All Suburban & Commuter Rail articles – Page 4

  • Paris Transilien real-time train occupancy information screen
    Metro Report International

    Paris suburban services show real-time occupancy


    FRANCE: Paris suburban operator SNCF Transilien and transport authority Ile-de-France Mobilités have launched a real-time train occupancy information system on routes H, J, K, L, N, P, R and E, which use Francilien and Regio 2N EMUs equipped with suitable data systems. Infrared sensors at every ...

  • New York subway Line A train (Photo: Joseph Calisi)
    Metro Report International

    Transit Tech Lab to pilot transport efficiency and human resources innovations


    USA: The Transit Tech Lab initiative created by New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Partnership for New York City has selected 15 companies to participate in its annual transport innovation challenge. The latest round attracted nearly 150 applicants. The selected proposals are: Accure Battery ...

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    Consultants appointed to support Toronto commuter rail enhancement


    CANADA: Regional transport authority Metrolinx has appointed a team led by Arup to act as technical adviser for the GO Expansion programme to provide frequent all-day electric train services across the Toronto region. Arup and subconsultants AECOM, Egis and Network Rail will support Metrolinx’s Technical Management ...

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    Suburban signalling enhancement to support automated reversals


    BRAZIL: Alstom has signed a contract with operating concessionaire ViaMobilidade to modify signalling equipment on São Paulo suburban Line 9, the supplier announced on May 2. The project covers enhancement of traffic supervision and control systems on Line 9 to support automatic train operation at Osasco ...

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    Metro Report International

    Bank card payment in next Victoria Myki ticketing contract


    AUSTRALIA: Conduent Business Services and its partner Convergint have been awarded a contract to operate Victoria’s Myki public transport ticketing system for 15 years from December 1 2023.

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    DSB cleared to order automated S-bane trains


    DENMARK: State-owned operator DSB has received government authorisation to start the procurement of its next generation of trains for the København S-bane, paving the way for fully-automated operation from 2029. Due to be rolled out over the next 15 years, the trains are intended to replace ...

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    More RER NG double-deck EMUs ordered


    FRANCE: SNCF Voyageurs has exercised an option for Alstom to supply a further 60 RER Nouvelle Génération electric multiple-units for use on Paris suburban lines D and E. The €1bn order announced on April 26 is being financed by regional transport authority Île-de-France Mobilités. It has ...

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    Rebuilt future western terminus of Paris RER Line E unveiled


    Photos: Jérémie Anne FRANCE: Ile-de-France-Mobilités unveiled the modernised and expanded Mantes-La-Jolie station on April 4, which will be the western terminus of Paris RER Line E. Under a project known as Éole, Line E is currently being extended from Haussmann-Saint-Lazare in the centre ...

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    Metro Report International

    Tunis finally opens RFR Line E


    TUNISIA: The first section of the RFR dedicated suburban network has opened in the capital.

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    Russian Railways orders suburban EMUs


    RUSSIA: Transmashholding’s Demikhovsky plant has been awarded a contract to supply Russian Railways with 42 suburban electric multiple-units totalling 220 cars by the end of 2023. The order includes four to eight-car EP2D 3kV DC EMUs, and four to 10-car EP3D 25 kV 50 Hz units. ...

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    Metro Report International

    Melbourne suburban contract extended as tunnel tracklaying completed


    AUSTRALIA: Tracklaying in Melbourne’s cross-city Metro Tunnel has been completed.

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    Knorr-Bremse to supply braking systems for Dawonsys EMUs


    SOUTH KOREA: Rolling stock manufacturer Dawonsys has awarded Knorr-Bremse a firm order to supply electropneumatic braking systems for 208 electric multiple-unit cars. In December 2018 Korail awarded Dawonsys a contract to supply 150 EMU-150 cars to replace the ageing loco-hauled Mugunghwa fleet used on long-distance stopping ...

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    In depth

    Train Control: SNCF committed to NExTEO roll out


    Despite speculation to the contrary, SNCF Réseau and its contractors are continuing to roll out the NExTEO communications-based train control system which will manage the extended RER Line E in Paris, as project manager Jérôme Lefebvre explains to Jérémie Anne.

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    Prasa reaches milestone in Cape Town suburban rail restoration


    SOUTH AFRICA: Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa restarted services on April 4 between Langa and Nyanga on Cape Town’s Central Line.

  • MARC commuter train loco (Photo Alstom)

    Digital innovation included in Maryland commuter rail operating contract


    USA: Digital innovations are included in the next contract for the operation of MARC commuter rail services, which the Maryland Transit Administration has awarded to incumbent Alstom. The contract covers train operations, locomotive and coach maintenance, customer service, crewing and station and facilities management on the ...

  • Testing is now underway with the first of the B23 trains being supplied by CAF for the Docklands Light Railway.
    Rail Business UK

    Transport for London seeks feedback on future rail operating contracts


    UK: Transport for London is seeking industry feedback to inform its plans for the future procurement of operators for Docklands Light Railway, Elizabeth Line and London Overground services. TfL is seeking to understand the current supply market and help it structure its tendering requirements. An industry ...

  • Metra train at Norwood Park on the UP Harvard Subdivision

    Union Pacific to transfer Chicago commuter services to Metra


    USA: Chicago transport agency Metra is to take over the operation of three commuter rail services which are currently run on its behalf by infrastructure owner Union Pacific.

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    South Australia to take back Adelaide suburban operations


    AUSTRALIA: Keolis Downer has reached agreement with the state government of South Australia to hand back the operation of the Adelaide suburban rail network progressively from January 2025.

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    Pomorskie voivodship orders EMUs


    The 20 EMUs for SKM services will have three cars each with three doors per side POLAND: Pomorskie voivodship has confirmed orders for Newag to supply 20 electric multiple-units for use on SKM suburban services from Gdańsk to Wejherowo via Gdynia, and a further 11 EMUs ...

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    Boston South Station track and signalling contract awarded


    USA: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has awarded Middlesex Corp a $98m contract to renew track, turnouts and signals at Boston’s South Station. The upgrading programme is expected to improve the reliability and resilience of the nine MBTA commuter rail routes that use the station, which also ...