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    Third metro line opened in Wuxi

    2020-10-29T12:23:00Z

    CHINA: The first phase of Wuxi’s third metro line opened on October 28, running 28·5 km from Sumiao in the west of the city to Sunan Shuofang International Airport in the southeast. Under construction since March 2016, Line 3 has 21 stations, including two interchanges with ...

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    Tram access ramps offer obstacle detection and emergency options

    2020-10-29T11:00:00Z

    NETHERLANDS: The Urbos trams which CAF is currently supplying to Amsterdam operator GVB are fitted with four Masats RF2 automatic ramps to provide access for passengers with reduced mobility. Masats said its RF2 is a compact size and offers easy installation, as ...

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    Salvador monorail design contract awarded

    2020-10-29T05:00:00Z

    BRAZIL: Salvador monorail PPP concessionaire leader BYD has awarded SENER a contract to prepare detailed designs for the railway systems. The 23·6 km straddle monorail with 25 stations will run from São João Island to an interchange with the existing metro lines ...

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    Istanbul driverless metro line M7 opens

    2020-10-28T15:50:00Z

    TURKEY: Metro Istanbul launched passenger services on the first stage of line M7 on October 28. This is the first driverless metro line to open on the European side of the city . Running from Mecidiyeköy to Mahmutbey, the first phase of ...

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    London Underground deploys UV light escalator sanitisers

    2020-10-28T09:00:00Z

    UK: As part of bespoke cleaning measures during the coronavirus pandemic, Transport for London is installing more than 200 UV light devices to sanitise the handrails on 110 London Underground escalators. This follows a six-week trial launched in May which found ...

  • in Delhi the 800th Movia metro car leaving Bombardier's factory
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    Urban transport industry news round-up

    2020-10-28T05:00:00Z

    This week’s round-up of news from the urban transport sector

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    Liepāja tram unveiled

    2020-10-27T10:24:00Z

    LATVIA: The first of 12 trams ordered for the city of Liepāja was unveiled at Croatian manufacturer Končar Električnih Vozila’s factory on October 25. It was then transported to Zagreb’s Ljubljanica tram depot for testing. Liepāja ordered six trams from Končar in November 2018, and ...

  • San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency has awarded Cubic Transportation Systems a contract to supply a real-time passenger information system for the Muni light rail and bus network.
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    Updating information for the ‘less-stressed traveller’

    2020-10-27T05:00:00Z

    USA: San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency has awarded Cubic Transportation Systems a contract to supply a real-time passenger information system for the Muni light rail and bus network. This will include upgraded software for more accurate prediction of vehicle arrival times, multimedia LCD signs at rail ...

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    Berlin S-Bahn extended to BER airport

    2020-10-26T17:13:00Z

    GERMANY: Berlin S-Bahn services were extended to the new Berlin Brandenburg International airport on October 26, in preparation for the start of full operations at the end of the month.

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    Further funding for English light rail services

    2020-10-26T12:30:00Z

    UK: The government is making further funding of up to £67·8m available to support light rail services in England during the coronavirus pandemic.

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    Lahore joins the metro club

    2020-10-26T09:43:00Z

    PAKISTAN: The country’s first modern metro was opened on October 25, when the Chief Minister of Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar inaugurated Lahore’s Orange Line.

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    Baghdad elevated metro letter of intent signed

    2020-10-26T05:00:00Z

    IRAQ: A letter of intent to define the steps needed to go ahead with the long-planned Baghdad metro has been signed by the Ministry of Transport and a consortium of Alstom and Hyundai Engineering Construction. The letter of intent was signed when Iraqi Prime ...

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    Competence management technology company looks to Asia-Pacific market

    2020-10-25T05:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Competence management technology and training company AssessTech has opened an office in Brisbane to serve the Asia-Pacific region. Graham Force has been appointed as Business Development Manager, initially focusing on Australia and New Zealand. ‘We see huge potential for us to help improve competence ...

  • cn Hangzhou – Shaoxing line trains (1)
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    Hangzhou – Shaoxing line trains unveiled

    2020-10-23T14:24:00Z

    CHINA: The first of 18 trainsets for the Hangzhou – Shaoxing inter-urban link has been unveiled by the CRRC Puzhen. The six-car Type B2 trainsets have four powered and two unpowered cars, and will operate at up to 100 km/h. The ...

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    Siemens Mobility and Newag sign traction equipment agreement

    2020-10-23T12:47:00Z

    POLAND: Siemens Mobility and Newag have signed a five-year framework agreement for the supply of up to 200 traction drives for Impuls 2 electric multiple-units ordered by commuter operator SKM Warszawa. This is the first contract for Siemens Mobility to delivery complete traction drives for the ...

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    Cycle taxis for the last mile from metro stations

    2020-10-23T05:00:00Z

    INDIA: The Lucknow metro operator is working with cycle taxi company Rapido Bike to offer last-mile connectivity from its stations. Passengers can book a bike from any station, with 15 to 20 riders available exclusively for metro passengers within 4 min of the expected time of ...

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    Nürnberg metro extension opens

    2020-10-22T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: ‘The southwestern area of the city is now a little closer to the centre’, said Mayor Marcus König during the opening of a 1·1 km extension of Nürnberg metro line U3 from Gustav-Adolf-Straße to Großreuth bei Schweinau on October 15. Construction of the underground extension ...

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    Three bids for Chennai metro Phase 2 works

    2020-10-21T13:36:00Z

    INDIA: Three consortia have submitted bids to build the first section of Chennai metro’s 119 km second phase, which would add a further three lines and 128 stations. Phase 2 comprises the north-south Line 3 from Madhavaram to St Joseph’s College in Kamaraj Nagar, the ...

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    Morley – Ellenbrook line construction contract awarded

    2020-10-21T13:31:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The MELconnx Consortium has been awarded the contract to design and build the 21 km Morley – Ellenbrook line to serve the northeast suburbs of Perth. The A$700m contract was signed on October 18 by the Western Australia government and the Laing O’Rourke Australia Construction-led ...

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    Boston commuter operator hit by ransomware attack

    2020-10-21T09:13:00Z

    USA: Boston commuter rail operator Keolis Commuter Services was subjected to a ransomware attack on its computer systems on the morning of October 10. The company’s threat detection systems alerted the operator, which deactivated its network within a few hours. Employee data may have been stolen, ...