Commuter Rail

TRANSPORT for London (TfL) has announced plans for a £320m project to lengthen trains on the London Overground network from four to five cars with the aim of accommodating rapidly-increasing…
THE Finnish Transport Agency has secured match-funding worth €5m from the European Union's TEN-T Programme for further studies into the proposed Helsinki City Rail Loop.
A task force headed by Lord Adonis, a former British transport minister, recommends the construction of Crossrail 2 in London as a heavy rail link with through running onto existing…
SOUTHERN California commuter rail operator Caltrain is preparing to launch an environmental review of its plans to electrify the San Francisco – San Jose line with a series of public…
February 04, 2013

CBTC extends its reach

CBTC is already the train control system of choice for new metro projects and is gaining favour for metro resignalling schemes as well as high-capacity commuter rail projects.
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…
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