 includes projects worth €665m over five years, which would be financed by RFI. Signalling is to be upgraded between Settebagni ...

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    FGC to refurbish Class 112 EMU fleet


    SPAIN: Catalunya regional operator FGC is to undertake a €33m refurbishment of its 22 four-car Class 112 EMUs this year. Built in 1996, the Class 112 fleet is deployed on FGC’s 1 435 mm gauge Vallès commuter network in Barcelona. FGC says that the programme will include technical upgrades to ...

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    Moscow Central Diameter rolling stock supplier selected


    RUSSIA: Central Suburban Passenger Co selected sole bidder Tver Carriage Works for the contract to supply rolling stock to operate on Moscow Central Diameters on March 5. Central PPK was previously selected to operate service on the RER-style network being developed to link the existing radial rail routes into ...

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    Testing begins in Crossrail Thames tunnel


    UK: A Class 345 trainset started test running through the Elizabeth Line’s Thames tunnel in east London on the night of February 25-26. The train is running on a short section of the southeastern branch between Abbey Wood and the Connaught Tunnel portal on the north side of the ...

  • SNCF has placed a firm order for a further nine Bombardier Transportation Regio 2N double-deck EMUs.

    Transilien double-deck EMUs ordered


    FRANCE: SNCF has placed a firm order for a further nine Bombardier Transportation Regio 2N double-deck electric multiple-units, acting on behalf of greater Paris public transport authority Ile-de-France Mobilités. The order announced on February 19 is worth €96m, including ‘price escalations based on best faith assessment of assumptions’. The ...

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    Sardinia transport funding approved


    ITALY: Sardinia regional government approved the allocation of €117·6m from EU funds for four public transport projects on January 23. The proposals must now be approved by the country’s Ministry of Infrastructure & Transport. The largest investment would be €60·1m to build a light rail line in Cagliari from ...

  • Stadler is to design and supply three Flirt DMUs for the Arrow commuter service which is to be launched under the Redlands Passenger Rail Project.
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    DMUs ordered for California’s Arrow commuter service


    USA: California’s San Bernardino County Transportation Authority has issued Stadler with a notice to proceed with the design and supply of three Flirt diesel multiple-units for the Arrow commuter service which is to be launched in 2021 under the Redlands Passenger Rail Project. The services will use 14 km of ...

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    Kayseri suburban service announced


    TURKEY: Minister of Environment & Urban Planning Mehmet Özhaseki announced on January 10 that a dedicated suburban service would launch in Kayseri this year. Services on the 156 km route would use existing TCDD tracks between Yeşilhisar in the southwest and Sarıoğlan in the northeast, running through Kayseri’s main ...