Commuter Rail

SOUND Transit introduced a new fleet of nine Bombardier double-deck driving cars for its Sounder commuter rail network on September 21, when the first vehicle entered passenger service between Seattle…
LIVERPOOL City Region transport authority Merseytravel has agreed to contribute £765,000 towards the development of plans for a new line to Skelmersdale, the second-largest town in northwest England without a…
ITALIAN State Railways (FS) has appointed Mr Orazio Iacono as CEO and chief operating officer of its train operating subsidiary Trenitalia, succeeding Mrs Barbara Morgante, who becomes head of foreign…
SNCF’s Gares & Connexions is embracing design thinking, a concept famed in Silicon Valley, to enhance passenger experience at its stations across France. Kevin Smith visited the division’s headquarters in…
THE government of the Australian state of Victoria has awarded new seven-year contracts for the operation of Melbourne’s suburban rail and tram services to incumbent franchise holders Metro Trains Melbourne…
THE government of the Australian state of Western Australia announced on September 7 that it has allocated a budget of $A 1.34bn ($US 1.08bn) over the next four years for…
EARLY works have started at the site of the new Woolloongabba station on the $A5.4bn ($US 4.27bn) Cross River rail project in Brisbane, which is being entirely funded by the…
THE Inter-American Development Bank has approved a $US 400m loan to support signalling and telecommunications upgrades and electrification of the 76km San Martin commuter railway in Buenos Aires, the only…
EIGHT Auckland Transport (AT) DMUs together with spare parts are being shipped from New Zealand to Mozambique to operate commuter rail services in Maputo.
METROLINX, which is responsible for transport in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), has awarded a $C 300m ($US 239m) contract to 4Ttransit, a joint venture of Hatch, Parsons…
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