All Suburban & Commuter Rail articles – Page 5

  • A 10-point plan to restructure the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority has been announced.
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    Congestion charge to support New York MTA under major restructuring

    2019-02-26T16:40:26Z

    USA: A 10-point plan to restructure and provide long-term funding for the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority was announced on February 26 in a joint statement by state Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. At the heart of the restructuring proposal, which would need to ...

  • Construction work for the 14·5 km Redlands Passenger Rail Project in southern California is on course to start later this year.
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    Redlands construction contract awarded

    2019-02-26T15:43:35Z

    USA: Construction work for the 14·5 km Redlands Passenger Rail Project in southern California is on course to start later this year, following the selection of Flatiron Construction Corp as preferred bidder for the $154m main works contract. The $312m Redlands project is being promoted by San Bernadino County Transit ...

  • The five EMUs would operate on Poznańska Kolej Metropolitalna services serving Poznań.
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    More trains ordered for Poznań regional network

    2019-02-26T09:03:00Z

    POLAND: Wielkopolskie voivodship signed a contract with Pesa for the supply of five five-car Elf2 electric multiple-units on February 14. Pesa beat bids from Newag and Stadler, and will work with its subsidiary ZNTK Mińsk Mazowiecki to supply the EMUs between June and December 2020. The EU is providing ...

  • CFR has called tenders for the design and construction of a 2·95 km rail connection to Terminal 1 at Henri Coandă International Airport.
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    București airport rail link tendering underway

    2019-02-25T15:15:00Z

    ROMANIA: Infrastructure manager CFR has called tenders for the design and construction of a 2·95 km rail connection to Terminal 1 at Henri Coandă International Airport, which would allow the operation of a direct rail service from the airport to București Nord station. The alignment would include a 1·5 km ...

  • East Japan Railway is to build a third rail route to Haneda Airport in Tokyo.
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    Third rail route to Tokyo Haneda Airport finalised

    2019-02-25T07:00:00Z

    JAPAN: East Japan Railway expects to start work in May on its Haneda Airport Access Line, which would provide a third rail link to Tokyo’s largest airport. This is currently served by the Tokyo Monorail from Hamamatsucho and the independent Keikyu Airport Line. Announcing the project on February 15, ...

  • Ceremonies were held in Manila on February 15 to mark the start of work on the first phase of the North South Commuter Railway serving the capital’s northern suburbs.
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    Manila cross-city rail link gets underway

    2019-02-15T15:59:36Z

    PHILIPPINES: Ceremonies were held in Manila on February 15 to mark the start of work on the first phase of the North South Commuter Railway serving the capital’s northern suburbs. Broadly following the alignment of PNR’s moribund Main Line North, the 37·6 km line will run north from the ...

  • Stuttgart is to receive 58 more Class 430 EMUs (Photo: DB/Wolfgang Klee).
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    Extra Stuttgart S-Bahn EMUs will support ATO project

    2019-02-04T11:20:00Z

    GERMANY: The Stuttgart regional government has approved the purchase of 58 four-car Class 430 electric multiple-units and the installation of ETCS Level 2 and automatic train operation on the entire S-Bahn fleet. Trains from the €421·8m order are to be delivered by 2022. The Land of Baden-Württemberg is ...

  • Some London Overground services on the Gospel Oak – Barking line in north London will be operated using a modified Class 378 electric multiple-unit.
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    First Gospel Oak – Barking services to go electric on January 28

    2019-01-25T17:37:25Z

    UK: Some London Overground services on the Gospel Oak – Barking line in north London will be operated using an electric multiple-unit from January 28, Transport for London announced on January 25. Free travel is to be offered at a later date as compensation for the late arrival of the ...

  • Line S1 in Wenzhou opened on January 23.
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    First suburban line opens in Wenzhou

    2019-01-24T10:58:37Z

    CHINA: The first phase of suburban Line S1 in Wenzhou opened on January 23. The 34·8 km route runs from Tongling to Olympic Centre, serving 12 stations; three more stations are still to open. The National Development & Reform Commission approved the line in September 2012, and construction was ...

