Suburban & commuter rail news

The latest global suburban and commuter rail news.

Alstom is to supply a fleet of C-series EMUs for the Transperth network.

Alstom to supply next generation of EMUs to Perth

20 Aug 2019

AUSTRALIA: Public Transport Authority of Western Australia announced on August 19 that it had selected Alstom Transport Australia as preferred bidder to supply the next generation of electric multiple-units to operate on the ... more

A consortium of Mitsui and West Japan Railway has purchased a majority stake in Rio de Janeiro suburban operator SuperVia.

Mitsui and JR West take over Rio suburban network

19 Aug 2019

BRAZIL: A consortium of Mitsui and West Japan Railway has purchased a majority stake in Rio de Janeiro suburban railway operator SuperVia, at a reported cost of around ¥20bn. The Japanese trading group had previously held a 24% ... more

RZD has begun construction of a rail link to serve terminals B and C at Moscow Sheremetyevo airport’s northern terminal complex (photo: Toma Bačić).

Moscow Sheremetyevo airport rail link expansion underway

19 Aug 2019

RUSSIA: Russian Railways has begun construction of a rail link to serve terminals B and C at Moscow Sheremetyevo airport’s northern terminal complex. The first stage, to be completed in 2022, includes a 3 km mostly ... more

Class 710 Aventra electric multiple-units have taken over operation of London Overground’s Gospel Oak – Barking Line.

London Overground Gospel Oak – Barking Line fleet replacement complete

06 Aug 2019

UK: Class 710 Aventra electric multiple-units have now taken over operation of London Overground’s Gospel Oak – Barking Line, Transport for London announced on August 6. The eight four-car trainsets, of which six are required ... more

Ankara’s Başkentray suburban railway is being extended.

Work begins on Ankara suburban rail extension

29 Jul 2019

TURKEY: Construction has started on an extension of Ankara’s Başkentray suburban railway from the current western terminus of Sincan to Yenikent. The 8 km northwestern extension is being funded from public sources. ... more