All Suburban & Commuter Rail articles – Page 10

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    Hyundai Rotem to supply 128 EMU cars to Korail

    2017-10-18T11:08:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: Hyundai Rotem signed a 111·6bn won contract with Korail for the supply of 128 electric multiple-unit cars, the manufacturer announced on October 18. Delivery of the 110 km/h trainsets is due to be completed by the end of 2019. Most of the trainsets will be deployed on ...

  • Map of the planned Hythe Road and Old Oak Common Lane stations in west London.
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    Transport for London plans new Overground stations

    2017-10-17T09:26:52Z

    UK: Transport for London has begun a five-week public consultation on plans to build stations at Hythe Road and Old Oak Common Lane in west London. ‘These two potential new London Overground stations would improve connectivity to High Speed 2 and support the regeneration at Old Oak and Park Royal’, ...

  • Buckingham Group has begun site clearance for the construction of Maghull North station.
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    Maghull North station construction gets underway

    2017-09-20T06:00:00Z

    UK: Contractor Buckingham Group has begun site clearance for the construction of Maghull North station between Maghull and Town Green stations on the Ormskirk branch of Merseyrail’s Northern Line. The station is being developed by Network Rail on behalf of local transport authority Merseytravel, with opening scheduled for May 2018. ...

  • The Crossrail 2 proposal to link railway routes in Surrey and Hertfordshire via a new tunnel under central London would be ‘transformational’ and provide benefits ‘from the Wash to the Solent’ according to Managing Director Michèle Dix.
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    MPs hear '10 reasons why the UK needs Crossrail 2'

    2017-09-19T13:44:21Z

    UK: The Crossrail 2 proposal to link railway routes in Surrey and Hertfordshire via a new tunnel under central London would not merely provide a cross-city suburban link like the Elizabeth Line, but instead would be a ‘transformational’ project providing direct benefits ‘from the Wash to the Solent’ while also ...

  • A ceremony at Whitechapel station on September 14 marked the completion of tracklaying on the central core of the Crossrail Elizabeth Line route across central London.
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    Crossrail tracklaying complete

    2017-09-14T15:29:45Z

    UK: A ceremony at Whitechapel station on September 14 marked the completion of tracklaying on the central core of the Crossrail Elizabeth Line route across central London. 'It's a huge moment in the project, turning it from a construction project into a railway, with around 15 months until our customers ...

  • Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım opened a 17 km extension of Izmir’s Southern Line from Tepeköy to Selçuk.
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    Izmir extension opens as Marmaray trainset tested

    2017-09-11T15:17:55Z

    TURKEY: Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım opened a 17 km extension of Izmir’s Southern Line from Tepeköy to Selçuk on September 8. The extension cost TL300m, of which 70% was covered by the national budget, and makes use of a railway alignment originally opened in the 1860s. There is one ...

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    CRRC to supply commuter EMUs to São Paulo

    2017-09-06T14:34:14Z

    BRAZIL: São Paulo suburban operator CPTM signed a contract on September 1 for CRRC Sifang to supply eight eight-car electric multiple-units for use on the future Line 13. Deliveries are due to begin in 2019. To be based on CRRC’s Type A metro train design, each 1 600 mm ...

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    CRRC presents Melbourne EMU mock-up

    2017-09-06T13:40:18Z

    AUSTRALIA: Evolution Rail has presented to Victoria Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allen a 39 m long mock-up of the electrical multiple-unit cars that it is supplying to operate Melbourne’s suburban network. Last year the Evolution Rail consortium of Plenary, CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles and Downer Group was awarded ...

  • Celebrations marked the opening of the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District commuter line in the North Bay area of California (Photo: SMART).
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    Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit commuter line opens

    2017-08-29T10:15:00Z

    USA: Celebrations on August 25 marked the opening of the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit commuter line in the North Bay area of California. T-shirts and free travel were offered on the first day, followed by half-price travel until the introduction of normal fares on September 5. SMART runs for 69 ...

