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    First Line 11 airport metro cars arrive in Istanbul

    2020-09-18T10:00:00Z

    TURKEY: Test running on the future Istanbul metro Line 11 linking the new airport with Gayrettepe is to start this month, after the first trainset was delivered on September 6. The trainsets are being manufactured by CRRC Zhuzhou, which was awarded a TL1 5m contract ...

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    Delhi Metro traction equipment ordered

    2020-09-18T05:00:00Z

    INDIA: BEML has awarded Mitsubishi Electric Corp a contract to supply traction inverters, traction motors and train control management systems for 80 metro cars which Delhi Metro Rail Corp ordered last year. Announcing the order on September 17, Mitsubishi Electric said it ...

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    Southwest LRT federal funding confirmed

    2020-09-17T13:22:00Z

    USA: After several years of negotiation, the Federal Transit Administration has formally approved a $928·8m Full Funding Grant Agreement to support construction of the Green Line extension of the light rail network in Minneapolis, which will run southwest of the city to Eden Prairie.

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    Makati Subway construction contract awarded

    2020-09-17T05:00:00Z

    PHILIPPINES: The Makati City Subway subsidiary of Philippine Infradev Holdings has awarded China Construction Second Engineering Bureau Co the engineering, procurement and construction contract for a planned metro line in Makati, southeast of central Manila. The underground line would be 11 km long with 10 stations. ...

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    Bucuresti opens fifth metro line

    2020-09-16T15:26:00Z

    ROMANIA: The first section of București metro Line M5 was formally inaugurated on September 15, with a ceremony at Eroilor station attended by President Klaus Iohannis, Prime Minister Ludovic Orban, and Minister of Transport Lucian Bode.

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    Nexus unveils livery for future Tyne & Wear Metro fleet

    2020-09-16T14:37:00Z

    UK: Transport authority Nexus has begun public consultation on the interior layout of the new trains which Stadler is to supply for the Tyne Wear Metro, and has unveiled the ‘modern and eye-catching’ yellow livery they will carry when they enter service in 2023-24. ...

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    Urban transport industry news round-up

    2020-09-16T05:00:00Z

    This week’s round-up of news from the urban transport sector

  • The Suin and Bundang lines in Seoul have been connected with the opening of an 18·8 km link between Hanyang University at Ansan and Suwon.
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    Seoul inaugurates Suin line connection

    2020-09-15T11:46:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: The Suin and Bundang lines in Seoul have been connected with the opening of an 18·8 km link between Hanyang University at Ansan and Suwon. Suwon Mayor Yeom Tae-young, Minister of Land, Infrastructure Transport Kim Hyun-mi and Gyeonggi ...

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    New York Subway offers under-river connectivity

    2020-09-15T05:00:00Z

    USA: New York MTA and Transit Wireless have provided the first mobile phone voice and data connectivity in one of the Subway’s under-river tunnels, with AT T customers now able to stay connected in the East River bores between 1st Avenue and Bedford Avenue on the L/Canarsie ...

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    Basel tram extension to Augst proposed

    2020-09-15T05:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND:·Plans to extend Basel tram Route 14 to Augst have been set out by Basel canton, the Pratteln and Augst municipalities and Baselland tram operator BLT.

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    President opens Guadalajara Line 3

    2020-09-14T13:16:00Z

    MEXICO: Guadalajara’s third light rail line was formally inaugurated by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on September 12. Following the opening ceremony at 11.00, public services began at 16.00, with free travel being provided until September 20.

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    Transport for London closes Twitter accounts

    2020-09-14T11:05:00Z

    UK: Transport for London has started to consolidate its Twitter communications at its main account, and close the separate accounts it operates for London’s various transport modes and individual lines.

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    Moscow orders 114 trams

    2020-09-14T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: PK TS was the sole bidder for a contract to supply a total of 114 trams to Moscow operator Mosgortrans. The order announced on September 8 covers a further 74 Type 71-931M Vityaz-M three-section articulated vehicles and 40 single-section 71-911EM Lionet trams, which are intended ...

  • jp Hiroshima 7000-Series New-Series Carriages for Astram Line (Hiroshima Rapid Transit Co)
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    Hiroshima Rapid Transit Co orders more rubber-tyre light metro trainsets

    2020-09-11T09:42:00Z

    JAPAN: Hiroshima Rapid Transit Co has awarded Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering a contract to supply a further 13 six-car Series 7000 Automated Guideway Transit rubber-tyre trainsets to replace existing vehicles on the 18·4 km New Transit Line 1, known as the Astram Line. The ...

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    BONNsmart contactless ticketing goes live

    2020-09-11T06:00:00Z

    GERMANY: The initial phase of what the partners say is the first contactless ticketing scheme in Germany has gone live in Bonn. Passengers are able to use contactless bank cards or suitable mobile devices to pay for travel on bus routes SB60 to the airport and ...

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    Pisa plans first modern tram route

    2020-09-10T05:00:00Z

    ITALY: The city of Pisa has approved plans to build a starter light rail line in the centre of the city, its legacy metre-gauge tram network having closed in 1952. The 4∙4 km route would connect the main line station with the Ospedale di Cisanello medical ...

  • Ricardo and Seoul Metro have been appointed to act as the shadow operator to support two projects to expand Sydney’s driverless metro network.
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    Shadow operator appointed to support Sydney metro expansion

    2020-09-09T10:54:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Ricardo and Seoul Metro have been appointed to act as the shadow operator to support two projects to expand Sydney’s driverless metro network. Sydney Metro West would run 25 km underground from Parramatta to the central business district, while the 23 km Western Sydney Airport ...

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    Urban transport industry news round-up

    2020-09-09T05:00:00Z

    This week’s round-up of news from the urban transport sector

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    Flexity tram unveiled in Duisburg

    2020-09-08T11:37:00Z

    GERMANY: The first of 47 Flexity Classic trams being supplied to Duisburger Verkehrsgesellschaft by Bombardier Transportation has been delivered to DVG’s Grunewald depot for testing ahead of entry into revenue service.

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    Citadis X05 trams arrive in Athens

    2020-09-08T11:00:00Z

    GREECE: Alstom has delivered the first two of 25 Citadis X05 trams ordered by Athens transport agency Attiko Metro. Under the contract awarded in ordered in July 2018 Alstom is responsible for the on-site testing, training and warranty services, as well as the provision of spare ...