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    Metro Report International

    Long Island Rail Road inspection vehicle ordered


    USA: ENSCO Rail has been awarded a contract to design and supply a self-propelled track inspection vehicle for New York MTA’s Long Island Rail Road. The ‘state-of-the-art’ vehicle to be delivered in Q2 29026 will be equipped with multiple track conditioning monitoring systems from ENSCO and KLD ...

  • Liverpool Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram at Headbolt Lane
    Rail Business UK

    Battery trains could take Merseyrail to places it couldn’t previously reach


    UK: Speaking to Rail Business UK at the opening of Headbolt Lane station in Kirkby, Liverpool City Region Mayor Steve Rotheram expressed enthusiasm for extending Merseyrail services to more destinations by using battery power to avoid the need for electrification. Merseyrail trains reach Headbolt Lane using ...

  • Merseyrail at Headbolt Lane
    Rail Business UK

    Headbolt Lane station opens with battery train service


    UK: Headbolt Lane station in Kirkby opened on October 5, with services operated by Merseyrail and Northern terminating from opposite directions. Services run by the two operators previously terminated end-on at Kirkby, where the 750 V DC third rail electrification on the Merseyrail network ends. Merseyrail’s ...

  • Siemens Mobility Metro North Locomotive

    MTA Metro-North Railroad orders electro-diesel locos


    USA: Siemens Mobility has been awarded a firm order to supply six more Charger electro-diesel locomotives for use on MTA Metro-North Railroad commuter services between Connecticut and New York. The order announced on September 26 has been placed by New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority on behalf ...

  • Tesla Berlin Gigafactory shuttle train

    Tesla shuttle train launches


    GERMANY: A free shuttle train has been launched to serve Tesla’s Gigafactory Berlin-Brandenburg site to the east of the capital. Giga Berlin now has its own train shuttle, capable of moving 400 people per ride 🚆 — Tesla Europe (@teslaeurope) September 4, 2023 ...

  • Seoul GTX A testing
    Metro Report International

    Testing begins on Seoul GTX Line A


    SOUTH KOREA: Test running has started on a 28 km section of Line A on the Great Train Express commuter rail network in Seoul. The first test run starting at Suseo station on September 21 was attended by Won Hee-ryong, Minister of Land, Infrastructure & ...

  • Berlin S-Bahn Stadler-Siemens trains in service (4)
    Metro Report International

    Enhanced ‘comfort and convenience’ as Berlin S-Bahn fleet delivery completed


    GERMANY: All 106 of the Class 483/484 Berlin S-Bahn trainsets ordered from a consortium of Siemens Mobility and Stadler are now in traffic, following the entry into service of the final set after a ceremony at Charlottenburg on September 18. ‘The longer trains offer more seats; ...

  • Moskva Central Diameter 4 EMU (4)
    Metro Report International

    Moskva Central Diameter 4 launched


    RUSSIA: The fourth and longest of the Moskva Central Diameter cross-city suburban commuter lines has been launched. The 86 km MCD-4 was inaugurated on September 9 by President Vladimir Putin and Mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin. The route covers 86 km from Aprelevka in the west ...

  • Wellington train

    Changes follow review of commuter rail disruption


    NEW ZEALAND: KiwiRail is taking action to improve track inspection on passenger routes in Wellington and Auckland following the publication of a report into service disruption during May which Greater Wellington Regional Council Chair Daran Ponter said provides ’an eye-opening account of poor decision-making’. The report ...

  • Transdev Wellington EMU

    Wellington train operating contract extended


    NEW ZEALAND: Greater Wellington Regional Council has extended Transdev’s contract to operate local passenger trains under the Metlink brand until July 3 2031. Transdev has operated the services since 2016, carrying more than 1·3 million passengers/year on 2 000 services/week. It runs 3·22 million train-km/year on ...

  • Ben Carroll MP at Flinders Street station facilities opening

    More inclusive facilities for train drivers


    AUSTRALIA: Enhancements to provide more inclusive facilities for train drivers at Melbourne’s Flinders Street station have been completed. This includes the creation of all-gender locker rooms with private changing rooms, and a maternity room with private areas for expressing and spaces to rest. Other upgrades include new ...

  • København S-tog suburban EMU.

    Three prequalify for København automated train contract


    DENMARK: Three potential bidders have prequalified for a contract to supply at least 226 fully automatic electric mutiple-units for the København S-bane suburban network.

  • São Paulo suburban rail operator CPTM has extended its Expresso Aeroporto service from Luz to Palmeiras-Barra Funda

    São Paulo airport express extended to Palmeiras-Barra Funda


    BRAZIL: São Paulo suburban rail operator CPTM has extended its Expresso Aeroporto service from Luz to Palmeiras-Barra Funda with effect from September 1. This has been facilitated by a R$158m project to modernise the 2 km cross-city connection between Luz and Palmeiras-Barra Funda. This was previously ...

  • London Overground Class 378 electric multiple-unit.
    Rail Business UK

    East London Line maintenance contract planned


    UK: Transport for London has begun market engagement for the next contract to maintain London Overground’s East London Line. The Infrastructure Maintenance Contract 3 will cover the core route from north of Dalston Junction to New Cross, New Cross Gate and Old Kent Road Junction. It ...

  • Manila NSCR (3)
    Metro Report International

    North-South Commuter Railway contracts awarded


    PHILIPPINES: The Department of Transportation has signed the final three civil works contracts for construction of the south commuter section of the 147 km North-South Commuter Railway in the Manila area. The 11·6bn pesos contract CP S-01 covering the construction of 1·2 km of the route ...

  • Cork signalling announcement

    Cork Area Commuter Rail programme makes progress


    IRELAND: The Cork Area Commuter Rail programme is progressing ‘swiftly’, according to Iarnród Éireann CEO Jim Meade, with the award of the signalling works contract for the project. The programme to upgrade the lines radiating from Cork to Mallow, Cobh and Midleton is intended to improve ...

  • Teresina suburban rail
    Metro Report International

    Teresina suburban rail investment package approved


    BRAZIL: Piauí state Governor Rafael Fonteles has given the go-ahead for the renovation and expansion of the 1 000 mm gauge suburban network in Teresina, which currently comprises a single 13·5 km route shared with freight traffic. The governor approved the R$11m investment package on August ...

  • Moskva Central Diameter Line 3
    Metro Report International

    Third Moskva Central Diameter line launched


    RUSSIA: The third Moskva Central Diameter cross-city regional express route was opened by President Vladimir Putin and Mayor Sergey Sobyanin on August 17. The MCD lines are being developed by modernising existing radial suburban railways and linking them up to form RER-style cross-city routes. The programme ...

  • Caltrain Stadler EMUs (Photo Caltrain)

    Battery train to take Caltrain electric operation beyond the wires


    USA: The California Transportation Commission has approved funding for Stadler to supply a battery-electric multiple-unit which will enable Caltrain to extend its future San Francisco – San Jose electric train service to Gilroy over track which is not currently scheduled for electrification. The funding allocated on ...

  • EFE has awarded a consortium of CRRC Sifang and local partner Temoinsa a US$171·4m contract to supply 32 three-car electric multiple-units for Santiago suburban services.

    EFE orders 32 EMUs for Santiago suburban routes


    CHILE: National railway EFE has awarded a consortium of CRRC Sifang and local partner Temoinsa a US$171·4m contract to supply 32 three-car electric multiple-units for Santiago suburban services. Announcing the contract on August 11, EFE said it was the largest single rolling stock order in the ...