All Suburban & Commuter Rail articles – Page 11

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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 first ...

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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 complemented by ...

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    Rail Business UK

    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 At a ...

  • Delhi – Ghaziabad – Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System construction (1)
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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 designed for ...

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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 parties ...

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    Metro Report International

    Bayswater rebuilding contract awarded

    2020-04-15T08:03:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The government of Western Australia has awarded the Coleman Rail-led Evolve Bayswater Alliance a A$253m contract for the reconstruction of Bayswater station on the Perth suburban network.

  • CRRC Sifang has completed a fleet of 26 trains for Chengdu’s 66·2 km metro Line 18,
    Metro Report International

    Chengdu airport express metro trains delivered

    2020-04-07T06:00:00Z

    CHINA: CRRC Sifang has completed a fleet of 26 trains for Chengdu’s 66·2 km metro Line 18, with commissioning and trial running underway ahead of the planned start of services this summer. Each eight-car set is 187 m long, with 3 m ...

  • Zipabout Passenger rail demand lockdown FV
    Rail Business UK

    Use data to tailor coronavirus timetables to current needs, says Zipabout

    2020-04-02T08:27:00Z

    UK: Passenger data systems supplier Zipabout says train operators should revise their emergency timetables based on passenger behaviour and real-time demand data, to ensure their reduced services can meet the needs of key workers during the coronavirus pandemic. ‘The necessary reduction in rail ...

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    MBTA to roll out Violet Edge across commuter rail fleet

    2020-03-22T06:00:00Z

    tn_us-MBTA_commuter_train.jpg USA: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is to deploy Wi-Tronix’s Violet Edge technology across the fleet of diesel locomotives used on Boston commuter rail services. The agreement builds on projects undertaken with the supplier on some of the fleet since 2015. The internet of things platform will ...

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    Metro Report International

    Seoul GTX Line A train contract awarded

    2020-03-20T16:57:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: The SG Rail special purpose company formed to design, finance and build Line A of the Great Train Express network of commuter lines around Seoul has awarded Hyundai Rotem a 345bn won contract to supply 15 trainsets by 2024. The eight-car trains to be ...

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    Metro Report International

    London Underground, rail and bus services cut by coronavirus

    2020-03-19T16:27:00Z

    UK: Major cuts to metro, rail and bus services were announced by Transport for London on March 18, with the operator explaining that Mayor of London Sadiq Khan had asked it to focus on enabling ‘critical workers to make essential journeys’ during the Covid-19 pandemic. Up ...

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    Coronavirus pushes switch from cash to card payment

    2020-03-19T11:06:00Z

    NEW ZEALAND: Cash sales of tickets on the Metlink transport network in Greater Wellington will end on March 23, in a move which Metlink said was designed ‘to stay one step ahead of Covid-19 and give our passengers and staff more peace of mind’. On the rail ...

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    Baku circular railway completed

    2020-03-19T06:01:00Z

    AZERBAIJAN: The Abşeron Peninsula circular railway has been completed, with President Ilham Aliyev inaugurating the reopened Pirşağı – Görədil – Novxanı – Sumqayıt section on March 18 to complete a 91 route-km electrified railway ring serving Baku and its suburbs. The circular railway ...

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    Federal funding underpins Californian capacity enhancements

    2020-03-18T14:08:00Z

    USA: Los Angeles commuter operator Metrolink has been awarded $10·7m from the federal Department of Transportation’s Consolidated Rail Infrastructure & Safety Improvements grant programme to support safety and speed improvement projects in the busy Burbank – Anaheim rail corridor.

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    Takanawa Gateway opens

    2020-03-17T08:00:00Z

    JAPAN: East Japan Railway opened its Takanawa Gateway suburban station in Tokyo for revenue service on March 14.

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    RailcarRx develops customised decision support tool for MBTA

    2020-03-11T06:00:00Z

    USA: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s operations and maintenance department has deployed a customised data analytics and decision support platform developed by RailcarRx to help improve its asset lifecycle management processes. This has reduced the processing time required for critical data, enhancing the operator’s ability to make informed ...

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    Warszawa suburban EMU contract awarded

    2020-03-04T10:47:00Z

    POLAND: Suburban operator SKM Warszawa has awarded Newag a contract to supply 21 electric multiple-units by November 30 2022. The order covers 15 trainsets between 85 and 95 m in length and six between 70 and 77 m long. They will be used to increase capacity on ...

  • Delhi – Ghaziabad – Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System construction (1)
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    Delhi – Meerut Regional Rapid Transit railway works in full swing

    2020-02-19T13:34:00Z

    INDIA: The government of Uttar Pradesh has allocated Rs9bn for construction of the Delhi – Ghaziabad – Meerut regional express route in the state budget presented on February 18. This follows an allocation of Rs24·9bn in the national budget.

  • GMV has won a contract to supply Philippine National Railways with its SAE-r fleet operation, management and planning platform.
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    Philippine National Railways to deploy GMV operations management system

    2020-02-12T13:56:00Z

    PHILIPPINES: Technology company GMV has won a contract to supply Philippine National Railways with its SAE-r fleet operation, management and planning platform. This will provide real-time information on the position and status of trains, supervising onboard equipment, radios and ticketing systems, monitoring driver behaviour, regulating running to ...