Commuter Rail

THE board of Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (Septa) voted unanimously on March 23 to award a contract for 45 double-deck commuter coaches to CRRC Corporation’s US subsidiary CRRC MA.
THE first two of four additional Stadler GTW DMUs for the Capital MetroRail commuter rail line in Austin, Texas, arrived at the line’s depot on March 22.
STADLER Rail Services UK has awarded BAM Nuttall a contract worth around £20m to construct a new depot at Kirkdale in Liverpool which will maintain the fleet of 52 four-car…
A major revamp of suburban rail services in Santiago was officially completed on March 17, when Chilean president Mrs Michelle Bachalet and minister of transport and communications Mrs Paola Tapia…
JAPAN’s Tokyu Corporation announced on March 17 that it has ordered three 10-car commuter EMUs for the 31.5km Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line, which links Shibuya station in Tokyo with the city’s…
CONNECTICUT Department of Transport (CTDOT) has awarded NRE a contract to overhaul six GP40-2H locomotives, which date from the 1970s, and are set to begin operating commuter services on the…
BRITISH Columbia's minister of transportation and infrastructure Mr Todd Stone announced on March 9 that the Canadian province will study options for establishing commuter rail services on Vancouver Island.
ACCORDING to a report published by SCI Verkehr, Germany, all types of rail traffic are expected to grow up to 2025, building on the growth already achieved since 2005. The…
BRITISH rolling stock leasing company Eversholt Rail has awarded a £6m contract to Knorr-Bremse Rail Services to refurbish 22 class 320 three-car EMUs operated by Abellio ScotRail.
THE government of the Australian state of Victoria has released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a $A 518m ($US 395m) project to increase track capacity on the regional rail…
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