Suburban & commuter rail news

The latest global suburban and commuter rail news.

Paris RER Line A refurbishment contract awarded

16 Jan 2019

FRANCE: Île-de-France Mobilités and RATP have signed a €121·3m contract for CAF to refurbish the 43 MI2N electric multiple-units operating on RER Line A. In addition to a new livery, the EMUs will gain a new interior layout, as ... more

State approves Bangalore suburban rail network

16 Jan 2019

INDIA: The Karnataka state cabinet has approved a four-route suburban railway network planned for Bangalore. Services would use dedicated tracks to serve 81 stations, including 30 elevated. The estimated Rs230·1bn cost would be ... more

The TEX Rail commuter line opened on January 10 (Photo: Trinity Metro).

TEX Rail commuter line opens

10 Jan 2019

USA: The 43 km TEX Rail commuter rail line linking central Fort Worth with Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport opened on January 10, when the first train left North Side station at 03.38. The line developed by ... more

A joint venture of Implenia and Hochtief has been awarded the €394m contract to build Marienhof S-Bahn station (Image: DB).

München second S-Bahn crossing contracts awarded

10 Jan 2019

GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn has awarded three further major contracts for the construction of the second cross-city S-Bahn route through central München. The 11 km route including a 7 km tunnel under the city centre is scheduled to ... more

JR East began testing driverless operation on the Yamanote Line in the early hours of December 30 (Photo: Akihiro Nakamura).

East Japan Railway tests driverless operation

03 Jan 2019

JAPAN: East Japan Railway is testing automatic train operation on the Yamanote Line in Tokyo, with a view to assessing the feasibility of converting routes to driverless operation. The 34·5 km circular route was selected for ... more

Paris commuter EMUs ordered

27 Dec 2018

FRANCE: SNCF has awarded Bombardier Transportation a €330m firm order to supply a further 42 seven-car and five eight-car train Francilien suburban electric multiple-units. The contract announced on December 21 has been placed ... more