All Suburban & Commuter Rail articles – Page 7

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    Panasonic to supply Merseyrail wi-fi

    2018-10-04T14:28:19Z

    UK: Panasonic is to supply a wireless communications network for the Merseyrail network serving Liverpool that will include on-board passenger wi-fi and video and voice links to the control centre. The wi-fi will be fitted to the 52 four-car electric multiple-units that Stadler is supplying, which are due to ...

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    St Petersburg suburban service proposed

    2018-09-19T06:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: A proposal for the launch of frequent suburban rail services on a 53 km semi-circular route around St Petersburg has been submitted to the government by Russian Railways. The project is inspired by the success of the Moscow Central Ring service which RZD launched in 2016 in partnership with ...

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    Stadler Pankow and Siemens Mobility present first Berlin S-Bahn trainset

    2018-09-18T15:02:20Z

    INNOTRANS: The first of the 106 trainsets which a consortium of Stadler Pankow and Siemens Mobility is building for the Berlin S-Bahn was officially presented to 'the world and the people of Berlin' at InnoTrans on September 18. The four-car set on show at the Berlin trade fair is the ...

  • CityRail services radiate from Nizhny Novgorod's principal Moscow station. (Photo: yandex/Neu-Zwei)
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    Orbital CityRail service expands

    2018-09-13T11:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Nizhny Novgorod suburban passenger operator JSC Volga-Vyatskaya announced on September 10 that its CityRail Priokskaya Line service linking the two halves of the city will become a year-round service with effect from October 15. The 50 km orbital route was launched in 2013, but unlike the CityRail Sormovskaya Line ...

  • Merseytravel has unveiled a full-sized mock-up of the Stadler electric multiple-units ordered for Merseyrail services.
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    Merseytravel unveils Stadler EMU mock-up

    2018-09-04T06:00:00Z

    UK: Liverpool region transport authority Merseytravel has unveiled a full-sized mock-up of a driving car from one of the 52 four-car electric multiple-units which it has ordered from Stadler for use on Merseyrail services. The mock-up includes working doors and a sliding step to demonstrate how the new fleet will ...

  • A link enabling through running between the Gmunden tramway and the Traunseebahn local railway opened on September 1 (Photo: StadtRegioTram/Wolfgang Spitzbart).
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    Metre-gauge lines in Gmunden connected at last

    2018-09-03T15:28:20Z

    AUSTRIA: A link enabling through running between the Gmunden tramway and the Traunseebahn local railway opened on September 1, with the inauguration celebrations being followed by two weeks of free travel. Services run from Gmunden station to the town centre every 15 min, continuing over the railway to Vorchdorf every ...

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    Three bidders prequalify for Perth EMU order

    2018-09-03T06:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The government of Western Australia has prequalified three bidders for a contract to supply up to 41 six-car electric multiple-units for the Transperth network serving Perth: Alstom Transport Australia; the Momentum West consortium of CAF and UGL; a consortium of EDI Rail and Bombardier Transportation. The government expects ...

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    Mernda extension completed

    2018-08-21T09:16:18Z

    AUSTRALIA: A public open day on August 19 marked the official completion of an 8 km extension of Melbourne’s South Morang Line to Mernda, with around 6 000 local residents invited to sample a shuttle service on the route. Regular services are due to begin running with the introduction of ...

  • Central Suburban Passenger Co has awarded Transmashholding’s Demikhovsky Engineering Plant a contract to supply 10 EP2D EMUs.
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    Central Suburban Passenger Co orders EMUs

    2018-08-13T13:13:32Z

    RUSSIA: Moscow commuter operator Central Suburban Passenger Co has awarded Transmashholding’s Demikhovsky Engineering Plant a contract to supply 10 Type EP2D electric multiple-units by the end of the year This follows from an order for 10 units delivered earlier this year for use on the routes from Moscow’s Kursk, Riga ...

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    South Wales Metro rolling stock order confirmed

    2018-08-13T13:11:54Z

    UK: Stadler Rail has been confirmed as preferred bidder to supply rolling stock for use on the South Wales Metro network serving Cardiff. The Swiss company is to supply 36 three-car Citylink tram-train vehicles for use on services to Treherbert, Aberdare and Merthyr Tydfil. These would be able to ...

