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    EU funds allocated to Lisboa orbital metro scheme

    2020-07-03T06:27:00Z

    PORTUGAL: The European Commission has approved an €83m allocation from the EU Cohesion Fund to support expansion of the Lisboa metro network. Creation of a circular route around the city is envisaged under the plans, which would see a short connection built between the Yellow Line ...

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    EU funds rail cybersecurity research

    2020-06-24T13:10:00Z

    EUROPE: The Safety4Rails research programme to improve the resilience of railways and metros to cyber and physical attacks is one of five projects that will share €38m in funding from the EU’s Horizon 2020 research budget.

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    Cluj-Napoca studies metro options

    2020-04-29T10:30:00Z

    ROMANIA: Cluj-Napoca city council has commissioned prefeasibility and feasibility studies for the development of a metro and suburban rail network in the country’s fourth-largest city, augmenting its existing tram route.

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    Berlin studies U-Bahn extensions

    2020-03-31T12:30:00Z

    GERMANY: Three extensions of the Berlin U-Bahn network have been deemed ‘structurally and technically’ feasible, according to a study commissioned by the city government.

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    Manchester Metrolink opens Trafford Park line

    2020-03-22T13:20:00Z

    UK: The 5·5 km Manchester Metrolink light rail extension to the Trafford Centre shopping complex was opened for revenue service on March 22, around seven months ahead of the original target date.

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    Grand Paris Express Metro wireless network contract awarded

    2020-03-13T09:31:00Z

    Line 15 Puits Champigny Plateau tunnel FRANCE: Société du Grand Paris announced the selection of a consortium of Nokia and ENGIE Solutions to design and install an LTE private wireless network for lines 15, 16 and 17 of the Grand Paris Express metro, on March 12. ...

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    Köln and Wuppertal operators order 25 hydrogen buses

    2020-03-12T13:54:00Z

    GERMANY: Local operators Regionalverkehr Köln and Wuppertaler Stadtwerkehas have jointly ordered 25 Urbino 12 hydrogen-powered buses from Solaris for delivery from 2021. The 25 vehicles will cost €650 000 each. Wuppertal will use 10, with the other 15 serving Köln. The buses will be equipped ...

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    Stadler to retrofit Ostrava trams with collision prevention system

    2020-03-11T10:29:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: Tram operator DP Ostrava awarded a KC26·9m contract to Stadler Bussnang on March 3for the retrofiting of the city’s Tango NF2 trams with obstacle detection assistance. The contract includes the upgrading of two vehicles by September for KC4·88m as a trail project. The remaining ...

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    Vitoria-Gasteiz tram extension plans released for public consultation

    2020-03-09T13:45:00Z

    SPAIN: Details of the proposed 6 km tram extension connecting central Vitoria-Gasteiz to the district of Zabalgana were released for public consultation on March 9. The €120m project includes the acquisition of 14 trams and several ticketing machines for €61m, as well as the construction of ...

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    Helsinki contactless fare payment contract awarded

    2020-03-09T12:03:00Z

    A Transtech tram for Helsinki. FINLAND: The LMJ ticketing and technology services company owned jointly by Helsinki regional transport authority HSL and 21 municipalities has awarded Littlepay a three-year contract to roll-out its contactless EMV payment platform. Deployment is to begin with a flat-fare pilot ...

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    Barcelona introduces 105 smart buses

    2020-03-06T15:33:00Z

    SPAIN: MAN Truck Bus announced it had completed delivery of 105 Lion‘s City buses to Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona on March 5. Ordered under a €37·7m fleet renewal contract signed in 2019, the vehicles will operate on most routes. All were delivered between December ...

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    Strasbourg orders 17 more trams

    2020-03-03T14:49:00Z

    FRANCE: Compagnie des Transports Strasbourgeois exercised a further option on March 3 to order more Alstom Citadis trams. The final option in a 2014 framework contract for up to 50 vehicles covers a further 17 trams valued at €52m. This will bring the number of Citadis ...

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    Bordeaux tramway Line D extended

    2020-03-03T11:34:00Z

    FRANCE: A 5·5 km extension of Bordeaux tram Line D was opened on February 29, connecting Mairie du Bouscat to Eysines Cantinolle. The €250m project included nine stops and two car parks, which have all entered opened on the same day. Line D now runs ...

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    Lund tramway gets revised launch date

    2020-02-26T11:15:00Z

    SWEDEN: Lund’s SKr890m tram Line 1 will open for revenue service on December 13, regional transport authority Skånetrafiken has announced. According to Skånetrafiken, the original opening date of September 2019 was pushed back owing to a delay in the completion of the depot. The 5·5 ...

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    Vitoria-Gasteiz light rail extension awarded

    2020-02-24T12:43:00Z

    SPAIN: A 24-month contract to construct a 2·5 km extension to the 9·5 km light rail network in Vitoría-Gasteiz was awarded to a consortium formed by Tecsa Altuna and Uría on February 21. The metre-gauge extension would link Florida tram stop with Salburua. The Tecsa Altuna/Uría ...

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    Odense Letbane takes delivery of its first tram

    2020-02-21T10:56:00Z

    dk- odense stadler pankow tram DENMARK: The first of 16 Stadler Pankow trams for the light rail line under construction in Odense was delivered on February 20, with Mayor Peter Rahbæk Juel watching the vehicle being unloaded from the lorry which brought it from ...

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    Madrid invests €35m in electric bus fleet

    2020-02-20T16:15:00Z

    The latest version of the Tecnobús Gulliver SPAIN: Madrid’s municipal transport company EMT has put out a €35m tender for the purchase of 50 electric buses. The winning bidder must deliver all vehicles between September 1 and December 18 of this year. Describing the ...

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    First Stadler M110 metro trainset enters service in Minsk

    2020-02-20T09:19:00Z

    Stadler M110 Minsk BELARUS: Minsk Metro’s first Stadler M110 trainset has entered revenue service on the Awtazavodskaya Line on February 5. The four-car aluminium-bodied transit vehicle can carry 756 passengers, 168 seated, and is one of six 78·4 m four-car and four 97·7 m ...

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    Madrid Line 4 modernisation reaches halfway point

    2020-02-19T15:54:00Z

    SPAIN: Metro de Madrid’s €47m modernisation of Line 4 is more than 50% complete and the small-profile line is expected to reopen by the middle of next month. The upgrading work will see legacy signalling renewed in the tunnels and the installation of rigid catenary, allowing ...

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    SmartRail Europe attracts global rail professionals

    2020-02-19T10:47:00Z

    EVENTS: A cross-section of Europe’s most senior rail professionals will come together in Roma in May at SmartRail Europe, a bespoke conference organised by Railway Gazette Events and supported by Italian national infrastructure manager RFI and the European Union research body Shift2Rail. SmartRail Europe features a ...