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    Metronet drives Perth expansion plans

    2017-08-23T06:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The government of Western Australia expects to complete two more extensions to the Perth suburban rail network by late 2021, Premier Mark McGowan announced on August 21. Revised business cases for the two projects have been submitted to federal agency Infrastructure Australia for approval. One would add a ...

  • Stadler Rail Valencia is to supply six electro-diesel multiple-units for the metre gauge railway between Benidorm and Dénia.
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    Electro-diesel units ordered for Benidorm – Dénia line

    2017-08-17T14:30:00Z

    SPAIN: Regional operator Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat Valenciana has awarded Stadler Rail Valencia a €35·8m contract to supply six electro-diesel multiple-units for the metre gauge railway between Benidorm and Dénia. This forms a part of a €72m programme to upgrade the 50 km Benidorm – Dénia Line 9 to match ...

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    Barking Riverside extension approved

    2017-08-04T13:32:39Z

    UK: The Secretary of State for Transport issued a decision letter on August 4 approving an order under the Transport & Works Act to grant Transport for London legal powers to build the 4·5 km Barking – Barking Riverside extension of the Gospel Oak – Barking line in east London. ...

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    Stadler completes first TEX Rail DMU

    2017-08-03T09:02:07Z

    USA: Stadler has completed the first Flirt multiple-unit to be assembled in the USA at its plant at North Salt Lake in Utah. The DMU for the TEX Rail project will be officially unveiled at the ATPA Expo in Atlanta in October. In 2015 the Fort Worth Transportation Authority ...

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    Palermo rail project restarts

    2017-08-02T14:24:03Z

    ITALY: Work on the Anello rail line in Palermo restarted on July 29 following the government allocating an additional €50m to the project in April. The project to create a circular line around the city centre is now 80% complete. This will use a former freight branch to the ...

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    Portland welcomes contactless ticketing

    2017-07-25T15:35:37Z

    USA: An account-based smart card and contactless bank card fare collection system went into operation in the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area on July 17. The Hop Fastpass is valid on bus, light rail and commuter rail services operated by TriMet, C-TRAN and Portland Streetcar. In 2014 Init signed a contract ...

  • The Crossrail 2 proposal comprises a tunnel to link up rail routes in the southwest and north of London.
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    Crossrail 2 needs to be more affordable

    2017-07-24T16:20:15Z

    UK: Ways to improve the affordability of the proposed Crossrail 2 project while maximising the benefits are to be studied, Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan have jointly announced. The Crossrail 2 proposal comprises a tunnel to link up rail routes in ...

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    Work begins to electrify Caltrain

    2017-07-24T14:04:02Z

    USA: California Governor Jerry Brown was among those present at a ceremony at Millbrae station on June 21 to mark the start of work on the Caltrain Electrification Project. ‘Today marks the beginning of a faster, cleaner, better Caltrain, a Caltrain that will allow tens of thousands of people ...

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    Melbourne Metro tunnel contractors selected

    2017-07-18T08:29:51Z

    AUSTRALIA: The government of Victoria has selected preferred bidders for the civil works and railway systems packages of the Melbourne Metro tunnel project. The Tunnels & Stations works package is to be awarded to the Cross Yarra Partnership consortium of Lendlease Engineering, John Holland, Bouygues Construction and Capella Capital. ...

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    NJ Transit adopts budget after ‘laser-like look’ at business

    2017-07-14T11:28:55Z

    USA: ‘NJ Transit is moving forward with a balanced budget that reflects a laser-like look at individual business lines in order to maximise efficiencies and maintain a safe transportation system’, said Executive Director Steven H Santoro when the board adopted the $2·22bn operating budget and a $1·37bn capital programme for ...

  • Transport for London has selected Taylor Woodrow to rebuild White Hart Lane station.
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    Taylor Woodrow to rebuild White Hart Lane station

    2017-07-13T06:00:00Z

    UK: Transport for London announced on July 12 that it had selected Taylor Woodrow for a £17·8m contract to design and undertake the rebuilding of White Hart Lane station, which is served by London Overground suburban trains and used by 1·3m passengers a year. The rebuilding is intended to support ...