Suburban & commuter rail news

The latest global suburban and commuter rail news.

London transport strategy targets zero emissions by 2050

21 Jun 2017

UK: Mayor of London Sadiq Khan published his first draft transport strategy on June 21. It is open for public consultation until October 2. Noting that the city’s population is set to expand from 8·7 million to ... more

New York state proposes taking control of MTA

21 Jun 2017

USA: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on June 20 a proposal to give the state control of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority board. Asserting that ‘the MTA is in a state of crisis’ and that ‘there is no quick or ... more

STIF to drop RER branding

14 Jun 2017

FRANCE: From July 1 Ile-de-France transport authority STIF plans to cease using the term ‘RER’, which was originally an abbreviation for Réseau Express Régional. According to the staff publication La Lettre du ... more

São Paulo suburban EMU on test

13 Jun 2017

BRAZIL: São Paulo suburban operator CPTM has started testing the first Class 9500 electric multiple-units that Hyundai Rotem is supplying. CPTM awarded Hyundai Rotem a R$788m contract in 2013 to supply 30 eight-car EMUs. A ... more

Work begins on Perth Airport rail link

30 May 2017

AUSTRALIA: Work has started at the Perth Airport construction site for the Forrestfield-Airport Link, following the arrival of the first tunnel boring machine earlier this month. Work on the station box structure, which is next ... more

Buenos Aires suburban network gets Tetra radio

30 May 2017

ARGENTINA: A Tetra digital radio network has been installed on the Sarmiento, Mitre, San Martín, Belgrano Sur and Roca lines of the suburban rail network serving Buenos Aires. Indra supplied the system under a US$214m contract ... more