All Suburban & Commuter Rail articles – Page 4

  • Turner & Townsend has been appointed to provide cost management advisory services for the NZ$4·4bn City Rail Link project in Auckland.
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    City Rail Link cost management consultant appointed

    2019-05-22T05:00:00Z

    NEW ZEALAND: Turner & Townsend has been appointed to provide cost management advisory services for the NZ$4·4bn City Rail Link project in Auckland. Last month project promoter CRL Ltd named the Link Alliance of Vinci Construction Grands Projets, Downer, Soletanche Bachy International, WSP Opus, AECOM New Zealand and Tonkin + ...

  • Lansingerland-Zoetermeer station.
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    Dutch transport interchange inaugurated

    2019-05-21T07:00:00Z

    NETHERLANDS: The Lansingerland-Zoetermeer interchange which brings together RandstadRail light rail, NS rail and bus services, a park-and-ride site and cycling facilities at a site to the east of Den Haag and north of Rotterdam has been officially inaugurated by State Secretary for Infrastructure & Water Management Stientje Van Veldhoven and ...

  • President Mauricio Macri inaugurated a new viaduct on the Retiro – Tigre branch of the Mitre suburban railway serving Buenos Aires on May 10.
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    Elevated section of Buenos Aires commuter line inaugurated

    2019-05-14T13:52:41Z

    ARGENTINA: President Mauricio Macri inaugurated a new viaduct on the Retiro – Tigre branch of the Mitre suburban railway serving Buenos Aires on May 10. The 3·9 km structure between Avenida Dorrego and Avenida Monroe eliminates eight level crossings. Two stations on the section have been rebuilt. Belgrano station ...

  • FS owns a stake in Milano metro Line 5 concessionaire Metro 5 SpA.
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    Urban mobility a feature of FS Group’s investment plan

    2019-05-14T12:57:24Z

    ITALY: State railway holding FS Group Chief Executive Gianfranco Battisti unveiled an ‘unprecedented’ spending programme on May 10, with €58bn to be invested across various modes in 2019-23. A total of €28bn is to be spent on rail infrastructure and €14bn on the strategic road network through FS Group’s ...

  • G Line services are operated with Hyundai Rotem EMUs.
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    Denver G Line inaugurated

    2019-04-29T13:01:30Z

    USA: Denver’s G Line commuter rail service was officially inaugurated on April 26, with two weeks of free travel along the route. The 17·6 km route shares tracks with the B Line from Union Station to Pecos Junction, where the G Line branches off towards Wheat Ridge in the ...

  • Plans to launch of Elizabeth Line services through central London during a ‘six-month delivery window with a midpoint at the end of 2020’ have been announced by Crossrail Ltd.
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    Elizabeth Line launch planned for 2020-21

    2019-04-26T09:14:36Z

    UK: A ‘robust and realistic’ plan for the launch of Elizabeth Line services through central London during a ‘six-month delivery window with a midpoint at the end of 2020’ was announced by project promoter Crossrail Ltd on April 25. The opening was originally planned for December 2018, but in August ...

  • The City of Ottawa and TransitNEXT have selected Stadler to supply seven four-car Flirt diesel-electric multiple-units.
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    Ottawa Trillium Line DMU contract awarded

    2019-04-23T09:35:17Z

    CANADA: The City of Ottawa and TransitNEXT consortium leader SNC Lavalin have formally declared Stadler the winner of a contract to supply seven four-car Flirt diesel-electric multiple-units. The C$106m order confirmed on April 23 has been placed as part of the Trillium Line extension project. Forming part of the city’s ...

  • Construction of the City Rail Link is already underway in Lower Queen Street, where the cross-city tunnels will convert Auckland's existing Britomart terminus into a through station.
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    Costs rise as Auckland City Rail Link contract awarded

    2019-04-22T06:00:00Z

    NEW ZEALAND: Project promoter CRL Ltd has selected the Link Alliance as preferred bidder for the main works package to construct the City Rail Link loop line under central Auckland. Awarded both the C3 contract to build the twin-bore tunnels and three stations and a separate NZ$75m early works contract, ...

  • Preferred bidders have been selected for the three main works packages to build and equip Brisbane’s A$5·4bn cross-city rail link.
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    Brisbane Cross River contractors selected

    2019-04-15T09:06:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The Queensland government’s Cross River Rail Delivery Authority has selected preferred bidders for the three main works packages to build and equip Brisbane’s A$5·4bn cross-city rail link. Enabling works are already underway for the 10·2 km line linking Bowen Hills with Dutton Park, and major construction is expected to ...

  • The first completed electric multiple-unit for the future Léman Express cross-border regional passenger service between Genève in Switzerland and destinations in France was unveiled at Alstom’s Reichshoffen factory.
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    Léman Express cross-border EMU unveiled

    2019-04-12T07:00:00Z

    EUROPE: The first completed Alstom electric multiple-unit for the Léman Express cross-border regional passenger service between Genève in Switzerland and destinations in France was unveiled at the manufacturer's Reichshoffen factory on April 10. SNCF has ordered 17 EMUs from Alstom’s Coradia Polyvalent family, known as Régiolis by the operator. The ...

