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  • Glendora is one of four planned stops on the first phase.

    Kiewit and Parsons awarded Los Angeles Gold Line extension contract


    USA: The Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority awarded the main design-build contract for the Foothill Gold Line light rail extension to a joint venture of Kiewit and Parsons, the authority announced on August 14. The $805·6m contact covers the first phase of the eastern extension from APU/Citrus College ...

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    Titagarh Firema wins Pune metro train contract


    INDIA: Titagarh Firema has won a contract to supply 51 two-car trainsets for the Pune metro project, Housing & Urban Affairs Secretary Durga Shanker Mishra announced on August 14. The aluminium-bodied trainsets will be assembled in India and will run on the two lines being developed in Pune. ...

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    CRRC metro train enters service in Boston


    USA: The first trainset that CRRC is supplying for the Boston Orange Line entered passenger service on August 14. In 2014, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority awarded CRRC MA a contract to supply 152 cars for the Orange Line and 132 cars the Red Line. This was followed by ...

  • Antalya light rail line T3 opened on August 11.

    Antalya adds light rail line


    TURKEY: Antalya light rail line T3 opened on August 11, adding 12 km and 19 stops to the city’s Antray network. T3 runs from Varsak Mezarlığı in the north to Atatürk Lisesi in the west. A three-stop extension from Atatürk Lisesi to Otogar is still under construction. Once ...

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    New York’s 42 St Shuttle to be refurbished


    USA: New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced on August 2 that the 42 St Shuttle metro line in Manhattan is to be modernised. Work is due to begin on August 16 and end in 2022, with no interruptions to service. Opened in 1904, the 42 St Shuttle connects ...

  • Hyundai Rotem is to supply six eight-car trainsets to operate on Cairo metro Line 2.

    Hyundai Rotem and Socofer sign Cairo metro contracts


    EGYPT: The Ministry of Transport signed contracts on August 6 for the supply of rolling stock and track maintenance machines to operate on Cairo metro Line 2. Hyundai Rotem announced in January that it is to supply six eight-car trainsets with a maximum speed of 80 km/h. Deliveries ...

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    Solaris wins Venezia battery bus contract


    ITALY: Bus operator ACTV Venezia has awarded Solaris Bus & Coach a €20m contract to supply 30 battery buses and charging infrastructure, the manufacturer announced on August 12. The Urbino 12 buses are to replace the diesel fleets currently operating on the islands of Lido and Pellestrina. Two ...

  • The Songjiang tramway in Shanghai was extended on August 10.

    Shanghai Songjiang tramway extended


    CHINA: The Songjiang tramway in Shanghai was extended on August 10, taking the route to 26·8 km with 40 stops. Route T2 has been extended from Zhongchen Road to North Sanxin Road, so it now forms a circular route. Route T1 has also been extended from Jinxi Road ...

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    Jerusalem Green Line concession awarded


    ISRAEL: The TransJerusalem J-Net consortium of CAF and Shapir has been awarded a PPP concession to build and operate the Green Line tram project in Jerusalem. TransJerusalem J-Net beat a bid from a consortium of Shikun & Binui, Egged, CRRC, Comsa, Efatec and MPK. As well ...

  • Bombardier is to supply Innovia 300 monorail trainsets for the two lines being developed in Cairo.

    Cairo monorail contract signed


    EGYPT: A design, build and operate contract for two driverless monorail lines serving Cairo was signed by the National Authority for Tunnels and a consortium of Bombardier Transportation, Orascom Construction and Arab Contractors on August 5. The consortium was named preferred bidder in May for the contract, which ...