All Suburban & Commuter Rail articles – Page 3

  • The Auckland One Rail joint venture took over from Transdev Auckland on January 17 as operator of suburban passenger services around the country’s largest city.

    Auckland One Rail takes over from Transdev under integrated operating contract


    NEW ZEALAND: The Auckland One Rail joint venture took over from Transdev Auckland on January 17 as operator of suburban passenger services around the country’s largest city. Transport authority Auckland Transport had selected the 50-50 joint venture of Singapore’s ComfortDelGro and Australia’s UGL Rail Services to ...

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    Indiana double-tracking to improve commuter and freight services


    USA: An agreement to double-track nearly 28 km of main line south of Lake Michigan has been signed by Anacostia Rail Holdings’ Chicago South Shore & South Bend Railroad, Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District and utility company Northern Indiana Public Service Co. This will result in ...

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    ‘Quantum leap’ as CBTC goes live on København’s cross-city S-bane core


    DENMARK: København’s S-bane suburban trains have started using CBTC through the cross-city core, following the commissioning of the new signalling over the weekend of January 15-16.

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    Moscow suburban EMUs delivered


    RUSSIA: Transmashholding’s Demikhovo plant has delivered seven 11-car EP2D electric multiple-units for use around Moscow by Central Suburban Passenger Co. The trainsets are equipped with two and six-person wear-resistant bench seats, USB chargers and HVAC incorporating air sanitisers to counteract viruses and ...

  • Amtrak Acela Express crosses the Hell Gate Bridge that links Queens with the Bronx (Photo: Amtrak)

    New York MTA awards $2∙9bn Penn Station Access contract


    Photo: Amtrak USA: New York MTA has awarded a 63-month design and build contract to a joint venture Halmar International and RailWorks for work on the Penn Station Access programme. To be completed within a budget of $2∙9bn, the programme covers the four-tracking of a 30 ...

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    Metro Report International

    PTC reaches Naugatuck valley


    USA: Working with Connecticut Department of Transportation, Metro-North Railroad has completed the installation of signalling and Positive Train Control on the Waterbury Branch. The single-track line had been the last section of MNCR still relying on manual block operation, and its resignalling completes the roll-out of ...

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    ATACS to support ATO on Tokyo suburban routes


    JAPAN: East Japan Railway has confirmed plans to install its ATACS radio-based train control on Tokyo suburban lines over the next decade, in order to support an expansion of driver-only and automatic train operation.

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    Battery power to extend Dublin commuter services as Alstom wins DART fleet renewal


    IRELAND: Alstom was formally confirmed as supplier of up to 750 suburban multiple-unit cars for Iarnród Éireann as part of its DART+ Programme on December 13, having been named preferred bidder in June.

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    GO Transit BiLevels to be overhauled


    CANADA: Transport authority Metrolinx has awarded Alstom a C$171m contract for the mid-life overhaul and refurbishment of 94 BiLevel commuter coaches used on GO Transit commuter serves in the Toronto area. The two-year programme is to be carried out at Alstom’s Thunder Bay plant where the ...

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    Metro Report International

    Beograd metro preliminary works begin as rail plan approved


    SERBIA: The Beograd city assembly has approved a general plan for development of the proposed metro as well as expansion of the suburban rail and tram networks, and preliminary site clearance works for the future metro depot have begun. The plan adopted ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Trial operation begins on London’s Crossrail


    UK: Trial operations have finally begun on the central section of London’s Crossrail project, ahead of the launch of Elizabeth Line services between Paddington and Abbey Wood in ‘the first half of 2022’. Trial running started on November 20, and will include more than 150 operating ...

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    Metro Report International

    Metra ticket machine contract aims to eliminate on-train cash sales


    USA: Chicago commuter rail operator Metra has awarded VenTek International a two-phase contract worth up to $70m to supply 650 ticket vending machines and provide five years of maintenance, so that all 242 stations will have a TVM. The weather-hardened machines meeting accessibility requirements will accept ...

  • San Bernardino Arrow Stadler Flirt DMU at factory

    San Bernardino Arrow DMU delivery


    USA: The first Flirt low-floor diesel multiple-unit for San Bernardino County Transportation Authority’s future Arrow passenger service in southern California has left Stadler’s Salt Lake City factory. In September 2017 SBCTA placed a $31·4m order for three DMUs, with an option for three more, as part ...

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    Cross River Rail train contract tendered


    AUSTRALIA: The Queensland government has called tenders for the supply of 65 electric multiple-units to expand Brisbane’s suburban fleet and operate the Cross River Rail link which is now under construction for opening in 2025. Bids are due by early 2022, with the winning bidder expected ...

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    Metro Report International

    Gubernatorial visit marks progress on New York’s $11bn East Side Access programme


    USA: Governor of New York State Kathy Hochul was among the first dignitaries to travel by rail into Long Island Rail Road’s deep-level platforms being built beneath New York’s Grand Central Terminal, arriving on a special train on October 31.

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    Biotrén fleet enters service


    CHILE: The fleet of Chinese-built electric multiple-units to operate Fesur’s Biotrén and Corto Laja regional services was officially launched into revenue service by President Sebastián Piñera on October 26. The event in Concepción was also attended by Minister of Transport & Communications ...

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    Metro Report International

    Concession envisaged to develop Belo Horizonte metro network


    BRAZIL: President Jair Bolsonaro has announced that operation and development of the urban rail network in Belo Horizonte is to be taken forward under a concession model.

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    Metro Report International

    TransLink recommends quadrupling Vancouver’s rapid transit network over next 30 years


    CANADA: Vancouver region transport authority TransLink has published the full draft of Transport 2050, a report outlining a 30-year vision for the development of transport in area. The document contains more than 100 recommendations. These include: quadrupling the rapid transit network by building 300 km ...

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    Metro Report International

    Driverless train demonstrated on the Hamburg S-Bahn


    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn and Siemens Mobility unveiled the first S-Bahn train in Hamburg equipped for automatic train operation at the city’s Dammtor station on October 11.

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    Amsted Rail to supply bogies for Chicago commuter rail coaches


    USA: Amsted Rail Transit is to supply bogies, couplers, drawgear and crash energy management systems for the double-deck commuter rail coaches which Chicago’s Metra has ordered from Alstom. ‘This programme will make Amsted Rail the only US provider of cast steel bogie designs with the in-house ...