All Suburban & Commuter Rail articles – Page 9

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    Jakarta airport rail link inaugurated

    2018-01-05T15:16:13Z

    INDONESIA: The 36·4 km rail link to Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport began full commercial operation on January 2, following a formal inauguration by President Joko Widodo. Trial services had been launched on December 26 to promote the new line. A 12 km branch has been built to connect the airport ...

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    Work begins on new Berlin S-Bahn fleet

    2017-11-22T16:30:10Z

    GERMANY: Assembly has started of the first of 30 pre-series electric multiple-unit cars that a Stadler-Siemens consortium is supplying for the Berlin S-Bahn. The occasion was marked with a ceremony at Stadler’s Pankow factory in Berlin on November 20. The first bodyshell arrived in Berlin on a low-loader from ...

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    Italian urban rail agreement signed

    2017-11-17T15:35:32Z

    ITALY: National railway FS Group signed a co-operation agreement with investment bank CDP on November 15 to develop urban rail networks in the country. The two parties will co-operate in identifying and promoting construction of new lines as well as extensions to existing networks, and will also look at ...

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    Urban news

    Putin approves Moscow RER

    2017-11-17T10:20:51Z

    RUSSIA: President Vladimir Putin approved the first phase of an RER-style network planned for Moscow on November 15. Earlier this month Mayor Sergei Sobyanin announced plans to create links between the existing radial rail routes into the city. At least five such RER routes are to be developed at ...

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    RER proposal in Moscow transport investment plans

    2017-11-13T14:53:26Z

    RUSSIA: Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin has announced that the city plans to spend 550bn roubles per year on transport projects in 2018-20. Planned projects include the development of an RER-style network by providing links between the existing radial rail routes into the city. Some existing lines would be upgraded, ...

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    Body formed for joint procurement of tram-trains

    2017-11-09T11:48:31Z

    EUROPE: Seven transport operators and the Association of German Transport Companies (VDV) announced on November 8 that they had formed a group to place joint orders for tram-train vehicles. VDV TramTrain includes Karlsruhe transport operators VBK and AVG, Saarbahn Netz, Kasseler Verkehrs Gesellschaft, Erms-Neckar-Bahn, Regionaltangente West from Germany, as ...

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    Izmir suburban rolling stock order planned

    2017-10-30T15:02:09Z

    TURKEY: Izmir suburban rail operator Izban is planning to purchase the first double-deck rolling stock in Turkey, it announced on October 28. Izban intends to purchase 25 three-car electric multiple-units, of which nine would have a double-deck centre car. The EMUs are expected to be delivered in two years, ...

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    Urban news

    Class 345 testing starts in Crossrail core

    2017-10-27T11:45:53Z

    UK: The Crossrail commissioning programme has reached a further milestone, with the first gauging run of a Class 345 trainset through part of the cross-London tunnels scheduled to take place on the night of October 27-28. Engineering trains have been operating through the tunnels since the completion of tracklaying earlier ...

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    Abbey Wood Crossrail station opens

    2017-10-25T08:28:54Z

    UK: The rebuilt Abbey Wood station in southeast London opened on October 23, as management of the station was transferred to Transport for London. The station was previously operated by Southeastern and is now operated on behalf of TfL by MTR Crossrail. Network Rail began work on the new ...

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    Hyundai Rotem to supply 128 EMU cars to Korail

    2017-10-18T11:08:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: Hyundai Rotem signed a 111·6bn won contract with Korail for the supply of 128 electric multiple-unit cars, the manufacturer announced on October 18. Delivery of the 110 km/h trainsets is due to be completed by the end of 2019. Most of the trainsets will be deployed on ...

  • Map of the planned Hythe Road and Old Oak Common Lane stations in west London.
    Urban news

    Transport for London plans new Overground stations

    2017-10-17T09:26:52Z

    UK: Transport for London has begun a five-week public consultation on plans to build stations at Hythe Road and Old Oak Common Lane in west London. ‘These two potential new London Overground stations would improve connectivity to High Speed 2 and support the regeneration at Old Oak and Park Royal’, ...

