Commuter rail – Page 2

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    Iarnród Éireann battery-electric train order approved


    IRELAND: National railway Iarnród Éireann has been given the go-ahead to place a firm order for a further 18 five-car Alstom battery-electric multiple-units as part of the DART+ programme to expand Dublin commuter services. The order was approved by the cabinet on November 29 and is ...

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    Commuter trains to combine Finnish design with Swiss engineering


    FINLAND: National operator VR has awarded Stadler a €250m contract to supply 20 electric multiple-units for entry into service on commuter routes from spring 2026, with options for 50 more and full maintenance. VR’s three priorities when tendering the contract were energy efficiency, a proven track ...

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    Novel interior layout in next-generation Paris RER fleet


    FRANCE: Paris regional transport authority Ile-de-France-Mobilités and Alstom unveiled the first RER NG EMU at Valenciennes Petite-Forêt on November 22.

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    Burbank upgrading project started


    USA: Los Angeles commuter operator Metrolink held a groundbreaking ceremony at Burbank-Downtown station on November 9 to mark the start of the Burbank Junction Speed Improvement Project. The work includes the realignment and renewal of existing main line tracks and the installation of fencing to facilitate ...

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    Transforming Rail in Virginia programme manager appointed


    USA: CSX has awarded consultancy Michael Baker International a 10-year contract to lead programme and construction management for the $3·7bn Transforming Rail in Virginia project to enhance passenger services on the route between Washington DC and Richmond. Supported by Patrick Engineering, Michael Baker’s Rail & Transit ...

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    Hitachi Rail awarded Manila commuter railway E&M contract


    PHILIPPINES: The Department of Transportation has awarded Hitachi Rail a turnkey contract to supply electrical and mechanical systems including track and ETCS Level 2 for a section of the North South Commuter Railway project. The ¥114bn contract CP04 announced on November 17 is being funded by ...

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    More Ivolga EMUs ordered to work Moscow Central Diameter lines


    RUSSIA: Moscow Metro has signed a contract with Metrowagonmash for the supply of 35 electric multiple-units to operate the capital’s next two Central Diameter regional express lines.

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    Protocol to support completion of the Roma railway ring


    ITALY: Infrastructure manager RFI has signed a protocol with the Prefecture of Roma aimed at facilitating the completion of the orbital ring railway around the capital. Completing the ring line has been one of RFI’s top priorities for more than a decade, and the scheme has ...

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    Metro Report International

    Urban transport industry news round-up


    This week’s round-up of news from the urban transport sector.

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    Gaziray commuter line opens for revenue service


    TURKEY: The Gaziray suburban route in the southern city of Gaziantep has been ceremonially inaugurated.

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    Metro Report International

    MBTA General Manager Poftak to step down


    USA: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority General Manager Steve Poftak is to leave the Boston area transit agency in January.

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    Rail Business UK

    Elizabeth Line trains start running through onto main lines east and west of London


    UK: Elizabeth Line passenger services began running through onto existing Network Rail routes east and west of central London on November 6.

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    Moscow suburban train order


    RUSSIA: Moscow’s Central Suburban Passenger Co has awarded Transhmashholding’s Tver-based TMH-PTR subsidiary a contract to supply 23 11-car DC electric multiple-units between Q4 2022 and Q1 2023. The contract awarded to the sole bidder is worth 20·5bn roubles including VAT. The EMUs will have a design ...

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    Arrow commuter service launched in California


    USA: San Bernardino County Transportation Authority’s Arrow passenger service has launched, providing an hourly link between San Bernardino-Downtown station on the Los Angeles region’s Metrolink commuter network and the University of Redlands. Revenue services on the 14·5 km line began on October 24 following a ribbon ...

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    Metro Report International

    National public transport ticketing contract awarded


    NEW ZEALAND: Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency has awarded Cubic Transportation Systems the National Ticketing Solution contract to supply an account-based ticketing platform for rail, bus and ferry services. Local transport authorities will decide on travel products and fares for their regions and control the ...

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    In depth

    Eastern Europe: Adding capacity in Poland’s capital


    Modernisation of the busy east-west cross-city route and construction of a second cross-city tunnel in the Polish capital during 2023-27 will generate much-needed capacity. Elsewhere in the Mazowieckie voivodship surrounding Warszawa, there are plans to build new lines and reopen old ones. Benjámin Zelki reports.

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    Perth’s Airport Line rail link opens


    AUSTRALIA: Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has opened the 8·5 km Airport Line connecting Perth’s eastern suburbs with the central business district via the international airport.

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    Metro Report International

    Bilbao metro Line 5 approved


    SPAIN: The Basque regional government has given final approval for construction of Line 5 of the Bilbao metro network.

  • Manila South Commuter Railway impression (1)

    South Commuter Railway construction contracts awarded


    PHILIPPINES: The Department of Transportation has awarded Hyundai Engineering & Construction the lots 4, 5 and 6 contracts for the South Commuter Railway project to build a 56 km electrified double-track line running south from Solis station in Manila to Calamba with 18 stations. The three ...

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    ​Banedanmark completes København S-bane CBTC roll-out


    DENMARK: The whole of the København S-bane network is now being operated using communications-based train control, following the commissioning of lineside equipment on the three final sections of route over the weekend of September 24-25.