All Suburban & Commuter Rail articles – Page 2

  • Manila Sustina EMU
    Metro Report International

    Manila commuter trains ordered

    2022-03-29T06:06:00Z

    PHILIPPINES: The Department of Transportation has awarded Sumitomo Corp and Japan Transport Engineering Co a ¥72·5bn contract to supply 38 eight-car Sustina trainsets by 2028 for the next phase of Manila’s North-South Commuter Railway.

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    Delhi RRTS train interior designs unveiled

    2022-03-29T05:57:00Z

    INDIA: National Capital Region Transport Corp has revealed the ‘modern and commuter-centric’ designs for the interiors of the electric multiple-units which Alstom is building for the Delhi – Ghaziabad – Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System commuter rail programme.

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    Finland’s VR buys Arriva’s Swedish rail and bus business

    2022-03-24T10:58:00Z

    SWEDEN: Finland’s national railway VR Group is to acquire Deutsche Bahn’s Swedish train and bus operating business Arriva Sverige, with the aim of expanding in the urban transport sector and becoming a significant operator in the larger Swedish market. Arriva Sverige is Sweden’s third largest train ...

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    In depth

    USA: Let the Games begin!

    2022-03-22T10:42:00Z

    With Los Angeles selected to host the 2028 summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, Southern California’s commuter rail agency Metrolink has started an enhancement programme to handle increased ridership and deliver long-term benefits, as recently appointed CEO Darren Kettle explains to Dave Lustig.

  • London Overground Waymap trial
    Rail Business UK

    App assists visually impaired passengers through the full rail journey

    2022-03-22T05:00:00Z

    UK: London Overground operator Arriva Rail London has funded a trial of an audio navigation app from Waymap which is designed to help people with visual impairments travel more independently. The app has previously been tested at Birmingham International and stations in Los Angeles and Washington ...

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    Prasa restores Cape Town Northern line to Bellville

    2022-03-21T13:45:00Z

    SOUTH AFRICA: Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa has restored services on its Cape Town – Goodwood – Bellville suburban route after they had been suspended for two years.

  • Natal suburban line
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    Natal’s Linha Sul extended

    2022-03-15T05:00:00Z

    BRAZIL: Natal’s suburban Linha Sul has been extended by one station from Parnamirim to Boa Esperança. The extension is intended to form the first part of a new Linha Branca, which will effectively extend Linha Sul to Nísia Floresta. The city’s diesel-operated 1 000 mm gauge ...

  • Sydney Trains Waratah EMU in new livery at Auburn
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    Green refinancing for Sydney rolling stock contract

    2022-03-08T10:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Sydney suburban rolling stock PPP concessionaire Reliance Rail has refinanced its bank debt facilities with a A$1·8bn 21-year Green Sustainability-Linked Loan. Reliance Rail’s 2006 contract with the New South Wales government covers the supply and maintenance of 78 Waratah EMUs, which account for about a ...

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    Contract negotiations underway for Toronto’s GO Expansion programme

    2022-03-07T09:56:00Z

    CANADA: Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area transport agency Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario have selected a consortium to negotiate the largest single contact for the GO Expansion passenger rail enhancement programme.

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    Metro Report International

    Mobile payment comes to Santiago

    2022-03-03T15:36:00Z

    CHILE: Passengers using the Santiago metro and EFE suburban trains are now able to pay for their travel using mobile devices, following an upgrade to the fare collection system. Spanish IT specialist Indra has renewed 1 120 ticket gates at stations on the seven metro lines ...

  • Delhi RRTS train in factory
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    First Delhi RRTS trainset under construction

    2022-02-23T13:51:00Z

    INDIA: The first of the electric multiple-units ordered for the Delhi – Ghaziabad – Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System commuter rail project are being assembled at Alstom’s Savli factory in Gujarat, with delivery and testing planned to begin this year. Propulsion and ...

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    In depth

    Turkey: Currency crunch dents metro expansion

    2022-02-21T08:53:00Z

    An array of urban and suburban rail projects is underway across Turkey, but political squabbles between central government and city administrations and major currency fluctuations could yet hinder delivery of the investment, as David O’Byrne explains.

  • NJ Transit double-deck EMU impression
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    NJ Transit orders double-deck EMU cars

    2022-02-14T15:38:00Z

    USA: The NJ Transit board has approved the purchase of a further 25 Alstom Multilevel III double-deck electric multiple-unit cars as option on a December 2018 contract for an initial 113 vehicles. The cars will replace Arrow III single-deck vehicles. The order is being funded as ...

  • San Diego NCTD Sprinter DMU (Photo: Siemens Mobility)
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    Commuter rail operations and maintenance to be brought in-house

    2022-02-14T13:39:00Z

    USA: Having opted to bring the operation and maintenance of its Sprinter and Coaster commuter rail services in-house from June 26, San Diego’s North County Transit District has awarded Siemens Mobility a Technical Support & Spares Supply Agreement covering its Desiro diesel multiple-units. The deal announced ...

  • Montréal Exo CRRC double-deck coach
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    Chinese coaches arrive in Montréal

    2022-02-04T15:53:00Z

    CANADA: The first two of 44 double-deck coaches which Montréal city region transport agency Exo has ordered from Chinese manufacturer CRRC Tangshan are expected to be delivered during February. They will undergo minor finishing work and inspection at the Pointe-Saint-Charles maintenance depot, followed by an extensive ...

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    ​Work starts on Perth’s Ellenbrook interchange

    2022-02-03T15:10:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Work has started on the terminus of Perth’s northeastern suburban line, with a groundbreaking ceremony for the rail-bus interchange at Ellenbrook attended by Western Australia’s Premier Mark McGowan and Transport Minister Rita Saffioti. Being built as part of the state’s Metronet ...

  • CPTM Line 8 Class 5400 EMU (Photo: Felipe Barros, CC BY 2.0)
    Metro Report International

    ViaMobilidade takes over São Paulo suburban lines 8 and 9

    2022-02-01T12:00:00Z

    BRAZIL: State-owned suburban operator Companhia Paulista de Trens Metropolitanos has handed over management, operation and maintenance of Line 8 (Diamante) and Line 9 (Esmeralda) to private-sector concessionaire ViaMobilidade, a consortium owned 83% by CCR and 17% by RuasInvest. The two lines are the busiest of CPTM’s seven routes.

  • Delhi - Meerut RRTS train impression (Image: Alstom)
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    Nokia to supply Delhi RRTS communications network

    2022-02-01T05:00:00Z

    INDIA: Nokia is to provide a LTE/4·9G private wireless communications network to support the ETCS Hybrid Level 3 signalling which Alstom is to deploy for the Delhi – Ghaziabad – Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System commuter rail project. The 82 km railway will be India’s first ...

  • Siemens Mobility Exo Charger locomotive impression
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    Charger locos ordered for Montréal commuter services

    2022-01-31T12:08:00Z

    CANADA: Montréal regional transport authority Exo has awarded Siemens Mobility a C$132m contract to supply 10 Charger diesel locomotives for use on its commuter services. The Chargers will be delivered from 2025 to replace F59PH locomotives which Exo acquired in 2011 from GO Transit in Toronto, ...

  • Hamburg S-Bahn Alstom Class 490
    Metro Report International

    Hamburg to study second S-Bahn tunnel

    2022-01-26T12:00:00Z

    GERMANY: After years of discussions, Deutsche Bahn, the federal government and the Hamburg municipality signed an agreement on January 21 to conduct a €1·5m feasibility study into building a second cross-city S-Bahn tunnel linking Hamburg Hbf, Dammtor and Altona. The stations are currently linked by the ...