  • Lille's light rail and VAL metro networks link the city with surrounding towns in the conurbation including Roubaix and Tourcoing.
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    Rail fare integration and ride-sharing at heart of Lille transport relaunch

    2019-01-23T10:52:00Z

    FRANCE: Suburban rail fare integration is among the measures being introduced under a comprehensive reorganisation of the public transport network around Lille to be implemented on January 28. According to the municipality, seven TER suburban rail routes operated by SNCF Mobilités will be integrated into the fare structure already used ...

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    Paris RER Line A refurbishment contract awarded

    2019-01-16T10:00:00Z

    FRANCE: Île-de-France Mobilités and RATP have signed a €121·3m contract for CAF to refurbish the 43 MI2N electric multiple-units operating on RER Line A. In addition to a new livery, the EMUs will gain a new interior layout, as well as CCTV and passenger information screens. The first renovated ...

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    State approves Bangalore suburban rail network

    2019-01-16T08:55:21Z

    INDIA: The Karnataka state cabinet has approved a four-route suburban railway network planned for Bangalore. Services would use dedicated tracks to serve 81 stations, including 30 elevated. The estimated Rs230·1bn cost would be funded by the central government (20%), the state government (20%) and loans from multilateral or domestic ...

  • The TEX Rail commuter line opened on January 10 (Photo: Trinity Metro).
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    TEX Rail commuter line opens

    2019-01-10T14:26:13Z

    USA: The 43 km TEX Rail commuter rail line linking central Fort Worth with Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport opened on January 10, when the first train left North Side station at 03.38. The line developed by regional transport authority Trinity Metro starts at the Texas & Pacific Station in Fort ...

  • A joint venture of Implenia and Hochtief has been awarded the €394m contract to build Marienhof S-Bahn station (Image: DB).
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    München second S-Bahn crossing contracts awarded

    2019-01-10T06:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn has awarded three further major contracts for the construction of the second cross-city S-Bahn route through central München. The 11 km route including a 7 km tunnel under the city centre is scheduled to open in 2026, relieving pressure on the existing S-Bahn tunnel where trains operate ...

  • JR East began testing driverless operation on the Yamanote Line in the early hours of December 30 (Photo: Akihiro Nakamura).
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    East Japan Railway tests driverless operation

    2019-01-03T08:00:00Z

    JAPAN: East Japan Railway is testing automatic train operation on the Yamanote Line in Tokyo, with a view to assessing the feasibility of converting routes to driverless operation. The 34·5 km circular route was selected for testing because it does not share tracks with other lines. JR East envisages that ...

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    Paris commuter EMUs ordered

    2018-12-27T11:06:23Z

    FRANCE: SNCF has awarded Bombardier Transportation a €330m firm order to supply a further 42 seven-car and five eight-car train Francilien suburban electric multiple-units. The contract announced on December 21 has been placed on behalf of Greater Paris public transport authority Île-de-France Mobilités, which is funding the order. The latest ...

  • The damaged tunnel section has been temporarily stabilised pending permanent repairs.
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    Tunnel failure delays Perth airport rail link

    2018-12-19T12:05:12Z

    AUSTRALIA: Opening of the Forrestfield-Airport Link in Perth is now expected in the second half of 2021, Western Australia’s Minister of Transport & Planning Rita Saffioti announced on December 18. Being built at a cost of A$1·86bn, the 8·5 km suburban railway to the airport and Forrestfield will diverge from ...

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    Forchbahn rolling stock to be refurbished

    2018-12-18T08:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Metre-gauge interurban operator Forchbahn has awarded Stadler Rail a contract to modernise its 13 type Be 4/6 electric multiple-units, with Voith to supply new traction inverters. The custom-designed metre-gauge vehicles supplied by Stadler in 2004 operate using 600 V DC overhead on the Zürich tram network, and at ...

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    Budapest railway projects approved

    2018-12-14T11:46:14Z

    HUNGARY: The government has approved projects to develop the suburban rail network serving Budapest. It plans an investment in the region of HF1tr, to be partly funded by the EU. HÉV lines H6 and H7 are to be connected by building a new section of track at Közvágóhíd, and ...