Suburban & commuter rail news

The latest global suburban and commuter rail news.

Buenos Aires RER to be built through a PPP

16 Mar 2018

ARGENTINA: The government intends to use a public-private partnership model for the project to create an RER network in Buenos Aires, it announced at a presentation for potential investors held on March 13. Minister of Finances ... more

Roma suburban upgrade agreement signed

14 Mar 2018

ITALY: The region of Lazio has signed a framework agreement with infrastructure manager RFI for the upgrade of several suburban lines serving Roma. The agreement signed on February 22 includes projects worth €665m over five ... more

FGC to refurbish Class 112 EMU fleet

09 Mar 2018

SPAIN: Catalunya regional operator FGC is to undertake a €33m refurbishment of its 22 four-car Class 112 EMUs this year. Built in 1996, the Class 112 fleet is deployed on FGC’s 1 435 mm gauge Vallès commuter network in ... more

Moscow Central Diameter rolling stock supplier selected

06 Mar 2018

RUSSIA: Central Suburban Passenger Co selected sole bidder Tver Carriage Works for the contract to supply rolling stock to operate on Moscow Central Diameters on March 5. Central PPK was previously selected to operate service ... more

Testing begins in Crossrail Thames tunnel

26 Feb 2018

UK: A Class 345 trainset started test running through the Elizabeth Line’s Thames tunnel in east London on the night of February 25-26. The train is running on a short section of the southeastern branch between Abbey Wood and ... more