All Europe articles – Page 5

  • fr-lille alstom metro train
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    Alstom rolls out next-generation Lille metro train

    2019-11-14T15:42:00Z

    FRANCE: Alstom presented the first new-generation trainset that it is supplying to increase capacity on the Lille metro at the Villeneuve d’Ascq maintenance depot on November 14. Alstom is supplying 27 four-car rubber-tyred trainsets to operate on the city’s automated light metro network. The 52 m ...

  • Plans for a two-line metro network in Konya have been finalised.
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    Sino-Turkish consortium to build Konya metro

    2019-11-14T14:36:00Z

    TURKEY: A consortium of China National Machinery, Taşyapı and AYGM has been awarded a €1·2bn contract to build the first metro line in Konya. Due to be completed by the end of 2023, the 21·1 km route would serve 22 stations between Necmettin Erbakan University in ...

  • fr-nice tram OGC Nice
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    OGC Nice players kick off city’s third tram route

    2019-11-14T11:57:00Z

    FRANCE: The third tram route in Nice was inaugurated on November 12 with a ceremony at Saint-Isidore attended by Mayor Christian Estrosi. As the route serves the Allianz Riviera football stadium, the ceremony was attended by OGC Nice players and manager Patrick Vieira. T3 services run ...

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    First Flexity Zürich tram delivered

    2019-11-14T10:31:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: The first of 70 Flexity trams that Bombardier Transportation is supplying to Zürich arrived in the city in the early hours of November 13. Operator VBZ placed the order in 2016, paying SFr358m for the vehicles, spare parts, depot equipment and driver training. The ...

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    Transport for London launches on-demand bus service in Ealing

    2019-11-13T16:36:00Z

    UK: Transport for London launched a 12-month trial of an on-demand minibus service in the borough of Ealing in west London on November 13. Slide Ealing is operated by RATP Dev subsidiary London Sovereign and Volkswagen Group subsidiary MOIA. Services run in the western part of ...

  • gb-manchester trafford park tram on test
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    Testing begins on Manchester’s Trafford Park tram extension

    2019-11-13T08:30:00Z

    UK: Testing has started on the Trafford Park extension of the Manchester Metrolink tram network. Low-speed night time testing is taking place between Pomona and Warren Bruce Road at the eastern end of the 5·5 km extension to the Trafford Centre retail complex. Due to open ...

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    St Petersburg tests hydrogen tram

    2019-11-11T11:33:00Z

    Photo: Nikita Fastov RUSSIA: Dynamic testing of a hydrogen fuel cell tram started on the St Petersburg network on November 1. The retrofitted single-section LM-68M2 tram has been created jointly by operator Gorelektrotrans and the Central Research Institute of Electrical Marine Technology. Its ...

  • it-Bolzano tram impression
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    Bolzano tram plans presented

    2019-11-11T11:02:00Z

    ITALY: The Bolzano city authorities presented plans for a tramway to be built in the South Tirolean city under the TRAM.BZ brand on November 6. The 7·2 km tramway would serve 17 stops on a Y-shaped east-west alignment. Services would be operated as two ...

  • pl-warszawa rotem tram design option C
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    Warszawa reveals Hyundai Rotem tram design

    2019-11-08T11:26:00Z

    The winning option received more than two-thirds of the votes. POLAND: Tramwaje Warszawskie has announced the result of a public vote on the styling of the fleet of trams that Hyundai Rotem is supplying to Warszawa. Option A received 6 947 votes. ...

  • gb-crossrail-victoria dock portal
    Rail Business UK

    Further delay to Elizabeth Line opening

    2019-11-08T10:18:00Z

    UK: Elizabeth Line project promoter Crossrail Ltd has announced further delays and cost increases to the project. Earlier this year Crossrail Ltd announced that it had identified a six-month delivery window between October 2020 and March 2021. Its updated forecast is that the tunnels under central ...

  • RMV HandyTicket (Photo: RMV)
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    Mobile phone in/out ticketing pilot launched

    2019-11-07T14:00:00Z

    GERMANY: A pilot project to test the use of mobile phone location data to see what journeys a passenger has made and then charge them appropriately has been launched. The project partners are Rhein-Main transport authority RMV, ticketing technology company Fairtiq, which has deployed the system in ...

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    Iași selects Bozankaya trams

    2019-11-07T12:20:00Z

    ROMANIA: Bozankaya has been selected to supply 16 trams to operate on the metre-gauge network in Iași, the Turkish supplier announced on November 4. The 34-month contract worth €30m envisages the first tram would be delivered in mid-2021. The five-section low-floor vehicles will be 30 m ...

  • se-goteborg transdev volvo bus impression
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    Transdev orders 157 electric buses for Göteborg

    2019-11-07T08:00:00Z

    SWEDEN: Transdev has placed an order for 157 electric buses from Volvo for use in Göteborg, the supplier announced on November 5. Deliveries of Volvo’s 7900 electric articulated vehicles are due to begin next year. The buses will have capacity for 150 passengers, and batteries will ...

  • TfL journey planner
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    London journey planner tweaked to incorporate data analytics insights

    2019-11-06T14:05:00Z

    UK: Transport for London has made changes to its journey planner following analysis of depersonalised wi-fi connection data from the mobile devices of passengers at London Underground stations. TfL previously relied on customer surveys of passenger flows, but the analysis of 2·7 billion ...

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    Government announces Torino metro Line 2 funding

    2019-11-06T12:33:00Z

    ITALY: Deputy Minister of Economy Finance Laura Castelli confirmed on October 31 that the government has allocated €828m towards the construction of a second metro line in Torino. The planned Line 2 would serve 23 stations on a 26·5 km route from Rebaudengo ...

  • pl-elblag modertrans tram delivery 2
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    Modertrans tests Elbląg tram in Łódź

    2019-11-06T11:24:00Z

    POLAND: The first Moderus Beta tram that Modertrans is supplying to Elbląg has arrived in Łódź for testing on that city’s network. In 2017 Modertrans was the sole bidder in a tender to supply four trams to the northern Polish city. Deliveries of the ...

  • ua-lviv electron trolleybuses
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    Lviv takes delivery of trolleybuses

    2019-11-06T08:00:00Z

    UKRAINE: Lviv has taken delivery of the first 10 of 50 trolleybuses that Electron is supplying under an order placed this year. The low-floor vehicles are equipped with air-conditioning, CCTV, GPS, USB sockets and wi-fi. The stainless steel bodies are lined with aluminium-composite panels. The ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Longer peaks increase Victoria Line capacity

    2019-11-04T14:09:00Z

    UK: Transport for London introduced a new timetable for London Underground’s Victoria Line on November 4 that doubles the length of time during which services run at 100 sec headways. Following the completion of a signalling upgrade in 2017, Victoria Line services have been running every ...

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    Better bus operations through quantum computing

    2019-10-31T16:16:00Z

    PORTUGAL: Volkswagen is to test bus operation optimisation with the aid of quantum computing during the WebSummit conference taking place in Lisbon on November 4-8. Nine buses manufactured by MAN and operated by Carris will be equipped with a traffic management system that Volkswagen has developed ...

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

    2019-10-31T11:12:00Z

    UK: Thales has been awarded two contracts for signalling and train control equipment on the Docklands Light Railway light metro in east London, the supplier announced on October 31. Transport for London has awarded Thales a contract to supply upgrades to the signalling software subsystems on ...