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  • Moscow Metro disinfects tunnels (1)
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    Moscow Metro disinfects tunnels

    2020-03-27T15:52:00Z

    RUSSIA: Moscow Metro has been using modified infrastructure inspection vehicles to spray all its tunnels with liquid disinfectant. The disinfecting programme aims to tackle the coronavirus. As well as all tunnels used by revenue services, the scope includes tunnels which are used ...

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    Region-wide Fairtiq app roll-out adds weekly capping

    2020-03-27T06:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Check-in/check-out ticketing using the Fairtiq app is now available across trains, trams and buses in the Verkehrsverbund Mittelthüringen region covering Erfurt, Weimar, Jena, Gera and Gotha. This is the first time that Fairtiq has been rolled across an entire German fares area, and the deployment adds ...

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    Edinburgh tram extension site works on hold during pandemic

    2020-03-26T11:40:00Z

    UK: Edinburgh Council has instructed contractors Morrison Utility Services and Sacyr Farrans Neopul to cease site works for the construction of the tramway extension from York Place to Newhaven. The contractors are to make the construction sites safe by the end of the week before shutting ...

  • BULGARIA: Sofia Metro has awarded Transmashholding’s Metrowagonmash subsidiary a firm contract to modernise an additional 40 Series 81-717.4/714.4 metro cars. This is intended to improve the passenger experience, reduce operating costs and maintenance req
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    Sofia Metro cars to be modernised

    2020-03-26T06:00:00Z

    BULGARIA: Sofia Metro has awarded Transmashholding’s Metrowagonmash subsidiary a firm contract to modernise an additional 40 Series 81-717.4/714.4 metro cars. This is intended to improve the passenger experience, reduce operating costs and maintenance requirements, and ensure a further 15 years of service. To minimise the impact ...

  • Galati tram
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    Urban transport news round-up

    2020-03-25T06:00:00Z

    Having finalised funding, the Romanian city of Galati has signed a firm order for preferred bidder Astra Vagoane Călători to supply eight Autentic trams, with an option for 10 more which would take the total value to 119·7m lei. On ...

  • Regiotram de Occidente
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    Regiotram del Norte study contract awarded

    2020-03-24T13:28:00Z

    The Regiotram del Norte project forms part of a national public transport programme which also includes Regiotram de Occidente COLOMBIA: The ARCO Bogotá Zipa consortium of Ardanuy Ingeniería Colombia and Coral Delgado y Asociados has been awarded a 2·332m peso 17-month contract to oversee studies for ...

  • ru Samara metro train (2)
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    Samara Metro train delivered

    2020-03-24T13:22:00Z

    RUSSIA: Samara Metro has taken delivery of another four-car trainset from Transmashholding’s Metrowagonmash factory, augmenting the 46-car fleet used on its single 11·6 km line. Ordered in October 2019, the extra train is the ‘latest and most advanced’ variant of the 81-717/714 ...

  • UKVZ tram
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    Krasnodar orders 56 trams

    2020-03-24T06:00:00Z

    Source: Oleg Bodnya RUSSIA: UKVZ has won four separately-tendered contracts to supply a total of 56 unidirectional trams to the city of Krasnodar The orders announced on March 20 cover a total of 29 Type 71-623-04 trams to be delivered this year, and another 27 ...

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    Amsterdam chooses HASTUS planning software

    2020-03-23T06:00:00Z

    Amsterdam NETHERLANDS: Amsterdam city transport operator GVB has selected GIRO’s HASTUS software to support all its network and service planning, crew and vehicle scheduling, and operations management, including the integration of electric buses into its fleet. GVB has almost 5 000 employees and operates 203 ...

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    Manchester Metrolink opens Trafford Park line

    2020-03-22T13:20:00Z

    UK: The 5·5 km Manchester Metrolink light rail extension to the Trafford Centre shopping complex was opened for revenue service on March 22, around seven months ahead of the original target date.

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    Stadler wins €3bn Berlin U-Bahn car order after legal dispute

    2020-03-20T17:45:00Z

    Stadler is to supply the J/JK series in large and small profile variants. GERMANY: Stadler announced on March 20 that it had won an order to supply up to 1 500 metro cars to Berlin operator BVG. The framework agreement has a nominal value of €3bn ...

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    Seoul GTX Line A train contract awarded

    2020-03-20T16:57:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: The SG Rail special purpose company formed to design, finance and build Line A of the Great Train Express network of commuter lines around Seoul has awarded Hyundai Rotem a 345bn won contract to supply 15 trainsets by 2024. The eight-car trains to be ...

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    APTA members ask Congress for $16bn in emergency coronavirus support

    2020-03-20T12:12:00Z

    New Jersey Transit is one of the largest commuter rail operators in the USA. USA: The public transport industry urgently needs up to $16bn in federal government funding support to survive the coronavirus crisis, the American Public Transportation Association announced on March 19. APTA has ...

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    LTA awards Jurong Region Line stations contract

    2020-03-20T06:00:00Z

    SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority has awarded a joint venture of John Holland and McConnell Dowell South East Asia a AS$265·4 contract to design and build three stations on the Pandan Reservoir branch which forms Phase 2 of the Jurong Region Line automated metro project. The contract ...

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    London Underground, rail and bus services cut by coronavirus

    2020-03-19T16:27:00Z

    UK: Major cuts to metro, rail and bus services were announced by Transport for London on March 18, with the operator explaining that Mayor of London Sadiq Khan had asked it to focus on enabling ‘critical workers to make essential journeys’ during the Covid-19 pandemic. ...

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    Metropolitan Tulsa Transit Authority to use DART’s GoPass

    2020-03-19T06:00:00Z

    USA: Metropolitan Tulsa Transit Authority has agreed to license Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s GoPass mobile app, which provides passengers with real-time travel information, mobile ticketing and on-demand services. The GoPass app, back office and supporting application infrastructure was developed for DART by Unwire, and is currently ...

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    Elizabeth Line CCTV maintenance contract awarded

    2020-03-18T07:00:00Z

    UK: Transport for London has awarded Telent a contract to support and maintain the Elizabeth Line driver-only operation CCTV system, which enables train drivers to view images from platform cameras on in-cab monitors to ensure safe departure. The mission-critical communications specialist has been maintaining the CCTV ...

  • Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corp has won the first export order for its substation traction energy storage system
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    Traction energy storage systems ordered for Dhaka metro Line 6

    2020-03-17T06:00:00Z

    BANGLADESH: Toshiba Infrastructure Systems Solutions Corp has won the first export order for its substation traction energy storage system, which uses Toshiba SCiB long-life lithium-ion batteries to store regenerated braking energy for use by accelerating trains. TESS can also be used to provide an emergency ...

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    Transport for London forecasts £500m financial impact from coronavirus

    2020-03-16T13:26:00Z

    UK: Transport for London has issued an update on how the coronavirus has affected passenger numbers and how it intends to utilise its reserves to manage the forecast initial financial impact of £500m. On March 16 TfL said it had seen an underlying softness in demand ...

  • es cadiz tram train testing
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    Cádiz tram-train testing underway

    2020-03-16T11:00:00Z

    SPAIN: Following authorisation by notified body CETREN on March 13, test running is set to begin this month along the full 24 km length of the tram-train route between Chiclana de la Frontera and Cádiz. Initially planned to open in 2017, the tram-train project covers construction ...