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    Glasgow Subway tunnel improvement contract awarded

    2020-11-26T05:00:00Z

    UK: Strathclyde Partnership for Transport has awarded Freyssinet a five-year contract to undertake tunnel lining improvements as part of the second phase of the modernisation of the Glasgow Subway. The specialist works will include infilling annulus voids, leak sealing and water management ...

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    Berlin to establish rolling stock company

    2020-11-25T16:30:00Z

    GERMANY: The Berlin Senate has decided to establish a rolling stock agency to procure and lease vehicles for use on local rail services.

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    Köln orders 64 Citadis trams customised for the German market

    2020-11-25T10:49:00Z

    GERMANY: Kölner Verkehrs-Betriebe AG has awarded a consortium of Alstom Transportation Deutschland and Kiepe Electric a €363m contract to supply 64 Citadis low-floor trams to a new configuration adapted for the German market.

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    Urban transport industry news round-up

    2020-11-25T05:00:00Z

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

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    Two openings expand Nanning metro

    2020-11-24T14:06:00Z

    CHINA: Nanning metro Line 4 running 20·7 km east-west from Lengtangcun to Hongyun Lu with 16 stations opened on November 23, along with a 6·3 km, five-station extension of Line 2 southeast from Yudong to Tanze. Construction of the first phase of ...

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    Marconi Express monorail opens in Bologna

    2020-11-24T05:58:00Z

    ITALY: A 5∙1 km monorail linking Bologna’s Marconi Airport with the city’s main line station opened for revenue service on November 18.

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    Keolis Shanghai selected to operate Jiaxing tramway

    2020-11-23T14:04:00Z

    CHINA: The Keolis Shanghai joint venture of Keolis (49%) and Shanghai Shentong Metro Group (51%) is to operate a catenary-free tramway in Jiaxing, one of the largest cities in Zhejiang province. Due to open next year, the Jiaxing network will initially comprise two tram lines totalling ...

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    Clay figure folk art inspires Wuxi metro train styling

    2020-11-23T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: CRRC Zhuzhou has delivered the first of 25 six-car Type B trainsets ordered for the future Wuxi metro Line 4. The trains have a maximum speed of 80 km/h and a capacity of 1 904 passengers. The livery and the ...

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    Faster monorail on trial

    2020-11-20T09:07:00Z

    CHINA: Test running has started with a prototype 100 km/h monorail train being developed by CRRC Qingdao Sifang. The elevated straddle monorail concept is aimed at suburban applications in large conurbations, with a projected cost of around a third of the price of a conventional metro ...

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    Karachi Circular Railway section revived

    2020-11-19T17:10:00Z

    PAKISTAN: The long-proposed resumption of services on part of the Karachi Circular Railway was celebrated with an inaugural train on November 19. Pakistan Railways has reinstated a passenger service on an initial 14 km of the 55 km orbital route around the city, with was ...

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    Russia sets out national metro standards

    2020-11-19T15:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: The Federal Agency for Technical Regulation & Metrology Rosstandart has formally approved the first part of a planned set of national standards for the construction and operation of metro networks.

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    Contactless payment introduced in Adelaide

    2020-11-19T05:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Conduent Transportation has deployed a contactless open payment system for the Adelaide tram network, enabling passengers to use Visa, MasterCard and NFC-enabled smart devices to pay their fares. It uses Conduent’s Atlas platform, which was already used by the South Australian Public Transport Authority, with ...

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    State budget backs Melbourne ring line

    2020-11-18T14:09:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Prequalification will start by the end of 2020 for work on Melbourne’s orbital Suburban Rail Loop, Victoria state Premier Daniel Andrews announced on November 16. The 90 km underground line will run from Cheltenham in the south to Werribee in the west via the ...

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    Hong Kong’s latest generation of light rail vehicles enter service

    2020-11-18T06:00:00Z

    CHINA: The first of Hong Kong’s latest generation of light rail vehicles began entering service on routes 610 and 751 in the Northwest New Territories on November 17. In 2016 MTR Corp awarded CRRC Nanjing Puzhen a HK$745m contract to supply ...

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    Urban transport industry news round-up

    2020-11-18T05:00:00Z

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

  • Alstom has been awarded a €70m firm order to supply Transilien SNCF with a further 13 Citadis Dualis tram-trains, funded by Île-de-France Mobilités.
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    More Île-de-France tram-trains ordered by SNCF

    2020-11-17T12:03:00Z

    FRANCE: Alstom has been awarded a €70m firm order to supply Transilien SNCF with a further 13 Citadis Dualis tram-trains, funded by Île-de-France Mobilités.

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    First REM light metro trainset unveiled in Montréal

    2020-11-17T06:07:00Z

    CANADA: The first cars to be supplied by Alstom for the Réseau Express Métropolitain automated metro network in Montréal were formally unveiled by Groupe PMM on November 16.

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    Sydney travel app adds social distancing information

    2020-11-17T05:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Transport for New South Wales has worked with Amazon Web Services, digital services company Tigerspike and transport software developer AppJourney to add physical distancing and passenger occupancy notifications for Sydney Trains and metro services to the Opal Travel app. Passengers can receive real time alerts ...

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    Skytrain monorail on test

    2020-11-16T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: A driverless suspended monorail vehicle with a design speed of 80 km/h is being tested on an 800 m elevated track in Wuhan. The Skytrain has two cars, each 11 m long and 2 400 mm wide, and could be extended to a maximum of ...

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    St Petersburg orders PK TS trams

    2020-11-13T12:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: St Petersburg tram and trolleybus operator Gorelektrotrans has awarded Tyazhpromleasing a 1·14bn rouble contract to supply 11 two-section and two three-section trams by March 2021. A rival offer submitted by Sberbank Leasing was 6m roubles higher. The 100% low-floor LRVs will be produced by PK ...