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  • The Line 7 extension will provide interchange with the AREX airport rail link (photo: Benjámin Zelki).
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    Seoul metro Line 7 extension approved

    2019-08-01T06:00:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure & Transport has approved a project to extend Seoul metro Line 7 to Cheongna International City in Incheon. Line 7 currently connects Jangam in the north of Seoul with Bupyeong-gu, where interchange is provided with Line 1 of the Incheon metro. ...

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    Siemens to supply S700 light rail vehicles to Portland

    2019-07-31T13:30:00Z

    USA: Portland transport agency TriMet has selected Siemens Mobility to supply up to 86 light rail vehicles, the manufacturer announced on July 29. Deliveries from Siemens’ Sacramento plant are expected to begin in 2021. The base order of 26 LRVs would replace TriMet’s 26 Type 1 vehicles supplied ...

  • Barcelona metro operator TMB has selected Alstom for a contract to supply 42 five-car trainsets.
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    Alstom to supply 42 metro trainsets to Barcelona

    2019-07-31T11:00:00Z

    SPAIN: Barcelona metro operator TMB has selected Alstom for a contract to supply 42 five-car trainsets. Signing of the €268·1m contract is expected in late September. CRRC Qingdao Sifang and CAF also bid. Alstom is to supply 24 trains for Line 1 and 18 for Line 3. The ...

  • Dynamic testing has started on the catenary-free section of the CBD & South East Light Rail line in Sydney.
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    Catenary-free tram running tested in Sydney

    2019-07-31T06:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Dynamic testing has started on the catenary-free section of the CBD & South East Light Rail line in Sydney, Transport for New South Wales announced on July 30. The 2 km section from Town Hall to the northern terminus at Circular Quay is equipped with Alstom’s APS ...

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    Taichung metro on test

    2019-07-30T06:00:00Z

    TAIWAN: The initial period of test running on the Taichung metro Green Line has been completed, ahead of planned opening of the line next year. Tests were focused on the driverless train systems and took place for almost a month. The 16·7 km Green Line will serve 18 ...

  • John Holland is part of the consortium that operates the existing Sydney metro line.
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    RATP Dev enters Australian market with John Holland partnership

    2019-07-29T15:18:29Z

    AUSTRALIA: RATP Dev and John Holland have signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly bid for operations and maintenance contracts for the Sydney Metro West and Sydney Metro Greater West projects. RATP Dev expects to open an office in Sydney to serve as its headquarters for Australia & ...

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    Work begins on Ankara suburban rail extension

    2019-07-29T13:00:00Z

    TURKEY: Construction has started on an extension of Ankara’s Başkentray suburban railway from the current western terminus of Sincan to Yenikent. The 8 km northwestern extension is being funded from public sources. Completion of the TL353m project is due by the end of June 2022. From ...

  • A three-line tram network was inaugurated in Caen on July 27.
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    Trams replace guided buses in Caen

    2019-07-29T11:19:30Z

    FRANCE: A three-line tram network was inaugurated in Caen on July 27. This replaces the city’s TVR guided bus routes, which closed at the end of 2017. The 16·8 km network serves 36 stops and is operated with a fleet of 26 Citadis X05 trams supplied by Alstom ...

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    Ireka and CRRC form urban transport joint venture

    2019-07-29T07:00:00Z

    MALAYSIA: Ireka Corp and CRRC Urban Traffic (Europe) have formed a 51:49 joint venture to pursue opportunities in the rail, urban transport, logistics, trading and construction sectors in Malaysia and across the Southeast Asia region This would include the sale, installation and ongoing support of urban transport products including ...

  • Improving reliability of the New York Subway is a core aim of the restructuring. Other objectives include reducing major project costs and delivering on investment programmes including rolling stock renewal.
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    ‘Historic’ restructuring of New York MTA approved

    2019-07-26T14:42:47Z

    USA: A landmark restructuring of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority was approved at a board meeting on July 24. The ‘historic reorganisation’ is the first such effort since MTA was established in 1968. Developed internally with input from consultancy firm Alix Partners, the plans focus on centralising ...