Peoplemover & monorail

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    Bangkok monorail trains arrive


    THAILAND: Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha joined a ceremony at the port of Laem Chabang on October 1 to mark the arrival of the first monorail trainsets for the Bangkok’s future Pink and Yellow lines. He was joined at the celebrations by BTS ...

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    Hiroshima Rapid Transit Co orders more rubber-tyre light metro trainsets


    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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    Wuppertal Schwebebahn services suspended amid tyre trouble


    GERMANY: Weekday services on the Wuppertal Schwebebahn suspended monorail are to be withdrawn for up to a year to enable urgent guideway repairs, the operator has confirmed. Following an emergency meeting of its supervisory board on July 2, municipal transport and utility company Wuppertaler Stadtwerke ...

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    Bangkok Gold Line peoplemover car delivered


    THAILAND: Bangkok Mass Transit System has taken delivery of the first of three two-car Bombardier Transportation Innovia 300 automated peoplemover sets for the future Gold Line The 2·7 km first phase of the Gold Line will connect the existing BTS Green (Silom) ...

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    High-capacity vehicles ordered for Nippori-Toneri Liner


    Source: Annakaharuna/CC BY-SA JAPAN: Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation awarded Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering a contract on June 16 covering the supply of a further 12 five-car Series 330 trainsets for the Nippori-Tonerei Liner rubber-tyred automated guideway transit line, which runs 9·7 km from Nippori ...

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    California awards grants to drive modal shift


    USA: The California State Transportation Agency has awarded $500m in capital grants for 17 ‘transformative’ rail and public transport projects under its Transit Intercity Rail Capital Program. The grants announced on April 21 are intended to support design and construction works, and will be ...

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    Frankfurt Airport peoplemover operations and upgrading contract signed


    GERMANY: Frankfurt Airport operator Fraport has awarded Bombardier Transportation a €103m contract to continue operating and maintaining the SkyLine peoplemover for a further 10-years, and to modernise the signalling system with the deployment of its Cityflo 650 communications-based train control. Cityflo 650 is in operation ...

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    Cairo Monorail site characterisation contract awarded


    EGYPT: Arab Contractors has awarded Fugro a contract to undertake geophysical and geotechnical investigations for the second phase of the Cairo Monorail project. Fugro is to deploy up to 15 geotechnical drilling rigs along the 43 km route of the planned Giza to October 6 City ...

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    Mexico City expands urban cable car network


    Cablebus 2 MEXICO: Italian manufacturer Leitner ropeways announced on March 2 that a further two Cablebús 2 urban cable car lines are expected to open in Mexico City by mid-2021. The two routes totalling 10·6 km are under construction in the southeastern district of Iztapalapa ...

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    Salvador monorail construction starts


    Skyrail Bahia BRAZIL: The Skyrail Bahia consortium led by Chinese conglomerate BYD and Metrogreen began construction of the 19·2 km Orange monorail line in Salvador, on February 12. The R$2bn project includes two lines to be constructed in the state capital under a ...

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    Beijing Capital International Airport peoplemover to be upgraded


    CHINA: A consortium of CRRC Puzhen Bombardier Transportation Systems and Bombardier NUG Signalling Solutions Co has been awarded a 215m yuan contract to upgrade the automated peoplemover at Beijing Capital International Airport. This includes upgrading 18 existing Bombardier Innovia APM 100 cars and supplying an additional ...

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    AirTrain JFK peoplemover contract renewed


    USA: Port Authority of New York New Jersey has renewed Bombardier Transportation’s contract to operate and maintain the AirTrain JFK peoplemover at John F Kennedy International Airport. The contract announced on December 30 is worth $309m over five years. Bombardier was part of ...

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    Luton Airport peoplemover bridge installed


    UK: A bridge that will carry the future Luton DART peoplemover over the A1081 road has been slid into place by contractor VolkerFitzpatrick-Kier. The 80 m long, 1 000 tonne structure had been assembled off-site over eight months, and was then moved around 900 m to ...

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    SFO AirTrain operating contract awarded


    USA: The City & County of San Francisco has awarded Bombardier Transportation a new contract to operate and maintain the SFO AirTrain automated peoplemover at San Francisco International Airport. The contract is worth $220m over 10 years, and has an option for an additional five years. Bombardier supplied the SFO ...

  • The second phase of the Mumbai monorail was opened by Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister of Maharashtra, on March 3.
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    Mumbai monorail Phase 2 opens


    INDIA: The second phase of the Mumbai monorail was opened by Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister of Maharashtra, on March 3. The 11·3 km Phase 2 runs from Wadala to Sant Gadge Maharaj Chowk, and is an extension of the 8·3 km Phase 1 from Chembur to Wadala which opened in ...

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    BYD signs Salvador monorail contract


    BRAZIL: Governor of Bahia Rui Costa has signed a PPP concession with a consortium of BYD Brazil and Metrogreen, which is to build and operate a straddle monorail line in Salvador. The BYD-led consortium had signed an initial agreement in May 2018. With the contract signing, work can now ...

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    Mumbai monorail operating contract terminated


    INDIA: Citing a ‘failure to perform and fulfil contractual obligations’, Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority has taken over operation of the Mumbai monorail after terminating the contact held by the LTSE joint venture of Larsen & Toubro Ltd and Scomi Engineering. MMRDA insisted that services would continue to run ...

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    Hitachi to supply Panamá City monorail trains


    PANAMA: Metro de Panamá has signed a memorandum of understanding with Hitachi, Ansaldo STS and Mitsubishi Corp for the supply of vehicles and railway systems for Panamá City metro Line 3, the consortium announced on August 30. Hitachi will supply 28 six-car monorail trainsets, with Ansaldo STS to supply ...

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    BYD to build monorail line in Salvador


    BRAZIL: BYD has signed an agreement to build a monorail line in Salvador. The R$2·5bn project is to be built in two phases, with work due to begin in the fourth quarter of 2018. The 20 km coastal route will include a section that crosses the sea en route ...

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    Peoplemover opens at Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport


    RUSSIA: An automated peoplemover opened at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport on May 3. The 2 km cable-driven peoplemover links the newly opened Terminal B with terminals D, E and F on an underground alignment. Doppelmayr built the US$243m peoplemover and is providing 15 years of operations and maintenance under ...