Australasia urban transport news – Page 3

  • The first stage of the light rail line in Canberra has opened.
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    Canberra light rail line opens

    2019-04-23T09:39:48Z

    AUSTRALIA: The first stage of the light rail line in Canberra opened to passengers on April 20, with two days of free travel. Linking Alinga Street in the city centre with Gungahlin Place to the north, the 12 km route serves 13 stops with an end-to-end journey time of ...

  • Construction of the City Rail Link is already underway in Lower Queen Street, where the cross-city tunnels will convert Auckland's existing Britomart terminus into a through station.
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    Costs rise as Auckland City Rail Link contract awarded

    2019-04-22T06:00:00Z

    NEW ZEALAND: Project promoter CRL Ltd has selected the Link Alliance as preferred bidder for the main works package to construct the City Rail Link loop line under central Auckland. Awarded both the C3 contract to build the twin-bore tunnels and three stations and a separate NZ$75m early works contract, ...

  • Preferred bidders have been selected for the three main works packages to build and equip Brisbane’s A$5·4bn cross-city rail link.
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    Brisbane Cross River contractors selected

    2019-04-15T09:06:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The Queensland government’s Cross River Rail Delivery Authority has selected preferred bidders for the three main works packages to build and equip Brisbane’s A$5·4bn cross-city rail link. Enabling works are already underway for the 10·2 km line linking Bowen Hills with Dutton Park, and major construction is expected to ...

  • The Southern Program Alliance consortium of Acciona Geotech subsidiary Coleman Rail, Lendlease and WSP has been awarded a A$536m contract for grade separation works in southeast Melbourne.
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    Melbourne grade separation contract awarded

    2019-04-09T12:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The Southern Program Alliance consortium of Acciona Geotech subsidiary Coleman Rail, Lendlease and WSP has been awarded a A$536m contract for grade separation works in southeast Melbourne. The contract announced on April 1 is an extension of a A$588m contract to remove level crossings which had been won ...

  • Max Doors Solutions has installed four sets of Jewers Doors’ Swift-SEW doors at the Canberra light rail depot.
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    Tram depot doors ready for opening

    2019-03-06T12:09:17Z

    AUSTRALIA: Max Doors Solutions has installed four sets of Jewers Doors’ Swift-SEW bifolding doors at the maintenance depot on the 12 km Canberra light rail line which is expected to open this year. Sydney-based architect Architectus selected Jewers to supply the doors, which were manufactured in the UK. They ...

  • The light rail line in Newcastle opened to passengers on February 18.
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    Newcastle light rail line opens

    2019-02-18T10:16:26Z

    AUSTRALIA: Regular passenger services on the Newcastle light rail line began at 05.05 on February 18, marking the first tram service in the city since the first-generation network closed in 1950. The 2·7 km route serves six stops between Pacific Park in the east and Wickham in the west, ...

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    Testing commences on full length of Sydney Metro Northwest

    2019-01-15T10:10:17Z

    AUSTRALIA: The first test along the full length of the Metro Northwest route in Sydney took place on January 14, when a train travelled the 36 km from Tallawong in the northwest to Chatswood. The initial phase of the city’s first metro line is due to open in the ...

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    CAF to supply catenary-free trams to Parramatta

    2019-01-03T10:03:16Z

    AUSTRALIA: Transport for New South Wales has awarded contracts for the construction and operation of Stage 1 of the Parramatta light rail project. A joint venture of Downer and CPB Contractors has been awarded the A$840m civil works contract, while the A$536m fit-out and operations contract has been signed ...

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    Alstom completes last Sydney metro train

    2018-12-06T10:24:11Z

    AUSTRALIA: Alstom has rolled out the last of the 22 driverless Metropolis trains that it is supplying for the Sydney metro at its Sricity factory in India. Alstom is supplying 22 six-car Metropolis driverless trainsets, together with Urbalis 400 communications-based train control, Iconis control systems and Smartlock 400 computer-based ...

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    Melbourne High Capacity Metro Trains on test

    2018-11-05T11:17:14Z

    AUSTRALIA: Testing has started of the High Capacity Metro Trains that Evolution Rail is supplying to operate Melbourne’s suburban network. The Evolution Rail consortium of Plenary, CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles and Downer Group has a PPP contract to supply 65 electric multiple-units for use on the 1 600 mm ...

