All Australia articles – Page 10

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    Metro Report International

    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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    Metro Report International

    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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    Metro Report International

    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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    Metro Report International

    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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    Metro Report International

    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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    Metro Report International

    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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    Metro Report International

    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 ...

  • 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.
    Metro Report International

    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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    Metro Report International

    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 ...

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    Metro Report International

    Testing begins on Sydney’s CBD & South East Light Rail

    2018-02-26T10:27:38Z

    AUSTRALIA: Testing has started on the CBD & South East Light Rail line in Sydney, Transport for New South Wales announced on February 25. Night-time testing of an Alstom Citadis X05 light rail vehicle is taking place on a section of the future network on Alison Road in Randwick. ...

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    Metro Report International

    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)
    Metro Report International

    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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    Metro Report International

    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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    Metro Report International

    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.
    Metro Report International

    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.
    Metro Report International

    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.
    Metro Report International

    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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    Metro Report International

    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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    Metro Report International

    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.
    Metro Report International

    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 ...