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    ‘Look, book and pay’ integration

    2020-07-13T05:00:00Z

    TICKETING: Fare payment technology company Cubic Transportation Systems and Intel’s journey planner development business Moovit are to co-operate to develop ‘look, book and pay’ technology for multi-modal journeys. The project builds on a partnership announced in January to integrate Moovit’s Mobility-as-a-Service APIs with Cubic’s Traveler app. ...

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    Taipei Metro Line 7 extension railway systems contract signed

    2020-07-10T10:42:00Z

    TAIWAN: A consortium of Alstom and local engineering company CTCI has reached contractual close on the contract to supply rolling stock and railway systems for the second phase of Taipei’s Wanda Zhonghe Shulin Line. The medium-capacity automated light metro project is also know as the Light ...

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    Madrid metro Line 8 to be extended to Valdebebas

    2020-07-10T05:00:00Z

    SPAIN: An extension of Madrid metro Line 8 is to be included in the future transport plan for the northeastern suburbs of the capital, Comunidad de Madrid Vice-President Ignacio Aguado announced on July 7. Valdebebas is currently served by RENFE suburban services C-1 and C-10 running ...

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    Dubai Route 2020 metro extension inaugurated

    2020-07-09T16:23:00Z

    UAE: Dubai’s 15 km Route 2020 metro line was formally inaugurated by the emirate’s Ruler and UAE Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum on July 8, although revenue services are not expected to begin until September. Built at a cost of 11bn dirhams, ...

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    Calgary Transit deploys Masabi mobile ticketing

    2020-07-09T05:00:00Z

    CANADA: Calgary Transit has rolled out Masabi’s My Fare contactless mobile ticketing platform across its network, following a pilot project on four routes. Fare products available on the mobile app include monthly and day passes as well as single ride and airport tickets. The platform includes ...

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    Emergency support for Glasgow Subway and Edinburgh Trams

    2020-07-08T06:00:00Z

    UK: The Scottish Government is to provide up to £9m of emergency funding for the Glasgow Subway and Edinburgh Trams to help mitigate the financial impact of the drop in ridership as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The emergency measures announced on July 7 will ...

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    Urban transport industry news round-up

    2020-07-08T05:00:00Z

    Kiepe Electric, IFTEC and Siemens have completed a project to modernise 14 three-section GT6N trams for Nürnberg operator VAG, which carried out refurbishment of the bogies, motors and brakes itself. Work is now underway on 26 four-section trams as part of a €24m life-extension project. ...

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    Wuppertal Schwebebahn services suspended amid tyre trouble

    2020-07-07T13:45:00Z

    GERMANY: Weekday services on the Wuppertal Schwebebahn suspended monorail are to be withdrawn for up to a year to enable urgent guideway repairs, the operator has confirmed. Following an emergency meeting of its supervisory board on July 2, municipal transport and utility company Wuppertaler Stadtwerke ...

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    Road traffic expected to fall as Athens metro extension opens

    2020-07-07T13:01:00Z

    GREECE: A 4 km extension of Athens metro Line 3 was officially inaugurated by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Transport Minister Kostas Karamanlis on July 6, with revenue services starting the following day. The extension from Agia Marina adds three new stations at Agia Varvara, Korydallos ...

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    Trams return to Gorzów Wielkopolski

    2020-07-07T10:00:00Z

    POLAND: Tram operations in Gorzów Wielkopolski have resumed following a three-year suspension while a major renewal programme was undertaken. Services restarted on July 2, as part of a celebrations marking the city’s 763th anniversary. Trams are running again on the full length of the 9·5 km ...

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    Berlin U-Bahn station to be renamed over racism concerns

    2020-07-07T07:59:00Z

    GERMANY: Berlin city transport operator BVG intends to rename Mohrenstrasse station on U-Bahn Line U2 ‘out of understanding and respect’ for the ‘sometimes controversial’ debate about the name of the eponymous road, which uses an archaic term for people from North Africa. ‘As a cosmopolitan company ...

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    Blackpool trams to resume as UK light rail operators reflect government guidance

    2020-07-07T05:00:00Z

    UK: Blackpool’s trams are to begin operating once more from July 19, having been suspended since March 29 because of the coronavirus pandemic. Operator Blackpool Transport said the resumption of services on the 16 km route was intended to ‘support the town’s economy and provide an ...

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    Fare collection inclusivity with payment at shops

    2020-07-06T05:00:00Z

    USA: Customers of transport operators which use Cubic Transportation Systems’ TouchPass digital ‘fare collection as a service’ platform will be able to add stored value to their ticketing accounts at local shops under a partnership agreement with payments technology company InComm. The agreement will enable transport ...

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    Agra and Kanpur combined metro train and CBTC contract awarded

    2020-07-03T16:11:00Z

    The two-line Agra metro will serve one of the largest cities in Uttar Pradesh, including tourist highlights such as the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. INDIA: State project promoter Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corp has awarded Bombardier Transport India a €245m contract to supply 67 three-car ...

  • MÁV-Start has exercised an option for Stadler’s Valencia plant to supply a further four Citylink electro-diesel tram-trains for the route being developed to link Hódmezővásárhely with Szeged.
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    Electro-diesel tram-train order expanded to support service increase

    2020-07-03T13:59:00Z

    HUNGARY: National passenger operator MÁV-Start has exercised an option for Stadler’s Valencia plant to supply a further four Citylink electro-diesel tram-trains for the route being developed to link Hódmezővásárhely with Szeged. The country’s first tram-train project aims to provide a high-quality service for daily commuters between ...

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    EU funds allocated to Lisboa orbital metro scheme

    2020-07-03T06:27:00Z

    PORTUGAL: The European Commission has approved an €83m allocation from the EU Cohesion Fund to support expansion of the Lisboa metro network. Creation of a circular route around the city is envisaged under the plans, which would see a short connection built between the Yellow Line ...

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    Huangpu tramway opens in eastern Guangzhou

    2020-07-03T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: An initial 7·9 km section of the Huangpu tramway in the eastern part of the city of Guangzhou was opened on July 1. The line connects Xinfeng Lu with Changping station on metro Line 21, and has eight intermediate stops. An extension to Xiangxue on ...

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    München orders U-Bahn trains

    2020-07-02T13:13:00Z

    GERMANY: München municipal utility company SWM has placed a firm order for Siemens Mobility to supply a further 22 six-car Type C2 metro trains, which are scheduled to enter service on lines U2 and U6 from 2022. Operation on other lines is also planned. The latest ...

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    O-CITY joins Visa Ready for Transit to help drive contactless payment expansion

    2020-07-02T05:00:00Z

    TICKETING: BPC Banking Technologies’ transport payment division O-CITY has joined the Visa Ready for Transit programme, saying this will help to accelerate the global availability of its contactless payment technology and encourage the wider adoption of contactless payment. O-CITY’s contactless payment technology for bank cards, mobile ...

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    Gdańsk tram extension opens

    2020-07-01T10:00:00Z

    POLAND: A 2·6 km extension of Gdańsk tram Route 12 from Migowo to Lawendowe Wzgórze in the southwest of the city opened on June 30. The six stops include a tram and bus interchange at Ujeścisko which features a park-and-ride site with ...