  • The order comprises 18 seven-car EMUs for use on lines L and J from Paris Saint-Lazare, and 18 eight-car sets for Line P from Paris Est.
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    Bombardier to supply more Francilien EMUs

    2018-07-30T12:39:47Z

    FRANCE: Bombardier Transportation is to supply further 36 Francilien high-capacity suburban electric multiple-units to SNCF, which has placed the €261m order announced on July 30 on behalf of Greater Paris transport authority Île-de-France Mobilités. The firm order has been placed within a 2006 framework agreement covering up to 372 EMUs, ...

  • Transport for Victoria has awarded Alstom a €60m contract to supply a further five X’Trapolis electric multiple-units.
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    Victoria orders more Alstom EMUs

    2018-07-25T09:18:52Z

    AUSTRALIA: Transport for Victoria has awarded Alstom a €60m contract to supply a further five X’Trapolis electric multiple-units to increase capacity on Melbourne’s 1 600 mm gauge suburban network. Each of the 145 m long six-car 1·5 kV DC EMUs will have a capacity of 1 238 passengers, with ‘enhanced’ ...

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    Fortaleza VLT line extends

    2018-07-19T13:04:09Z

    BRAZIL: The VLT line in Fortaleza was extended east from Borges de Melo to Papicu with the opening of a 6·2 km extension on July 6, adding four stations. A further 2·3 km extension from Papicu to Iate with an intermediate station at Mucuripe is under construction. Travel ...

  • The Digital S-Bahn Hamburg agreement to automate operations on a section of the city’s suburban rail network was signed by the mayor, Deutsche Bahn and Siemens on July 12.
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    Digital S-Bahn Hamburg automation agreement signed

    2018-07-12T12:32:47Z

    GERMANY: The Digital S-Bahn Hamburg agreement to automate operations on a section of the city’s suburban rail network was signed by the mayor, Deutsche Bahn and Siemens on July 12. The partners have agreed to share the €60m cost of the pilot phase of the project, which aims to have ...

  • The completion of the first of 238 Class 423 electric multiple-units which are to be refurbished for the München S-Bahn under an €300m programme was marked with a special run on July 9 (Photo: S-Bahn München/BEG).
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    Refurbished München S-Bahn trainset returns to service

    2018-07-09T15:46:07Z

    GERMANY: The completion of the first of 238 Class 423 electric multiple-units which are to be refurbished for the München S-Bahn under an €300m programme was marked with a special run on July 9. Following two days of preview services, the unit is expected to re-enter regular service on July ...

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    MING fleet to replace RER B Interconnexion stock

    2018-06-28T15:18:30Z

    FRANCE: Île-de-France Mobilités, RATP and SNCF have called tenders for supply of replacement rolling stock for Paris RER Line B which links Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport and Mitry-Claye northeast of Paris with Robinson in the south and St Rémy-les-Chevreuse in the southwest. The contract covers a firm order for 146 ...

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    Stadler-Siemens consortium rolls out first Berlin S-Bahn train

    2018-06-27T13:19:41Z

    GERMANY: The first of the electric multiple-units that a Stadler-Siemens consortium is supplying for the Berlin S-Bahn was rolled out on July 27 at Stadler’s Pankow factory in the capital. The four-car Class 484 EMU is due to arrive at Stadler’s site in Velten north of Berlin in the ...

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    Italian state railway launches multimodal app

    2018-06-26T13:42:18Z

    ITALY: State railway FS Italiane launched a nationwide multimodal transport planning app on June 22. Nugo is available for Apple and Android devices. It enables users to plan a door-to-door journey throughout the country and buy one ticket to cover all the required modes. Initially 50 transport companies are ...

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    Cubic selected for Queensland ticketing contract

    2018-06-25T07:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Queensland Department of Transport & Main Roads has selected Cubic Transportation Systems for a A$371m contract to supply, operate and maintain a new ticketing and real-time passenger information system. This will support payment using bankcards, mobile phones and personal electronic devices. ‘This payment solution will bring more convenience ...

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    New South Wales transport budget announced

    2018-06-22T07:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The New South Wales government has allocated A$14·4bn towards public transport in its state budget for 2018. A$3bn is going towards the Metro West project to build a second metro line in Sydney. A further A$2·4bn is earmarked for the completion of the first phase of the initial ...