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    Seoul’s Shinansan Line breaks ground


    SOUTH KOREA: A groundbreaking ceremony for the Shinansan suburban railway was held on September 9 at Ansan City Hall, southwest of Seoul. The 44·7 km route with 15 stations will link Hanyang University in Ansan to Yeouido in central Seoul, where interchange will be provided with ...

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    Chengdu metro Phase 4 approved


    CHINA: The National Development Reform Commission has approved the fourth phase of the Chengdu metro. The plan includes eight projects to be completed by 2024, by which time the network would total 692 route-km. The second phase of Line 8 would extend the route ...

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    First Lionet tram arrives in Ulan-Ude


    RUSSIA: PK TS delivered the first of 15 Lionet trams to Ulan-Ude on September 4. The tram left the company’s St Petersburg factory on August 28. Ulan-Ude became the launch customer for series-built Lionet vehicles when it awarded sole bidder PK TS a 498m rouble contract ...

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    Köln smart city transport agreement signed


    GERMANY: The city of Köln, Deutsche Bahn and Nahverkehr Rheinland have signed a memorandum of understanding to co-operate for three years on ‘smart city’ transport initiatives. The aim is to harness digital technologies and other innovations to make public transport more environmentally friendly and comfortable. Areas ...

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    Jurong Region Line station contracts awarded


    SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority has awarded two design-build contracts for civil works on five stations on the future Jurong Region Line, it announced on September 10. Work is due to begin next year and be completed in time for the opening of the first phase of ...

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    Wuppertal Schwebebahn adopts ETCS Level 3 train control


    GERMANY: ETCS Level 3 train control has been successfully commissioned on the Schwebebahn suspension monorail in Wuppertal, which reopened in August following a nine-month closure for infrastructure renewals. Under Level 3, track occupancy is determined solely by the vehicles communicating their positions to the central computer ...

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    Solaris to supply 50 buses to Vy Buss


    SWEDEN: Operator Vy Buss has awarded Solaris a contract to supply 50 buses, the manufacturer announced on September 3. Eight Urbino 12 electric buses fitted 200 kWh Solaris High Energy batteries are to be delivered in the first quarter of 2022. These will have 28 seats ...

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    ​RER Line A control centralised


    FRANCE: Operational control of Paris RER Line A has been concentrated at a single location with effect from September 2, although ownership of the route remains split between SNCF and RATP. Under a project launched earlier this year, the SNCF Réseau and SNCF Mobilités staff responsible ...

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    Kochi metro expands again


    INDIA: A further 5·6 km section of the Kochi metro opened for revenue services on September 4, following a formal inauguration the previous day by the Chief Minister of Kerala Pinarayi Vijayan and Minister of State for Housing Urban Development Hardeep Singh Puri. Running ...

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    ​Shanghai driverless metro train unveiled


    CHINA: The first of 49 driverless trains to operate on Shanghai metro Line 14 was officially rolled out by CRRC Nanjing Puzhen on September 3. The eight-car Type A trainsets are equipped with Bombardier’s Mitrac propulsion and control systems, being supplied by the Bombardier NUG Propulsion ...