11 Facts About Commuter rail


Commuter rail, or suburban rail, is a passenger rail transport service that primarily operates within a metropolitan area, connecting commuters to a central city from adjacent suburbs or commuter towns.

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In South Korea, some sections of the high-speed rail network are heavily used by commuters, such as the section between Gwangmyeong Station and Seoul Station on the KTX network, or the section between Dongtan Station and Suseo station on the SRT Line.

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Commuter rail trains are usually composed of multiple units, which are self-propelled, bidirectional, articulated passenger rail cars with driving motors on each bogie.

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The Dar es Salaam commuter rail offers intracity services in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

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In Japan, commuter rail systems have extensive network and frequent service and are heavily used.

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In many cases, Japanese commuter rail is operationally more like a typical metro system than it is like commuter rail in other countries.

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Commuter rail systems have been inaugurated in several cities in China such as Beijing, Shanghai, Zhengzhou, Wuhan, Changsha and the Pearl River Delta.

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Merseyrail network in Liverpool consists of two commuter rail routes powered by third rail, both of which branch out at one end.

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In Sweden, electrified commuter rail systems known as Pendeltag are present in the cities of Stockholm and Gothenburg.

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In Poland, commuter rail systems exist in Tricity, Warsaw, Krakow and Katowice .

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Hybrid urban-suburban rail systems exhibiting characteristics of both rapid transit and commuter rail serving a metropolitan region are common in German-speaking countries, where they are known as S-Bahn.

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