Commuter Rail

Deep beneath the streets of Stockholm, a new railway is taking shape which will solve a decades-old railway capacity problem in the Swedish capital. As construction approaches the halfway stage…
THE prefects of Paris and three Ile-de-France local authorities have granted final approval, known as the declaration of public utility in France, for the extension of RER Line E from…
BRITAIN's transport secretary Mr Patrick McLoughlin has laid down the first tentative steps to restart the letting of passenger franchises following the publication of Richard Brown's recommendations to improve the…
FRENCH National Railways (SNCF) says it will invest what it describes as an unprecedented amount this year to expand and modernise its passenger fleet and facilities. It plans to spend…
ARGENTINA's president Mrs Christina Kirchner announced on January 10 that the government has placed an order with China Southern Rolling Stock (CSR) subsidiary CSR Qingdao Sifang for 409 1676mm-gauge emu…
HUNGARIAN State Railways (MÁV) announced on January 4 that Stadler is the sole bidder for the supply of 48 low-floor emus, 42 of which will be purchased by regional operator…
PAULISTA Metropolitan Trains Company (CPTM) has invited bidders to prequalify for a revised tender for the construction of a rail link between central São Paulo and Guarulhos International Airport.
BRITAIN's Department for Transport (DfT) has approved the acquisition by train operating company Southern of 116 emu cars with an option for another 140 vehicles. Southern will now invite bids…
THE board of Southern California commuter rail operator Metrolink has approved the purchase of 10 Tier 4-compliant locomotives from EMD, which it says will reduce locomotive emissions by 86%.
THE Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) has awarded a Rand 51bn ($US 5.7bn) contract to the Gibela Rail Transport consortium led by Alstom to supply 3600 commuter rail…
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