  • The Southern Program Alliance consortium of Acciona Geotech subsidiary Coleman Rail, Lendlease and WSP has been awarded a A$536m contract for grade separation works in southeast Melbourne.
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    Melbourne grade separation contract awarded

    2019-04-09T12:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The Southern Program Alliance consortium of Acciona Geotech subsidiary Coleman Rail, Lendlease and WSP has been awarded a A$536m contract for grade separation works in southeast Melbourne. The contract announced on April 1 is an extension of a A$588m contract to remove level crossings which had been won ...

  • Queensland has awarded Bombardier Transportation a A$361m contract to undertake modifications to improve the accessibility of the 75 EMUs being supplied under the New Generation Rollingstock programme.
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    New Generation Rollingstock accessibility modification contract awarded

    2019-04-09T06:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The government of Queensland has awarded Bombardier Transportation a A$361m contract to undertake modifications to improve the accessibility of the 75 electric multiple-units which are being introduced to the southeast Queensland rail network under the New Generation Rollingstock programme. The modified trains are expected to re-enter service from 2020 ...

  • Stadler is to undertake the work at its factory in Siedlce.
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    Stadler wins Łódź suburban EMU lengthening contract

    2019-04-03T07:10:00Z

    POLAND: Łódź suburban rail operator Łódzka Kolej Aglomeracyjna has signed an agreement with Stadler Polska to lengthen 10 of its Flirt electric multiple-units. The 68·5m złoty contract announced on April 2 includes an extension of Stadler’s maintenance activities until 2029. Each of the two-car EMUs will gain a 16 ...

  • The City of Cape Town plans to take over the operation of local commuter rail services from PRASA.
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    City to take over suburban rail operations in Cape Town

    2019-03-29T08:00:00Z

    SOUTH AFRICA: The City of Cape Town is planning to take over the operation of local commuter rail services from Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa, and has received four bids for a contract to provide consultancy services for the project. The team is expected to have experience in ...

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    Salzburger Lokalbahn extension agreement signed

    2019-03-27T12:00:00Z

    AUSTRIA: The federal government and the Land and city of Salzburg signed a letter of intent on March 25 to extend and upgrade the Salzburger Lokalbahn railway. The agreement was signed by federal Transport Ministger Norbert Hofer, Salzburg Land Governor Wilfried Haslauer, Land Transport Minister Stefan Schnöll and Mayor Harald ...

  • The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has called for Transport for London to replace Network Rail as the infrastructure manager for routes which are used by suburban passenger services operated under concessions awarded by TfL.
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    London Mayor calls for suburban rail ‘metroisation’ and restructuring

    2019-03-26T16:49:08Z

    UK: Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has called for Transport for London to replace Network Rail as the infrastructure manager for routes that are used by suburban passenger rail services operated under concessions awarded by TfL. Under the Mayor’s outline proposal, TfL would become responsible for infrastructure where its operators ...

  • A framework agreement for the development of a suburban rail network in Krasnodar has been signed.
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    Krasnodar suburban network planned

    2019-03-26T07:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: A framework agreement for the development of a suburban rail network in Krasnodar was signed by Russian Railways Chief Executive Oleg Belozerov and regional Governor Veniamin Kondratyev on March 12. The project has become feasible following the inauguration of a 69 km double-track freight bypass line in February, creating ...

  • Transport for London has completed a sale and leaseback deal for the Class 345 EMUs which Bombardier Transportation is delivering for Elizabeth Line services.
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    Crossrail fleet sale and leaseback deal completed

    2019-03-22T09:57:04Z

    UK: Transport for London has completed a sale and leaseback deal for the Class 345 electric multiple-units which Bombardier Transportation is delivering for Elizabeth Line services. The EMUs have been bought by the 345 Rail Leasing consortium of Equitix Investment Management Ltd, NatWest and SMBC Leasing. TfL said the ...

  • Central Suburban Passenger Co has awarded Transmashholding’s Demikhovsky factory a contract to supply 21 Class EP2D electric multiple-units.
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    Moscow suburban operator orders rolling stock

    2019-03-19T14:30:00Z

    RUSSIA: Central Suburban Passenger Co has awarded Transmashholding’s Demikhovsky factory a contract to supply 21 Class EP2D electric multiple-units, to be financed by Sberbank Leasing. The 11-car 3kV DC EMUs will be 244 m long with a capacity of 2 866 passengers. Three will have folding steps for use at ...

  • President Erdoğan officially opened the 77 km Marmaray suburban rail corridor across Istanbul.
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    Marmaray suburban rail corridor across Istanbul opened

    2019-03-13T10:00:00Z

    TURKEY: President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan officially opened the 77 km Marmaray suburban rail corridor across Istanbul on March 12, 15 years after construction began. The President rode an inaugural train from the opening ceremony at Kartal on the Asian side of the route east as far as Gebze, where suburban ...