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    Siemens to supply Avenio trams to Nürnberg

    2019-11-15T11:41:00Z

    GERMANY: VAG Nürnberg has ordered 12 Siemens Avenio trams with options for 75 more. The €44m contract announced on November 15 would be 40% funded by the Land of Bayern. Entry into passenger service is scheduled for the end of 2022. The four-section 100% low-floor ...

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    New-generation metro train in passenger service on Seoul Line 2

    2019-11-15T10:15:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: The first of 22 trainsets that Seoul Metro ordered from Hyundai Rotem in 2017 has entered passenger service on Line 2. The 176bn won contract for 21 10-car sets and one four-car set to operate a shuttle service was placed in July 2017. Seoul ...

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    Work to resume on São Paulo metro Line 6 as Acciona comes on board

    2019-11-14T16:42:00Z

    Photo: Benjámin Zelki BRAZIL: São Paulo State Transport Secretary Alexandre Baldy has confirmed that Acciona intends to buy a majority stake in the Move São Paulo consortium, so that construction of São Paulo metro Line 6 can resume. Construction of the 15·3 km north-south route ...

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    Alstom rolls out next-generation Lille metro train

    2019-11-14T15:42:00Z

    FRANCE: Alstom presented the first new-generation trainset that it is supplying to increase capacity on the Lille metro at the Villeneuve d’Ascq maintenance depot on November 14. Alstom is supplying 27 four-car rubber-tyred trainsets to operate on the city’s automated light metro network. The 52 m ...

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    Sino-Turkish consortium to build Konya metro

    2019-11-14T14:36:00Z

    TURKEY: A consortium of China National Machinery, Taşyapı and AYGM has been awarded a €1·2bn contract to build the first metro line in Konya. Due to be completed by the end of 2023, the 21·1 km route would serve 22 stations between Necmettin Erbakan University in ...

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    Toronto backs Ontario Line

    2019-11-14T13:52:00Z

    CANADA: Four metro projects in the greater Toronto area with a combined budget of C$28·5bn are set to move ahead, after the city council voted to support an expansion package put forward by the Ontario provincial government rather than progressing its own projects. Described by Toronto ...

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    OGC Nice players kick off city’s third tram route

    2019-11-14T11:57:00Z

    FRANCE: The third tram route in Nice was inaugurated on November 12 with a ceremony at Saint-Isidore attended by Mayor Christian Estrosi. As the route serves the Allianz Riviera football stadium, the ceremony was attended by OGC Nice players and manager Patrick Vieira. T3 services run ...

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    First Flexity Zürich tram delivered

    2019-11-14T10:31:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: The first of 70 Flexity trams that Bombardier Transportation is supplying to Zürich arrived in the city in the early hours of November 13. Operator VBZ placed the order in 2016, paying SFr358m for the vehicles, spare parts, depot equipment and driver training. ...

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    Pune metro TBMs delivered

    2019-11-14T10:14:00Z

    INDIA: The first two tunnel boring machines for the Pune metro have been delivered to the city. Terratec is supplying three 6·61 m diameter earth pressure balance TBMs from its Chinese factory via the port of Mumbai. The TBMs, named Mutha ...

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    Transport for London launches on-demand bus service in Ealing

    2019-11-13T16:36:00Z

    UK: Transport for London launched a 12-month trial of an on-demand minibus service in the borough of Ealing in west London on November 13. Slide Ealing is operated by RATP Dev subsidiary London Sovereign and Volkswagen Group subsidiary MOIA. Services run in the western part of ...

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    The role of ticketing technology in enabling MaaS

    2019-11-13T11:57:00Z

    As more transport operators look to adopt Mobility as a Service business models, traditional fare collection technology could be holding them back.

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    Testing begins on Manchester’s Trafford Park tram extension

    2019-11-13T08:30:00Z

    UK: Testing has started on the Trafford Park extension of the Manchester Metrolink tram network. Low-speed night time testing is taking place between Pomona and Warren Bruce Road at the eastern end of the 5·5 km extension to the Trafford Centre retail complex. Due to open ...

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    St Petersburg tests hydrogen tram

    2019-11-11T11:33:00Z

    Photo: Nikita Fastov RUSSIA: Dynamic testing of a hydrogen fuel cell tram started on the St Petersburg network on November 1. The retrofitted single-section LM-68M2 tram has been created jointly by operator Gorelektrotrans and the Central Research Institute of Electrical Marine Technology. Its ...

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    Bolzano tram plans presented

    2019-11-11T11:02:00Z

    ITALY: The Bolzano city authorities presented plans for a tramway to be built in the South Tirolean city under the TRAM.BZ brand on November 6. The 7·2 km tramway would serve 17 stops on a Y-shaped east-west alignment. Services would be operated as two ...

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    Warszawa reveals Hyundai Rotem tram design

    2019-11-08T11:26:00Z

    The winning option received more than two-thirds of the votes. POLAND: Tramwaje Warszawskie has announced the result of a public vote on the styling of the fleet of trams that Hyundai Rotem is supplying to Warszawa. Option A received 6 947 votes. ...

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    Further delay to Elizabeth Line opening

    2019-11-08T10:18:00Z

    UK: Elizabeth Line project promoter Crossrail Ltd has announced further delays and cost increases to the project. Earlier this year Crossrail Ltd announced that it had identified a six-month delivery window between October 2020 and March 2021. Its updated forecast is that the tunnels under central ...

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    Mobile phone in/out ticketing pilot launched

    2019-11-07T14:00:00Z

    GERMANY: A pilot project to test the use of mobile phone location data to see what journeys a passenger has made and then charge them appropriately has been launched. The project partners are Rhein-Main transport authority RMV, ticketing technology company Fairtiq, which has deployed the system in ...

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    Iași selects Bozankaya trams

    2019-11-07T12:20:00Z

    ROMANIA: Bozankaya has been selected to supply 16 trams to operate on the metre-gauge network in Iași, the Turkish supplier announced on November 4. The 34-month contract worth €30m envisages the first tram would be delivered in mid-2021. The five-section low-floor vehicles will be 30 m ...

  • Yamraj, lord of death, has been deployed to discourage people from trespassing on Western Railway’s heavily used suburban lines in Mumbai.
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    God of death enforces railway safety rules

    2019-11-07T10:02:00Z

    INDIA: Yamraj, lord of death, has been deployed to discourage people from trespassing on Western Railway’s heavily used suburban lines in Mumbai. The costumed member of the Railway Protection Force provides safety awareness information to the public and intervenes to stops ...

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    Transdev orders 157 electric buses for Göteborg

    2019-11-07T08:00:00Z

    SWEDEN: Transdev has placed an order for 157 electric buses from Volvo for use in Göteborg, the supplier announced on November 5. Deliveries of Volvo’s 7900 electric articulated vehicles are due to begin next year. The buses will have capacity for 150 passengers, and batteries will ...