Honolulu metro news

News about the Honolulu automated light metro project in Hawaii. 

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    First section of Honolulu metro opens at last


    USA: Revenue services on the first phase of Honolulu’s Skyline-branded light metro line started on June 30 with an opening ceremony held at Aloha Stadium at 14.00. Passengers possessing a valid HOLO public transport smartcard can travel for free until July 4. The first section of ...

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    First section of Honolulu metro handed over ready for opening


    USA: Metro project developer Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation has formally handed over the initial operating segment of the line to the city’s Department of Transportation Services, which will be responsible for operations when it opens at 14.00 on June 30. ‘This is a landmark moment’, ...

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    First Honolulu metro phase 2 contract awarded


    USA: Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation announced on July 19 that it had awarded a contract for the next phase of the city’s light metro line to a joint venture of Shimmick Construction, Traylor Bros and Granite Construction. Worth $874·8m, the design-build contract covers 8·4 km of elevated alignment ...

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    First Honolulu metro cars arrive


    USA: The first two metro cars for the driverless light metro arrived in Honolulu on March 24 from Hitachi Rail Italy’s factory in Pittsburg, California. The bodies were assembled in Reggio Calabria in Italy, before the cars were fitted out in Pittsburg. Shipping was co-ordinated by Baggio, with Pasha ...

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    Honolulu breaks ground on first metro station


    USA: Construction of the first Honolulu Rail Transit station officially started with a groundbreaking ceremony on February 25. Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transit and contractor Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co were joined by city and state officials at West Loch station. Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co is building West Loch under ...

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    Honolulu awards metro stations contract


    USA: Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation has awarded a contract to build the three westernmost stations on the Honolulu light metro line, it announced on July 16. Nan Inc. submitted the lowest bid to build Hoopili, University of Hawaii West Oahu and East Kapolei stations. Its bid of $56·1m ...

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    Honolulu metro track and electrification contracts awarded


    USA: Electrification and track supply subcontracts have been awarded for the $5·2bn Honolulu driverless metro project, a 32 km elevated line between East Kapolei and Ala Moana Center which is scheduled to open in phases from 2015 to 2019. On August 1 Siemens Infrastructure & Cities announced it had won ...

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    AECOM wins Honolulu airport elevated metro design contract


    USA: AECOM has won a $38∙8m contract to design the 8∙3 km section of the Honolulu Rail Transit elevated metro from Aloha Stadium to the Middle Street Transit Center, via Honolulu International Airport. AECOM is expected to finish the design work by the spring of 2013. There will be a ...

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    Ansaldo Honolulu signs metro contract


    USA: The Ansaldo Honolulu consortium of Finmeccanica companies Ansaldo STS and AnsaldoBreda has signed a contract with Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation to supply the technology and rolling stock for the Honolulu driverless metro. The $1∙3bn contract is for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the 32 km Honolulu ...

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    Ansaldo scoops Honolulu metro contract


    USA: The award of two major contracts totalling $946m covering construction and fitting out of the elevated metro line in Honolulu was announced by the city’s mayor Peter Carlisle on March 21. The Ansaldo Honolulu Joint Venture, bringing together Finnmeccanica companies Ansaldo STS and AnsaldoBreda, has been selected as core ...

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    Metro Report International

    Hawaiian blessing marks start of Honolulu light rail project


    USA: A 90 min ceremony complete with a hula and a traditional Hawaiian blessing marked the official groundbreaking for the 32 km high-capacity light rail line linking East Kapolei with Ala Moana Center on February 22. State and local officials and supporters from the business community were ...

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    Honolulu light rail prospects look positive


    USA: Hawaii’s newly-elected Governor Neil Abercrombie has signed the Final Environmental Impact Statement for Honolulu’s proposed $5·3bn light rail project, clearing the way for final approval from the Federal Transit Administration. The 32 km elevated line was stalled when Abercrombie’s predecessor, Linda Lingle, refused to approve the ...

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    First contract awarded for Honolulu light rail


    USA: A US$482·9m design-build contract for construction of the first 10·5 km of Honolulu’s proposed 32 km elevated light rail line was awarded to Kiewit Pacific Co on October 21. The company’s bid was US$90m under estimates and provides a financially optimistic start to the US$5·3bn project. ...