Global urban transport news – Page 5

  • Zhuzhou CRRC Times Electric Co has developed a condition-based maintenance planning platform for urban rail networks (Photo: Andrew Benton).
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    Smarter maintenance to support Chinese metro growth

    2020-12-04T13:12:00Z

    CHINA: Zhuzhou CRRC Times Electric Co has developed a condition-based maintenance planning platform for metro rolling stock which is to be expanded to cover all elements of urban rail networks. ZTEC said Foresee had been developed because of the difficulty of scaling-up traditional scheduled and fault-based ...

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    Berlin U5 link unites east and west

    2020-12-04T12:14:00Z

    GERMANY: A 2·2 km extension of Berlin metro Line U5 west from Alexanderplatz to Brandenburger Tor opened on December 4, and U5 absorbed the formerly-isolated U55 with trains now running through from Hauptbahnhof  to U5’s eastern terminus at Hönow.

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    Reducing brake dust to improve air quality

    2020-12-04T08:47:00Z

    FRANCE: Paris transport operator RATP is testing Wabtec’s Green Friction braking materials, which are designed to help improve the air quality in tunnels by reducing the amount of microparticles emitted. Initial bench tests are simulating the operation of a MI09 transet operating on RER Line A, ...

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    Real-Time Asset Management research grants awarded

    2020-12-04T05:00:00Z

    USA: The Federal Transit Administration’s Real-Time Asset Management research programme has awarded grants totalling $1·37m to six projects which aim to enhance asset management and safety by deploying innovative technologies. Real-Time Asset Management project funding Sponsor Description Funding ...

  • RaaS would integrate modes of transport including train, bicycle, metro, bus, car sharing and scooters into one digital platform which would enable the planning of trips in a single app with a single payment.
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    RENFE-as-a-Service aims to attract new passengers

    2020-12-03T12:22:00Z

    SPAIN: Tendering is to begin soon for the development of national train operator RENFE Operadora’s planned ‘RENFE-as-a-Service’ digital platform for planning and purchasing multimodal door-to-door journeys. Expected to launch by the end of 2021, RaaS would integrate modes of transport including train, bicycle, metro, bus, car ...

  • Moscow’s city government has transferred control of tramway infrastructure to the metro.
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    Moscow Metro to manage city’s tram infrastructure

    2020-12-03T11:50:00Z

    RUSSIA: Moscow’s city government has transferred control of tramway infrastructure to the metro. ‘Moscow Metro is a leader among non-automated metros as far as headway is concerned’, said Deputy Mayor for Transport Maxim Liksutov. ‘That’s because our infrastructure maintenance standards are one of the strictest, safest ...

  • Amtrak has beaten four other bidders to win the next contract to operate Southern California Regional Rail Authority’s Metrolink commuter services.
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    Metrolink operating contract awarded

    2020-12-03T11:35:00Z

    USA: National passenger operator Amtrak has beaten four other bidders to win the next contract to operate Southern California Regional Rail Authority’s Metrolink commuter services. Serving the greater Los Angeles region, Metrolink is the USA’s third largest commuter rail network, totalling 650 route-km. Before the pandemic ...

  • pl Krakow tram (Photo MPK Krakow)
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    Kraków tram line PPP contract awarded

    2020-12-03T09:00:00Z

    POLAND: A consortium of PPP Solutions Polska and Gülermak Ağır Sanayi İnşaat ve Taahhüt was the lowest bidder for a 1·126bn złoty pilot public-private partnership contract to finance, design, build and maintain a section of tramway in Kraków. The project is one of several in different ...

  • Teleste is to supply passenger information, public address and CCTV systems as well as ultra-wide TFT display screens for the 43 five-car automated light metro trains which CAF is building for use on London’s Docklands Light Railway.
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    Teleste to supply Docklands Light Railway onboard systems

    2020-12-03T04:00:00Z

    UK: Finnish company Teleste is to supply passenger information, public address and CCTV systems as well as ultra-wide TFT display screens for the 43 five-car automated light metro trains which CAF is building for use on London’s Docklands Light Railway. Teleste will also supply software for ...

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    Urban transport industry news round-up

    2020-12-02T05:00:00Z

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

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    Xuzhou enters the ‘multi-line’ era as metro Line 2 opens

    2020-12-01T14:43:00Z

    CHINA: The second metro line in Xuzhou was formally opened for revenue service on November 28, with a ceremony at City Administration Centre station which will be the future interchange between lines 2 and 6.

  • An £825m loan to ensure the continuation of work on completing and commissioning the delayed Crossrail project has been agreed by the Mayor of London, Transport for London, the Department for Transport and the Treasury.
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    Government agrees £825m loan to support Crossrail

    2020-12-01T12:42:00Z

    UK: An £825m loan to ensure the continuation of work on completing and commissioning the delayed Crossrail project has been agreed by the Mayor of London, Transport for London, the Department for Transport and the Treasury. Project promoter Crossrail Ltd announced in August that it would ...

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    Stadler partners with Newcastle University to support metro fleet renewal

    2020-12-01T05:00:00Z

    UK: Newcastle University and Stadler have signed a memorandum of understanding to work together on research, education and innovation initiatives relating the the Swiss firm’s contract to supply and maintain a new fleet of trainsets for the Tyne Wear Metro. Running for an initial ...

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    Karlsruhe tram network extended in Knielingen

    2020-11-30T12:32:00Z

    GERMANY: An extension of Karlsruhe tram route 2 from Siemensallee to Knielingen Nord was opened on November 28.

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    Account-based ticketing-as-a-service offered off-the-shelf

    2020-11-30T05:00:00Z

    USA: Ticketing technology company Masabi has worked with Regional Transit Service in Rochester, New York, to deploy what it says is the first account-based ticketing system powered by an off-the-shelf, MaaS-enabled fare payments-as-a-service platform. The RTS Go fare payment system, which is based on Masabi’s Justride ...

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    Metro to the pyramids contract awarded

    2020-11-27T11:53:00Z

    EGYPT: The National Authority for Tunnels has awarded a consortium of Mitsubishi Corp and Orascom Construction the US$800m Railway Systems, Track Depot Works Package CP411 contract for Cairo metro Line 4 Phase 1. This will run 19 km southwest from central Cairo to the ...

  • cn Guangzhou metro Line 8 station
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    Guangzhou metro Line 8 extended north to Baiyun

    2020-11-27T10:49:00Z

    CHINA: Guangzhou Metro Corp opened an extension of Line 8 from Cultural Park on the west side of the city centre to Jiaoxin in Baiyun District to the north on November 26, adding 16·3 km and 11 stations. Two further stations on the new section ...

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    Sydney tenders western airport metro works

    2020-11-27T05:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Prequalification has started for a second package of civil engineering works on the planned metro line to serve the future Western Sydney International Airport and the proposed Western Parkland City. Construction of the new international airport is already underway. ...

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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.