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    Gold Coast LRT Stage 3A funding pledged

    2018-11-05T10:18:22Z

    AUSTRALIA: The federal government has agreed to contribute A$112m towards the next phase of the Gold Coast light rail project in South East Queensland, Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure & Population Alan Tudge announced on November 5. Provisionally costed at A$670m, the 6·4 km Stage 3A extension from Broadbeach South ...

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    Newcastle tram testing begins

    2018-10-23T09:45:35Z

    AUSTRALIA: Powered testing started on the tram route in Newcastle on the night of October 22-23. Daytime testing is expected to commence in the coming weeks, with opening of the 2·6 km route between Wickham and Pacific Park scheduled for early 2019. The first tram arrived last month. ...

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    Adelaide tramway extensions open

    2018-10-16T10:12:54Z

    AUSTRALIA: Two short extensions of the Glenelg tramway in Adelaide opened on October 13. One extension runs 1 km east along North Terrace from Adelaide Railway Station to Art Gallery, University and Botanic Gardens, and operates every day. The other runs 350 m north from Rundle Mall along King William ...

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    Auckland City Rail Link fit-out contractor selected

    2018-10-11T10:11:08Z

    NEW ZEALAND: Project promoter City Rail Link Ltd has selected the Systems Integration, Testing & Commissioning Alliance joint venture of RCR Tomlinson and design partners Opus International Consultants for the interim project alliance agreement covering railway systems for the City Rail Link project in Auckland. SITC will work with ...

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    More E-Class trams ordered for Melbourne

    2018-09-26T15:10:29Z

    AUSTRALIA: The Victoria state government announced on September 18 that it had ordered 10 more E-Class trams from Bombardier for A$83m. Bombardier is already supplying 80 low-floor trams from its Dandenong factory under previously placed orders; the 70th of these is expected to arrive in the next few weeks. ...

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    Mernda extension completed

    2018-08-21T09:16:18Z

    AUSTRALIA: A public open day on August 19 marked the official completion of an 8 km extension of Melbourne’s South Morang Line to Mernda, with around 6 000 local residents invited to sample a shuttle service on the route. Regular services are due to begin running with the introduction of ...

  • Wellington introduced battery double-decker buses in July.
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    Wellington trolleybuses to be converted to battery operation

    2018-08-13T12:41:56Z

    NEW ZEALAND: The Energy Efficiency & Conservation Authority is giving a NZ$763 000 grant for the conversion of 50 Wellington trolleybuses to battery power. Bus operator NZ Bus is to install fast-charging stations at the Karori and Kilbirnie depots, and the converted buses are expected to enter service at ...

  • Metro Trains Sydney has awarded Alstom a 15-year contract to maintain the 22 six-car Metropolis automated trainsets, Urbalis 400 CBTC and point machines which the company is supplying for the 36 km Sydney Metro Northwest project.
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    Alstom awarded Sydney metro maintenance contract

    2018-07-11T14:32:30Z

    AUSTRALIA: Metro Trains Sydney has awarded Alstom a 15-year contract to maintain the 22 six-car Metropolis automated trainsets, Urbalis 400 CBTC and point machines which the company is supplying for the 36 km Sydney Metro Northwest project. Alstom is to deploy its HealthHub maintenance platform, which is designed around condition-based ...

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    Electric buses ordered for Christchurch

    2018-06-13T13:44:35Z

    NEW ZEALAND: Christchurch bus operator Red Bus has ordered three Enviro200EV battery buses from a joint venture of Alexander Dennis and battery supplier BYD. The 12 m long buses will have a capacity of 60 passengers and will be air-conditioned. Due to be delivered in March, the vehicles ...

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    Parramatta light rail project approved

    2018-05-30T09:25:16Z

    AUSTRALIA: The first stage of the Parramatta light rail project has received planning approval, Transport for New South Wales announced on May 30. ‘This is an exciting time for the people of Parramatta and for visitors to this fantastic part of Sydney’, said NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian. Construction and ...