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The latest global suburban and commuter rail news.

The Digital S-Bahn Hamburg agreement to automate operations on a section of the city’s suburban rail network was signed by the mayor, Deutsche Bahn and Siemens on July 12.

Digital S-Bahn Hamburg automation agreement signed

12 Jul 2018

GERMANY: The Digital S-Bahn Hamburg agreement to automate operations on a section of the city’s suburban rail network was signed by the mayor, Deutsche Bahn and Siemens on July 12. The partners have agreed to share the €60m cost ... more

The completion of the first of 238 Class 423 electric multiple-units which are to be refurbished for the München S-Bahn under an €300m programme was marked with a special run on July 9 (Photo: S-Bahn München/BEG).

Refurbished München S-Bahn trainset returns to service

09 Jul 2018

GERMANY: The completion of the first of 238 Class 423 electric multiple-units which are to be refurbished for the München S-Bahn under an €300m programme was marked with a special run on July 9. Following two days of preview ... more

MING fleet to replace RER B Interconnexion stock

28 Jun 2018

FRANCE: Île-de-France Mobilités, RATP and SNCF have called tenders for supply of replacement rolling stock for Paris RER Line B which links Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport and Mitry-Claye northeast of Paris with Robinson in the ... more

Stadler-Siemens consortium rolls out first Berlin S-Bahn train

27 Jun 2018

GERMANY: The first of the electric multiple-units that a Stadler-Siemens consortium is supplying for the Berlin S-Bahn was rolled out on July 27 at Stadler’s Pankow factory in the capital. The four-car Class 484 EMU is due to ... more

Italian state railway launches multimodal app

26 Jun 2018

ITALY: State railway FS Italiane launched a nationwide multimodal transport planning app on June 22. Nugo is available for Apple and Android devices. It enables users to plan a door-to-door journey throughout the country and ... more

Cubic selected for Queensland ticketing contract

25 Jun 2018

AUSTRALIA: Queensland Department of Transport & Main Roads has selected Cubic Transportation Systems for a A$371m contract to supply, operate and maintain a new ticketing and real-time passenger information system. This will ... more

New South Wales transport budget announced

22 Jun 2018

AUSTRALIA: The New South Wales government has allocated A$14·4bn towards public transport in its state budget for 2018. A$3bn is going towards the Metro West project to build a second metro line in Sydney. A further A$2·4bn is ... more

First Newag Impuls II completed

21 Jun 2018

POLAND: The first next-generation Impuls electric multiple-unit was unveiled at Newag’s factory in Nowy Sącz on June 18. The first customer for the Impuls II is Łódź suburban operator Łódzka Kolej Aglomeracyjna, which has ... more

New-generation London Overground train unveiled

20 Jun 2018

UK: Transport for London unveiled the first new-generation London Overground electric multiple-unit at Willesden depot on June 20. Bombardier Transportation is supplying 54 Class 710 trains under a contract awarded in mid-2015. ... more