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 ($US 195.5m) to help increase capacity on the Jabodetabek commuter rail network serving Jakarta and neighbouring cities.
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EXPRESS Rail Link (ERL), the owner and operator of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (Klia) express service, has placed an order with CNR for six four-car trains which it says will boost capacity by 50%...
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THE Alstom-led Gibela consortium has completed manufacturing of the first complete stainless-steel bodyshell for the 20 X'Trapolis Mega EMUs it is supplying to Passenger Rail Authority of South Africa (Prasa) from Alstom's Lapa plant in...
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A new fleet of Chinese-built suburban EMUs entered service on Buenos Aires' Mitre Line on November 25, replacing life-expired rolling stock with an average age of more than 50 years. CSR Qingdao Sifang is supplying 30-six...
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THE first four of 66 EMU cars ordered from Hyundai by Denver Regional Transport District (RTD) for the city's commuter rail network arrived in Denver by rail on November 20. The 125km/h 25kV ac vehicles are...
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With the latest phase of its rail development set for completion at the end of the decade, Hong Kong is looking to the next stage of network expansion with its 2014 Rail Development Strategy, which...
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FOUR Indonesian banks have agreed to lend the country's national railway PT Kereta Api Rupiahs 2.38 trillion ($US 195.5m) to help increase capacity on the Jabodetabek commuter rail network serving Jakarta and neighbouring cities. The railway...
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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...