Urban transport news from Europe

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    Vitoria-Gasteiz light rail extension awarded

    2020-02-24T12:43:00Z

    SPAIN: A 24-month contract to construct a 2·5 km extension to the 9·5 km light rail network in Vitoría-Gasteiz was awarded to a consortium formed by Tecsa Altuna and Uría on February 21. The metre-gauge extension would link Florida tram stop with Salburua. The Tecsa Altuna/Uría ...

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    Odense Letbane takes delivery of its first tram

    2020-02-21T10:56:00Z

    dk- odense stadler pankow tram DENMARK: The first of 16 Stadler Pankow trams for the light rail line under construction in Odense was delivered on February 20, with Mayor Peter Rahbæk Juel watching the vehicle being unloaded from the lorry which brought it from ...

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    Madrid invests €35m in electric bus fleet

    2020-02-20T16:15:00Z

    The latest version of the Tecnobús Gulliver SPAIN: Madrid’s municipal transport company EMT has put out a €35m tender for the purchase of 50 electric buses. The winning bidder must deliver all vehicles between September 1 and December 18 of this year. Describing the ...

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    First Stadler M110 metro trainset enters service in Minsk

    2020-02-20T09:19:00Z

    Stadler M110 Minsk BELARUS: Minsk Metro’s first Stadler M110 trainset has entered revenue service on the Awtazavodskaya Line on February 5. The four-car aluminium-bodied transit vehicle can carry 756 passengers, 168 seated, and is one of six 78·4 m four-car and four 97·7 m ...

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    Madrid Line 4 modernisation reaches halfway point

    2020-02-19T15:54:00Z

    SPAIN: Metro de Madrid’s €47m modernisation of Line 4 is more than 50% complete and the small-profile line is expected to reopen by the middle of next month. The upgrading work will see legacy signalling renewed in the tunnels and the installation of rigid catenary, allowing ...

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    SmartRail Europe attracts global rail professionals

    2020-02-19T10:47:00Z

    EVENTS: A cross-section of Europe’s most senior rail professionals will come together in Roma in May at SmartRail Europe, a bespoke conference organised by Railway Gazette Events and supported by Italian national infrastructure manager RFI and the European Union research body Shift2Rail. SmartRail Europe features a ...

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    First of 12 Panorama trams arrive in Olsztyn

    2020-02-18T13:47:00Z

    POLAND: The first of 12 Durmazlar Panorama trams was delivered to Olsztyn on February 14. The low-floor vehicles were ordered from the Turkish manufacturer in August 2018 at the cost of 107·9m złoty, and will operate on the 6 km extension of the city’s tram network ...

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    Iași orders 16 more trams

    2020-02-17T14:34:00Z

    ROMANIA: The Ministry of Regional Development Public Administration has awarded Polish manufacturer Pesa a €38·5m contract to supply 16 trams to the city of Iași on February 5. The five-section low-floor Swing 122Na vehicles will be 30·5 m long with a capacity for 239 ...

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    First Śląskie tram delivered for Katowice

    2020-02-17T14:23:00Z

    modertrans katowice tram POLAND: Modertrans delivered the first of 10 single-section trams to Tramwaje Śląskie on February 12. The low-floor vehicle is one of two bidirectional trams and eight unidirectional ones expected to operate in Katowice by the ...

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    Vitoria-Gasteiz tram network extended

    2020-02-17T11:04:00Z

    SPAIN: A 1·4 km southern extension of the Vitoria-Gasteiz tram network opened on February 15. The metre gauge extension runs from Angulema stop to Unibertsitatea Universidad via the stations of Florida and Hegoalde. The section between Hegoalde and Unibertsitatea Universidad is single track. A 2·5 ...

  • Alstom has delivered 12 of its first Aptis battery electric buses to Compagnie des Transports Strasbourgeois
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    Aptis electric buses ready to launch in Strasbourg

    2020-02-14T16:26:00Z

    FRANCE: Alstom has delivered 12 of its first Aptis battery electric buses to Compagnie des Transports Strasbourgeois for use on Route H which is scheduled to launch on February 24. The 3·2 km route with 10 stops will connect the main station ...

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    EBRD finances Sarajevo transport modernisation

    2020-02-14T11:19:00Z

    BOSNIA: The European Bank for Reconstruction Development signed €35m in loans to improve public transport in Sarajevo on February 5. A €20m loan will be used to modernise the 19·5 km tramway, which EBRD said has had no major improvements in decades. This will ...

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    Automated tram operation demonstrated in Kraków

    2020-02-13T16:04:00Z

    Krakow automated NEWAG tram trial POLAND: Kraków city transport operator MPK has demonstrated what it said was the first automated operation of a tram in Poland, with no driver in the cab and an onboard computer controlling the speed and when ...

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    Construction of Moscow Vnukovo Airport metro station begins

    2020-02-13T11:51:00Z

    RUSSIA: Construction of a metro station at Moscow’s Vnukovo Airport began this month. The underground station will be the terminus of a 5·2 km extension of Line 8A from Rasskazovka to Pykhtino and the airport which is scheduled to open in 2022. This will make ...

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    Cluj-Napoca trolleybuses enter service

    2020-02-12T10:13:00Z

    ROMANIA: Compania de Transport Public Cluj-Napoca put 25 Solaris Bus Coach trolleybuses into revenue service on February 4. A further 25 of the Trollino 18 trolleybuses have been delivered under the 115m złoty contract. These are currently awaiting registration ahead of the opening of ...

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    UCL to build station simulation laboratory

    2020-02-10T16:29:00Z

    UK: University College London has announced plans to build a laboratory in the London Borough of Barking Dagenham, which will be used to simulate the movement of people on large-scale environments such as stations. The Person-Environment-Activity Research Laboratory will consist of a 14 m ...

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    Daugavpils tramway opens new alignment

    2020-02-07T15:20:00Z

    LATVIA: City transport operator Daugavpils Satiksme has opened a replacement single-track tram alignment for part of route T3 on February 05. The new 2·2 km section between Brāļu kapi and the eastern terminus of Stropu ezers provides direct access to the city hospital, replacing the previous ...

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    Ile-de-France seeks to open RER network to competition by 2030

    2020-02-06T12:16:00Z

    FRANCE: Ile-de-France is seeking to accelerate the opening up of local rail services to competition, regional President Valérie Pécresse announced on February 5. In line with the provisions of the EU’s Fourth Railway Package, the French regional passenger market is being liberalised with effect from January 1 2023. Under ...

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    Helsinki metro fleet expansion and cab modifications agreed

    2020-02-06T11:31:00Z

    FINLAND: Helsinki transport operator HKL has awarded CAF a €39·9m contract to supply a further five four-car M300 metro trainsets and provide spare parts over their expected 40-year life. The additional M300 sets are scheduled for delivery from CAF’s Zaragoza plant in 2022, providing an increase ...

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    TMH modernises two Sofia Metro trainsets

    2020-02-06T10:11:00Z

    Sofia modernised metro TMH BULGARIA: Transmashholding’s Metrowagonmash unveiled two four-car metro trainsets modernised for the metro of Sofia, on February 4. The 81-717.4/714.4 cars used on lines 1 and 2 have been equipped with new anti-skid wheel slide protections, safety standards-compliant interior materials, shockproof glass, ...