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
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
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
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
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
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