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    Batteries to keep Moscow Metro trains moving

    2020-10-16T08:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: The Moskva-2020 trainsets which Transmashholding company Metrowagonmash is supplying for the Moscow Metro are being fitted with underfloor emergency battery traction systems from Saft which enable them to run for up to 6∙5 km without external power. This is intended to enable the trains to ...

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    Ho Chi Minh City metro train delivered

    2020-10-15T09:26:00Z

    VIETNAM: Delivery of the first of 17 Hitachi trainsets for the metro line under construction in Ho Chi Minh City was marked with a ceremony on October 13. Line 1 will run for 19·7 km between Ben Thanh Market in the central ...

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    First MP14 train enters service on the Paris metro

    2020-10-13T13:21:00Z

    FRANCE: The first MP14 rubber-tyred automated metro trainset entered service on Paris Line 14 on October 12. One MP14 trainset will be in service until the opening of the extension from Saint-Lazare to Mairie de Saint-Ouen in December 2020, with 20 to enter service during 2021. ...

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    Moskva-2020 metro trains enter service

    2020-10-12T11:27:00Z

    RUSSIA: Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin inaugurated the metro’s next generation of rolling stock on October 6, when the first eight-car Moskva-2020 trainset was unveiled on Line 5.

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    Singapore metro train styling ‘inspired by the pulse of the city’

    2020-10-09T09:06:00Z

    SINGAPORE: Bombardier Transportation has unveiled the styling of the 106 six-car Movia metro trainsets which Land Transport Authority has ordered for entry into service on the North-South and East-West lines from 2022. ‘Inspired by the city’s vibrant charm, the red and green pulse lines running along ...

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    KRRI tests 5G-based autonomous train control

    2020-10-08T09:56:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: Korea Railroad Research Institute has announced the successful testing of 5G-based autonomous train control technology at its dedicated test track in Osong. In January this year KRRI signed a technical co-operation agreement with SK Telecom to work on what it described as the world’s ...

  • Barcelona metro CAF Series 5000 second generation train (Photo: TMB)
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    Improved accessibility as Barcelona metro fleet grows

    2020-10-08T05:00:00Z

    SPAIN: Barcelona operator TMB put the first of two second-generation CAF Series 5000 metro trainsets ordered for Line 3 into passenger service on October 5. TMB placed a €75m order in March 2018 for CAF to supply four Series 6000 trains for Line 1, and second-generation ...

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    Kolkata extends east-west metro

    2020-10-08T05:00:00Z

    INDIA: The first underground station on Kolkata’s East-West metro line was opened for revenue service on October 5, following a virtual inauguration by Railways Minister Piyush Goyal the previous day.

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    Praha plans metro Line B extension

    2020-10-07T16:14:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: Praha transport authority DPP has unveiled proposals to develop a new terminal station and park-and-ride interchange for metro Line B in Zličín, adjacent to the existing metro depot.

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    São Paulo Metro Line 6 concession reallocated

    2020-10-06T13:58:00Z

    BRAZIL: The state of São Paulo has signed a formal agreement transferring the concession to build, operate and maintain São Paulo metro Line 6 from the Move São Paulo consortium to the Acciona-led Concessionária Linha Universidade, with the aim of restarting the project which has been at ...

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    Ticket gates to lock when train social distancing capacity reached

    2020-10-06T10:58:00Z

    SPAIN: Metrovalencia is working with Indra to deploy a system which will automatically lock its ticket gates to prevent more passengers entering its stations once the maximum number of people compatible with on-train social distancing requirements is reached. The gates will count people entering the system ...

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    Stadler takes over Tyne & Wear Metro fleet maintenance

    2020-10-06T05:00:00Z

    UK: Stadler took over responsibility for servicing and maintaining the existing Tyne Wear metro fleet on October 4, with 120 Nexus staff at Gosforth depot transferred to the company under Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) regulations. This forms part ...

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    Siemensbahn rejuvenation gets underway

    2020-10-06T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Deusche Bahn has started work on reinstatement of the 4·5 km Berlin S-Bahn branch to Siemensstadt, which has been disused for around 40 years. Built in 1929, the so-called Siemensbahn diverged from the circular Ringbahn at Jungfernheide and ran north over the River Spree to ...

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    Make in India indigenous CBTC under development

    2020-10-05T05:00:00Z

    INDIA: Delhi Metro Rail Corp has unveiled a prototype version of i-ATS, an indigenous automatic train supervision system being developed under a programme to produce ‘Make in India’ communication-based train control technology. The programme is intended to reduce significantly Indian metros’ dependence on European and Japanese ...

  • cn Hong Kong MTR Corp coronavirus face masks (4)
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    MTR depot produces face masks

    2020-10-02T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: Hong Kong’s MTR Corp has opened a face mask production line at its Siu Ho Wan depot which has a capacity of more than 300 000 masks per month. MTR Corp is planning to set up a second production line by ...

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    BART CBTC contracts awarded

    2020-10-01T15:55:00Z

    USA: Hitachi Rail STS USA has been formally awarded a $798m contract to design, supply and install lineside and onboard communications-based train control equipment on the San Francisco Bay Area’s 200 km BART network. Replacing the existing fixed-block signalling with CBTC forms a key element of ...

  • sg BOMBARDIER MOVIA metro train currently in delivery for the North-South and East-West Lines.
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    Singapore LTA orders more trains to standardise NSEWL fleet

    2020-10-01T11:14:00Z

    SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority has awarded Bombardier Transportation a S$337·8m contract to supply a further 40 six-car trainsets for the North-South and East-West metro lines. The vehicles are to be manufactured at Bombardier Transportation’s site at Changchun in China, with input from countries including Sweden, the ...

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    Chengdu opens express metro

    2020-10-01T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: The first section of Chengdu’s express metro Line 18 opened for revenue service on September 27, exactly 10 years after the start of operation on the city’s first metro line.

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    Ningbo Line 3 suburban extension opens

    2020-09-29T12:31:00Z

    CHINA:·The second phase of the Yinfeng Line elevated suburban route, which forms a southern extension of Ningbo metro Line 3, was opened by the city’s Mayor Qiu Dongyao on September 27. Line 3 has been developed in three phases, with the first ...

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    Grand Paris Express designs unveiled

    2020-09-29T08:00:00Z

    FRANCE: Parisians will be able to see at first hand what the future trains and stations of the first part of the Grand Paris Express metro will look like from October 3, when Société de Grand Paris and Ile de France Mobilités will unveil a full-scale mock-up ...