Commuter Rail

AMTRAK has been awarded a five-year contract by Maryland Department of Transportation’s Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) to continue operating commuter rail services on Marc’s Penn Line linking Washington DC, BWI…
RAILROAD Development Corporation (RDC) has developed plans to take a Vivarail D-Train from Britain to the United States to demonstrate how the rebuilt former London Underground (LU) trains could provide…
TVER Carriage Works (TVZ), a subsidiary of Transmashholding, was announced on March 5 as the sole bidder for a tender launched in December 2017 by Moscow commuter rail operator Central…
A milestone in the preparations for the opening of the core section of the Crossrail east-west link across London was reached on the night of February 25-26, when a Bombardier…
LONDON’s Thameslink Programme moved a step closer to completion on February 26 with the launch of through services from Brighton and Horsham to Peterborough and Cambridge via London Bridge and…
THE board of Chicago commuter rail operator Metra voted on February 21 to authorise negotiations to purchase up to 21 locomotives from Amtrak at a price of $US 1.3m each.
TORONTO and Hamilton transit authority Metrolinx has published the findings of its Hydrail Feasibility Study into the potential use of hydrogen fuel cell (HFC) trains on the Go Transit commuter…
THE board of Helsinki Regional Transport (HSL) voted on February 13 to start the procurement procedure for an international competitive tender for the operation of the suburban rail network in…
THE French prime minister, Mr Edouard Philippe, conducted the first meetings on February 19 to discuss the reform of French National Railways (SNCF) following the submission to him on February…
THE government of the Australian state of Queensland has shortlisted companies for the two contracts to build and equip Queensland’s highest priority infrastructure project, the $A 5.4bn ($US 4.26bn) Cross…
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