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  • cz Praha PID visual identity - tram
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    Praha transport to get Tatra tram inspired unified visual identity

    2020-08-04T10:52:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: A jury of specialists assembled by the Czechdesign association has selected the Superlative.works agency as the winner of a competition to develop a unified brand identity for use across all modes of transport in Praha and neighbouring areas. The capital’s ...

  • cn Shenzhen Metro Line 13 map
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    Shenzhen metro Line 13 PPP contract awarded

    2020-08-03T10:52:00Z

    CHINA: The Shenzhen Municipal Government has award a joint venture of MTR Consulting (Shenzhen) Co (83%) and China Railway Electrification Bureau (Group) Co (15%) a public-private partnership contract to supply rolling stock and railway systems for the future metro Line 13 and operate the line for ...

  • MotivePower diesel-electric locomotive for MTA New York City Transit works trains.
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    NYCT orders Wabtec battery hybrid loco fleet to haul Subway works trains

    2020-07-23T13:17:00Z

    In 2012-13, MotivePower Inc supplied a batch of 28 diesel locos to New York City Transit for use on works trains. USA: The board of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority voted on July 22 to procure a fleet of diesel-battery hybrid locomotives to modernise the ...

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    Pays de la Loire launches regional rail and tram-train tenders

    2020-07-21T10:59:00Z

    FRANCE: Operation of the Nantes – Châteaubriant tram-train route and regional rail services in western France is to be competitively tendered, the Pays de la Loire regional government confirmed on July 17.

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    Dubai Route 2020 metro extension inaugurated

    2020-07-09T16:23:00Z

    UAE: Dubai’s 15 km Route 2020 metro line was formally inaugurated by the emirate’s Ruler and UAE Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum on July 8, although revenue services are not expected to begin until September. Built at a cost of 11bn dirhams, ...

  • gr Athens metro Line 3 extension opening
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    Road traffic expected to fall as Athens metro extension opens

    2020-07-07T13:01:00Z

    GREECE: A 4 km extension of Athens metro Line 3 was officially inaugurated by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Transport Minister Kostas Karamanlis on July 6, with revenue services starting the following day. The extension from Agia Marina adds three new stations at Agia Varvara, Korydallos ...

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    CAF Urbos tram arrives in Oostende

    2020-06-30T12:00:00Z

    BELGIUM: The first of 48 CAF-built Urbos 100 trams for De Lijn’s coastal tramway was delivered to the operator’s Oostende depot on the night of June 22-23.

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    Changsha opens two more lines

    2020-06-30T09:34:00Z

    CHINA: Two new metro lines totalling 58·9 km were opened for revenue service in Changsha on June 28, being inaugurated simultaneously at 11.28.

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    Oslo to run metro CBTC over public mobile network

    2020-06-23T14:43:00Z

    NORWAY: Oslo transport operator Sporveien has decided to use a public mobile telecoms network to support its new metro signalling and train control system, entering into an agreement for Telia to provide the wireless communications backbone.

  • Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s Fiscal & Management Control Board has approved an extension of Keolis’ contract to operate commuter rail services
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    MBTA seeks cost certainty with Keolis commuter rail contract extension

    2020-06-16T15:26:00Z

    USA: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s Fiscal Management Control Board has approved an extension of Keolis’ contract to operate commuter rail services. The eight-year contract began on July 1 2014, with two two-year options for extension, both of which will now be exercised to take ...

  • Keolis operates Virginia Railway Express services
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    North American Transit Alliance formed

    2020-06-15T14:24:00Z

    NORTH AMERICA: Six public transport operating groups have formed the North American Transit Alliance, which aims to promote ‘innovative transportation solutions that ensure transit is safe, clean, and prepared for the challenges that lie ahead’. First Transit, Keolis, MV Transportation, National Express, RATP Dev USA and ...

  • Orange County Transportation Authority has selcted Herzog Transit Services for a $45m contract to operate and maintain the 6·7 km OC Streetcar
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    Orange County Streetcar operating contract awarded

    2020-06-02T11:00:00Z

    USA: California’s Orange County Transportation Authority has selcted Herzog Transit Services for a $45m contract to operate and maintain the 6·7 km OC Streetcar which is under construction in Santa Ana and Garden Grove for opening in 2022. Herzog Transit Services beat two other bidders for ...

  • Stadler is to supply custom-designed electric multiple-units for the 891 mm gauge Roslagbanan.
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    Transdev wins Roslagsbanan operating contract

    2020-05-14T10:29:00Z

    SWEDEN: Transdev Sverige AB has been selected as the next operator of the capital’s 891 mm gauge Roslagsbanan suburban network, the Stockholm region’s Transport Commission announced on May 12. Six groups had bid for the 12-year contract with regional transport authority Storstockholms Lokaltrafik, including incumbent Arriva ...

  • Map of the future 25 km Raide-Jokeri orbital light rail line in Helsinki.
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    Helsinki regional transport authority to award Raide-Jokeri light rail operating contract

    2020-05-14T05:00:00Z

    FINLAND: The board of Helsinki Regional Transport Authority HSL has approved plans for the future operation of the Raide-Jokeri 25 km inter-urban light rail line which is currenty under construction. HSL is to directly award the capital’s transport operator HKL a contract ...

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    Berlin to resume S-Bahn tendering

    2020-05-07T12:13:00Z

    GERMANY: Tenders are to be invited this month for contracts to operate the north-south and east-west service groups on the Berlin S-Bahn from the end of December 2027, ending a five-year hiatus in putting the routes out to competitive bidding.

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    New York to halt overnight Subway service under Covid-19 measures

    2020-05-01T13:04:00Z

    Photos: J M Calisi Subway ridership has collapsed since the onset of the coronavirus crisis in New York. USA: As part of its Covid-19 measures, New York MTA is to end overnight operation of the New York Subway with effect from May 6. This will ...

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    Hangzhou metro expands

    2020-04-24T08:27:00Z

    CHINA: More than 70 km of new metro line was put into operation in Hangzhou on April 23, taking the total length of the city’s network to 209 km and 133 stations. Both eastern and western extensions have been added to Line 5, more than ...

  • Ensuring the continuity of public transport services during the coronavirus pandemic is essential to ensure that ‘the health crisis does not turn into a social one’, according to four industry associations.
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    Public transport continuity needed to ensure ‘the health crisis does not turn into a social one’

    2020-04-14T15:46:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Ensuring the continuity of public transport services during the coronavirus pandemic is essential to ensure that ‘the health crisis does not turn into a social one’, according to the International Association of Public Transport, United Cities Local Governments, the International Transport Workers’ Federation and ...

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    Special measures in place as Wuhan metro reopens

    2020-04-08T07:15:00Z

    CHINA: Revenue services have resumed on the Wuhan metro network following the coronavirus outbreak, with special precautions put in place to protect travellers. Work has also restarted on a number of expansion projects that had been put on hold.

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    Low-key opening for København metro Line M4

    2020-03-30T13:46:00Z

    DENMARK: ‘It was different to what we had imagined,’ said Henrik Plougmann Olsen, CEO of København metro operator Metroselskabet after planned celebrations to mark the opening of Line M4 on March 28 were cancelled because of the coronavirus. ‘The trains just started running over the new section, ...