All Suburban & Commuter Rail articles – Page 4

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    ‘Shake and brake’ earthquake safety system on test

    2022-06-28T09:00:00Z

    USA: An earthquake early warning system that uses Positive Train Control to apply train brakes automatically is being tested by Los Angeles commuter operator Metrolink, California Department of Transportation and the US Geological Survey.

  • Moscow Central Ring
    Metro Report International

    Double-deck trains considered for Moscow Central Ring

    2022-06-23T10:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: The use of double-deck trains on the 54 km Moscow Central Ring line is being studied, as ridership has reached 550 000 passengers/day and the infrastructure is now at maximum capacity. Maksim Liksutov, Deputy Mayor for Transport, said the domestic production of double-deck electric trains ...

  • Roma Vigna Clara (1)
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    Roma ring service restarts after 32 years

    2022-06-21T06:00:00Z

    ITALY:·Regular passenger services on the 7 km Valle Aurelia to Vigna Clara section of Roma’s orbital ring railway began running with the summer timetable on June 13, 32 years after a service was provided for eight days during the Italia 90 FIFA World Cup. There are ...

  • Commuter rail agencies are being offered flexible options for the lease of ‘like new’ modernised diesel locomotives by Rolling Stock Solutions
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    Commuter operators offered flexible diesel locomotive leasing options

    2022-06-16T12:00:00Z

    USA: Commuter rail agencies are being offered flexible options for the lease of ‘like new’ modernised diesel locomotives by Rolling Stock Solutions and its strategic partner Alternate Concepts, with backing from private equity investor Adelphi Capital Advisory. RSS has acquired an initial fleet of EMD F40PH ...

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    Adelaide – Gawler electrification finally inaugurated

    2022-06-14T12:03:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Electric suburban services between Adelaide and Gawler were launched in June 12, following the completion of a long-delayed electrification programme.

  • Queensland ticket gate (Photo Cubic Transportation Systems )
    Metro Report International

    State-wide contactless ticketing deployment gets underway in Queensland

    2022-06-13T06:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Contactless payment is now available on Brisbane’s Ferny Grove suburban rail line, as a trial ahead of a large-scale deployment across Queensland’s rail, bus and ferry services under transport agency Translink’s A$371m Smart Ticketing project.

  • Manila South Commuter Railway impression
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    Manila South Commuter Railway financing packages approved

    2022-06-09T09:43:00Z

    PHILIPPINES: The Asian Development Bank has approved a US$4·3bn loan package to finance construction of the South Commuter Railway between Manila and Calamba. Future services will offer a journey time of around half the 2½ h taken by road. The US$1·75bn first tranche is to be ...

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    Caltrain budgets approved

    2022-06-07T12:47:00Z

    USA: The board of San Francisco to San Jose commuter rail operator Caltrain has approved the operating and capital budgets for the 2023 financial year starting on July 1 2022. The $179.2m operating budget includes $46.5m in farebox revenues, and for the second year in a ...

  • Elizabeth Line roundel (Photo TfL)
    Rail Business UK

    Industry responds to launch of cross-London Elizabeth Line

    2022-05-24T15:49:00Z

    UK: Organisations from the across the rail sector have commented on the opening of London’s Elizabeth Line on May 24. Politics Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps said ’the Elizabeth Line is a beacon of British success, not just for this marvel of engineering but ...

  • Elizabeth Line trains Abbey Wood-CJ
    Rail Business UK

    London’s Elizabeth Line opens at last

    2022-05-24T13:59:00Z

    UK: Elizabeth Line services began running on the Crossrail core route across central London on May 24, with an initial 12 trains/h linking Paddington station in the west to Abbey Wood in the southeast. 

  • Wabtec train doors
    Metro Report International

    São Paulo train door order

    2022-05-24T08:04:00Z

    BRAZIL: Wabtec has announced its largest South American train door order, covering the supply of 2 304 doors for 36 eight-car Series 8900 Metropolis trains which Alstom is building for São Paulo suburban lines 8 (Diamante) and 9 (Esmeralda). The EMUs were ordered in July 2021 ...

