Commuter Rail

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Indonesian banks agree loans to fund new trains FOUR Indonesian banks have agreed to lend the country's national railway PT Kereta Api Rupiahs 2.38 trillion ($US 195.5m) to help increase capacity on the Jabodetabek commuter rail network serving Jakarta and neighbouring cities.
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THE first four of 66 EMU cars ordered from Hyundai by Denver Regional Transport District (RTD) for the city's commuter rail network arrived in Denver by rail on November 20. The 125km/h 25kV ac vehicles are...
hong-kong-reveals-$us-14bn-rail-blueprint
With the latest phase of its rail development set for completion at the end of the decade, Hong Kong is looking to the next stage of network expansion with its 2014 Rail Development Strategy, which...
indonesian-banks-agree-loans-to-fund-new-trains
FOUR Indonesian banks have agreed to lend the country's national railway PT Kereta Api Rupiahs 2.38 trillion ($US 195.5m) to help increase capacity on the Jabodetabek commuter rail network serving Jakarta and neighbouring cities. The railway...
victorian-government-pledges-$us-34bn-for-rolling-stock
IN the run up to the election on November 29 in the Australian state of Victoria, the Liberal/National coalition government has promised to invest $A 3.9bn ($US 3.4bn) in new rolling stock for the state's...
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THE Hungarian government has approved the purchase by MÁV-Start, Hungary's national passenger operator, of six EMUs with an option for 15 more units. The new EMUs will replace locomotive-hauled trains and strengthen the fleet in...
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THE electrification of the San Francisco – San Jose Caltrain commuter rail line is likely to cost 20% more than previously envisaged, and the work will take a year longer to complete, according to updated...
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NETHERLANDS Railways (NS) has announced that CAF, Spain, is its preferred bidder for a contract to supply a fleet of 120 EMUs worth around €510m for its Sprinter New Generation project.NS and CAF hope to...
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THE governor of Massachusetts Mr Deval Patrick announced on October 22 that Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) will procure a fleet of up to 30 DMUs for commuter rail services on the 14.8km Fairmount Line...
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THE Catalan autonomous government presented proposals on October 16 for a project to extend the Catalan Government Railways (FGC) Llobregat-Anoia metre-gauge suburban lines from its current Barcelona terminus at Plaça de Espanya beneath the city's...
alstom-delivers-rio-de-janeiro-suburban-trains
ALSTOM announced on October 15 that it has delivered the last of 10 eight-car 4000 series Metropolis EMUs to Rio de Janeiro suburban operator SuperVia. The stainless steel-bodied 3kV dc trains were built at Alstom's Lapa...