Complete List of Commuter Rail Systems

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Mike Roque
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Post by Mike Roque » Thu Jan 11, 2007 12:55 pm

Before you post, you should try a simple google search. A Google search for "list of commuter rail systems" turned up this Wikipedia article.

And maybe try to post it in the right forum...I've moved it to the General Discussion: Commuter and Transit forum.
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Re: Complete List of Commuter Rail Systems

Post by ohioriverrailway » Wed Jan 14, 2009 1:16 pm

You can also go to the American Public Transportation Association website for a listing of rail operators.
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Re: Complete List of Commuter Rail Systems

Post by electricron » Sat Jan 09, 2010 2:16 pm

That list lacks one entire European country that I'm aware of (Holland), and one new Texan commuter rail project scheduled to open later this year (Denton County Transit Authority's A Train).

Worse yet, Holland has at least two different contractors using Stadler GTWs (both electric and diesels).

YouTube videos:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-XUccrcNLQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIOeokLe89A

The DCTA A Train will be using RDCs initially, but will switch to Stadler GTWs by the end of 2012.
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Re: Complete List of Commuter Rail Systems

Post by jtbell » Sun Jan 10, 2010 3:04 am

I don't think Holland even has distinct "commuter rail" services such as the German S-Bahns. Cities are close together and I think service on most routes is very frequent, usually on easily memorized schedules at regular intervals.

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Re: Complete List of Commuter Rail Systems

Post by electricron » Sun Jan 10, 2010 3:23 pm

jtbell wrote:I don't think Holland even has distinct "commuter rail" services such as the German S-Bahns. Cities are close together and I think service on most routes is very frequent, usually on easily memorized schedules at regular intervals.
Why shouldn't local stoptreins in Dutch lingo be considered commuter trains in Holland?
Per http://goeurope.about.com/cs/holland/l/ ... nd_map.htm, Holland has three classes of trains. They are the Intercity,which offers fast city-to-city connections, the Sneltrein, which a hybrid between a Stoptrein and Intercity. and lastly, the Stoptrein which makes more frequent stops at the smaller stations. The distinction between Intercity and Sneltrein is becoming smaller every year.
The map below shows the various intercity rail routes in Holland.
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The most common rail vehicle used in Holland for Intercity and Sneltrein is the DD-IRM or Regionrunner.
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The most common rail vehicle used in Holland for Stopteins is the Stadler GTW.
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Few Stoptreins leave the providences they operate in, although some reach into neighboring providences. Most Intercity and Sneltreins travel across several providences......

Taking southern California as an example for comparison purposed, the Amtrak's Coast Starlight, Sunset Limited, and Southwest Chief matches the intercity trains, Amtrak's Surfliner matches the Sneltrein, while the Metrolink, Coaster and Sprinter matches the stoptrein.

Doesn't that commuter rail list include Metrolink, Coaster, and Sprinter?

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