  • SEPTA train
    Metro Report International

    SEPTA looks globally to inform Reimagining Regional Rail development strategy

    2022-05-23T11:00:00Z

    USA: Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority is seeking feedback on options for the long-term development of passenger services around Philadelphia, which it says are currently focused on traditional suburban commuters but could be used to create a ‘lifestyle transit network’ of frequent all-day and all-week rail and ...

  • Chemin de fer Lausanne-Echallens-Bercher tunnel
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    Street-running railway goes underground

    2022-05-20T13:50:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Chemin de fer Lausanne-Echallens-Bercher’s 1 km tunnel from the underground Lausanne-Flon terminus to Lausanne-Chauderon has been extended by 1·7 km to Union-Prilly, replacing a street-running section of single track line along Avenue d’Echallens. The double-track tunnel has been built to increase ...

  • Elizabeth Line escalators (Photo TfL)
    Rail Business UK

    Regulator approves Elizabeth Line passenger operation

    2022-05-13T10:19:00Z

    UK: Industry regulator the Office of Rail & Road confirmed on May 13 that London’s Elizabeth Line had received final authorisations for the passenger use of its infrastructure, trains and stations (except Bond Street), ahead of the opening which is scheduled for May 24. Bond Street ...

  • The first trainset for the Delhi Regional Rapid Transit System has been rolled out at Alstom’s former Bombardier Transportation Savli plant in Gujurat.
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    First Delhi RRTS trainset handed over

    2022-05-10T07:59:00Z

    INDIA: The first trainset for the Delhi Regional Rapid Transit System has been rolled out at Alstom’s former Bombardier Transportation Savli plant in Gujurat. The first of 40 trainsets being built for the 82 km Delhi – Meerut corridor was handed over ...

  • A financing agreement for rail infrastructure enhancements in the region around Wien has been signed by the Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation & Technology, the city of Wien and Austrian Federal Railways.
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    Wien rail infrastructure enhancement package agreed

    2022-05-10T05:00:00Z

    AUSTRIA: A financing agreement for rail infrastructure enhancements in the region around Wien has been signed by the Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation & Technology, the city of Wien and Austrian Federal Railways. The overall aim is to further increase the already ...

  • Plovdiv rail map
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    Suburban railway planned as alternative to Plovdiv’s congested roads

    2022-05-09T07:00:00Z

    BULGARIA: Plans for a suburban rail network to relieve road congestion in Plovdiv are to drawn up shortly, Minister of Transport & Communications Nikolay Sabev said during a visit to the city in April. The ministry said 45 000 people travel to work by car in ...

  • Elizabeth Line roundel (Photo TfL)
    Rail Business UK

    Crossrail Elizabeth Line to open on May 24

    2022-05-04T10:13:00Z

    UK: Elizabeth Line services on the Crossrail route across central London will finally begin on May 24, Transport for London has announced. ‘The opening day is set to be a truly historic moment for the capital and the UK, and we look forward to showcasing a ...

  • Toronto GO Transit train (Photo: Korneel Luth/Pixabay)
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    Ontario Northland to overhaul GO Transit coaches

    2022-04-30T05:00:00Z

    CANADA: Greater Toronto area transport authority Metrolinx has awarded Ontario Northland a C$109m contract to refurbish 56 of GO Transit’s BiLevel commuter rail coaches at its Remanufacturing & Repair Centre in North Bay. The overhaul of the double-deck coaches will include structural work and renewed or ...

  • Prasa train in Cape Town
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    Cape Town to study commuter rail devolution

    2022-04-29T14:35:00Z

    SOUTH AFRICA: Minister of Finance Enoch Godongwana has authorised the city of Cape Town to undertake a detailed feasibility study for the potential devolution of control of suburban rail services from the national government. ‘This is a big deal, because up until now, the national government ...