Commuter Rail

PUBLIC Transport Authority of Western Australia (PTA) has issued a request for prequalification for a $A 1.6bn ($US 1.4bn) tender to supply a fleet of 17 six-car EMUs for its…
CRRC Qingdao Sifang confirmed on April 24 that it has signed a $US 277.9m contract with Argentina’s Ministry of Transport to supply 200 EMU cars for the Buenos Aires suburban…
TRANSDEV, Germany’s largest private public transport operator, is calling for fair competition in train ticket distribution and full access to all ticket sales channels including apps and websites.
METRO Trains Melbourne (MTM) has awarded Bombardier a 10-year $A 77m ($US 60m) contract to maintain signalling infrastructure in the city’s 9km Metro Tunnel.
THE governor of the Brazilian state of São Paulo Mr Márcio França announced on April 17 that work will resume shortly on the 4.5km extension of Paulista Metropolitan Trains Company…
THE government of Ile-de-France has appointed a committee of experts to evaluate the feasibility of offering public transport services free-of-charge in the area around Paris.
TURKEY’s president Mr Recep Tayyip Erdogan, prime minister, Mr Binali Yildirim, and transport and communications minister Mr Ahmet Arslan attended the inauguration of Ankara’s Başkentray suburban line on April 12.
CRRC Tangshan has released images of bodyshells for new double-deck coaches for Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (Septa) undergoing tests at its plant in China’s Hebei province.
THE United States Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has awarded California’s Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (Smart) a $US 22.5m grant to help fund the extension of its Santa Rosa -…
ITALFERR, a subsidiary of Italian State Railways (FS), has been appointed under a €41m contract by the G&S consortium as main designer for the project to upgrade the 37km Sarmiento…
INFRASTRUCTURE Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a request for qualification (RFQ) to design-build, finance, operate and maintain the GO Rail expansion project, a key element of the region’s $C…
ALSTOM has announced orders for 25 140km/h two-car Coradia Lint regional DMUs with operators in southern Germany in deals worth a combined €116m.
PAULISTA Metropolitan Trains Company (CPTM) is set to open São Paulo suburban Line 13 (Jade) on March 31, which will provide a direct rail link to Guarulhos International Airport, Brazil’s…
BELGIUM’s prime minister, Mr Charles Michel, and mobility minister Mr François Bellot officially relaunched Brussels RER construction works at a ceremony at Hoeilaart station on the Brussels - Ottignies line…
TRANSPORT for London has placed an order with Bombardier for an additional five nine-car class 345 Aventra EMUs for use on London’s Elizabeth Line, which will take the total fleet…
MARYLAND Transit Administration (MTA) has agreed a five-year extension of its operations and maintenance services contract with Bombardier for the Maryland Area Regional Commuter (Marc) network’s Brunswick and Camden lines.
WABTEC subsidiary MotivePower (MPI) has delivered the first MP40PHTC-T4 locomotive for Toronto commuter rail operator Go Transit.
MONTREAL Metropolitan Transport Network (RTM) has unveiled a $C 450m ($US 344.7m) five-year plan to improve service reliability on all of its lines with investment in infrastructure, rolling stock, operations,…
THE Argentinean government confirmed on March 13 that the $US 2.3bn first phase of the Buenos Aires RER project will be implemented as a public-private partnership (PPP).
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…
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