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  • Delhi - Meerut RRTS train impression (Image: Alstom)

    Nokia to supply Delhi RRTS communications network


    INDIA: Nokia is to provide a LTE/4·9G private wireless communications network to support the ETCS Hybrid Level 3 signalling which Alstom is to deploy for the Delhi – Ghaziabad – Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System commuter rail project. The 82 km railway will be India’s first ...

  • Siemens Mobility Exo Charger locomotive impression

    Charger locos ordered for Montréal commuter services


    CANADA: Montréal regional transport authority Exo has awarded Siemens Mobility a C$132m contract to supply 10 Charger diesel locomotives for use on its commuter services. The Chargers will be delivered from 2025 to replace F59PH locomotives which Exo acquired in 2011 from GO Transit in Toronto, ...

  • Hamburg S-Bahn Alstom Class 490
    Metro Report International

    Hamburg to study second S-Bahn tunnel


    GERMANY: After years of discussions, Deutsche Bahn, the federal government and the Hamburg municipality signed an agreement on January 21 to conduct a €1·5m feasibility study into building a second cross-city S-Bahn tunnel linking Hamburg Hbf, Dammtor and Altona. The stations are currently linked by the ...

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    Ticketing: Expanding the use of Japan's IC cards


    Originally developed as a form of smart travel ticket, IC cards are now in widespread use across Japan. They can be used for many types of transaction, and further applications are being added as rail operators strive to make travel more convenient.

  • Auckland CAF EMU (Photo CAF)

    CAF to supply more EMUs to Auckland


    NEW ZEALAND: CAF has been awarded a firm order to supply a further 23 electric multiple-units to Auckland. The contract announced on January 25 is worth in excess of €130m including maintenance until the end of 2025. There is an option for up to five more ...

  • Argentina China railway modernisation MoUs signed

    Buenos Aires suburban railway modernisation MoUs signed


    ARGENTINA: Three memoranda of understanding for co-operation to modernise the Belgrano Norte, Sarmiento and Urquiza suburban railways in Buenos Aires have been signed by the Ministry of Transport & Infrastructure and representatives of Chinese companies CRRC Qingdao Sifang and China Railway International Group. It is envisaged ...

  • Donghae Line station

    Busan – Ulsan suburban services launched


    SOUTH KOREA: Commuter services on the Donghae Line between Bujeon station in Busan and Taehwagang station in Ulsan were inaugurated on December 28, providing a 76 min journey time to create what the Busan city government called a ‘1 h megalopolis’ in the region. Construction of ...

  • TMH Ivolga EMU

    TMH to supply 70 EMUs to Buenos Aires


    ARGENTINA: The Ministry of Transport has awarded Transmashholding a US$864m contract to supply and maintain 70 eight-car electric multiple-units for use in Buenos Aires. The stainless steel bodied EMUs will be a 1 676 mm gauge variant of the 1 520 mm gauge Ivolga family which ...

  • The Auckland One Rail joint venture took over from Transdev Auckland on January 17 as operator of suburban passenger services around the country’s largest city.

    Auckland One Rail takes over from Transdev under integrated operating contract


    NEW ZEALAND: The Auckland One Rail joint venture took over from Transdev Auckland on January 17 as operator of suburban passenger services around the country’s largest city. Transport authority Auckland Transport had selected the 50-50 joint venture of Singapore’s ComfortDelGro and Australia’s UGL Rail Services to ...

  • Chicago South Shore & South Bend Railroad (public domain image)

    Indiana double-tracking to improve commuter and freight services


    USA: An agreement to double-track nearly 28 km of main line south of Lake Michigan has been signed by Anacostia Rail Holdings’ Chicago South Shore & South Bend Railroad, Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District and utility company Northern Indiana Public Service Co. This will result in ...

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    ‘Quantum leap’ as CBTC goes live on København’s cross-city S-bane core


    DENMARK: København’s S-bane suburban trains have started using CBTC through the cross-city core, following the commissioning of the new signalling over the weekend of January 15-16.

  • TMH EP2D EMU (1)

    Moscow suburban EMUs delivered


    RUSSIA: Transmashholding’s Demikhovo plant has delivered seven 11-car EP2D electric multiple-units for use around Moscow by Central Suburban Passenger Co. The trainsets are equipped with two and six-person wear-resistant bench seats, USB chargers and HVAC incorporating air sanitisers to counteract viruses and ...

  • Amtrak Acela Express crosses the Hell Gate Bridge that links Queens with the Bronx (Photo: Amtrak)

    New York MTA awards $2∙9bn Penn Station Access contract


    Photo: Amtrak USA: New York MTA has awarded a 63-month design and build contract to a joint venture Halmar International and RailWorks for work on the Penn Station Access programme. To be completed within a budget of $2∙9bn, the programme covers the four-tracking of a 30 ...

  • Metro-North Railroad Waterbury branch
    Metro Report International

    PTC reaches Naugatuck valley


    USA: Working with Connecticut Department of Transportation, Metro-North Railroad has completed the installation of signalling and Positive Train Control on the Waterbury Branch. The single-track line had been the last section of MNCR still relying on manual block operation, and its resignalling completes the roll-out of ...

  • JR Yamanote Line 3

    ATACS to support ATO on Tokyo suburban routes


    JAPAN: East Japan Railway has confirmed plans to install its ATACS radio-based train control on Tokyo suburban lines over the next decade, in order to support an expansion of driver-only and automatic train operation.

  • DARTplus train IE

    Battery power to extend Dublin commuter services as Alstom wins DART fleet renewal


    IRELAND: Alstom was formally confirmed as supplier of up to 750 suburban multiple-unit cars for Iarnród Éireann as part of its DART+ Programme on December 13, having been named preferred bidder in June.

  • Toronto GoTransit BiLevel SeriesVII (Photo Alstom)

    GO Transit BiLevels to be overhauled


    CANADA: Transport authority Metrolinx has awarded Alstom a C$171m contract for the mid-life overhaul and refurbishment of 94 BiLevel commuter coaches used on GO Transit commuter serves in the Toronto area. The two-year programme is to be carried out at Alstom’s Thunder Bay plant where the ...

  • Beograd metro start of work November 2021
    Metro Report International

    Beograd metro preliminary works begin as rail plan approved


    SERBIA: The Beograd city assembly has approved a general plan for development of the proposed metro as well as expansion of the suburban rail and tram networks, and preliminary site clearance works for the future metro depot have begun. The plan adopted ...

  • London Crossrail Elizabeth Line train door
    Rail Business UK

    Trial operation begins on London’s Crossrail


    UK: Trial operations have finally begun on the central section of London’s Crossrail project, ahead of the launch of Elizabeth Line services between Paddington and Abbey Wood in ‘the first half of 2022’. Trial running started on November 20, and will include more than 150 operating ...

  • Metra train
    Metro Report International

    Metra ticket machine contract aims to eliminate on-train cash sales


    USA: Chicago commuter rail operator Metra has awarded VenTek International a two-phase contract worth up to $70m to supply 650 ticket vending machines and provide five years of maintenance, so that all 242 stations will have a TVM. The weather-hardened machines meeting accessibility requirements will accept ...