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    Hong Kong MTR opens Tuen Ma Line Phase 1 extension

    2020-02-14T17:19:00Z

    CHINA: Phase 1 of Hong Kong MTR’s Tuen Ma Line was formally opened for revenue service on February 14, extending the existing Ma On Shan Line from Tai Wai through Lion Rock to the eastern part of Kowloon.

  • 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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    Kolkata east-west line inaugurated

    2020-02-13T15:42:00Z

    INDIA: The first 5·7 km section of Kolkata’s second metro line was formally inaugurated by Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal on February 13, with revenue service expected to start the following day. Under construction since 2009 at an estimated cost of Rs90bn, the 16·5 km east-west ...

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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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    Transport security professionals to gather in Miami this June

    2020-02-12T16:58:00Z

    EVENTS: Security specialists from across the sector will meet at the Transport Security Congress on June 8-10 2020, to be hosted at the Miami Marriott Marquis hotel. The event is a partnership between DVV Media International Ltd and the Port of Miami, with a comprehensive agenda ...

  • GMV has won a contract to supply Philippine National Railways with its SAE-r fleet operation, management and planning platform.
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    Philippine National Railways to deploy GMV operations management system

    2020-02-12T13:56:00Z

    PHILIPPINES: Technology company GMV has won a contract to supply Philippine National Railways with its SAE-r fleet operation, management and planning platform. This will provide real-time information on the position and status of trains, supervising onboard equipment, radios and ticketing systems, monitoring driver behaviour, regulating running ...

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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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    OMNY contactless payment rollout continues in New York

    2020-02-11T11:19:00Z

    Cubic Transportation systems demonstrated OMNY readers at the Transport Ticketing Global event in London US: New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority expects to expand its OMNY account-based contactless fare payment system to include Subway lines 2, 5 and 6 in the Bronx by the end of February. ...

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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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    Two bids to operate Helsinki commuter services

    2020-02-10T13:58:00Z

    FINLAND: Greater Helsinki transport authority HSL has received two bids for a contract to operator commuter train services for 10 years from June 27 2021. It did not name the bidders, although national operator VR – which currently provides the services under a directly-awarded contract – ...

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    Hyderabad Metro opens Green Line

    2020-02-10T09:58:00Z

    INDIA: Hyderabad Metro’s 11 km Green Line was formally opened by the Chief Minister of Telangana state Kalvakuntla Chandrashekhar Rao on February 7. The north-south elevated route with nine stations serves the eastern side of the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. It starts from an ...

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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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    Singapore Jurong Line trains ordered

    2020-02-07T14:32:00Z

    Singapore Jurong Line trains concept SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority has awarded a S$416·5m contract to Hyundai Rotem for the supply of 62 three-car trains for the Jurong Region Line. The fully automated trains are expected to be delivered from Changwon plant between mid-2024 and 2027. ...

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    São Paulo Metro develops a station navigation system for blind passengers

    2020-02-07T11:07:00Z

    BRAZIL: Metrô de São Paulo has developed an infrared navigation system to help blind passengers navigate stations. The ‘Siga Fácil’ system uses an infrared receptor device that attaches to a user’s mobile phones to receive directions from transmitters installed throughout a station. The directions can then ...

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    San Francisco Bay transport integration proposal

    2020-02-07T09:44:00Z

    USA: Californian Assemblyman David Chiu has put forward a bill which would require all 27 transit agencies throughout the San Francisco Bay Area’s nine counties to create a ‘seamlessly integrated public transport system’. The Bay Area Seamless Transit Act filled on February 4 proposes that agencies ...

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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, ...