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  • The planned 23 km light rail route would run along Queen Street and Dominion Road in Auckland city centre, before passing through Mount Roskill, Onehunga and Māngere to reach Auckland Airport.
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    Two shortlisted for Auckland light rail project

    2019-08-27T10:50:36Z

    NEW ZEALAND: The government has shortlisted two organisations to develop the City Centre – Māngere light rail project in Auckland, it announced on August 22. It expects to select a preferred bidder early next year. The shortlisted bidders are the NZ Transport Agency, a government body, and the ...

  • A public trial of on-demand transport using autonomous vehicles has started on Sentosa island, and will run until November 15.
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    Public trial of autonomous vehicles begins in Singapore

    2019-08-27T09:25:28Z

    SINGAPORE: A public trial of on-demand transport using autonomous vehicles has started on Sentosa island, and will run until November 15. Two minibuses and two smaller shuttles operate on a private road from Silso Point to Palawan Beach taxi stand, and then along public roads to the Sentosa ...

  • The first of seven Tramino II vehicles on order for Braunschweiger Verkehrs-GmbH arrived in Braunschweig on August 22.
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    First Tramino II arrives in Braunschweig

    2019-08-23T09:01:23Z

    GERMANY: The first of seven Tramino II vehicles on order for Braunschweiger Verkehrs-GmbH arrived in Braunschweig on August 22 following a three-day road journey from Stadler’s Siedlce factory in Poland. In June 2017 BSVG ordered seven Tramino II trams from a joint venture of Stadler Pankow and Solaris. ...

  • Dresden transport authority DVB signed a contract for Bombardier Transportation to supply 30 Flexity trams on August 22.
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    Bombardier wins contract to supply 30 trams to Dresden

    2019-08-23T08:21:00Z

    GERMANY: Dresden transport authority DVB signed a contract for Bombardier Transportation to supply 30 Flexity trams on August 22. Bombardier beat eight other bidders to win the €197m contract, which includes maintenance of the vehicles for 24 years under Bombardier’s FlexCare programme. There is an option to extend ...

  • Singapore's inaugural Land Transport Industry Day was held on August 22 2019.
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    Singapore transport innovation winners announced

    2019-08-22T10:16:50Z

    SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority and operators SBS Transit and SMRT have announced the winners of the Singapore Mobility Challenge. The project, launched in June, aims to develop ‘innovative ideas’ that would help to achieve three aims of the Land Transport Master Plan 2040: ‘20-Minute Towns & a 45-Minute ...

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    Berlin U-Bahn fleet renewal on hold

    2019-08-20T14:57:06Z

    GERMANY: Plans to order up to 1 500 metro cars for the Berlin U-Bahn network have been put on hold, following a further legal challenge to the procurement, operator Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe announced on August 19. BVG had selected Stadler Pankow as preferred bidder for the contract to replace ...

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    Québec City transport funding announced

    2019-08-20T13:55:07Z

    CANADA: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Québec’s Minister of Transport François Bonnardel announced joint funding to establish tram and bus rapid transit routes in Québec City on August 19. The Québec provincial government will provide C$1·8bn, with a further C$1·2bn coming from the federal government’s Investing in Canada ...

  • Alstom is to supply a fleet of C-series EMUs for the Transperth network.
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    Alstom to supply next generation of EMUs to Perth

    2019-08-20T05:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Public Transport Authority of Western Australia announced on August 19 that it had selected Alstom Transport Australia as preferred bidder to supply the next generation of electric multiple-units to operate on the Transperth network serving the state capital. Details of the A$1·6bn contract are expected to be ...

  • CRRC Changchun has supplied two builds of four-car EMUs for use in Rio de Janeiro. Photo: SuperVia/Henrique Freire
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    Mitsui and JR West take over Rio suburban network

    2019-08-19T14:58:00Z

    BRAZIL: A consortium of Mitsui and West Japan Railway has purchased a majority stake in Rio de Janeiro suburban railway operator SuperVia, at a reported cost of around ¥20bn. The Japanese trading group had previously held a 24% stake in the concessionaire, through its stake in SuperVia parent Odebrecht ...

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    Moscow Sheremetyevo airport rail link expansion underway

    2019-08-19T14:02:00Z

    RUSSIA: Russian Railways has begun construction of a rail link to serve terminals B and C at Moscow Sheremetyevo airport’s northern terminal complex. The first stage, to be completed in 2022, includes a 3 km mostly double-track line from the existing Sheremetyevo-2 station at the southern terminal complex to ...