Australasia urban transport news – Page 4

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    Sydney metro train on test

    2018-02-09T11:59:05Z

    AUSTRALIA: Dynamic testing of the first Sydney metro train has started on the elevated section of the city’s future metro line. Alstom delivered the first of 22 trainsets to the Rouse Hill depot on September 26. Testing is initially taking place in that area, before being expanded to the ...

  • The light rail terminus at Helensvale lies alongside the QR station. (Photo: John Kirk)
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    Gold Coast light rail Stage 2 inaugurated

    2017-12-18T17:51:37Z

    AUSTRALIA: Revenue services began running on Stage 2 of the Gold Coast light rail line on December 18, following an inauguration ceremony the previous day attended by Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, Transport Minister Mark Bailey and Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate. Free rides were offered to local residents and visitors ...

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    First tram arrives in Canberra

    2017-12-15T16:33:29Z

    AUSTRALIA: CAF has delivered the first of 14 trams that it is supplying for the network under construction in Canberra. The five-section vehicle was shipped from Spain in October, arriving in Port Kembla before being transported by road to the capital. CAF is part of the Canberra Metro consortium ...

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    Parramatta light rail Stage 2 plans announced

    2017-10-18T09:23:27Z

    AUSTRALIA: The New South Wales government announced its preferred route for the second phase of the Parramatta light rail project on October 18. The 9 km preferred route would extend the network to Sydney Olympic Park, diverging from Stage 1 near Rydalmere and running north of the Parramatta River ...

  • The first Alstom Metropolis trainset for the Sydney Metro has been delivered to Rouse Hill depot.
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    Sydney Metro’s first trainset arrives

    2017-09-26T09:47:13Z

    AUSTRALIA: Sydney Metro announced the delivery of its first trainset to the Rouse Hill depot on September 26. 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 interlocking under a €280m contract awarded in September 2014. ...

  • The Victorian government has awarded incumbent Keolis Downer the next contract to operate the Yarra Trams network in Melbourne.
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    Keolis Downer retains contract to operate world's largest tram network

    2017-09-12T09:50:45Z

    AUSTRALIA: The Victorian government has awarded incumbent Keolis Downer the next contract to operate the Yarra Trams network in Melbourne. The contract announced on September 12 runs for seven years from November 30 2017 and covers the operation of around 5 000 services a day on the world's largest ...

  • Testing has started on Stage 2 of the Gold Coast light rail line.
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    Testing begins on Gold Coast light rail Stage 2

    2017-09-08T11:01:04Z

    AUSTRALIA: Testing on Stage 2 of the Gold Coast light rail line commenced on the night of September 7-8. The northern extension will run alongside Smith Street Motorway from Gold Coast University Hospital to Helensvale, where interchange would be provided with Queensland Rail services. The 7·3 km route would ...

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    Metronet drives Perth expansion plans

    2017-08-23T06:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The government of Western Australia expects to complete two more extensions to the Perth suburban rail network by late 2021, Premier Mark McGowan announced on August 21. Revised business cases for the two projects have been submitted to federal agency Infrastructure Australia for approval. One would add a ...

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    First CBD & South East tram delivered to Sydney

    2017-08-01T14:10:16Z

    AUSTRALIA: Transport for New South Wales took delivery of first of 60 Citadis X05 trams that Alstom is supplying to operate on the CBD & South East Light Rail line in Sydney on August 1. The ALTRAC Light Rail consortium has a A$2·1bn PPP contract to build, operate and ...

  • A joint venture of Keolis and Downer EDI now operates bus and ferry services in Newcastle, New South Wales.
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    Keolis Downer takes over operation of Newcastle transport network

    2017-07-10T14:08:18Z

    AUSTRALIA: A joint venture of French public transport operator Keolis and infrastructure services company Downer EDI took over the operation of bus and ferry services in Newcastle, New South Wales, on July 1. According to Keolis, this is the ‘first multimodal transport system to be operated by a private operator ...

  • Alstom is supplying 60 Citadis X05 trams to Sydney.
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    First Citadis X05 tram rolled out

    2017-05-24T11:11:22Z

    AUSTRALIA: The first of 60 Citadis X05 trams that Alstom is supplying to operate on the CBD & South East Light Rail line in Sydney has been rolled out, and is due to arrive in Sydney later this year. A consortium including Alstom signed a A$2·1bn PPP contract to ...

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    Parramatta light rail project scope revised

    2017-02-17T11:02:30Z

    AUSTRALIA: New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian and NSW Transport & Infrastructure Minister Andrew Constance announced the preferred route for the revised Parramatta light rail project on February 17. The first phase is now expected to link Westmead with Carlingford via central Parramatta and Camellia, replacing the existing single-line ...

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    Keolis Downer to operate Newcastle light rail

    2016-12-14T10:30:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Transport for New South Wales announced on December 12 that it had selected the Keolis Downer joint venture of Keolis and Downer EDI to operate and maintain public transport in Newcastle for 10 years from July 2017 under a A$450m contract. Operating under the Newcastle Transport brand, the ...

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    Second Sydney metro line announced

    2016-11-14T08:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The New South Wales government announced on November 14 that it is planning to build a second metro line in the state capital. Sydney Metro West would connect central Sydney with Parramatta on a mostly underground alignment. The government notes that nearly half of Sydney’s population lives in ...

  • he New South Wales government has appointed Arup as its infrastructure technical adviser for the Parramatta Light Rail project.
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    Parramatta Light Rail infrastructure adviser appointed

    2016-10-18T05:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The New South Wales government has appointed Arup as its infrastructure technical adviser for the Parramatta Light Rail project in western Sydney. Arup said it would provide support across all technical disciplines and urban design aspirations for the corridor. Intended to support a predicted westwards shift in Sydney’s centre ...