All Suburban & Commuter Rail articles – Page 8

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    First Newag Impuls II completed


    POLAND: The first next-generation Impuls electric multiple-unit was unveiled at Newag’s factory in Nowy Sącz on June 18. The first customer for the Impuls II is Łódź suburban operator Łódzka Kolej Aglomeracyjna, which has ordered 14 three-car EMUs under a 236·8m złoty contract signed in February 2017. Newag will ...

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    New-generation London Overground train unveiled


    UK: Transport for London unveiled the first new-generation London Overground electric multiple-unit at Willesden depot on June 20. Bombardier Transportation is supplying 54 Class 710 trains under a contract awarded in mid-2015. The base order covers 45 four-car trainsets, with options for 96 more. CAF, Hitachi and Siemens had ...

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    Orbital line opens in Seoul


    SOUTH KOREA: The Seohae Line orbital suburban railway serving Seoul was inaugurated on June 16. The 23·4 km route runs north-south from Sosa to Wonsi to the southwest of Seoul. The 12 stations include interchange with metro Line 1 at Sosa and Line 4 at Choji. All stations are ...

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    Stadler to supply tram-trains to Lugano


    SWITZERLAND: Stadler is to supply nine tram-trains to Ferrovie Luganesi for operation on a network being developed to serve Lugano. Deliveries under the SFr47m contract are due in 2020. The vehicles will initially operate on the existing metre gauge Line S60, which links Lugano with Ponte Tresa. The Stadler ...

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    Revenue services begin on São Paulo airport line


    BRAZIL: São Paulo suburban operator CPTM began operating revenue services on Line 13 to Guarulhos Airport on June 4. Trial operations had started on March 31. The 12·2 km route runs between the airport and Engenheiro Goulart, where interchange is provided with Line 12, serving one intermediate station. The ...

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    South Wales Metro plans announced


    UK: Electrification of commuter routes radiating from Cardiff, new rolling stock fleets to operate them and new stations are envisaged under the 15-year Operations & Development Partner contract awarded by the Welsh government to KeolisAmey on June 4. The contract to operate passenger services throughout Wales runs until October ...

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    BART launches diesel services to Antioch


    USA: A 16 km route linking the BART terminus at Pittsburg/Bay Point with Antioch to the east of San Francisco, with an intermediate station at Pittsburg Center, was inaugurated on May 25. Passenger services started the following day. Known during construction as eBART, the route running along the median ...

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    Bangkok Red Line ETCS contract awarded


    THAILAND: Nippon Signal has awarded a contract to Thales for the supply of European Train Control System Level 1 for the Bangkok Red Line. Being developed as part of part of Bangkok’s Mass Rapid Transit Master Plan, the elevated suburban rail line is being built in two phases. These ...

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    KeolisAmey to develop South Wales Metro


    UK: The ‘Core Valleys’ rail network radiating from Cardiff will be ‘developed’ by KeolisAmey under the South Wales Metro programme, after the company was named as preferred bidder to ‘operate and develop the Wales & Borders rail service’ on May 23. Bidders were asked to submit proposals to provide ...

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    SKM Warszawa signs Pesa Elf2 order


    POLAND: Suburban rail operator SKM Warszawa signed a contract with Pesa on May 21 for the supply of up to 21 Elf2 electric multiple-units. Deliveries of the base order of eight five-car and five four-car trainsets are due to be completed within two years. The contract is worth 310·5m ...

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    Teleste to equip Merseyrail EMUs with data transmission platform


    UK: Stadler has selected Teleste to supply a data transmission platform for the electric multiple-units that it is building for the Merseyrail network around Liverpool. Teleste will supply an Ethernet network that will support remote content management and distribution for the passenger infotainment system, in addition to passenger counting ...

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    Heathrow Connect out as TfL Rail comes in


    UK: MTR Crossrail started operating stopping services between Paddington and Heathrow Airport under the TfL Rail brand on May 20. These are due to become part of the Elizabeth Line in December. TfL has taken over services to Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 and Terminal 4 from Great Western ...

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    Rebuilt Kirkdale depot to maintain Merseyrail fleet


    UK: Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region Steve Rotheram buried a time capsule on May 16 to mark the ongoing construction of new depot facilities on an existing site at Kirkdale, where Stadler is to maintain the 52 electric multiple-units which it is to supply for Merseyrail services around ...

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    Novosibirsk suburban rail services planned


    RUSSIA: Russian Railways, Novosibirsk oblast and the Novosibirsk city authorities are developing plans for suburban railway services. This would mostly use existing infrastructure, with station modernisation taking place as part of the project. The initial section is expected to cost 584m roubles. Services would use the Trans-Siberian main line ...

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    Old Oak Common Elizabeth Line depot opens


    UK: The Elizabeth Line’s Old Oak Common depot in west London has started operations, Transport for London announced on May 10. The purpose-built facility occupies the site of a former freight locomotive depot. Construction took four years and was undertaken by Taylor Woodrow. The new depot will be used ...

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    Second airport rail link opens in Kuala Lumpur


    MALAYSIA: A rail link to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Kuala Lumpur was inaugurated on May 1. The Ministry of Transport funded the 521m ringgit project. The route branches off from the metre-gauge line that links Kuala Lumpur with Port Klang at Subang Jaya. It runs north along ...

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    Rail boost in Auckland transport plan


    NEW ZEALAND: Further investment in suburban and light rail is to be funded under the NZ$28bn Auckland Transport Alignment Programme unveiled by Transport Minister Phil Twyford and Mayor Phil Goff on April 26. Described as the country's largest ever civil construction programme, ATAP 2018 is intended to ‘create a 21st ...

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    First Newag Impuls II EMU nears completion


    POLAND: The first next-generation Impuls electric multiple-unit is nearing completion at Newag’s factory in Nowy Sącz. It is expected to be completed next month and begin tests at the Żmigród test circuit in June. Newag is supplying 14 Impuls II EMUs to Łódź suburban operator Łódzka Kolej Aglomeracyjna under ...

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    Upgraded Ankara suburban rail line reopens


    TURKEY: President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım attended a ceremony on April 12 to mark the reopening of the Başkentray suburban line in Ankara following its upgrade. The 37 km route between Kayaş in the east and Sincan in the west, operated with a fleet of ...

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    New cross-city line in €5bn Madrid suburban plan


    SPAIN: On April 5 Development Minister Íñigo de la Serna unveiled a 2018-25 investment plan for Madrid’s Cercanías suburban network, the result of a year-long study by the Ministry of Development, infrastructure authority ADIF and train operator RENFE. To improve reliability and service quality, the plan has an investment budget ...