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    Perth level crossings to go

    2020-06-24T16:37:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: As part of the Metronet suburban rail expansion programme, Western Australia’s Transport Minister Rita Saffioti has announced plans to remove six more level crossings on Transperth’s Armadale Line, southeast of the city centre.

  • Hyundai Rotem has received an order to supply a further five eight-car trainsets for the Great Train Express Line A commuter rail line which is under construction in the Seoul region.
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    Seoul GTX train order increased

    2020-06-22T09:09:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: Hyundai Rotem has received an order to supply a further five eight-car trainsets for the Great Train Express Line A commuter rail line which is under construction in the Seoul region. The 119bn won order announced on June 22 follows an initial order for ...

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    Virginia Railway Express operating contract extended

    2020-06-20T05:00:00Z

    USA: The Virginia Railway Express partnership of the Northern Virginia and Potomac Rappahannock transport commissions has exercised an option for Keolis to continue operating commuter rail services linking towns in the middle and north of the state with Washington DC for a further five years. ...

  • Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s Fiscal & Management Control Board has approved an extension of Keolis’ contract to operate commuter rail services
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    MBTA seeks cost certainty with Keolis commuter rail contract extension

    2020-06-16T15:26:00Z

    USA: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s Fiscal Management Control Board has approved an extension of Keolis’ contract to operate commuter rail services. The eight-year contract began on July 1 2014, with two two-year options for extension, both of which will now be exercised to take ...

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    Reliability focus and capital investment in NJ Transit strategic plan

    2020-06-10T16:51:00Z

    USA: Reconstruction of Hoboken Terminal to improve flood resilience and a trial of battery-electric trains are among the rail projects identified in the NJT2030 10-year strategic plan unveiled by New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and NJ Transit President & CEO Kevin Corbett on June 8.

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    New York MTA implements 13-point reopening plan

    2020-06-10T07:00:00Z

    Source: Joseph M Calisi USA: A 13-point plan to return subway and commuter rail services to pre-coronavirus levels was launched by New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority on June 8. The action plan includes: an increase in services; additional cleaning and disinfecting; ...

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    Kobe line transferred to metro operator

    2020-06-09T05:00:00Z

    JAPAN: Kobe Rapid Transit Railway Co’s Kitajin Line was transferred to Kobe City Transport Bureau on June 1, and is now branded as the Kobe Municipal Subway Kitakami Line. The 1 435 mm gauge line starts at Tanigami on the Kobe Electric Railway’s Arima Line, and ...

  • Bombardier Transportation has signed contracts totalling US$108m to supply 28 BiLevel double-deck coaches to two West Coast transport operators following a procurement led by Seattle’s Sound Transit.
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    Bombardier to supply 28 BiLevel coaches to two operators

    2020-05-29T07:11:00Z

    USA: Bombardier Transportation has signed contracts totalling US$108m to supply 28 BiLevel double-deck coaches to two West Coast transport operators. The order anounced on May 27 covers three push-pull driving cars and eight intermediate coaches for Seattle’s Sound Transit, which led the procurement, as well as ...

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    Sydney capacity enhancement contracts awarded

    2020-05-26T17:36:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The New South Wales government has awarded two infrastructure enhancement contracts totalling around A$600m for works on the southern section of the Sydney Trains suburban network as part of its A$4·3bn ‘More Trains, More Services’ investment programme.

  • A groundbreaking ceremony in 2019 marked the start of work on Phase 1 of the South Coast Rail commuter project.
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    South Coast Rail commuter project infrastructure contract awarded

    2020-05-25T12:00:00Z

    USA: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s Fiscal Management Control Board has approved the first major construction contract for Phase 1 of the South Coast Rail project to provide commuter services into Boston from the southeast. The long-planned $1·047bn project would extend ...

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    Transdev wins Roslagsbanan operating contract

    2020-05-14T10:29:00Z

    SWEDEN: Transdev Sverige AB has been selected as the next operator of the capital’s 891 mm gauge Roslagsbanan suburban network, the Stockholm region’s Transport Commission announced on May 12. Six groups had bid for the 12-year contract with regional transport authority Storstockholms Lokaltrafik, including incumbent Arriva ...

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    Crossrail EMUs approved for ETCS operation

    2020-05-12T11:30:00Z

    UK: The Office of Rail & Road announced on May 11 that it had approved the use of ETCS onboard equipment on the Bombardier-built Class 345 EMUs, paving the way for the trains to be introduced on TfL Rail services to Heathrow Airport.

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    Delhi – Meerut rolling stock contract awarded

    2020-05-07T14:41:00Z

    INDIA: National Capital Region Transport Corp has awarded Bombardier Transportation the contract to supply and maintain electric multiple-units for the Delhi – Ghaziabad – Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System commuter line which is now under construction

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    Berlin to resume S-Bahn tendering

    2020-05-07T12:13:00Z

    GERMANY: Tenders are to be invited this month for contracts to operate the north-south and east-west service groups on the Berlin S-Bahn from the end of December 2027, ending a five-year hiatus in putting the routes out to competitive bidding.

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    Hangzhou – Haining suburban railway trainsets delivered

    2020-05-06T07:00:00Z

    CHINA: CRRC has begun delivering 17 four-car electric multiple-units ordered for the Hangzhou – Haining suburban railway, which is scheduled to open in July 2021. The Type B trainsets have aluminium bodies and a maximum speed of 120 km/h. The 48·2 ...

  • Helsinki regional transport authority HSL has named VR as the winner of a contract to operate the capital’s commuter rail services
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    Helsinki commuter train operating contract won by ‘competitive, cost-effective and innovative’ bid

    2020-05-05T15:26:00Z

    FINLAND: Helsinki regional transport authority HSL has named national incumbent VR as the winner of a contract to operate the capital’s commuter rail services for 10 years from June 27 2021, with an option for a further three years. The announcement on May 5 follows the ...

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    California awards grants to drive modal shift

    2020-04-24T07:51:00Z

    USA: The California State Transportation Agency has awarded $500m in capital grants for 17 ‘transformative’ rail and public transport projects under its Transit Intercity Rail Capital Program. The grants announced on April 21 are intended to support design and construction works, and will be ...

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    Manchester Metrolink faces financial crisis and Merseyrail struggling to survive, mayors warn

    2020-04-22T14:11:00Z

    UK: Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham has warned that services on the region’s Metrolink light rail system could be suspended unless government funding is provided, while his Liverpool City Region counterpart Steve Rotheram said Merseyrail suburban rail services also need help. Urgent action needed ...

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    Delhi – Meerut Regional Rapid Transit construction contracts awarded

    2020-04-20T11:26:00Z

    INDIA: National Capital Region Transport Corp has awarded L T Construction two contracts to build sections of the 82 km Regional Rapid Transit System which will connect Delhi with satellite towns in Uttar Pradesh. The 1 676 mm gauge line is being ...

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    Australian railway radio contract stopped by US trade restrictions

    2020-04-20T10:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Western Australia’s Public Transport Authority has dropped plans for the HUGL consortium of Huawei Australia and UGL to undertake its Radio Systems Replacement project, saying trade restrictions imposed on Huawei by the US government had created a force majeure event under the contract which the ...