All Suburban & Commuter Rail articles – Page 12

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    CRRC rolls out Wenzhou commuter EMU


    CHINA: CRRC Qingdao Sifang rolled out its first electric multiple-unit for Wenzhou Line S1 on March 31. The four-car EMU is the first of 32 being built under a contract awarded in 2014. Based on a Type A metro train design, the EMU features a level of comfort more ...

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    Rhein-Ruhr-Express EMU car rolled out


    GERMANY: Siemens unveiled the first Desiro HC car for the future Rhein-Ruhr-Express network at its Krefeld factory on March 31. ‘The RRX will lift regional transport in NRW to a higher level’, said NRW Transport Minister Michael Groschek on his visit to Krefeld, adding that ‘the new trains combine ...

  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced C$1.8bn in federal funding for the GO RER project.
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    GO Transit RER receives C$1·8bn in federal funding


    CANADA: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on March 31 that the federal government is to provide C$1·8bn towards the GO Transit Regional Express Rail project being developed in the Greater Golden Horseshoe centred on Toronto. The money is to come from the New Building Canada Fund, with the province ...

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    Crossrail electrification nears completion


    UK: Work to electrify the western section of the future Elizabeth Line route on the Great Western Main Line to the west of London has been completed as far as Maidenhead. Infrastructure manager Network Rail led the three-year project which saw a workforce of 800 people to install 1 ...

  • An electric multiple-unit on Nagoya Rinkai Rapid Transit Co's Aonami Line has been decorated to promote Legoland Japan.

    Legoland Japan themed train launched


    JAPAN: An electric multiple-unit operating on Nagoya Rinkai Rapid Transit Co's Aonami Line has been specially decorated to promote the Legoland Japan theme park ahead of its official opening on April 1. The EMU’s four cars are themed on the Lost Kingdom Adventure, Dragon Coaster, Rescue Academy and Submarine Adventure ...

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    CRRC to supply rolling stock to Philadelphia


    USA: The board of Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority has approved the purchase of 45 double-deck coaches from CRRC MA Corp for use on its Regional Rail network of commuter services. CRRC’s bid of $137·5m for the base order of 45 coaches and $161m including options for 10 more beat ...

  • Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have issued a request for qualifications for a contract to finance and build the Lakeshore East - East Corridor Expansion project.
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    Lakeshore East – East Corridor Expansion procurement begins


    CANADA: Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have issued a request for qualifications for a contract to finance and build the Lakeshore East - East Corridor Expansion project in the Greater Toronto area. The scope includes laying a third track on the 11 km between Beechgrove Road and Durham Junction, rebuilding two ...

  • Capital Metro in Austin has taken delivery of two more Stadler GTW diesel multiple-units.
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    Capital Metro takes delivery of more Stadler DMUs


    USA: Stadler has delivered two more GTW 2/6 diesel multiple-units to Capital Metro in Austin after a one-month journey from its Bussnang factory in Switzerland. After being carried by ship to the port of Galveston, the trains completed their journey to Austin by road aboard six lorries, accompanied by three ...

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    Santiago – Nos suburban line opens


    CHILE: President Michelle Bachelet attended the inauguration of a new suburban rail service in Santiago on March 17. The 21 km route runs south from the city’s main station at Alameda to Nos, serving 10 stations on an upgraded section of the main line to Rancagua. Services are initially ...

  • Stadler Bussnang has been selected to supply high-capacity EMUs to MÁV-Start.

    Stadler selected for high-capacity EMU contract


    HUNGARY: Sole bidder Stadler Bussnang has been selected for a framework contract to supply high-capacity electric multiple-units, national passenger operator MÁV-Start announced on March 17. Further negotiations will now take place before a firm order is signed. MÁV-Start called tenders in December for the supply of up to 40 ...

