All Suburban & Commuter Rail articles – Page 9

  • Transport for London has awarded Bombardier Transportation a contract to supply more Class 345 Aventra EMUs for the Elizabeth Line.

    More Crossrail trains ordered


    UK: Transport for London has awarded Bombardier Transportation a contract to supply a further five nine-car Class 345 Aventra electric multiple-units for use on the Elizabeth Line, taking its total order to 70 trainsets. The order announced on March 27 includes an expansion of the existing train services agreement to ...

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    Buenos Aires RER to be built through a PPP


    ARGENTINA: The government intends to use a public-private partnership model for the project to create an RER network in Buenos Aires, it announced at a presentation for potential investors held on March 13. Minister of Finances Luis Caputo explained that a PPP would allow the government to pay off ...

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    Roma suburban upgrade agreement signed


    ITALY: The region of Lazio has signed a framework agreement with infrastructure manager RFI for the upgrade of several suburban lines serving Roma. The agreement signed on February 22 includes projects worth €665m over five years, which would be financed by RFI. Signalling is to be upgraded between Settebagni ...

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    FGC to refurbish Class 112 EMU fleet


    SPAIN: Catalunya regional operator FGC is to undertake a €33m refurbishment of its 22 four-car Class 112 EMUs this year. Built in 1996, the Class 112 fleet is deployed on FGC’s 1 435 mm gauge Vallès commuter network in Barcelona. FGC says that the programme will include technical upgrades to ...

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    Moscow Central Diameter rolling stock supplier selected


    RUSSIA: Central Suburban Passenger Co selected sole bidder Tver Carriage Works for the contract to supply rolling stock to operate on Moscow Central Diameters on March 5. Central PPK was previously selected to operate service on the RER-style network being developed to link the existing radial rail routes into ...

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    Testing begins in Crossrail Thames tunnel


    UK: A Class 345 trainset started test running through the Elizabeth Line’s Thames tunnel in east London on the night of February 25-26. The train is running on a short section of the southeastern branch between Abbey Wood and the Connaught Tunnel portal on the north side of the ...

  • SNCF has placed a firm order for a further nine Bombardier Transportation Regio 2N double-deck EMUs.

    Transilien double-deck EMUs ordered


    FRANCE: SNCF has placed a firm order for a further nine Bombardier Transportation Regio 2N double-deck electric multiple-units, acting on behalf of greater Paris public transport authority Ile-de-France Mobilités. The order announced on February 19 is worth €96m, including ‘price escalations based on best faith assessment of assumptions’. The ...

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    Sardinia transport funding approved


    ITALY: Sardinia regional government approved the allocation of €117·6m from EU funds for four public transport projects on January 23. The proposals must now be approved by the country’s Ministry of Infrastructure & Transport. The largest investment would be €60·1m to build a light rail line in Cagliari from ...

  • Stadler is to design and supply three Flirt DMUs for the Arrow commuter service which is to be launched under the Redlands Passenger Rail Project.
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    DMUs ordered for California’s Arrow commuter service


    USA: California’s San Bernardino County Transportation Authority has issued Stadler with a notice to proceed with the design and supply of three Flirt diesel multiple-units for the Arrow commuter service which is to be launched in 2021 under the Redlands Passenger Rail Project. The services will use 14 km of ...

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    Kayseri suburban service announced


    TURKEY: Minister of Environment & Urban Planning Mehmet Özhaseki announced on January 10 that a dedicated suburban service would launch in Kayseri this year. Services on the 156 km route would use existing TCDD tracks between Yeşilhisar in the southwest and Sarıoğlan in the northeast, running through Kayseri’s main ...

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    Stadler to supply FGC EMUs


    SPAIN: Catalunya regional operator FGC has awarded Stadler Rail a €99∙5m contract to supply 15 four-car Class 115 EMUs. The four-car trainsets are to be deployed from 2019 on FGC’s 1 435 mm gauge Vallès network serving Sabadell and Terrassa north of Barcelona. Following the completion of an extension to ...

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    Jakarta airport rail link inaugurated


    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


    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


    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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    Putin approves Moscow RER


    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


    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


    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


    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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    Class 345 testing starts in Crossrail core


    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


    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 ...