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    Keolis orders battery buses and trolleybuses for Bergen

    2019-12-05T16:12:00Z

    NORWAY: Keolis Norge has ordered 88 battery buses and 10 battery trolleybuses for use in Bergen under two contracts announced on December 2. Yutong Eurobus Scandinavian is to supply 88 E12 electric buses next year. A pre-production prototype is due to be delivered next month. The ...

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    Wien agrees €2bn S-Bahn expansion package

    2019-12-05T12:00:00Z

    AUSTRIA: Proposals for a €2bn package of infrastructure enhancements to expand the capital’s S-Bahn network were unveiled by the Mayor of Wien Michael Ludwig and ÖBB CEO Andreas Matthä on December 3.

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    ST Engineering launches variable platform screen doors

    2019-12-05T10:46:00Z

    SCREEN DOORS: ST Engineering launched its variable pitch platform screen door at the AusRAIL Plus trade show that took place in Sydney on December 3-5. The VP-PSD detects the door configuration as each train approaches the platform, automatically moving the doors to the correct stopping position. ...

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    Rio suburban trains slowly return to service after traction fault

    2019-12-04T14:59:00Z

    Photo: Benjámin Zelki BRAZIL: Six more electric multiple-units returned to service on the SuperVia suburban rail network serving Rio de Janeiro on December 2, after being taken out of service in November because of traction equipment faults. SuperVia withdrew 40 of its CRRC-built EMUs from ...

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    Moscow metro expansion funding announced

    2019-12-04T10:25:00Z

    The funding covers several projects, including Line 11. RUSSIA: The Moscow city authorities have announced plans to invest around 700bn roubles in metro projects in 2020-22, with majority of this funding to go towards network expansion. The funding package includes completion of the 69 km ...

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    Airport rail link ready to roll

    2019-12-03T14:30:00Z

    GERMANY: Rail services to the new Berlin-Brandenburg International airport will begin when the airport finally opens on October 31 2020, DB’s representative for Berlin Alexander Kaczmarek, confirmed on December 2.

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    Foshan welcomes hydrogen fuel cell tram

    2019-12-02T15:29:00Z

    CHINA: A hydrogen fuel cell tram has started test running on the Gaoming Line in Foshan, ahead of opening of the city’s first tram route later this month. The 17·4 km Gaoming Line on the west bank of the Xijiang River is intended to serve 20 ...

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    Funding agreed for Hamburg S-Bahn extension

    2019-12-02T13:58:00Z

    GERMANY: A financing agreement for the Line S4 Ost extension of the Hamburg S-Bahn network to Bad Oldesloe was completed on November 29. The total project cost is put at around €1·85bn, of which €1·56bn is coming from the federal government. A further €290m is to ...

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    Alstom-Bombardier consortium to supply up to 410 metro trains to Paris

    2019-11-29T16:24:00Z

    FRANCE: Île-de-France Mobilités and RATP have selected a 50:50 consortium of Alstom and Bombardier to supply up to 410 trainsets to operate on the Paris metro. The contract announced on November 29 includes a base order worth €530m for 30 five-car walkthrough trainsets 76 m long ...

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    Alstom wins Utrecht tram maintenance contract

    2019-11-29T14:58:00Z

    NETHERLANDS: The Province of Utrecht signed a contract with Alstom on November 28 for the maintenance of the entire sneltram fleet. The contract runs for four years and has two options to extend the length by three and two years. It covers the existing fleet ...

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    Pesa Swing tram presented to Sofia

    2019-11-28T16:27:00Z

    BULGARIA: Pesa presented the first of 13 trams that it supplying under a contract placed earlier this year to Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandukova on November 28, a day ahead of its entry into passenger service on Route 18. The low-floor trams from Pesa’s Swing family are ...

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    Work starts on Perth suburban rail extension

    2019-11-28T13:49:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The NEWest Alliance of CPB Contractors and Downer has been named preferred bidder to undertake the Yanchep Rail Extension and the Thornlie–Cockburn Link projects in Perth. The announcement was made on November 25, when a sod-turning ceremony marked the start ...

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    Battery buses enter passenger service in Poznań

    2019-11-28T12:01:00Z

    POLAND: The first of 21 electric buses that MPK Poznań ordered from Solaris in December entered regular passenger service on route 174 on November 27. Deliveries are scheduled to be completed in February of the 15 Urbino 18 articulated vehicles and six Urbino 12 buses. The ...

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    Porto eyes Chinese trams as ridership grows

    2019-11-28T09:38:00Z

    PORTUGAL: Metro do Porto has reportedly selected CRRC Tangshan as preferred bidder to supply and maintain a batch of 18 low-floor light rail vehicles as part of a network expansion project approved earlier this year.

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    Brisbane Metro BRT vehicle supplier selected

    2019-11-27T11:15:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Brisbane City Council has selected Hess, Volgren and ABB to supply 60 electric buses and charging infrastructure for the Brisbane Metro bus rapid transit project. A prototype is due to be delivered next year, ahead testing and series production. Final assembly will take place at ...

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    Alstom wins contract to automate Marseille metro

    2019-11-27T09:58:00Z

    FRANCE: Alstom is to supply trains and signalling for the conversion of the Marseille metro to fully driverless operation, the manufacturer announced on November 26. The €430m contract, financed by local authority Métropole Aix-Marseille-Provence, will see both lines of the city’s rubber-tyred metro move to driverless ...

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    Sotetsu Link inaugurated

    2019-11-25T14:30:00Z

    JAPAN: Ceremonies were held at Hazawa yokohama-kokudai station on November 25 to mark the formal completion of the publicly-funded link between the private Sagami Railway and JR East’s Tokaido Freight Line.

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    Tram route T6 opens in Lyon

    2019-11-25T14:05:00Z

    FRANCE: Lyon tram route T6 was inaugurated on November 22. The 6·7 km route has been built as an end-on eastern extension of route T1. Running from Debourg, where interchange is provided with metro Line B, to Hôpitaux Est-Pinel, T6 serves 14 stops and offers an ...

  • The first of 22 trams that Alstom is supplying to operate route T9 in Paris has arrived in Orly.
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    First tram arrives for Paris T9

    2019-11-25T12:41:00Z

    FRANCE: The first of 22 trams that Alstom is supplying to operate route T9 in Paris arrived in Orly on November 22, four days after leaving Alstom’s La Rochelle factory. Ile-de-France regional transport authority STIF awarded Alstom a contract in 2016 that includes options for up to 68 additional ...

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    Doha metro Gold Line opens

    2019-11-25T09:36:00Z

    QATAR: The Doha metro Gold Line opened to passengers on November 21, a little over six months after the Red Line became the first operational metro line in the city. The 14 km Gold Line serves 11 stations between Ras Bu Abboud in the east and ...