Urban transport news

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    Barcelona tram networks to be connected


    SPAIN: Barcelona transport authority ATM announced on July 23 that it had approved the project to build a tram line along Avinguda Diagonal to connect the city’s two tram networks, which are currently not connected. The 4·3 km route would link Francesc Macia with Glòries on metro Line ...

  • Wrightbus is supplying 15 double-deck StreetDeck fuel cell buses to Aberdeen.

    Hydrogen fuel cells ordered for Aberdeen buses


    UK: Ballard Power Systems has won an order to supply fuel cell modules for 15 buses that Wrightbus is supplying to Aberdeen, Ballard announced on July 23. The FCveloCity-HD 85 kW modules due to be delivered by the end of the year will power double-deck StreetDeck buses. The ...

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    São Paulo Line 18 project cancelled


    BRAZIL: São Paulo State Governor João Doria has announced that the São Paulo metro Line 18 project has been cancelled. A PPP concession to build, operate and maintain the monorail line was signed in 2014. The planned alignment from Tamanduateí to Estrada dos Alvarengas in the south will ...

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    More trains ordered as tunnelling begins on Singapore Circle Line extension


    SINGAPORE: Tunnelling started on the Circle Line Stage 6 extension on July 25 with the launch of the tunnel boring machine at Keppel station. The TBM will bore a tunnel to HarbourFront, and will be followed by two more, expected to be launched in September and October. The ...

  • Warszawa bus operator MZA has ordered 130 electric buses from Solaris at a cost of 399·6m złoty.

    Solaris to supply 130 articulated battery buses to Warszawa


    POLAND: Warszawa bus operator MZA has ordered 130 electric buses from Solaris at a cost of 399·6m złoty, the supplier announced on July 22. Solaris is to begin deliveries of its articulated Urbino 18 electric vehicles in 2020. MZA has received EU funds of 180m złoty towards the ...

  • TfL is to install 4G connectivity on a trail section of the Jubilee Line next year.

    Bidders shortlisted for London Underground 4G network contract


    UK: Transport for London has shortlisted four bidders for a contract to roll out 4G mobile connectivity across the underground sections of the London Underground network. The shortlisted bidders are BAI Communications, Cellnex UK Ltd, Wireless Infrastructure Group, and a consortium of Axia and SC. TfL aims to ...

  • ADM Aéroports de Montréal held a groundbreaking ceremony on July 19 for the REM station at Montréal-Trudeau International Airport.

    Work begins on Montréal airport metro station


    CANADA: Greater Montréal airport authority ADM Aéroports de Montréal held a groundbreaking ceremony on July 19 for the Réseau Électrique Métropolitain station at Montréal-Trudeau International Airport. Due to open in 2023, the C$250m station is being funded by ADM. It forms part of a larger C$2·5bn project that ...

  • Hitachi Rail Italy is supplying 47 four-car driverless trainsets to operate on Milano metro Line M4.

    Driverless train delivered for Milano’s Linate Airport metro line


    ITALY: Hitachi Rail Italy has delivered the first driverless trainset for the future metro Line M4 in Milano to the site of Linate Airport station. HRI is supplying 47 four-car trainsets from its Reggio Calabria factory. The 50 m long sets have capacity for 600 passengers. They will ...

  • Škoda Transportation is supplying 40 ForCity Smart trams to Ostrava.

    Ostrava tram design revealed


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Tram operator DP Ostrava has published an artist’s impression of the trams that it has ordered from Škoda Transportation. Styled by Tomáš Chludil, the trams are based on Škoda’s ForCity Smart design. Last year DP Ostrava selected Škoda to supply 40 trams for KC1·9bn. The two-section ...

  • Bogdan is supplying 57 T701.17 trolleybuses to Kharkiv.

    Bogdan trolleybuses enter service in Kharkiv


    UKRAINE: The first two of 57 trolleybuses that Bogdan is supplying to Kharkiv have started revenue operations in the city. The 354·5m hryvnia purchase is partly financed through a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development. The contract includes spare parts and maintenance equipment. ...