Commuter Rail

PLANS for privately-financed 400km commuter rail network centred on Ottawa and Gatineau took a step forward on July 1, when the Moose Consortium of eight local companies exchanged letters of…
THE government of the Australian state of Victoria has selected the Cross Yarra Partnership (CYP) as preferred bidder for the $A 6bn ($US 4.7bn) Melbourne Metro Tunnel and stations public-private…
TRANSPORT for London (TfL) announced on July 13 that it will order four additional nine-car class 345 Aventra EMUs from Bombardier to support higher frequency services on the Elizabeth Line,…
SIEMENS presented the first prototype Rhine-Ruhr Express (RRX) EMU at its Wegberg-Wildenrath test centre on July 12, where testing will now begin.
A concept for the modernisation of the fleet of 238 class 423 EMUs used on the Munich S-Bahn network was unveiled by Bavarian Railway Company (BEG) and DB Regio subsidiary…
COMMERCIAL operations began on the SKr 16.8bn ($US 2bn) Stockholm City Line on July 10, when the 05.04 Stockholm City - Nynashamn service became the first scheduled passenger train to…
THE transportation undersecretary of the Philippines, Mr Cesar Chavez, announced on July 3 that construction will start in the second quarter of 2018 on the first phase of a project…
BRITAIN’s National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has identified its “top 12 major infrastructure priorities which require urgent action,” which includes three rail projects, all of which are in the top four…
AUSTRALIAN prime minister Mr Malcolm Turnbull announced a $A 1.42bn ($US 1.08bn) federal cash injection to fund upgrades to regional rail lines in Victoria on June 27.
BOMBARDIER confirmed on June 23 that it has finalised a €867m order with French National Railways (SNCF) on behalf of Ile-de-France transport authority Stif for 83 Regio 2N double-deck EMUs…
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