All Europe articles – Page 12

  • Trackwork on London Underground's Northern Line extension has been completed.
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    Northern Line extension due to open in September 2021 as trackwork completed

    2019-06-14T08:38:03Z

    UK: Trackwork on London Underground’s Northern Line extension has been completed, and an engineering train has travelled the full length of the new route for the first time. The train carried 750 m of power cable, which was installed by 15 people. The 3·2 km extension is now ...

  • Hyundai Rotem expects to assemble at least 40% of the trams at a new factory in Poland.
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    Hyundai Rotem plans Polish factory as it signs Warszawa tram contract

    2019-06-13T09:27:43Z

    POLAND: Hyundai Rotem has signed a contract to supply up to 213 trams to Warszawa. Operator Tramwaje Warszawskie says that the order, announced on June 12, is the largest tram contract ever signed in Poland. The base order includes 123 fully low-floor trams to be delivered by the end ...

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    HaCon to develop multimodal app for Andorra

    2019-06-12T15:36:00Z

    ANDORRA: National energy company Forces Elèctriques d’Andorra has selected Siemens Mobility subsidiaries HaCon and eos.uptrade to develop a multimodal journey planning app. To be rolled out in three phases, this will include buses, electric bike-sharing, charging points for electric vehicles, and on- and off-street parking. It will allow riders ...

  • Transport for London has selected CAF to supply 43 five-car driverless light metro trains for the Docklands Light Railway.
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    CAF wins Docklands Light Railway train contract

    2019-06-12T09:00:00Z

    UK: Transport for London has selected CAF as the winner of a contract to supply a fleet of 43 five-car driverless light metro trains for the Docklands Light Railway. The first of the new trains are expected to enter service from 2023. The £350m order announced on June 12 ...

  • Construction of the Raide-Jokeri orbital light rail line between Helsinki and Espoo began on June 4.
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    Construction begins on Helsinki – Espoo light rail line

    2019-06-11T10:07:20Z

    FINLAND: Construction of the Raide-Jokeri orbital light rail line between Helsinki and Espoo began on June 4. Work is being undertaken by a consortium of YIT and VR Track. The project received final approval in May after Espoo City Council approved revised cost estimates. The estimated cost is now ...

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    Mobility Innovation Partnership launched

    2019-06-10T15:14:06Z

    GERMANY: The UITP Global Public Transport Summit 2019 saw the official launch of the Mobility Innovation Partnership between UITP and TechnologyRegion Karlsruhe that was concluded in April. This includes UITP’s establishment of a training centre in Karlsruhe, which will reveal its initial programmes at the summit. Firms in the ...

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    RATP to test Solaris hydrogen bus

    2019-06-10T15:07:02Z

    FRANCE: RATP is to test a hydrogen fuel cell bus in passenger service next year, after signing an agreement with manufacturer Solaris at the UITP Global Public Transport Summit 2019 on June 10. RATP will test a bus over a 10-week period between April and June as part of ...

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    Tram collision and overspeed safety system to be tested in Wien and Blackpool

    2019-06-10T10:27:54Z

    SAFETY: Bombardier Transportation launched its Collision & Overspeed Monitoring & Prevention Assistance System for trams and light rail vehicles at the UITP Global Public Transport Summit 2019. Testing of the technology will soon begin on trams in Wien and Blackpool. Developed in co-operation with the Austrian Institute of Technology ...

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    Yutong to supply electric buses to Newport

    2019-06-06T13:42:18Z

    UK: Newport Transport has ordered 15 battery electric buses from Chinese manufacturer Yutong. The order is being partly financed through a funding line from battery manufacture Zenobe Energy, and the buses will be supplied in partnership with Yutong’s UK distributor Pelican Engineering. The first of the 12 m ...

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    Mayor opens Moscow metro Line 15

    2019-06-03T13:11:21Z

    RUSSIA: Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin opened the first section of metro Line 15 on June 3. Also known as the Nekrasovskaya Line, the 5·3 km route runs west from Nekrasovka to Kosino, where interchange is provided with Line 7. There are two intermediate stations, at Lukhmanovskaya and Ulitsa Dmitriyevskogo. ...

