Commuter Rail

STADLER has signed a framework agreement with Koleje Mazowieckie for the delivery of up to 71 Flirt EMUs for the Polish regional operator in an order worth Zlotys 2.2bn ($US…
IRJ Pro market researcher Jonny Dearden looks at the big projects likely to hit the headlines this year.
ARGENTINA’s Ministry of Transport published a resolution in the Official Gazette of the Republic on December 29 confirming its intention to award CRRC Qingdao Sifang a $US 316.5m contract to…
THE governor of the state of Alaska Mr Bill Walker signed an administrative order on January 10 establishing a task force to examine the feasibility of launching commuter rail services…
CATALONIA Government Railways (FGC) has awarded Stadler Rail Valencia a €120.4m contract to supply 15 suburban EMUs for the standard-gauge Barcelona - Vallès Line.
TWO years since it began, construction on the new Rand 928m ($US 75.4m) rolling stock manufacturing plant at Dunnottar, South Africa, is entering its final stages, with Alstom and its…
A groundbreaking ceremony was held in the Philippines on January 5 to mark the start of preliminary construction on the first phase of the Manila North-South Commuter Railway (NSCR) project.
THE US Federal government has denied that any agreement was in place to help fund the $US 20bn Gateway programme to increase capacity on the Northeast Corridor.
BRITISH infrastructure manager Network Rail has reopened London Bridge station following 10 days of intensive engineering work at the city’s oldest station over Christmas and New Year as the five-year…
THE Australian state of Victoria has awarded the final contracts for the $A 11bn ($US 8.4bn) Metro Tunnel project to build a 9km twin-bore tunnel and five stations under the…
NEW Bombardier commuter trains have entered service on two lines of the Paris suburban network: Regio 2N double-deck EMUs on Line R and Francilien EMUs on Line L.
A majority in the Danish parliament, including the government and two other parties, has decided that the operation and maintenance of the Copenhagen S-Train network will be put out to…
BOMBARDIER has been awarded a £105m contract by rolling stock leasing company Porterbrook and British franchisee c2c for 60 Aventra EMU cars together with an eight-year maintenance contract.
WEST Midlands Trains, a joint venture of Abellio, JR East and Mitsui, has finalised two orders worth £680m for 107 new trains with Bombardier and CAF for the new West…
THE first three trains built in India by Bombardier Transportation for the TransLink commuter network in the Australian state of Queensland entered service on the Brisbane - Gold Coast and…
FRENCH National Railways (SNCF) has awarded a contract to Mitsubishi Electric to supply prototype traction transformers for Z2N EMUs and T4 tram trains operating in Paris.
THE first ACS-64 electric locomotive for Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (Septa) has left Siemens’ plant in Sacramento, California, bound for Philadelphia.
TENDERS have been invited by Britain’s Department for Transport for a new South Eastern franchise which covers commuter services from London to towns including Chatham, Margate, Maidstone, Canterbury, Dover and…
BRITAIN’s Department for Transport (DfT) announced on November 29 that it will exercise an option to extend FirstGroup’s current Great Western Railway (GWR) franchise by one year, to April 1…
BRITAIN’s National Audit Office says that the £7bn Thameslink project to upgrade routes through London has a realistic prospect of delivering value for money, but the Department for Transport (DfT)…
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