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    Toshkent Metro receives new trains

    2019-09-20T09:26:00Z

    UZBEKISTAN: Transmashholding subsidiary Metrowagonmash handed over five metro trainsets to Toshkent Metro on September 19. MWM’s contract signed in October 2018 includes spare parts and staff training. The order is being partly financed through a loan from Russian development bank VEB.RF and the National Bank of ...

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    Minneapolis Southwest LRT systems contract awarded

    2019-09-20T08:49:00Z

    USA: Railway systems for the Southwest LRT extension of the Green Line light rail route in Minneapolis are to be supplied by a joint venture of Aldridge and Parsons under a $194·4m contract awarded by the Metropolitan Council on September 18. The deal covers the supply ...

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    Zhengzhou welcomes its next metro line

    2019-09-19T13:32:00Z

    CHINA: Zhengzhou metro Line 14 partly opened on September 19. Services operate between 06.00 and 22.00, serving three of the six stations. Services currently operate on a 3·2 km section between Olympic Sports Centre and Tielu, where interchange is provided with Line 1. One intermediate station ...

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    Hitachi to supply trams to Torino

    2019-09-18T12:47:00Z

    ITALY: Torino transport operator GTT has selected Hitachi Rail SpA as preferred bidder for a contract to supply 30 trams. Hitachi beat four other bidders to win the €63·4m contract, which is expected to be signed by the start of October. The value includes €1·1m for ...

  • MPK Kraków is purchasing 15 more Tramino Kraków trams.
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    Stadler sole bidder for Kraków tram contract

    2019-09-18T11:01:00Z

    POLAND: MPK Kraków announced on September 17 that it had received one bid for a contract to supply up to 60 low-floor trams. The sole bidder was a consortium of Stadler Polska and Stadler Środa, whose bid of 619·3m złoty was above MPK’s estimate of 554·7m złoty. ...

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    First Odyssey-Max tram unveiled

    2019-09-18T10:56:00Z

    Photo: Alexander Velmozhko UKRAINE: Odesa tram operator Odesmiskelektrotrans presented a three-section version of an Odyssey-branded tram on September 17. Branded Odyssey-Max, the 30 m long unidirectional vehicle comprises three sections, of which the central section has a low floor. It has capacity for 250 passengers ...

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    New York MTA proposes ‘largest ever’ capital plan

    2019-09-17T13:22:00Z

    Photo: Gregory Grice USA: New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced its 2020-24 Capital Plan on September 16. The proposed $51·5bn investment is 70% more than the current five-year plan, making it the largest capital plan in MTA history, according to the authority. The investment is ...

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    Confederation Line opens in Ottawa

    2019-09-16T13:01:00Z

    CANADA: The Confederation Line was inaugurated in Ottawa on September 14. Also known as O-Train Line 1, the 12·5 km light rail line links Tunney’s Pasture in the west with Blair in the east. Three of the 13 stops are in a 2·5 km tunnel under ...

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    Warszawa metro extension inaugurated

    2019-09-16T11:27:00Z

    POLAND: An eastern extension of Warszawa metro Line 2 was inaugurated on September 15, with a day of free travel on the entire line. The 3·1 km extension from Dworzec Wileński to Trocka serves intermediate stations at Szwedzka and Targówek Mieszkaniowy. The stations were built using ...

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    PK TS selected for two Tatarstan tram orders

    2019-09-16T10:49:00Z

    RUSSIA: PK TS has been selected as preferred bidder to supply fully low-floor trams to two cities in the Republic of Tatarstan. Naberezhnye Chelny is to receive five trams for 135m roubles by the end of November. An order for five trams to Nizhnekamsk is to ...