Commuter Rail

THE Transdev subsidiary North West Rail (NWB) has been chosen by Hannover’s Regional Assembly to operate the 10-line Hannover S-Bahn network totalling 9.1 million train-km annually.
BRITISH train operator Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) presented its new fleet of class 717 Desiro City EMUs for Great Northern suburban services to the press at Siemens’ Wildenrath test centre…
CALIFORNIA’s San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission (SJRRC) has awarded Siemens a contract to supply four Siemens SC-44 Charger locomotives for Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) commuter services.
THE Australian federal government and the state of Western Australian have released a joint statement announcing the allocation of $A 3.2bn ($US 2.4bn) in this month’s 2018-19 federal budget for…
PUBLIC Transport Authority of Western Australia (PTA) has issued a request for prequalification for a $A 1.6bn ($US 1.4bn) tender to supply a fleet of 17 six-car EMUs for its…
CRRC Qingdao Sifang confirmed on April 24 that it has signed a $US 277.9m contract with Argentina’s Ministry of Transport to supply 200 EMU cars for the Buenos Aires suburban…
TRANSDEV, Germany’s largest private public transport operator, is calling for fair competition in train ticket distribution and full access to all ticket sales channels including apps and websites.
METRO Trains Melbourne (MTM) has awarded Bombardier a 10-year $A 77m ($US 60m) contract to maintain signalling infrastructure in the city’s 9km Metro Tunnel.
THE governor of the Brazilian state of São Paulo Mr Márcio França announced on April 17 that work will resume shortly on the 4.5km extension of Paulista Metropolitan Trains Company…
THE government of Ile-de-France has appointed a committee of experts to evaluate the feasibility of offering public transport services free-of-charge in the area around Paris.
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