All Suburban & Commuter Rail articles – Page 3

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    ​RER Line A control centralised

    2019-09-05T15:35:00Z

    FRANCE: Operational control of Paris RER Line A has been concentrated at a single location with effect from September 2, although ownership of the route remains split between SNCF and RATP. Under a project launched earlier this year, the SNCF Réseau and SNCF Mobilités staff responsible ...

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    Melbourne Suburban Rail Loop delivery body created

    2019-09-03T13:38:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The government of Victoria has established an authority to deliver the Suburban Rail Loop, and has selected a preferred alignment for the first phase. The 90 km orbital suburban rail line would link existing stations at Cheltenham in the southeastern suburbs and Werribee in ...

  • The Greater London Authority’s East London Line - Growth Capacity programme aims to support the development of new homes.
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    East London Line capacity increase project receives government funding

    2019-08-27T11:00:00Z

    UK: The Greater London Authority’s East London Line – Growth Capacity programme has been allocated an £80·8m from the government’s Housing Infrastructure Fund. This project envisages an increase in the frequency of London Overground services on the core section of the East London Line between Dalston Junction and ...

  • Alstom is to supply a fleet of C-series EMUs for the Transperth network.
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    Alstom to supply next generation of EMUs to Perth

    2019-08-20T05:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Public Transport Authority of Western Australia announced on August 19 that it had selected Alstom Transport Australia as preferred bidder to supply the next generation of electric multiple-units to operate on the Transperth network serving the state capital. Details of the A$1·6bn contract are expected to be ...

  • CRRC Changchun has supplied two builds of four-car EMUs for use in Rio de Janeiro. Photo: SuperVia/Henrique Freire
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    Mitsui and JR West take over Rio suburban network

    2019-08-19T14:58:00Z

    BRAZIL: A consortium of Mitsui and West Japan Railway has purchased a majority stake in Rio de Janeiro suburban railway operator SuperVia, at a reported cost of around ¥20bn. The Japanese trading group had previously held a 24% stake in the concessionaire, through its stake in SuperVia parent Odebrecht ...

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    Moscow Sheremetyevo airport rail link expansion underway

    2019-08-19T14:02:00Z

    RUSSIA: Russian Railways has begun construction of a rail link to serve terminals B and C at Moscow Sheremetyevo airport’s northern terminal complex. The first stage, to be completed in 2022, includes a 3 km mostly double-track line from the existing Sheremetyevo-2 station at the southern terminal complex to ...

  • Class 710 Aventra electric multiple-units have taken over operation of London Overground’s Gospel Oak – Barking Line.
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    London Overground Gospel Oak – Barking Line fleet replacement complete

    2019-08-06T10:41:17Z

    UK: Class 710 Aventra electric multiple-units have now taken over operation of London Overground’s Gospel Oak – Barking Line, Transport for London announced on August 6. The eight four-car trainsets, of which six are required for regular services, replace the fleet of two-car DMUs that operated the orbital ...

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    Work begins on Ankara suburban rail extension

    2019-07-29T13:00:00Z

    TURKEY: Construction has started on an extension of Ankara’s Başkentray suburban railway from the current western terminus of Sincan to Yenikent. The 8 km northwestern extension is being funded from public sources. Completion of the TL353m project is due by the end of June 2022. From ...

  • Improving reliability of the New York Subway is a core aim of the restructuring. Other objectives include reducing major project costs and delivering on investment programmes including rolling stock renewal.
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    ‘Historic’ restructuring of New York MTA approved

    2019-07-26T14:42:47Z

    USA: A landmark restructuring of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority was approved at a board meeting on July 24. The ‘historic reorganisation’ is the first such effort since MTA was established in 1968. Developed internally with input from consultancy firm Alix Partners, the plans focus on centralising ...

  • Attending the signing ceremony were Auckland Deputy Mayor Bill Cashmore, Transport Minister Phil Twyford, CRL Ltd Chair Sir Brian Roche and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff.
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    Auckland City Rail Link contract signed

    2019-07-19T16:35:00Z

    NEW ZEALAND: The main contract for construction of the tunnels and stations on the Auckland City Rail Link was formally signed on July 19, at an event attended by Transport Minister Phil Twyford and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff. Project promoter City Rail Link had selected the Link Alliance ...

  • he government of South Australia has awarded Bombardier Transportation a contract to supply a further 12 three-car A-City electric multiple-units to increase capacity on the Adelaide suburban network.
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    Adelaide A-City fleet expansion

    2019-07-02T06:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The government of South Australia has awarded Bombardier Transportation a contract to supply a further 12 three-car A-City electric multiple-units to increase capacity on the Adelaide suburban network. The order announced on June 28 will take the A-City fleet to 34 units. The 1 600 ...