  • Stadler Rail Services UK has awarded BAM a contract to build the depot in Kirkdale where it will maintain the electric multiple-units which Stadler Bussnang is to supply for Merseyrail services.
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    Stadler awards Merseyrail depot construction contract


    UK: Stadler Rail Services UK has awarded BAM Nuttall a contract worth around £20m to build the depot in Kirkdale where it will maintain the fleet of 52 electric multiple-units which Stadler Bussnang is to supply for Merseyrail services, and also to refurbish the existing Birkenhead North depot. ‘We have ...

  • President Trump is proposing to end the TIGER and New Starts grants that have supported much urban transport investment in the USA over recent years.
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    Trump budget proposes cuts to urban transport grants


    USA: In a blueprint for its proposed Financial Year 2018 budget, the Trump administration is planning to cut funding for the Department of Transportation to $16bn, a 13% reduction on that available for FY2017. Under the proposals, swingeing cuts would be made both to passenger train and municipal transport ...

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    Taking a regional approach to journey planning


    FRANCE: The Syndicat Mixte Intermodal Régional de Transports grouping of transport authorities in northern France has become the first organisation to deploy Conduent’s Mobility Companion Platform. The journey planner aims to simplify and encourage the use of public transport across the region. The website enables door-to-door journey planning ...

  • Sydney Trains has extended Downer EDI’s Millennium trains maintenance contract for 10 years.

    Sydney Trains extends maintenance contract


    AUSTRALIA: Sydney Trains has exercised a A$225m option to extend Downer EDI’s maintenance contract for its fleet of Millennium electric multiple-units for a further 10 years from June 2017. Downer supplied 35 four-car Millennium sets from 2002 and has been responsible for their maintenance from new. Downer is ...

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    Rhein-Ruhr-Express depot construction launched


    GERMANY: The foundation stone for the Rhein-Ruhr-Express maintenance depot was laid in Dortmund-Eving on March 7. Siemens is building the 70 000 m 2 facility on the site of a former marshalling yard on the Dortmund – Lünen main line. A 163 m long, 63 m wide and ...

  • Fort Worth Transportation Authority has awarded Wabtec Corp a contract to provide signalling, communications and a control centre for TEX Rail project.
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    TEX Rail signalling contract signed


    USA: Fort Worth Transportation Authority has awarded Wabtec Corp a $97m contract to provide the signalling, communications and a control centre for the $1·03bn TEX Rail commuter line. The 43 km line between Fort Worth and Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport is under construction with opening planned for 2018. It will ...

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    Nairobi moves ahead with transport plans


    KENYA: President Uhuru Kenyatta issued an executive order on February 9 creating the Nairobi Metropolitan Area Transport Authority. Covering the counties of Nairobi City, Kiambu, Kajiado, Machakos and Murang’a, NMATA aims to formulate a ‘sustainable integrated public transport strategy’ based on bus rapid transit and commuter rail routes. It ...

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    More X’Trapolis EMUs for Melbourne


    AUSTRALIA: Public Transport Victoria has signed a €100m contract for Alstom to supply a further nine six-car X’Trapolis 1·5 kV DC electric multiple-units for Melbourne's 1 600 mm gauge suburban network. Announcing the order on February 21, Alstom said production was expected to begin at its Ballarat plant later ...

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    Stadler signs Merseyrail EMU contract


    UK: The contract for Stadler Bussnang AG to supply and maintain 52 electric multiple-units was signed by Liverpool region transport authority Merseytravel on February 16. The deal is worth ‘up to £700m’, including maintenance throughout the EMUs’ expected 35-year lifecycle at the Kirkdale depot which will be designed, built and ...

  • Lugano tram-train services would use the existing Ferriovie Luganesi Line S60.

    Lugano tram-train project receives regional funding


    SWITZERLAND: The Grand Council of Ticino has approved SFr1·5m towards the first phase of a tram-train project serving Lugano. This follows the approval of SFr300m by the Federal Council in November. The first phase, planned to open in 2020, would build around 4 km of new double-track alignment to ...