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    Monterrey commuter rail study

    2020-09-18T10:41:00Z

    MEXICO: The state of Nuevo León’s strategic projects agency FIDEPROES has awarded SENER Engineering a contract to undertake technical studies for a proposed commuter rail service linking Mariano Escobedo Airport and García in the Monterrey area. This would use 62 km of existing tracks and serve ...

  • The Suin and Bundang lines in Seoul have been connected with the opening of an 18·8 km link between Hanyang University at Ansan and Suwon.
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    Seoul inaugurates Suin line connection

    2020-09-15T11:46:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: The Suin and Bundang lines in Seoul have been connected with the opening of an 18·8 km link between Hanyang University at Ansan and Suwon. Suwon Mayor Yeom Tae-young, Minister of Land, Infrastructure Transport Kim Hyun-mi and Gyeonggi ...

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    Class 730 EMU for Birmingham’s Cross-City Line revealed

    2020-09-09T10:42:00Z

    UK: One of the Bombardier Transportation Class 730 Aventra electric multiple-units which West Midlands Trains has ordered for its Cross-City Line services through Birmingham has been unveiled at the manufacturer’s Derby factory. ‘Designed and built in Derby they really are made in ...

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    Increasing capacity west of Spandau

    2020-09-03T06:00:00Z

    GERMANY: The Länder of Berlin and Brandenburg have signed an agreement with Deutsche Bahn to finance studies for a project to increase capacity on the 23 km Spandau – Nauen section of the Berlin – Hamburg corridor, including a proposed extension of the Berlin S-Bahn to ...

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    Trinity Railway Express information systems to be replaced

    2020-08-31T14:00:00Z

    USA: The Dallas Area Rapid Transit board has approved a contract for MacKenzie Laboratories to replace the automated information system on the Trinity Railway Express commuter rail fleet which operates between Dallas and Fort Worth. MacKenzie Laboratories will replace the public address and intercom systems, as ...

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    Massachusetts commuter rail construction contract awarded

    2020-08-25T11:05:00Z

    USA: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s Fiscal Management Control Board has approved the award of the second and largest of the two principal construction packages for the South Coast Rail Phase 1 project. The $1·047bn project which is scheduled for completion in late 2023 will ...

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    Arterio brand name for South Western Railway Class 701 fleet

    2020-08-25T10:46:00Z

    UK: South Western Railway has announced Arterio as its brand name for the fleet of 90 Class 701 electric multiple-units which Bombardier Transportation is supplying for use on suburban services from London Waterloo station. Speaking at Wimbledon depot on August 24, SWR ...

  • The central section of the Elizabeth Line crossing London between Paddington and Abbey Wood could now be ready to open in the first half of 2022, project promoter Crossrail Ltd said on August 21.
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    Latest estimate says London’s Elizabeth Line could open in the first half of 2022

    2020-08-21T11:39:00Z

    UK: The central section of the Elizabeth Line crossing London between Paddington and Abbey Wood could now be ready to open in the first half of 2022, project promoter Crossrail Ltd said on August 21. This follows the announcement in July that the central section would ...

  • The government of New South Wales has awarded Siemens Mobility a A$80m contract to supply a traffic management system covering Sydney Trains operations.
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    Siemens awarded Sydney traffic management system contract

    2020-08-21T10:31:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The government of New South Wales has awarded Siemens Mobility a A$80m contract to supply a traffic management system covering Sydney Trains operations. Scheduled to be ready for operation in 2023, the TMS will continually monitor the position of all trains, helping to keep services ...

  • Delhi – Ghaziabad – Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System map
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    Asian Development Bank finances Delhi commuter rail project

    2020-08-19T15:59:00Z

    INDIA: The Asian Development Bank has approved a US$1bn loan to support construction of the Delhi – Ghaziabad – Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System. The financing is be implemented in four tranches between August 2020 and May 2025. The government of India will provide US$1·89bn, ...

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    Sydney Trains selects SafeZone for security and emergency management

    2020-08-18T06:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Sydney Trains is to deploy CriticalArc’s SafeZone safety, security and emergency management platform to help mitigate risks to staff and customers and strengthen its capacity to respond to incidents and emergencies. SafeZone will put up to 2 500 front-line staff at ...

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    Moscow commuter operator orders EMUs

    2020-08-13T12:46:00Z

    RUSSIA: Central Suburban Passenger Co has awarded Transmashholding’s Demikhovsky factory a contract to supply seven 11-car EP2D 3 kV DC electric multiple-units by September. They are to be used on REX-branded commuter services from Moscow Savyolovsky station to Savyolovo (130 km) and ...

  • Berlin S-Bahn (Photo: DB AG/Hans-Joachim Krumnow).
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    Berlin S-Bahn tenders invited

    2020-08-13T08:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Verkehrsverbund Berlin-Brandenburg has launched the competitive tendering process for the remaining two portions of the 331 route-km Berlin S-Bahn network, covering the North-South and east-west Stadtbahn service groups.

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    Cross River Rail TBMs arrive in Brisbane

    2020-08-06T11:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The two tunnel boring machines to excavate the cross-city rail tunnels under central Brisbane have arrived in Queensland, state Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced on August 4.

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    Manila commuter rail civil works contracts signed

    2020-08-04T11:06:00Z

    PHILIPPINES: The first two civil works contracts for the 53·1 km second phase of the 163 km North-South Commuter Railway Project which will cross the Manila region were signed on August 1. Phase 2 will run northwest from Manila’s northern suburb of Malolos to the Clark ...

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    CAF awarded São Paulo train maintenance contract

    2020-07-28T05:00:00Z

    BRAZIL: São Paulo suburban operator CPTM has awarded CAF a four-year contract for the maintenance of eight suburban electric multiple-units which it supplied in 2011-12 for use on Line 10. The work will be carried out by the Spanish company’s CAF Brazil subsidiary at the operator’s ...

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    AC conversion planned in Cascais line upgrade

    2020-07-23T08:00:00Z

    PORTUGAL: An allocation of €50m from the Cohesion Fund to support modernisation of the 25 km suburban railway between Lisboa and the coastal town of Cascais was approved by the European Commission in early July. This forms part of infrastructure manager Infraestruturas de Portugal’s Ferrovia 2020 ...

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    NJ Transit orders more electro-diesel locomotives

    2020-07-21T11:33:00Z

    USA: A $70·5m order for a further eight Bombardier Transportation ALP45-DP electro-diesel locomotives was approved by the New Jersey Transit board on July 15. They are scheduled to be delivered from 2022, taking the commuter operator’s ALP45-DP fleet to 60 locos. They can operate at 200 ...

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    San Diego BiLevel order to ‘make the decision to try transit an easy one’

    2020-07-17T12:51:00Z

    USA: San Diego’s North County Transit District has awarded Bombardier Transportation a $43m contract to supply a further 11 BiLevel double-deck coaches for entry into service in winter 2022-23. This will enable the Coaster commuter service to be increased to run every 30 min, and facilitate the ...

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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.