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  • Attending the signing ceremony were Auckland Deputy Mayor Bill Cashmore, Transport Minister Phil Twyford, CRL Ltd Chair Sir Brian Roche and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff.
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    Auckland City Rail Link contract signed

    2019-07-19T16:35:00Z

    NEW ZEALAND: The main contract for construction of the tunnels and stations on the Auckland City Rail Link was formally signed on July 19, at an event attended by Transport Minister Phil Twyford and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff. Project promoter City Rail Link had selected the Link Alliance ...

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    Electric buses presented in Mendoza

    2019-07-19T08:00:00Z

    ARGENTINA: Mendoza bus and light rail operator STM unveiled 18 battery electric buses on July 11. All are equipped with lithium iron phosphate batteries. The 12 m long buses include 12 K9 vehicles supplied by Shenzhen-based manufacturer BYD. The other six have been supplied by local manufacturer Corven ...

  • Federal Way Link Extension will extend the light rail line south from Angle Lake to Federal Way.
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    Seattle light rail extension designer selected

    2019-07-18T14:00:00Z

    USA: Seattle-Tacoma transport authority Sound Transit has selected Parsons as lead designer for the Federal Way Link Extension project, the company announced on July 11. Parsons will work as part of a team led by Kiewit Infrastructure West Company, which was awarded a design-build contract earlier this year. ...

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    Daugavpils tram delivered

    2019-07-18T06:00:00Z

    LATVIA: PK TS has delivered the first of eight trams that it is supplying to Daugavpils transport operator Daugavpils Satiksme. The City Star vehicle travelled by road from the manufacturer’s factory in St Petersburg. Daugavpils Satiksme signed a €4·1m contract in November with Lithuanian company UAB Railvec, which ...

  • Stadler’s factory in Dunakeszi has rolled out the first Kiss double-deck electric multiple-unit for national passenger operator MÁV-Start.   MÁV-Start has so far ordered a total of 19 Kiss EMUs under a 2017 eight-year framework agreement for up to 40.
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    MÁV-Start’s first Kiss rolled out

    2019-07-17T09:02:44Z

    HUNGARY: Stadler’s factory in Dunakeszi has rolled out the first Kiss double-deck electric multiple-unit for national passenger operator MÁV-Start, which has so far ordered a total of 19 under a 2017 eight-year framework agreement for up to 40. Testing is to be undertaken in Germany and the Czech Republic, ...

  • Stadler is supplying 12 trams to Cochabamba.
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    Stadler rolls out first Cochabamba trams

    2019-07-17T08:47:02Z

    BOLIVIA: The first two Metelitsa trams that Stadler is supplying to Cochabamba have left the manufacturer’s factory at Minsk in Belarus. One of the vehicles is being transported by road to the port of Klaipeda in Lithuania to be shipped to Arica in Chile before continuing its journey ...

  • Andy Lord is to become Managing Director of London Underground and TfL Engineering effective from November 4.
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    New London Underground Managing Director appointed

    2019-07-17T06:00:00Z

    UK: Andy Lord is to become Managing Director of London Underground and TfL Engineering effective from November 4, Transport for London announced on July 15. Lord was previously Executive Vice President for Menzies Aviation, and is also a Non-Executive Director for Defence Equipment & Support at the Ministry ...

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    Roma Line C extension brought forward

    2019-07-16T07:00:00Z

    ITALY: Roma Mayor Virginia Raggi has confirmed that the phase of metro Line C currently under construction will reach Piazza Venezia, making it one station longer than previously envisaged. A tunnel boring machine has been excavating a tunnel westwards from San Giovanni, and is expected to reach Colosseo ...

  • Bombardier Transportation has a contract to supply up to 34 light rail vehicles to Wiener Lokalbahnen.
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    Wiener Lokalbahnen LRV design revealed

    2019-07-15T13:57:00Z

    AUSTRIA: Wiener Lokalbahnen has revealed the external design of the light rail vehicles that it ordered from Bombardier Transportation last year. The first of the 28 m long bidirectional vehicles is due to be delivered from Bombardier’s Wien factory in the first quarter of 2021, with passenger-carrying tests ...

  • Test running on Xiamen metro Line 2 started on July 12.
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    Tests begin on Xiamen metro Line 2

    2019-07-15T10:22:33Z

    CHINA: Test running on Xiamen metro Line 2 started on July 12 using 30 trainsets. The 41·6 km route serves 32 stations between Xiamen Island in the east and Tianzhushan in the west. Interchange with the north-south Line 1 is provided at Lücuo. Construction started in July 2015. ...