All Suburban & Commuter Rail articles – Page 5

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    Urban In Depth

    Comment: Bright light in Barcelona


    The UITP summit in Barcelona emphasised the importance of public transport in supporting cities, the economy and the planet, while addressing the challenges of climate change and post-covid travel patterns. Chris Jackson reflects on the conference as a platform for collaboration to secure the future of public transport.

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    First stage of Retiro terminus modernisation completed


    ARGENTINA: The first stage of a complex rebuilding of the Mitre suburban railway’s Retiro terminus in Buenos Aires has been completed with a ceremony attended by Minister of Transport, Diego Giuliano. Services on the Mitre Railway’s JL Suárez and Tigre branches resumed running into Retiro on ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Arriva’s London Overground operating concession to be extended


    UK: Transport for London has awarded Arriva a two-year extension to its concession to operate London Overground services. Arriva Rail London has operated London Overground inner-suburban services under a concession model since November 2016. TfL takes the revenue risk, while the operator receives a fixed payment ...

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    Metro Report International

    Izmir to add two stations to Izban rail network


    TURKEY: Contracts have been awarded for the construction of two infill stations on Izmir’s 136 km İzban suburban rail line, which will take the total to 43. Lale Mahallesi station will be added between the existing Şirinyer and Kemer stations, improving access to the future 13·5 ...

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    Minister blocks Cape Town suburban rail devolution ‘for now’


    SOUTH AFRICA: ‘For now we are not in the process of devolving railway services, that is why Prasa is busy building up railway services in the Western Cape’, national Minister of Transport Sindisiwe Chikunga told local media during a site visit to Cape Town in May. ...

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    Metre-gauge line to be modernised


    SPAIN: Infrastructure manager ADIF has called tenders for a comprehensive upgrade of the 1 000 mm gauge Cercedilla – Los Cotos mountain railway, which is operated as Madrid suburban Line C9.

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    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 ...

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    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

    2023-04-17T10:14:00Z By Knorr-Bremse Systeme für Schienenfahrzeuge GmbH

    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.