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  • Delhi Metro Rail Corp has launched passenger wi-fi on the Airport Express Line
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    Free wi-fi goes live on Delhi airport metro line

    2020-01-21T06:00:00Z

    INDIA: Delhi Metro Rail Corp has launched passenger wi-fi on the Airport Express Line, providing ‘seamless and free internet connectivity’. The operator said it was now one of a small number worldwide to offer free wi-fi connectivity on underground metro trains. The technology was provided ...

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    Bangkok Blue Line loop completed

    2020-01-07T10:34:00Z

    THAILAND: Trial operation has started on a further section of Bangkok’s Blue Line, completing the western side of the circular metro route around the city centre.

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    Shibuya station shift sorted

    2020-01-06T09:11:00Z

    JAPAN: Tokyo Metro’s Ginza Line services began using a new station at Shibuya on January 3, following the successful completion of a six-day blockade to realign the tracks and connect up the new platforms.

  • au-sydney light rail
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    Partly catenary-free tram route opens in Sydney

    2019-12-16T10:48:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The first phase of the CBD South East light rail route in Sydney was inaugurated on December 14, with a weekend of free travel. The 7·3 km north-south Randwick Line, also known as L2, serves 14 stops between Circular Quay and Randwick. A ...

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    Next generation metro train completes tests in Guangzhou

    2019-12-13T07:00:00Z

    CHINA: Guangzhou Metro Group has completed two months of test running on Line 8 with a next-generation metro trainset developed by CRRC Qingdao Sifang. CRRC unveiled a prototype Cetrovo metro vehicle at InnoTrans 2018, saying it was the first metro car with a carbon fibre bodyshell. ...

  • Kathleen Barge Move
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    Sydney Metro reaches harbour crossing milestone

    2019-12-11T09:30:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Construction of the second phase of the Sydney metro reached a landmark on December 9 when a tunnel boring machine completed the first bore for the tunnel beneath Sydney harbour. Having completed its 880 m drive from south to north, slurry ground TBM Kathleen was disassembled at ...

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    Macau metro opens

    2019-12-11T08:00:00Z

    CHINA: The first light metro line in Macau was inaugurated by Macau Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On on December 10. Travel is free until the end of the month. The elevated Taipa Line serves 11 stations on a 9·3 km U-shaped route from Oceano to ...

  • in-Pune metro start of tunnelling
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    Tunnelling begins on Pune metro

    2019-12-10T12:32:00Z

    INDIA: Tunnelling has started on Line 1 of the Pune metro, with the flagging off of a tunnel boring machine from Agriculture College. The 85 m long Terratec TBM is to bore a tunnel 20 to 30 m below ground on the 8·2 km Shivajinagar – ...

  • Perth C-series Alstom EMU impression
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    Local content emphasised as Alstom awarded Perth train contract

    2019-12-10T09:36:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Public Transport Authority of Western Australia has formally signed the A$1·3bn contract for Alstom to supply and maintain diesel and electric multiple-units for use around Perth. Announcing completion of the deal on December 10, PTA said the biggest rolling stock contract that it had placed ...

  • cn-Shenzhen metro line 9 extension
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    Shenzhen metro network exceeds 300 km following latest opening

    2019-12-09T10:58:00Z

    CHINA: The second phase of Shenzhen metro Line 9 officially opened at 11.00 on December 8. The latest opening brings the network to 303·4 km. The western extension from Hongshuwan South to Qianwan adds 10·8 km and 10 stations, bringing Line 9 to 36·2 km with ...

  • cn-foshan hydrogen tram
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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 ...

  • Yanchep Rail Extension
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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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    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 ...

  • EP2D electric multiple-unit
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    Novosibirsk suburban operator orders EMUs

    2019-11-25T09:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Novosibirsk suburban operator Express Prigorod has ordered two eight-car EP2D electric multiple-units for delivery from Transmashholding’s Demikhovsky factory by the end of the year. They will include cycle racks, a passenger information system and fire fighting equipment. Accessibility features will include wheelchair lifts and signage ...

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    Sydney metro second phase E&M contract awarded

    2019-11-22T11:37:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Sydney Metro has exercised an option on the Northwest Rapid Transit consortium’s Operations, Trains Systems concession to cover the line’s second phase. In 2014 the consortium of MTR Corp, John Holland, CPB Contractors, UGL Rail and Plenary Group was awarded a PPP concession ...

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    Yamanote track slew completed

    2019-11-20T09:13:00Z

    Photo: Akihiro Nakamura JAPAN: East Japan Railway successfully completed a realignment of its Yamanote and Keihin-Tohoku suburban lines in central Tokyo with a rare blockade over the weekend of November 16-17. Photo: Akihiro Nakamura The realignment forms part of the project ...

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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 ...

  • in-pune metro tbm delivery 3
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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 ...

  • 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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    Singapore – Johor Bahru metro on hold for six more months

    2019-11-05T10:08:00Z

    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 ...