Global urban transport news

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    Metro Report International

    Tours tramway Line B design work gets underway

    2021-08-05T05:00:00Z

    FRANCE: A consortium of Systra, Suez Group’s consulting business Safège and architectural firms Urbanica and L’Heudé have been awarded the project management contract for Tours tram Line B, covering design studies and supervision of construction works and subsequent testing. Preliminary studies for the proposed line ...

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    Metro Report International

    Cities will drive the decarbonisation of transport

    2021-08-04T10:38:00Z

    Providing more and better transport from the passenger’s perspective through initiatives such as Mobility as a Service will help to decarbonise the urban environment as well as reducing congestion, believes Hitachi Rail CEO Andrew Barr.

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    Soft launch for Bangkok’s Red Line suburban services

    2021-08-04T05:00:00Z

    THAILAND: State Railway of Thailand held a soft launch for Bangkok’s Red Line elevated metre-gauge suburban rail corridor on August 2, offering three months of free travel before the start of full commercial services in November. Services on the Red Line were inaugurated by ...

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    Metro Report International

    Urban transport industry news round-up

    2021-08-04T05:00:00Z

    This week’s round-up of news from the urban transport sector

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    Metro Report International

    Urban rail maintenance co-operation

    2021-08-03T11:00:00Z

    TRACK: PJ Messtechnik and Voestalpine Track Solutions Germany are co-operating to provide metro and light rail track measuring and data visualisation services. The resulting information can be used to plan the targeted deployment of Voestalpine rail milling machines, and for general network condition reporting. ...

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    Metro Report International

    CBTC to use BlackBerry software

    2021-08-03T05:00:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: sTraffic is to use BlackBerry’s QNX OS for Safety software in its communications-based train control systems. ‘Both BlackBerry and its QNX OS for Safety have an unparalleled reputation and proven safety pedigree’, said sTraffic Project Manager KH Kim. ‘Thanks to the company’s ...

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    CPTM locomotive rolled out

    2021-08-02T14:52:00Z

    BRAZIL: Companhia Paulista de Trens Metropolitanos has received the first of two diesel-electric locomotives that will be used for hauling maintenance trains on São Paulo’s 1 600 mm gauge suburban network.

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    Metro Report International

    Plzeň tram delivered

    2021-08-02T05:00:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: Škoda Transportation has delivered the first of two ForCity Smart X34 (40T) trams ordered by Plzeň operator PMDP, and test running is planned to get underway in August. In September 2018 Škoda Transportation was the sole bidder for a contract to supply trams ...

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    Metro Report International

    Bozankaya lowest bidder for Izmir tram contract

    2021-07-30T05:00:00Z

    TURKEY: Bozankaya submitted the lowest bid of TL749·75m for a contract to supply 26 trams to İzmir Metro for use on the Konak and Karşıyaka lines and the future Çiğli line which is currently under construction.

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    Rail Business UK

    Next Go-Ahead CEO named

    2021-07-29T10:48:00Z

    GO-AHEAD: The board of the Go-Ahead Group has appointed Christian Schreyer as Chief Executive with effect from the November 5 annual general meeting. He will succeed David Brown, who announced in May that he would retire this year. To provide a smooth transition, Schreyer will ...

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    Metro Report International

    EBRD approves Izmir metro loan

    2021-07-29T10:41:00Z

    TURKEY: The European Bank for Reconstruction Development is to provide Izmir municipality with a €125m loan to support construction of the first phase of the Üçyol – Buca driverless metro line. The 13·5 km line will be entirely underground, with an end to ...

  • Taganrog UKVZ Type 71-628 tram delivery
    Metro Report International

    First tram delivered for Taganrog network modernisation

    2021-07-29T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: UKVZ has delivered the first of 60 Type 71-628 trams which it is to supply for the modernisation of the Taganrog tramway. The modernisation project is being undertaken by Sinara-City Transport Solutions under a concession agreement signed with the city in May. The 11·8bn ...

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    Metro Report International

    CRRC unveils Los Angeles metro cars

    2021-07-28T11:00:00Z

    USA: The first of the HR4000 metro cars which CRRC Changchun is building for Los Angeles have been unveiled at the manufacturer’s Springfield plant in Massachusetts. Los Angeles County MTA and CRRC Changchun signed a framework agreement in April 2017 for ...

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    Metro Report International

    Urban transport industry news round-up

    2021-07-28T05:00:00Z

    This week’s round-up of news from the urban transport sector

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    Metro Report International

    Calypso host card emulation goes live in Strasbourg

    2021-07-27T15:37:00Z

    TICKTING: The Calypso Networks Association has announced the completion of the first deployment of the HCE Calypso Interoperable Application. This enables transport authorities to provide Calypso ticketing using host card emulation software on Android smartphones, greatly expanding the range of devices which passengers can use to ...

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    Metro Report International

    Light rail safety strategy published

    2021-07-27T05:00:00Z

    UK: Research into light rail safety, expanding the range of guidance documents and the continued development of a new risk model and a robust accident reporting system are amongst the projects detailed in the Light Rail Safety Standards Board’s business plan. LRSSB was ...

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    Kettle to head Los Angeles Metrolink

    2021-07-26T15:51:00Z

    USA: Darren Kettle has been selected as the next Chief Executive Officer of Los Angeles commuter rail operator Metrolink, the Southern California Regional Rail Authority announced on July 23. Joining with effect from September 7, he succeeds Arnold Hackett, who has been acting as Metrolink’s interim ...

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    Suburban train of the future concepts on show

    2021-07-26T09:30:00Z

    GERMANY: DB Regio has unveiled IdeenzugCity, a full-scale mock up built to showcase ideas to improve the comfort, capacity and reliability of future suburban trains. Developed at DB Regio’s own initiative and assembled by Hubl Hubl, the mock-up incorporates technologies from more than 40 specialist ...

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    Metro Report International

    Praha awards first Line D construction contract

    2021-07-26T05:00:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: Construction of Praha metro Line D is expected to get underway next year, following the award of the civil works contract for the most challenging section of the 10·6 km route. Once completed, Line D will run from Náměstí Míru to Depo Písnice, ...

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    Metro Report International

    Training academy to support tram network expansion

    2021-07-23T04:59:00Z

    UK: West Midlands Metro has opened a training academy at its Wednesbury depot, as the tram operator plans to create more than 160 driving, maintenance, ticket inspection and support jobs as part of a £1∙3bn network expansion programme. As well as providing a central location ...