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  • Manila South Commuter Railway impression (1)
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    South Commuter Railway construction contracts awarded

    2022-09-29T12:39:00Z

    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

    2022-09-28T14:31:00Z

    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.

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    Metro Report International

    Denver rail site visits now open to book ahead of SmartTransit West

    2022-09-28T11:35:00Z

    NORTH AMERICA: On October 24, attendees to SmartTransit West being hosted by Railway Gazette Group in Denver, Colorado, will be offered the opportunity to join an exclusive tour provided by local operator RTD giving insight into the challenges of the day to day maintenance of rail vehicles.

  • Merseyrail Stadler EMU at InnoTrans 2022 (12)
    Rail Business UK

    Merseyrail Class 777 battery IPEMU on show at InnoTrans

    2022-09-22T11:01:00Z

    INNOTRANS: On show in Berlin is one of the seven battery-equipped independently powered electric multiple-units which Stadler is supplying as part of an order for a total of 53 custom-designed Class 777 EMUs for use on the Merseyrail network around Liverpool. The 53 ...

  • San Bernardino County Redlands Passenger Rail Project Stadler Flirt H2 (39)
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    California is not just dreaming of hydrogen trains

    2022-09-21T15:45:00Z

    INNOTRANS: Stadler has unveiled the first hydrogen fuel cell powered version of its Flirt multiple-unit family, which is to be used on commuter services in California, and has signed a memorandum of understanding to supply up to 25 more to the state. Stadler said the development ...

  • Transport for Wales Stadler Citylink tram-train (19)
    Rail Business UK

    Cardiff Valleys Class 398 tram-train unveiled at InnoTrans

    2022-09-21T07:04:00Z

    INNOTRANS: One of the Citylink Class 398 electric-battery tram-trains which Stadler is building for South Wales Metro services on the branch lines around Cardiff has been unveiled at the InnoTrans trade fair in Berlin. Stadler’s Citylink is a family of modular light rail vehicles designed to ...

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    Mascot and cheerleaders relaunch Boston commuter service

    2022-09-16T08:00:00Z

    USA: The Pat Patriot mascot of the New England Patriots American Football team joined Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority on September 12 for the launch of a pilot commuter rail service between Foxborough and Boston. Commuters from Foxboro station were greeted by cheerleaders and complimentary Dunkin’ Donuts, ...

  • Delhi - Meerut RRTS train impression (Image: Alstom)
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    Teltronic awarded Delhi – Meerut communications contract

    2022-09-15T06:00:00Z

    INDIA: Alstom has awarded Teltronic a contract to supply and integrate onboard communications equipment, radio terminals and control centre technology for the Delhi – Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System. The Spanish supplier said the order demonstrates the validity of its critical broadband applications and supporting infrastructure ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Crossrail Building Management System contract

    2022-09-14T13:23:00Z

    UK: Telent Technology Services has awarded Sella Controls a contract to supply a building management system as part of the continuing work on the Crossrail project. The building management system will provide Transport for London subsidiary Rail for London with a centralised platform to monitor assets, ...

  • Ottawa O-Train DMU
    Metro Report International

    O-Train extension systems integration support contract awarded

    2022-09-09T08:00:00Z

    CANADA: Ricardo has been appointed to provide systems integration verification services for the southern extension of Ottowa’s DMU-operated O-Train Line 2. Services on the 6 km line from Bayview to Greenboro were suspended in May 2020 to enable engineering work for the extension south to Limebank, ...

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    Three consortia shortlisted to build Melbourne’s Suburban Rail Loop

    2022-09-08T09:25:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Victoria’s Suburban Rail Loop Authority has shortlisted three international consortia for tunnelling work on the eastern section of Melbourne’s orbital rail project. The SRL East package covers 26 km of twin bore tunnels between Cheltenham and Box Hill serving six underground ...

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    Test running starts on Gaziantep suburban corridor

    2022-09-06T15:10:00Z

    TURKEY: Test operations have started on the Gaziray suburban network in the southeastern city of Gaziantep, with Minister of Transport Adil Karaismailoğlu attending the inaugural test run on September 1.

  • Jinua Jinyi Line (6)
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    Jinhua’s Jinyi Line suburban railway opens

    2022-09-01T12:53:00Z

    CHINA: The first suburban railway in the city of Jinhua in Zhejiang province opened on August 30. The 58·4 km Jinyi Line starts at Jinhua’s Xi (west) station and runs south in tunnel to the city centre before turning east on an ...

  • Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority opened an extension of Philadelphia’s Media/Wawa Regional Rail Line from Elwyn to Wawa
    Metro Report International

    SEPTA extends services to reopened Wawa station

    2022-08-30T12:00:00Z

    USA: Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority opened an extension of Philadelphia’s Media/Wawa Regional Rail Line from Elwyn to Wawa on August 21. SEPTA trains last served the area in September 1986, and the opening marks the first extension of its rail services since the Airport Line in ...

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    Foxboro commuter rail pilot to start in September

    2022-08-29T15:00:00Z

    USA: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is to launch a one-year pilot of a weekday commuter rail service between Boston’s South station and Foxboro station in the town of Foxborough on September 12. There will be 11 inbound and 10 outbound weekday trains via the Fairmount and ...

  • New York MTA combined commuter rail app screenshots
    Metro Report International

    New York MTA launches combined commuter rail app

    2022-08-25T12:00:00Z

    USA: New York MTA has launched the TrainTime one-stop journey planning, ticket purchasing and real-time train location app for Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad commuter rail passengers. This was developed in-house by MTA, and replaces the eTix app and the previously separate TrainTime apps ...

  • London Elizabeth Line Tottenham Court Road (Phpto Tom Nicholson, TfL)
    Rail Business UK

    Next phase of London’s Elizabeth Line to launch in November

    2022-08-23T09:36:00Z

    UK: The next phase of operation on the Elizabeth Line is to begin on November 6, Transport for London has confirmed.

  • Roma’s Termini – Giardinetti railway (Photo Benjamin Zelki) (3)
    Metro Report International

    Roma narrow gauge line to be rebuilt

    2022-08-22T07:00:00Z

    ITALY: Modernisation and extension of Roma’s Termini – Giardinetti light rail line including rebuilding from narrow to standard gauge is set to begin next year, with the route to be branded as Line G.

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    Metra awards battery locomotive contract

    2022-08-19T09:31:00Z

    USA: Chicago commuter operator Metra has awarded Progress Rail a contract to convert up to six of its oldest diesel locomotives to zero-emission battery power for testing on the Rock Island Line. The base order covers the conversion of three EMD F40PH-3 locomotives over 3½ years, ...

  • Fenghuang maglev (4)
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    Phoenix-inspired maglev line opens to serve ancient town

    2022-08-19T08:00:00Z

    CHINA: A maglev line has opened to provide a scenic connection to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative Listed Fenghuang Ancient Town, which attracts 30 000 visitors a day. The maglev runs for 9·1 km between the old town and Fenghuang station on the Zhangjiajie – Jishou ...