Urban transport news from Europe

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    Tatra-Yug wins second tram export order

    2020-08-10T05:00:00Z

    ROMANIA: Tatra-Yug has won a 170m lei contract to supply 17 low-floor trams to Craiova, beating bids from Polish company Pesa and Turkey’s Durmazlar and Bozankaya. This is the Ukrainian manufacturer’s second export order, following a 2017 contract to supply 15 high-floor trams to Alexandria in ...

  • Chinese rolling stock manufacturer CRRC Shandong has dispatched the first of 71 wagons ordered by London Underground for use on track renewal and maintenance trains.
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    London Underground’s first Chinese wagons shipped

    2020-08-05T12:02:00Z

    UK: Chinese rolling stock manufacturer CRRC Shandong has dispatched the first of 71 wagons ordered by London Underground for use on track renewal and maintenance trains. Announcing the shipment of the first batch last month, CRRC said this was the first time that a European metro ...

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    First tram arrives in Lund

    2020-08-05T07:00:00Z

    SWEDEN: CAF has delivered the first of seven trams ordered by transport authority Skånetrafiken for the light rail line in Lund which is now scheduled to be officially opened on December 12. The tram was built at CAF’s Zaragoza plant in Spain. It was delivered by ...

  • ie Dublin Luas Finglas consultation
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    Luas extension consultation as Dublin’s trams get longer

    2020-08-04T10:57:00Z

    IRELAND: Public consultation has begun on the Luas Finglas proposal to extend Dublin’s Green light rail line by 3·9 km from the current terminus at Broombridge. This would add four stops at St Helena’s, Finglas Village, Mellowes Park and a 600-space park-and-ride site beside the junction of ...

  • 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 ...

  • Siemens Mobility Inspiro London trainset for the Piccadilly Line.
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    Doors ordered for London Underground’s new Piccadilly Line trains

    2020-08-03T09:59:00Z

    UK: Knorr-Bremse’s rolling stock door subsidiary IFE has won its largest ever contract, covering the supply of door systems for the trainsets which Siemens Mobility is to build for London Underground’s Piccadilly Line. The ‘middle double-digit million-euro’ contract announced on August 3 ...

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    Second review of Transport for London’s financial options announced

    2020-07-27T08:37:00Z

    UK: The Transport for London board chaired by Mayor Sadiq Khan has commissioned an independent review of Transport for London’s long-term funding and financing options. This will be carried out in parallel with a previously-announced review of TfL financing which is being undertaken by the Department for ...

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    Toruń tram contract awarded

    2020-07-23T05:00:00Z

    POLAND: Toruń city transport operator MZK w Toruniu has formally accepted 46·4m złoty tender from sole bidder Pesa Bydgoszcz for a contract to supply five trams. The five-section metre-gauge 100% low-floor trams from the manufacturer’s Swing family are scheduled to be delivered within 24 months.

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    Beograd metro feasibility study commissioned

    2020-07-21T15:48:00Z

    SERBIA: A contract has been signed for Egis Group to undertake a feasibility study for the proposed metro network in Beograd. The 18-month study will be funded by the French government. ‘The metro is one of the most ambitious projects we are ...

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    UrbanThings raises funding for smart mobility platform development

    2020-07-21T15:22:00Z

    UK: UrbanThings has raised a further £455 000 to support the development of its travel information, ticketing and customer insight platform, taking the total to £1·5m. ‘This fundraise will allow us to accelerate the development of our demand-responsive transit and smart mobility platform allowing transport operators ...

  • The government is to review the financial structure of Transport for London (Photo: TfL)
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    Government sets out details of Transport for London financial review

    2020-07-21T07:24:00Z

    UK: Cost efficiencies, workforce modernisation, alternative potential operating models and ‘exploring the feasibility of extending driverless operation from the Docklands Light Railway to other lines which are already automatic’ are to be considered by a government review into the financial structure of Transport for London. ...

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    Tram driver safety wristband under development

    2020-07-17T05:00:00Z

    UK: Edinburgh Trams is leading development of a wristband which would monitor and analyse tram driver fatigue and well-being, with trials are planned for later this year. Data from the wearable technology would be analysed in real time, triggering alerts at the operations control centre if ...

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    First M7 metro trainset arrives in Brussels

    2020-07-14T11:41:00Z

    BELGIUM: The first of 43 six-car Type M7 trainsets for the Brussels metro has arrived at the Haren depot for commissioning, operator STIB announced on July 13.

  • cz Skoda Ostrava
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    Škoda Transportation buys tram and bus maintenance business

    2020-07-14T10:00:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: Škoda Transportation has agreed to purchase Ostrava public transport operator Dopravní Podnik Ostrava’s tram and bus maintenance business Ekova Electric. The KC416·3m transaction announced on July 8 is expected to be completed next year. A centre of competence will be developed in the ...

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    Madrid metro Line 8 to be extended to Valdebebas

    2020-07-10T05:00:00Z

    SPAIN: An extension of Madrid metro Line 8 is to be included in the future transport plan for the northeastern suburbs of the capital, Comunidad de Madrid Vice-President Ignacio Aguado announced on July 7. Valdebebas is currently served by RENFE suburban services C-1 and C-10 running ...

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    Emergency support for Glasgow Subway and Edinburgh Trams

    2020-07-08T06:00:00Z

    UK: The Scottish Government is to provide up to £9m of emergency funding for the Glasgow Subway and Edinburgh Trams to help mitigate the financial impact of the drop in ridership as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The emergency measures announced on July 7 will ...

  • 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 ...

  • pl Gorzow tram reopening celebrations
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    Trams return to Gorzów Wielkopolski

    2020-07-07T10:00:00Z

    POLAND: Tram operations in Gorzów Wielkopolski have resumed following a three-year suspension while a major renewal programme was undertaken. Services restarted on July 2, as part of a celebrations marking the city’s 763th anniversary. Trams are running again on the full length of the 9·5 km ...

  • Blackpool Flexity 2 tram
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    Blackpool trams to resume as UK light rail operators reflect government guidance

    2020-07-07T05:00:00Z

    UK: Blackpool’s trams are to begin operating once more from July 19, having been suspended since March 29 because of the coronavirus pandemic. Operator Blackpool Transport said the resumption of services on the 16 km route was intended to ‘support the town’s economy and provide an ...

  • MÁV-Start has exercised an option for Stadler’s Valencia plant to supply a further four Citylink electro-diesel tram-trains for the route being developed to link Hódmezővásárhely with Szeged.
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    Electro-diesel tram-train order expanded to support service increase

    2020-07-03T13:59:00Z

    HUNGARY: National passenger operator MÁV-Start has exercised an option for Stadler’s Valencia plant to supply a further four Citylink electro-diesel tram-trains for the route being developed to link Hódmezővásárhely with Szeged. The country’s first tram-train project aims to provide a high-quality service for daily commuters between ...