Suburban & commuter rail news

The latest global suburban and commuter rail news.

Transport for London has completed a sale and leaseback deal for the Class 345 EMUs which Bombardier Transportation is delivering for Elizabeth Line services.

Crossrail fleet sale and leaseback deal completed

22 Mar 2019

UK: Transport for London has completed a sale and leaseback deal for the Class 345 electric multiple-units which Bombardier Transportation is delivering for Elizabeth Line services. The EMUs have been bought by the 345 Rail ... more

Central Suburban Passenger Co has awarded Transmashholding’s Demikhovsky factory a contract to supply 21 Class EP2D electric multiple-units.

Moscow suburban operator orders rolling stock

19 Mar 2019

RUSSIA: Central Suburban Passenger Co has awarded Transmashholding’s Demikhovsky factory a contract to supply 21 Class EP2D electric multiple-units, to be financed by Sberbank Leasing. The 11-car 3kV DC EMUs will be 244 m ... more

President Erdoğan officially opened the 77 km Marmaray suburban rail corridor across Istanbul.

Marmaray suburban rail corridor across Istanbul opened

13 Mar 2019

TURKEY: President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan officially opened the 77 km Marmaray suburban rail corridor across Istanbul on March 12, 15 years after construction began. The President rode an inaugural train from the opening ceremony ... more

A 10-point plan to restructure the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority has been announced.

Congestion charge to support New York MTA under major restructuring

26 Feb 2019

USA: A 10-point plan to restructure and provide long-term funding for the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority was announced on February 26 in a joint statement by state Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor ... more

Construction work for the 14·5 km Redlands Passenger Rail Project in southern California is on course to start later this year.

Redlands construction contract awarded

26 Feb 2019

USA: Construction work for the 14·5 km Redlands Passenger Rail Project in southern California is on course to start later this year, following the selection of Flatiron Construction Corp as preferred bidder for the $154m ... more

The five EMUs would operate on Poznańska Kolej Metropolitalna services serving Poznań.

More trains ordered for Poznań regional network

26 Feb 2019

POLAND: Wielkopolskie voivodship signed a contract with Pesa for the supply of five five-car Elf2 electric multiple-units on February 14. Pesa beat bids from Newag and Stadler, and will work with its subsidiary ZNTK Mińsk ... more

CFR has called tenders for the design and construction of a 2·95 km rail connection to Terminal 1 at Henri Coandă International Airport.

București airport rail link tendering underway

25 Feb 2019

ROMANIA: Infrastructure manager CFR has called tenders for the design and construction of a 2·95 km rail connection to Terminal 1 at Henri Coandă International Airport, which would allow the operation of a direct rail service ... more

East Japan Railway is to build a third rail route to Haneda Airport in Tokyo.

Third rail route to Tokyo Haneda Airport finalised

25 Feb 2019

JAPAN: East Japan Railway expects to start work in May on its Haneda Airport Access Line, which would provide a third rail link to Tokyo’s largest airport. This is currently served by the Tokyo Monorail from Hamamatsucho and the ... more