  • Buckingham Group has begun site clearance for the construction of Maghull North station.
    Urban news

    Maghull North station construction gets underway

    2017-09-20T06:00:00Z

    UK: Contractor Buckingham Group has begun site clearance for the construction of Maghull North station between Maghull and Town Green stations on the Ormskirk branch of Merseyrail’s Northern Line. The station is being developed by Network Rail on behalf of local transport authority Merseytravel, with opening scheduled for May 2018. ...

  • The Crossrail 2 proposal to link railway routes in Surrey and Hertfordshire via a new tunnel under central London would be ‘transformational’ and provide benefits ‘from the Wash to the Solent’ according to Managing Director Michèle Dix.
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    MPs hear '10 reasons why the UK needs Crossrail 2'

    2017-09-19T13:44:21Z

    UK: The Crossrail 2 proposal to link railway routes in Surrey and Hertfordshire via a new tunnel under central London would not merely provide a cross-city suburban link like the Elizabeth Line, but instead would be a ‘transformational’ project providing direct benefits ‘from the Wash to the Solent’ while also ...

  • A ceremony at Whitechapel station on September 14 marked the completion of tracklaying on the central core of the Crossrail Elizabeth Line route across central London.
    Urban news

    Crossrail tracklaying complete

    2017-09-14T15:29:45Z

    UK: A ceremony at Whitechapel station on September 14 marked the completion of tracklaying on the central core of the Crossrail Elizabeth Line route across central London. 'It's a huge moment in the project, turning it from a construction project into a railway, with around 15 months until our customers ...

  • Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım opened a 17 km extension of Izmir’s Southern Line from Tepeköy to Selçuk.
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    Izmir extension opens as Marmaray trainset tested

    2017-09-11T15:17:55Z

    TURKEY: Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım opened a 17 km extension of Izmir’s Southern Line from Tepeköy to Selçuk on September 8. The extension cost TL300m, of which 70% was covered by the national budget, and makes use of a railway alignment originally opened in the 1860s. There is one ...

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    CRRC to supply commuter EMUs to São Paulo

    2017-09-06T14:34:14Z

    BRAZIL: São Paulo suburban operator CPTM signed a contract on September 1 for CRRC Sifang to supply eight eight-car electric multiple-units for use on the future Line 13. Deliveries are due to begin in 2019. To be based on CRRC’s Type A metro train design, each 1 600 mm ...

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    CRRC presents Melbourne EMU mock-up

    2017-09-06T13:40:18Z

    AUSTRALIA: Evolution Rail has presented to Victoria Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allen a 39 m long mock-up of the electrical multiple-unit cars that it is supplying to operate Melbourne’s suburban network. Last year the Evolution Rail consortium of Plenary, CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles and Downer Group was awarded ...

  • Celebrations marked the opening of the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District commuter line in the North Bay area of California (Photo: SMART).
    Urban news

    Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit commuter line opens

    2017-08-29T10:15:00Z

    USA: Celebrations on August 25 marked the opening of the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit commuter line in the North Bay area of California. T-shirts and free travel were offered on the first day, followed by half-price travel until the introduction of normal fares on September 5. SMART runs for 69 ...

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    Metronet drives Perth expansion plans

    2017-08-23T06:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The government of Western Australia expects to complete two more extensions to the Perth suburban rail network by late 2021, Premier Mark McGowan announced on August 21. Revised business cases for the two projects have been submitted to federal agency Infrastructure Australia for approval. One would add a ...

  • Stadler Rail Valencia is to supply six electro-diesel multiple-units for the metre gauge railway between Benidorm and Dénia.
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    Electro-diesel units ordered for Benidorm – Dénia line

    2017-08-17T14:30:00Z

    SPAIN: Regional operator Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat Valenciana has awarded Stadler Rail Valencia a €35·8m contract to supply six electro-diesel multiple-units for the metre gauge railway between Benidorm and Dénia. This forms a part of a €72m programme to upgrade the 50 km Benidorm – Dénia Line 9 to match ...