Suburban & commuter rail news

The latest global suburban and commuter rail news.

Bangkok Red Line ETCS contract awarded

24 May 2018

THAILAND: Nippon Signal has awarded a contract to Thales for the supply of European Train Control System Level 1 for the Bangkok Red Line. Being developed as part of part of Bangkok’s Mass Rapid Transit Master Plan, the ... more

KeolisAmey to develop South Wales Metro

23 May 2018

UK: The ‘Core Valleys’ rail network radiating from Cardiff will be ‘developed’ by KeolisAmey under the South Wales Metro programme, after the company was named as preferred bidder to ‘operate and develop the Wales & Borders ... more

SKM Warszawa signs Pesa Elf2 order

22 May 2018

POLAND: Suburban rail operator SKM Warszawa signed a contract with Pesa on May 21 for the supply of up to 21 Elf2 electric multiple-units. Deliveries of the base order of eight five-car and five four-car trainsets are due to be ... more

Teleste to equip Merseyrail EMUs with data transmission platform

21 May 2018

UK: Stadler has selected Teleste to supply a data transmission platform for the electric multiple-units that it is building for the Merseyrail network around Liverpool. Teleste will supply an Ethernet network that will support ... more

Heathrow Connect out as TfL Rail comes in

21 May 2018

UK: MTR Crossrail started operating stopping services between Paddington and Heathrow Airport under the TfL Rail brand on May 20. These are due to become part of the Elizabeth Line in December. TfL has taken over services to ... more

Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region Steve Rotheram buried a time capsule on May 16 to mark the ongoing construction of new depot facilities on an existing site at Kirkdale

Rebuilt Kirkdale depot to maintain Merseyrail fleet

17 May 2018

UK: Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region Steve Rotheram buried a time capsule on May 16 to mark the ongoing construction of new depot facilities on an existing site at Kirkdale, where Stadler is to maintain the 52 electric ... more

Novosibirsk suburban rail services planned

11 May 2018

RUSSIA: Russian Railways, Novosibirsk oblast and the Novosibirsk city authorities are developing plans for suburban railway services. This would mostly use existing infrastructure, with station modernisation taking place as part ... more

Old Oak Common Elizabeth Line depot opens

10 May 2018

UK: The Elizabeth Line’s Old Oak Common depot in west London has started operations, Transport for London announced on May 10. The purpose-built facility occupies the site of a former freight locomotive depot. Construction took ... more

Second airport rail link opens in Kuala Lumpur

04 May 2018

MALAYSIA: A rail link to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Kuala Lumpur was inaugurated on May 1. The Ministry of Transport funded the 521m ringgit project. The route branches off from the metre-gauge line that links Kuala ... more