Global urban transport news – Page 4

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    Gold Coast smart ticketing ready for visitors


    AUSTRALIA: Cubic Transportation Systems contactless smart ticketing has now been rolled out across the entire Gold Coast Light Rail network in Queensland, enabling passengers to pay using credit or debit cards, smart phones and smart watches. The deployment is the first to use Cubic’s new platform ...

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    Bangkok Gold Line peoplemover opens


    THAILAND: The first section of Bangkok ’s Gold Line peoplemover opened for revenue service on December 16, with Prime Minister Prayuth Cha-o-cha presiding over the launch ceremony. The rubber-tyred peoplemover is the first automated urban rail route in Bangkok, running over an initial 1∙7 km corridor ...

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    Knorr-Bremse to supply Beijing metro train subsystems


    Source: Andrew Benton CHINA: Rolling stock manufacturer CRRC has awarded Knorr-Bremse a ‘mid double-digit million-euro’ contract to supply subsystems for trainsets ordered to operate two automated metro lines under construction in Beijing. Knorr-Bremse is to supply braking systems featuring EP 2002 controls, as well as ...

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    Wireless trams reach Luxembourg Centrale


    LUXEMBOURG: An extension of the city of Luxembourg’s tramway 2 km south from Place de l’Etoile to the mainline interchange at Gare Centrale opened on December 13. There are intermediate stops at Hamilius in the historic centre, and at Place de Metz and Place de ...

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    Taichung postpones Green Line opening amid ‘malfunction’ concern


    TAIWAN: Commercial operations on the first line of the Taichung metro will not begin as scheduled on December 19, Mayor Lu Shiow-yen confirmed on December 14. Under construction since 2009 at a cost of NT$59·3bn, the 16·7 km driverless metro line running from TRA’s Beitun station ...

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    Wabtec’s Metroflexx braking certified ahead of use on Grand Paris Express trains


    BRAKING: Tüv Süd has provided safety, quality and performance standard certification for Metroflexx, Wabtec’s ‘next-generation’ braking system for metro trains. Designed to significantly reduce the weight, energy consumption and life-cycle cost of a train, Metroflexx communicates with the train computer and traction equipment to optimise use ...

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    Paris extends Line 14 north to St-Ouen


    FRANCE: Transport Authority Île de France Mobilités and operator RATP officially inaugurated the northern extension of driverless metro Line 14 on December 14.

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    Preferred bidder for Perth station contract


    AUSTRALIA: ADCO Constructions has been selected as preferred bidder to design and build Lakelands station as part of Perth’s Metronet suburban rail expansion programme. To be located 7 km north of Mandurah, the station will include a pedestrian overpass, bus interchange, 400-bay car park and associated ...

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    Value share contribution mechanism to finance Sydney Metro station


    AUSTRALIA: The NSW government is to finance the construction of Pyrmont station on the Sydney Metro West project using a value share contribution mechanism on the Pyrmont Peninsula. This will require some commercial property owners – other than small businesses – which benefit from increased land ...

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    Amsterdam awards tram and bus card reader contract


    NETHERLANDS: Amsterdam transport operator GVB has awarded Thales a contract to supply around 4 000 contactless card readers for its tram and bus fleets The readers will support payment by mobile phone, EMV bank and credit cards or QR code. Replacement of the existing readers ...

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    Lund tramway opens up the ‘Science Road’


    SWEDEN: Lund became Sweden’s fourth city to have a modern tram network on December 13, with the opening of a 5·5 km double-track line connecting the Central station to university facilities and the European Spallation Source. The line is operated under contract by Norwegian transport group ...

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    Passenger counting partnership


    EUROPE: London-based data technology company BlockDox has announced a strategic partnership with Berlin-based 3D sensor supplier Iris, which will provide high-precision sensors for its passenger counting systems. BlockDox’s PassengerCount provides train and bus operators with key analytics including boarding and alighting times and crowd and disruption ...

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    Agra Metro construction gets underway


    INDIA: Construction of the two-line Agra Metro network was formally launched with a ceremony on December 7.

  • Zürich city council and transport authority ZVV approved an SFr172m order for a further 40 Bombardier Transportation Flexity trams
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    Flexity tram option approved


    SWITZERLAND: Zürich city council and transport authority ZVV approved an SFr172m order for a further 40 Bombardier Transportation Flexity trams on December 9. The vehicles will be supplied under a May 2016 framework contract which included a base order for 70 trams worth SFr358m, including spare ...

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    Ottawa Trillium Line extension signalling contract awarded


    CANADA: Prime contractor TransitNEXT has selected Siemens Mobility to supply signalling and train control systems for Ottawa’s Trillium Line South Extension project. The project scope includes updating the signalling on the existing suburban line, which is operated by diesel multiple-units, and installing automated train protection to ...

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    Bengaluru metro orders CBTC for GoA4 driverless operation


    INDIA: Bengaluru metro agency Bangalore Metro Rail Corp has awarded Siemens Mobility and Siemens Ltd India a Rs2·48bn contract to supply communications-based train control to support unattended operation on the future Yellow Line. Siemens Mobility said this would be the first CBTC project in India to ...

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    Lionet trams head to Izhevsk and Perm


    RUSSIA: PK TS is to deliver its four-axle 100% low-floor Lionet trams to two more cities. It is to supply 16 Type 71-911EM single-section vehicles to the city of Izhevsk this month, with the federal budget funding 60% of the 752m rouble cost as part of ...

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  • DB Regio has selected Bombardier Transportation to help modernise its fleet of 157 Class 423 and 430 electric multiple-units used on Stuttgart S-Bahn services

    Stuttgart S-Bahn EMU refurbishment contract awarded


    GERMANY: DB Regio has selected Bombardier Transportation to help modernise its fleet of 157 ET 423 and ET 430 electric multiple-units used on Stuttgart S-Bahn services over the past two decades. Operating up to 23 million train-km per year, the fleet carries around 400 000 passengers/day. ...