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    Dublin seeks battery-electric DART fleet

    2019-05-31T07:00:00Z

    IRELAND: National railway Iarnród Éireann and the National Transport Authority have invited expressions of interest in a 10-year framework agreement covering the supply of between 250 and 600 vehicles for Dublin Area Rapid Transport suburban rail services. Expansion of DART electric services to Maynooth, Drogheda and Hazelhatch forms part of ...

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    Krasnodar plans to double size of tram network

    2019-05-30T14:57:36Z

    RUSSIA: The southwestern city of Krasnodar has opted to develop its legacy tramway to support rapid economic development and combat worsening road congestion. On May 17, the municipality outlined the findings of a regional transport infrastructure plan worth 51·7bn roubles that has been developed by Moscow Higher School of ...

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    RATP picks three manufacturers to supply up to 800 electric buses

    2019-05-30T07:00:00Z

    FRANCE: RATP has awarded three framework contracts to Alstom, Heuliez Bus and Bolloré for the supply of up to 800 12 m long electric buses. Each of the orders, which are being financed by Île-de-France Mobilités, is worth up to €133m. Deliveries of the firm orders of 150 buses ...

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    Data tools for the north of England

    2019-05-29T10:04:06Z

    UK: Transport for the North has awarded two contracts for data tools as part of its Integrated and Smart Travel programme, the regional transport co-ordinating body announced on May 23. Trapeze Group UK is to develop an Open Data Hub that would allow local authorities and transport operators to ...

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    RATP and Airbus to explore urban air mobility around Paris

    2019-05-29T09:04:21Z

    FRANCE: Paris public transport operator RATP Group has signed a partnership with Airbus to explore the feasibility of developing ‘urban air mobility services’ in the Île-de-France region. ‘Beyond mass transport, which remains our core business, it is important for RATP Group to develop its human and technical know-how in ...

  • An on-demand bus service is set to launch in the south London borough of Sutton on May 28.
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    GoSutton on-demand bus service ready to launch in south London

    2019-05-24T13:25:14Z

    UK: An on-demand bus service is set to launch in the south London borough of Sutton on May 28. GoSutton is a joint project by Transport for London, the ViaVan joint venture of Mercedes-Benz Vans and on-demand transport technology company Via, and contracted bus operator Go-Ahead. TfL selected Sutton for ...

  • The Light Rail Safety Standards Board has been established to facilitate more effective co-operation across the tram sector.
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    Light Rail Safety Standards Board appointed

    2019-05-24T09:31:40Z

    UK: The Light Rail Safety Standards Board has been established to facilitate more effective co-operation across the tram sector. Allocated £1·5m of government funding, it will build on work undertaken by the safety steering group that was established by the UK Tram industry group following a derailment at Sandilands in ...

  • Prototype UKVZ Type 71-631 tram in St Petersburg (Photo: Vladmir Waldin).
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    Krasnodar orders UKVZ trams

    2019-05-24T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Sole bidder UKVZ has been declared the winner of a 284m rouble contract to supply four six-axle three-section 70% low floor tram cars to Krasnodar city transport operator KTTU. The single-sided Type 71-631-04 vehicles will be 28 m long, with a capacity of 201 passengers at 5/m 2 ...

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    RATP Dev selected to operate Brest network

    2019-05-23T10:11:22Z

    FRANCE: The municipality of Brest has selected RATP Dev to operate its local transport network from July 1 under a contract running until the end of 2027. RATP Dev replaces Keolis as the concession holder responsible for managing the Breton city’s 17 bus routes, a 14 km tram line, ...

  • Transport for London is to begin collecting depersonalised wi-fi data from passengers’ mobile devices to obtain a better understanding of how people travel around the London Underground network.
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    Transport for London to use wi-fi data to understand passenger flows

    2019-05-23T08:40:00Z

    UK: Transport for London is to begin collecting depersonalised wi-fi data from passengers’ mobile devices to obtain a better understanding of how people travel around the London Underground network. A four-week pilot scheme in 2016 collected more than 509 million depersonalised items of data from 5·6 million mobile devices making ...