Suburban & commuter rail news

The latest global suburban and commuter rail news.

Stadler selected to supply Szeged tram-trains

19 Apr 2017

HUNGARY: National passenger operator MÁV-Start has selected Stadler Rail Valencia to supply eight electro-diesel tram-trains to operate on the planned route between Szeged and Hódmezővásárhely. The order announced on April 18 ... more

A proposed 71 km electrified double-track passenger railway would parallel the Toshkent ring road.

Toshkent orbital railway plan

19 Apr 2017

UZBEKISTAN: President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has approved plans for a 71 km electrified double-track passenger railway paralleling the Toshkent ring road. The orbital line would be designed to reduce road congestion and ... more

Work has started on the second S-Bahn tunnel in München.

Work begins on second S-Bahn tunnel in München

05 Apr 2017

GERMANY: Work began on the second S-Bahn tunnel in München on April 5. Main excavations are due to begin next year. The 11 km route through the city centre includes a 7 km tunnel parallel to the existing east-west ... more

Class 399 tram-train vehicles have started testing on the tram network in Sheffield.

Tram-trains on test in Sheffield

05 Apr 2017

UK: Non-passenger-carrying tests of the Class 399 tram-train vehicles have started on the Supertram network in Sheffield. Driver training is due to begin shortly, with passenger services on the existing tram network now expected ... more

New initiatives in extended Auckland Transport operating contract

05 Apr 2017

NEW ZEALAND: Auckland Transport has extended Transdev’s contract to operate suburban rail services to January 2020. The extension includes initiatives to improve passenger experience and increase security. Ticket offices and ... more

CRRC rolls out Wenzhou commuter EMU

05 Apr 2017

CHINA: CRRC Qingdao Sifang rolled out its first electric multiple-unit for Wenzhou Line S1 on March 31. The four-car EMU is the first of 32 being built under a contract awarded in 2014. Based on a Type A metro train design, the ... more

Rhein-Ruhr-Express EMU car rolled out

04 Apr 2017

GERMANY: Siemens unveiled the first Desiro HC car for the future Rhein-Ruhr-Express network at its Krefeld factory on March 31. ‘The RRX will lift regional transport in NRW to a higher level’, said NRW Transport Minister ... more

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced C$1.8bn in federal funding for the GO RER project.

GO Transit RER receives C$1·8bn in federal funding

31 Mar 2017

CANADA: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on March 31 that the federal government is to provide C$1·8bn towards the GO Transit Regional Express Rail project being developed in the Greater Golden Horseshoe centred on ... more