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    Pune metro TBMs delivered


    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 ...

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

    God of death enforces railway safety rules


    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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    Singapore – Johor Bahru metro on hold for six more months


    ASIA: The RTS Link international metro scheme that would link Singapore with Johor Bahru in Malaysia has been put on hold for a further six months. The government of Singapore has agreed to a request from Malaysia on October 29 for a further extension of the ...

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    Poma to build cross-border Russia – China cable car


    Photo: Shutterstock Heihe is separated from Blagoveshchensk by the River Amur INTERNATIONAL: Poma has been selected to build a cross-border cable car linking Russia and China. Planned to open in the second half of 2022, the 973 m long cable car over the River ...

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    Lahore tramway MoU signed


    PAKISTAN: The Punjab Transport Department has signed a memorandum of understanding with Tong Hao Railway Vehicles Corp for the development of a tramway in Lahore. The department’s Lahore Transport Co would act as project promoter for the proposed PPP scheme that would see a route built ...

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    Uber adds public transport options in Delhi


    INDIA: Uber has added public transport options to its app for users in Delhi as part of a partnership with Delhi Metro Rail Corp. From October 22, app users receive information on public transport modes so that they can ‘make the smartest possible journey choices’, according ...

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    Bangkok Red Line suburban trains delivered


    THAILAND: The first two electric multiple-units that Hitachi is supplying to operate on Bangkok’s Red Line suburban railway arrived at the Bang Sue depot on October 22. One four-car and one six-car trainset arrived at the port of Laem Chabang on October 12, having left Hitachi’s Kasado factory in ...

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    Bus drivers to be retrained for an autonomous vehicle future


    SINGAPORE: A memorandum of understanding was signed on October 24 to retrain bus drivers in preparation for the expected deployment of autonomous buses in the city. The signatories are the Land Transport Authority, the National Transport Workers’ Union, ST Engineering, SBS Transit, SMRT Buses, Tower Transit ...

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    Jabodebek train delivered to Jakarta


    INDONESIA: PT Inka delivered the first of 31 six-car trainsets that it is supplying to operate on Jakarta’s Jabodebek LRT network on October 13. The 1 435 mm gauge trainset has capacity for 1 308 passengers including 174 seated and a maximum speed of 100 km/h. ...

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    Volocopter flies in Singapore


    SINGAPORE: A test flight of a Volocopter air taxi took place in Singapore on October 22, during the Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress. The manned flight of a 2X model over Marina Bay took 2 min to cover 1·5 km at an average cruising height of ...

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    Siemens Mobility to supply Singapore metro signalling digital twin


    SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority has awarded Siemens Mobility a contract to design and supply a ‘digital twin’ replicating the signalling system which the company has supplied for the 42 km Downtown Line. Located in the operations control centre at Gali Batu depot, the facility is intended ...

  • Hiroshima Rapid Transit Co has taken delivery of the first of 11 series 7000 Automated Guideway Transit trainsets.

    Hiroshima rubber-tyred light metro train delivered


    JAPAN: Hiroshima Rapid Transit Co has taken delivery of the first of 11 six-car rubber-tyred Automated Guideway Transit light metro trainsets which Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering is supplying to replace the existing vehicles on New Transit Line 1, known as the Astram Line. Testing and commissioning ...

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    Tokyo’s Joban Line to get ATO


    JAPAN: Automatic Train Operation is to be introduced on Tokyo’s Joban Line (Local) services next year, East Japan Railway announced on October 8.

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    Indian metro bogie test facility inaugurated


    INDIA: BEML has inaugurated a bogie and traction motor testing facility at its metro car manufacturing plant at the BEML Bangalore Complex. The company said the indigenously- developed facility was ‘one of its kind’ in India, and would help it to improve metro train reliability and ...

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    Delhi Metro opens Grey Line 9


    INDIA: Line 9 of the Delhi Metro network opened for revenue service on October 4, following a formal inauguration by Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and national Minister of State for Housing Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri. Designated the Grey ...

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    Okinawa Urban Monorail extended


    Photo: Kazumiki Miura JAPAN: An extension of the Okinawa Urban Monorail serving Naha was inaugurated on September 29, with regular passenger services beginning on October 1. The 4·2 km northeastern extension from Shuri to Tedako-Uranishi adds four stations and brings the line, also known as ...

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    ​Further delay to Singapore – Johor Bahru metro


    ASIA: The RTS Link international metro scheme that would link Singapore with Malaysia has been put on hold for a further month. In May the two countries announced that development work had been put on hold until September 30 at Malaysia’s request, and Malaysia has now ...

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    Driverless metro to Gimpo airport inaugurated


    SOUTH KOREA: The Gimpo Gold Line in northwestern Seoul opened on September 28. The 23·7 km driverless metro line runs north-south from the Yangchon district to Gimpo International Airport. There are 10 stations, including an interchange at the airport with metro lines 5 and 9, as ...

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    ‘Geographically largest’ contactless payment project completed


    Sydney AUSTRALIA: The roll-out of contactless payment in greater Sydney has been completed, with passengers able to use contactless cards and mobile devices or smart cards on all bus services within the Opal ticketing network from September 23. This follows the introduction of contactless payment across ...