  • The funding agreement was signed on the platform of the disused Siemensstadt station.
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    Siemensstadt S-Bahn funding agreement

    2019-07-01T06:00:00Z

    GERMANY: The long-disused S-Bahn branch to the Berlin suburb of Siemensstadt and Gartenfeld is set to be reactivated following the signing of an agreement between Deutsche Bahn s Board Member for Infrastructure Ronald Pofalla and the city s Mayor Michael Müller on July 28 to fund the necessary planning studies ...

  • Transport for Wales has awarded Balfour Beatty, Alun Griffiths and Siemens Mobility early contractor involvement contracts ahead of procurement for the first stages of the South Wales Metro project.
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    South Wales Metro ECI contracts awarded

    2019-06-25T06:00:00Z

    UK: Transport for Wales has awarded Balfour Beatty, Alun Griffiths and Siemens Mobility early contractor involvement contracts ahead of procurement for the first stages of the South Wales Metro project. The project which is scheduled to be completed in 2023 covers modernisation, capacity enhancement and electrification works on branch lines ...

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    Five-year Boston transport investment plan approved

    2019-06-21T15:07:00Z

    USA: The Massachusetts Department of Transportation and Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority voted on June 18 to approve the 2020-24 capital investment plan. This includes a contribution of $753·7m towards the Red and Orange metro line fleet replacement. CRRC is supplying 252 cars for the Red Line ...

  • The second phase of the Sydney metro is included in the budget.
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    Sydney and Parramatta projects in New South Wales budget

    2019-06-20T06:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Rail projects in Sydney and Parramatta are included in the 2019-20 New South Wales budget, which was presented on June 18. The City Southwest metro extension from Chatswood to Bankstown via central Sydney, which is expected to open in 2024, is to receive ...

  • Tanzania Railways Corp has commissioned a study for a commuter rail network in Dodoma (Photo: Tanzania Tourist Board).
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    Dodoma commuter rail study commissioned

    2019-06-11T13:40:12Z

    TANZANIA: Tanzania Railways Corp has awarded an international consortium a €2·5m nine-month contract to undertake feasibility and preliminary design studies for a commuter rail network in the capital Dodoma. The consortium is led by Spanish consultancy Ardanuy Ingenieria and includes Intercontinental Consultants & Technocrats from India and South Korea’s Soosung ...

  • CRRC Qingdao Sifang has unveiled the first of eight eight-car Class 2500 electric multiple-units that it is supplying for São Paulo Line 13 to Guarulhos Airport.
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    São Paulo airport EMU unveiled

    2019-06-10T15:30:00Z

    BRAZIL: CRRC Qingdao Sifang has unveiled the first of eight eight-car Class 2500 electric multiple-units that it is supplying for São Paulo suburban operator CPTM’s Line 13 to Guarulhos Airport under a contract awarded in September 2017. The 12·2 km Line 13 was inaugurated in June 2018, and is currently ...

  • Dallas Area Rapid Transit has awarded Stadler a $199m contract to supply eight Flirt diesel multiple-units for the $1·1bn Cotton Belt Regional Rail Project in the northern suburbs of Dallas.
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    Cotton Belt railway DMU order placed

    2019-06-03T12:55:27Z

    USA: Dallas Area Rapid Transit has awarded Stadler a $199m contract to supply eight Flirt diesel multiple-units for the $1·1bn Cotton Belt Regional Rail Project in the northern suburbs of Dallas. The 42 km line between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Shiloh Road in Plano is under construction for opening ...

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    Dublin seeks battery-electric DART fleet

    2019-05-31T07:00:00Z

    IRELAND: National railway Iarnród Éireann and the National Transport Authority have invited expressions of interest in a 10-year framework agreement covering the supply of between 250 and 600 vehicles for Dublin Area Rapid Transport suburban rail services. Expansion of DART electric services to Maynooth, Drogheda and Hazelhatch forms part of ...

  • The first phase of a planned circular suburban railway serving Baku and the Abşeron Peninsula was inaugurated by President Ilham Aliyev on May 21.
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    President inaugurates Baku suburban railway first phase

    2019-05-24T08:56:43Z

    AZERBAIJAN: The first phase of a planned circular suburban railway serving Baku and the Abşeron Peninsula was inaugurated by President Ilham Aliyev on May 21. The first phase uses 13·5 km of modernised route eastwards from Baku’s main station to a new hub at Sabunçu, with three intermediate stations. Sabunçu ...