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  • ua-odyssey max 4 Alexander Velmozhko
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    First Odyssey-Max tram unveiled


    Photo: Alexander Velmozhko UKRAINE: Odesa tram operator Odesmiskelektrotrans presented a three-section version of an Odyssey-branded tram on September 17. Branded Odyssey-Max, the 30 m long unidirectional vehicle comprises three sections, of which the central section has a low floor. It has capacity for 250 passengers including 62 ...

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    Warszawa metro extension inaugurated


    POLAND: An eastern extension of Warszawa metro Line 2 was inaugurated on September 15, with a day of free travel on the entire line. The 3·1 km extension from Dworzec Wileński to Trocka serves intermediate stations at Szwedzka and Targówek Mieszkaniowy. The stations were built using the ...

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    PK TS selected for two Tatarstan tram orders


    RUSSIA: PK TS has been selected as preferred bidder to supply fully low-floor trams to two cities in the Republic of Tatarstan. Naberezhnye Chelny is to receive five trams for 135m roubles by the end of November. An order for five trams to Nizhnekamsk is to be ...

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    Köln smart city transport agreement signed


    GERMANY: The city of Köln, Deutsche Bahn and Nahverkehr Rheinland have signed a memorandum of understanding to co-operate for three years on ‘smart city’ transport initiatives. The aim is to harness digital technologies and other innovations to make public transport more environmentally friendly and comfortable. Areas of ...

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    Wuppertal Schwebebahn adopts ETCS Level 3 train control


    GERMANY: ETCS Level 3 train control has been successfully commissioned on the Schwebebahn suspension monorail in Wuppertal, which reopened in August following a nine-month closure for infrastructure renewals. Under Level 3, track occupancy is determined solely by the vehicles communicating their positions to the central computer via ...

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    Solaris to supply 50 buses to Vy Buss


    SWEDEN: Operator Vy Buss has awarded Solaris a contract to supply 50 buses, the manufacturer announced on September 3. Eight Urbino 12 electric buses fitted 200 kWh Solaris High Energy batteries are to be delivered in the first quarter of 2022. These will have 28 seats and ...

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    ​RER Line A control centralised


    FRANCE: Operational control of Paris RER Line A has been concentrated at a single location with effect from September 2, although ownership of the route remains split between SNCF and RATP. Under a project launched earlier this year, the SNCF Réseau and SNCF Mobilités staff responsible for ...

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    ​Bern orders Stadler trams


    SWITZERLAND: Bern transport authority Bernmobil has selected Stadler to supply its next generation of trams, placing a framework contract for up to 50 vehicles and a firm order for 27. Bernmobil had invited tenders in October 2018 for 20 new trams with an option for 30, receiving ...

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    First battery trolleybus delivered to Salzburg


    AUSTRIA: Swiss manufacturer Hess delivered the first of 15 battery trolleybuses that it is supplying to Salzburg AG to the operator’s depot on August 27. The vehicle travelled to Salzburg on a low-loader. Salzburg AG ordered 15 battery trolleybuses for €15·3m, with deliveries to be completed by ...

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    First Circle Line junctions converted to CBTC operation


    UK: A second section of London Underground’s Circle Line was converted to automatic train operation over the weekend of August 31-September 1, with the commissioning of CBTC signalling under the Four Lines Modernisation programme. Covering the so-called Signal Migration Areas 1 and 2, the work ...

  • tn_ru-st-petersburg chizhik tram depot Vladimir Waldin
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    St Petersburg’s Chizhik tram route completed


    Source: Photo: Vladimir Waldin RUSSIA: The Chizhik fast tram route in St Petersburg has been completed, with revenue services on the third section commencing on September 1. The final section includes 4·6 km of modernised and 1·8 km of new double-track alignment, as well as two turning ...

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    ​First phase of Limmattalbahn opens in Zürich


    SWITZERLAND: The first section of the Limmattalbahn light rail line serving Zürich opened to passengers on September 2. The initial 2·9 km section serves seven stops between Farbhof and Geissweid in western Zürich, and is operated by VBZ as an extension of tram route 2. When complete, ...

  • The Greater London Authority’s East London Line - Growth Capacity programme aims to support the development of new homes.
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    East London Line capacity increase project receives government funding


    UK: The Greater London Authority’s East London Line – Growth Capacity programme has been allocated an £80·8m from the government’s Housing Infrastructure Fund. This project envisages an increase in the frequency of London Overground services on the core section of the East London Line between Dalston Junction and ...

  • The first of seven Tramino II vehicles on order for Braunschweiger Verkehrs-GmbH arrived in Braunschweig on August 22.
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    First Tramino II arrives in Braunschweig


    GERMANY: The first of seven Tramino II vehicles on order for Braunschweiger Verkehrs-GmbH arrived in Braunschweig on August 22 following a three-day road journey from Stadler’s Siedlce factory in Poland. In June 2017 BSVG ordered seven Tramino II trams from a joint venture of Stadler Pankow and Solaris. ...

  • Dresden transport authority DVB signed a contract for Bombardier Transportation to supply 30 Flexity trams on August 22.
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    Bombardier wins contract to supply 30 trams to Dresden


    GERMANY: Dresden transport authority DVB signed a contract for Bombardier Transportation to supply 30 Flexity trams on August 22. Bombardier beat eight other bidders to win the €197m contract, which includes maintenance of the vehicles for 24 years under Bombardier’s FlexCare programme. There is an option to extend ...

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    Berlin U-Bahn fleet renewal on hold


    GERMANY: Plans to order up to 1 500 metro cars for the Berlin U-Bahn network have been put on hold, following a further legal challenge to the procurement, operator Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe announced on August 19. BVG had selected Stadler Pankow as preferred bidder for the contract to replace ...

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    Moscow Sheremetyevo airport rail link expansion underway


    RUSSIA: Russian Railways has begun construction of a rail link to serve terminals B and C at Moscow Sheremetyevo airport’s northern terminal complex. The first stage, to be completed in 2022, includes a 3 km mostly double-track line from the existing Sheremetyevo-2 station at the southern terminal complex to ...

  • Antalya light rail line T3 opened on August 11.
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    Antalya adds light rail line


    TURKEY: Antalya light rail line T3 opened on August 11, adding 12 km and 19 stops to the city’s Antray network. T3 runs from Varsak Mezarlığı in the north to Atatürk Lisesi in the west. A three-stop extension from Atatürk Lisesi to Otogar is still under construction. Once ...

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    Solaris wins Venezia battery bus contract


    ITALY: Bus operator ACTV Venezia has awarded Solaris Bus & Coach a €20m contract to supply 30 battery buses and charging infrastructure, the manufacturer announced on August 12. The Urbino 12 buses are to replace the diesel fleets currently operating on the islands of Lido and Pellestrina. Two ...

  • Solaris is supplying 85 Trollino 12 trolleybuses to Kaunas.
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    Kaunas takes Solaris trolleybus delivery


    LITHUANIA: The first of 85 Trollino 12 trolleybuses that Solaris is supplying to Kaunas public transport operator UAB Kauno Autobusai arrived in Kaunas on August 6. UAB Kauno Autobusai signed a €29·4m contract in October, with delivery of all 85 vehicles due by the end of this year. ...