Commuter rail – Page 6

  • Roslagsbanan

    Stockholm narrow gauge suburban services transfer to Transdev


    SWEDEN: Transdev took over from Arriva as operator of Stockholm’s 891 mm gauge Roslagsbanan suburban network on April 15. The operating contract awarded by regional transport authority Storstockholms Lokaltrafik runs for 12 years and has a total value of around SKr4bn. ‘We have been preparing for ...

  • Tunnelier2
    In depth

    France: Éole makes a critical breakthrough


    The completion of tunnelling works for the western extension of Paris RER Line E paves the way for the start of revenue services on the first section in mid-2023, as Project Director Xavier Gruz explains to Jérémie Anne.

  • Liverpool Baltic station impression (not the final design)
    Rail Business UK

    Liverpool Baltic station makes progress


    UK: Mott MacDonald has been appointed as lead designer for the planned Liverpool Baltic station between Liverpool Central and Brunswick on Merseyrail’s Northern Line. Mott MacDonald has been awarded the contract under Network Rail’s Design Services Framework, and will manage single option development and outline design ...

  • ViaMobilidade operates Sao Paulo lines 8 and 9
    Metro Report International

    São Paulo suburban line upgrading contracts awarded


    BRAZIL: São Paulo suburban lines 8 (Diamante) and 9 (Esmeralda) operating and maintenance concessionaire ViaMobilidade Linhas 8 e 9 has awarded Siemens Mobility two contracts to modernise the signalling and electrical systems. For the 41·6 km Line 8, Siemens Mobility will design, supply and install an ...

  • Manila Sustina EMU
    Metro Report International

    Manila commuter trains ordered


    PHILIPPINES: The Department of Transportation has awarded Sumitomo Corp and Japan Transport Engineering Co a ¥72·5bn contract to supply 38 eight-car Sustina trainsets by 2028 for the next phase of Manila’s North-South Commuter Railway.

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    Delhi RRTS train interior designs unveiled


    INDIA: National Capital Region Transport Corp has revealed the ‘modern and commuter-centric’ designs for the interiors of the electric multiple-units which Alstom is building for the Delhi – Ghaziabad – Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System commuter rail programme.

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    Finland’s VR buys Arriva’s Swedish rail and bus business


    SWEDEN: Finland’s national railway VR Group is to acquire Deutsche Bahn’s Swedish train and bus operating business Arriva Sverige, with the aim of expanding in the urban transport sector and becoming a significant operator in the larger Swedish market. Arriva Sverige is Sweden’s third largest train ...

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    In depth

    USA: Let the Games begin!


    With Los Angeles selected to host the 2028 summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, Southern California’s commuter rail agency Metrolink has started an enhancement programme to handle increased ridership and deliver long-term benefits, as recently appointed CEO Darren Kettle explains to Dave Lustig.

  • London Overground Waymap trial
    Rail Business UK

    App assists visually impaired passengers through the full rail journey


    UK: London Overground operator Arriva Rail London has funded a trial of an audio navigation app from Waymap which is designed to help people with visual impairments travel more independently. The app has previously been tested at Birmingham International and stations in Los Angeles and Washington ...

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    Prasa restores Cape Town Northern line to Bellville


    SOUTH AFRICA: Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa has restored services on its Cape Town – Goodwood – Bellville suburban route after they had been suspended for two years.

  • Natal suburban line

    Natal’s Linha Sul extended


    BRAZIL: Natal’s suburban Linha Sul has been extended by one station from Parnamirim to Boa Esperança. The extension is intended to form the first part of a new Linha Branca, which will effectively extend Linha Sul to Nísia Floresta. The city’s diesel-operated 1 000 mm gauge ...

  • Sydney Trains Waratah EMU in new livery at Auburn

    Green refinancing for Sydney rolling stock contract


    AUSTRALIA: Sydney suburban rolling stock PPP concessionaire Reliance Rail has refinanced its bank debt facilities with a A$1·8bn 21-year Green Sustainability-Linked Loan. Reliance Rail’s 2006 contract with the New South Wales government covers the supply and maintenance of 78 Waratah EMUs, which account for about a ...

  • GO Transit commuter trains are at present formed diesel locomotives and push-pull trailer cars.

    Contract negotiations underway for Toronto’s GO Expansion programme


    CANADA: Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area transport agency Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario have selected a consortium to negotiate the largest single contact for the GO Expansion passenger rail enhancement programme.

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    Metro Report International

    Mobile payment comes to Santiago


    CHILE: Passengers using the Santiago metro and EFE suburban trains are now able to pay for their travel using mobile devices, following an upgrade to the fare collection system. Spanish IT specialist Indra has renewed 1 120 ticket gates at stations on the seven metro lines ...

  • Delhi RRTS train in factory

    First Delhi RRTS trainset under construction


    INDIA: The first of the electric multiple-units ordered for the Delhi – Ghaziabad – Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System commuter rail project are being assembled at Alstom’s Savli factory in Gujarat, with delivery and testing planned to begin this year. Propulsion and ...

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    In depth

    Turkey: Currency crunch dents metro expansion


    An array of urban and suburban rail projects is underway across Turkey, but political squabbles between central government and city administrations and major currency fluctuations could yet hinder delivery of the investment, as David O’Byrne explains.

  • NJ Transit double-deck EMU impression

    NJ Transit orders double-deck EMU cars


    USA: The NJ Transit board has approved the purchase of a further 25 Alstom Multilevel III double-deck electric multiple-unit cars as option on a December 2018 contract for an initial 113 vehicles. The cars will replace Arrow III single-deck vehicles. The order is being funded as ...

  • San Diego NCTD Sprinter DMU (Photo: Siemens Mobility)

    Commuter rail operations and maintenance to be brought in-house


    USA: Having opted to bring the operation and maintenance of its Sprinter and Coaster commuter rail services in-house from June 26, San Diego’s North County Transit District has awarded Siemens Mobility a Technical Support & Spares Supply Agreement covering its Desiro diesel multiple-units. The deal announced ...

  • Montréal Exo CRRC double-deck coach

    Chinese coaches arrive in Montréal


    CANADA: The first two of 44 double-deck coaches which Montréal city region transport agency Exo has ordered from Chinese manufacturer CRRC Tangshan are expected to be delivered during February. They will undergo minor finishing work and inspection at the Pointe-Saint-Charles maintenance depot, followed by an extensive ...

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    ​Work starts on Perth’s Ellenbrook interchange


    AUSTRALIA: Work has started on the terminus of Perth’s northeastern suburban line, with a groundbreaking ceremony for the rail-bus interchange at Ellenbrook attended by Western Australia’s Premier Mark McGowan and Transport Minister Rita Saffioti. Being built as part of the state’s Metronet ...