Suburban & commuter rail news

The latest global suburban and commuter rail news.

St Petersburg suburban service proposed

19 Sep 2018

RUSSIA: A proposal for the launch of frequent suburban rail services on a 53 km semi-circular route around St Petersburg has been submitted to the government by Russian Railways. The project is inspired by the success of the ... more

Stadler Pankow and Siemens Mobility present first Berlin S-Bahn trainset

18 Sep 2018

INNOTRANS: The first of the 106 trainsets which a consortium of Stadler Pankow and Siemens Mobility is building for the Berlin S-Bahn was officially presented to 'the world and the people of Berlin' at InnoTrans on September ... more

Orbital CityRail service expands

13 Sep 2018

RUSSIA: Nizhny Novgorod suburban passenger operator JSC Volga-Vyatskaya announced on September 10 that its CityRail Priokskaya Line service linking the two halves of the city will become a year-round service with effect from ... more

Merseytravel has unveiled a full-sized mock-up of the Stadler electric multiple-units ordered for Merseyrail services.

Merseytravel unveils Stadler EMU mock-up

04 Sep 2018

UK: Liverpool region transport authority Merseytravel has unveiled a full-sized mock-up of a driving car from one of the 52 four-car electric multiple-units which it has ordered from Stadler for use on Merseyrail services. The ... more

A link enabling through running between the Gmunden tramway and the Traunseebahn local railway opened on September 1 (Photo: StadtRegioTram/Wolfgang Spitzbart).

Metre-gauge lines in Gmunden connected at last

03 Sep 2018

AUSTRIA: A link enabling through running between the Gmunden tramway and the Traunseebahn local railway opened on September 1, with the inauguration celebrations being followed by two weeks of free travel. Services run from ... more

Three bidders prequalify for Perth EMU order

03 Sep 2018

AUSTRALIA: The government of Western Australia has prequalified three bidders for a contract to supply up to 41 six-car electric multiple-units for the Transperth network serving Perth: Alstom Transport ... more