Global urban transport news – Page 3

  • Jurong Region Line groundbreaking ceremony (Photo LTA)
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    Construction of Jurong Region Line launched


    SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority held a ceremony at the site of the future Tengah Town station on January 13 to officially launch construction of the Jurong Region Line, which will be Singapore’s seventh metro line. The 24 km elevated and fully automated route with 24 stations ...

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    Wuhan metro extends north and south


    CHINA: The country’s seventh oldest metro network has expanded further, with the opening of two extensions in Wuhan totalling 25·3 km. Longer of the two is a northern extension of Line 7 from Garden Expo North to Hengdian, which opened on December 30. This adds 21·1 ...

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    Financing agreed for ‘pioneering’ Kraków tram PPP


    POLAND: Financing has been put in place for the fourth phase of the Kraków Fast Tramway project, in what the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development says will be the first PPP in the Polish tramway infrastructure sector. The 4·5 km, 10-stop link between the Mistrzejowice terminus ...

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    Hefei metro Line 5 extended


    CHINA: A 15·5 km northern extension of Heifei metro Line 5 was inaugurated on December 26, taking the total length of the Hefei Rail Transit network to 171 route-km serving 133 stations. The opening came exactly a year after first section of Line 5 from Guiyanglu ...

  • Shenzhen metro Line 16 (2)
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    Automated Line 16 serves Shenzhen’s eastern suburbs


    CHINA: Shenzhen metro’s fully automated Line 16 was opened for revenue service on December 28, serving Pingshan, Tianzin and Shenzhen Technical University to the east of the expanding conurbation. Also known as the Longping Line, the 29·2 km route with 24 stations starts from an interchange ...

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    C-Series EMU on test in Perth


    AUSTRALIA: The first of the C-Series electric multiple-units which Alstom is supplying for the Perth suburban network has begun initial overnight testing on the Joondalup and Mandurah lines. The 1 067 mm gauge EMUs with a maximum speed of 130 km/h are expected to enter service from ...

  • Moscow Metro Moskva-2020 metro train (Photo Vladimir Waldin) (1)
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    Moscow orders 500 metro cars for delivery in 2024-25


    Photo: Vladimir Waldin RUSSIA: Moscow Metro has extended Transmashholding’s contract to supply Moskva-2020 trainsets, with a further 500 cars to be delivered in 2024-25. This takes the total orders placed to more than 1 800 cars since 2020, and the metro expects to take delivery of 300 ...

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    Urban transport industry news round-up


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

  • Impression of Stadler Kiss EMU for Caltrain services.

    Caltrain wi-fi contract awarded


    USA: ‘Silicon Valley’s train needs wi-fi’, said Caltrain Executive Director Michelle Bouchard when the San Francisco to San Jose commuter operator awarded Nomad Digital a contract to provide digital connectivity for the 19 double-deck electric multiple-units being supplied by Stadler. Caltrain received four proposals for the ...

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    Baku metro Purple Line extension opens


    AZERBAIJAN: President Ilham Aliyev inaugurated a 2·4 km one-station extension of the Baku metro’s Purple Line from Avtovağzal to a station and depot at Xocəsən on December 23. The latest extension takes the Purple Line to 5·8 km. The ...

  • Quito metro inauguration (5)
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    Quito metro inaugurated for preview visits


    ECUADOR: Quito metro Line 1 has been formally inaugurated ahead of the start of services, with official ceremonies including a blessing by the archbishop. ‘The history of Quito will be told as before and after the arrival of the metro’, said Mayor Santiago Guarderas Izquierdo, with ...

  • Valenciennes tram and bus (Photo Keolis)
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    Keolis financing linked to sustainability targets


    KEOLIS: Public transport operating group Keolis has issued its inaugural sustainability-linked Schuldschein, a private placement with a margin adjustment mechanism linked to environmental, diversity and safety performance. KPIs include the proportion of employees in subsidiaries covered by environmental management system certification; reducing greenhouse gas emissions; increasing ...

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    Automated Line M8 inaugurated in Istanbul


    TURKEY: The 14·3 km automated metro Line M8 linking Bostancı with Dudullu on the Anatolian side of Istanbul opened on January 6. The line has 13 stations and passes through four districts with a total of 1·7 million inhabitants. Civil works started in 2016 but were suspended ...

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    Nanjing inaugurates fully-automated Line 7 as Line 1 extended


    CHINA: The first phase of Nanjing metro Line 7 opened for revenue service on December 28, along with a northern extension of Line 1. Running from Xianxinlu in the northeast to Mufuxilu in the city centre, the initial 12·6 km stage of Line 7 serves 10 ...

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    Qingdao opens east-west metro Line 4


    CHINA: Qingdao metro’s east-west Line 4 was opened for revenue service on December 26, four months ahead of schedule. The 30·7 km line linking Renmin Huitang in the old city with Dahedong to the east serves 25 stations, although the interchange with Line 1 at Guanxiangshan ...

  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina opens Dhaka metro Line 6
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    Bangladesh’s first metro line opens


    BANGLADESH: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has opened the country’s first metro line in Dhaka. The capital was one of the biggest cities in the world without a metro, with more than 22 million people in the metropolitan area, and Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology has ...

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    Jinhua opens second suburban rail line


    CHINA: The suburban rail network in the city of Jinhua expanded on December 28 with the opening of the first section of the Yidong Line in Yiwu. The 48·4 km line is intended to augment the Jinyi Line, which opened on August 30 2022, as part ...

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    Huangshi inaugurates catenary-free tram line


    CHINA: The first phase of the Huangshi tram network in Hubei province was formally inaugurated with a ceremony at Huangshi Bei station on the morning of December 28. Public services began at 12.30, with free travel being offered until January 31.

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    Phoenix airport peoplemover extended and trains lengthened


    USA: Passenger services on a 4 km extension to the PHX Sky Train automated peoplemover system at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Arizona began on December 20.

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    MTR extends Beijing metro Line 16


    CHINA: The southern section of Beijing metro Line 16 from Yuyuantan Park East Gate to Yushuzhuang was opened for revenue service on December 31. The 14·2 km extension serving the southwest of the city adds a further nine stations, taking the line to 46·2 km with ...