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    Hong Kong MTR opens Tuen Ma Line Phase 1 extension

    2020-02-14T17:19:00Z

    CHINA: Phase 1 of Hong Kong MTR’s Tuen Ma Line was formally opened for revenue service on February 14, extending the existing Ma On Shan Line from Tai Wai through Lion Rock to the eastern part of Kowloon.

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    Hyderabad Metro opens Green Line

    2020-02-10T09:58:00Z

    INDIA: Hyderabad Metro’s 11 km Green Line was formally opened by the Chief Minister of Telangana state Kalvakuntla Chandrashekhar Rao on February 7. The north-south elevated route with nine stations serves the eastern side of the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. It starts from an ...

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    Daugavpils tramway opens new alignment

    2020-02-07T15:20:00Z

    LATVIA: City transport operator Daugavpils Satiksme has opened a replacement single-track tram alignment for part of route T3 on February 05. The new 2·2 km section between Brāļu kapi and the eastern terminus of Stropu ezers provides direct access to the city hospital, replacing the previous ...

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    Detroit People Mover runs counter-clockwise for first time in 11 years

    2020-02-04T16:05:00Z

    USA: The Detroit People Mover is operating counter-clockwise for the first time since 2008. According to the Detroit Transportation Corp, a major rail replacement on the circular line led to a reverse direction operational testing in December 2019. The testing ‘determined that there is an advantage ...

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    Barcelona Metro opens first elevated station

    2020-02-03T16:07:00Z

    SPAIN: On February 1, Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona inaugurated a 1·6 km southern extension of metro Line 10 containing its first elevated station. The new €40m Zona Franca stop is located in the industrial district of Sants-Montjuïc and is expected to serve 3 600 passengers daily. ...

  • The first 3·2 km section of SMRT’s Thomson–East Coast Line has opened.
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    Singapore’s Thomson–East Coast metro line opens

    2020-01-31T15:53:00Z

    SINGAPORE: The first 3·2 km section of SMRT’s Thomson–East Coast Line opened for passenger service on January 31. This adds three stations to the SMRT network: Woodlands North, Woodlands – which acts an interchange with the North South Line – and Woodlands South. When finished, ...

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    Qatar orders self-driving electric shuttles

    2020-01-31T12:54:00Z

    QATAR: Volkswagen AG and the Qatar Investment Authority have announced a deal for a fleet of self-driving electric shuttles ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The partnership will deliver 35 autonomous, electric ID. BUZZ AD cars capable of carrying up to four passengers, as well ...

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    Tracklaying starts on Dhaka metro

    2020-01-29T09:46:00Z

    BANGLADESH: Tracklaying has started on Dhaka’s first metro line, following a ceremony at the Uttara depot site attended by Minister of Road Transport & Bridges Obaidul Quader and Dhaka Mass Transit Co Managing Director M A N Siddique.

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    EBRD finances Dushanbe trolleybus infrastructure modernisation

    2020-01-27T06:00:00Z

    TAJIKISTAN: The European Bank for Reconstruction Development has allocated US$8m for the repair and upgrading of traction substations, feeder cable network and the overhead electrification equipment on the Dushanbe trolleybus network. The financing package comprises a US$5·2m state-backed loan and a US$2·8m grant. ...

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    New York MTA to study passenger options for Brooklyn freight corridor

    2020-01-23T17:09:00Z

    Photo: J M Calisi The Bay Ridge line is primarily used by freight operator New York Atlantic Railway. USA: New York MTA is to launch a formal study of proposals to introduce passenger trains over the 27 km Bay Ridge line in ...

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    Shijiazhuang metro extended

    2020-01-22T12:00:00Z

    CHINA: A 5·4 km extension of Shijiazhuang metro Line 3 north from Shierzhong to Xisanzhuang opened on January 20, taking the line to 11·8 km with 10 stations. Construction had begun in August 2016. The city’s two-line metro network is now 46·1 km long. Work is ...

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    New York MTA awards 8th Avenue corridor CBTC contract

    2020-01-21T09:06:00Z

    Source: Joseph Calisi USA: New York MTA has awarded LK Comstock Co a $245·8m contract to install Siemens Mobility Communications-Based Train Control, and undertake other equipment enhancements on the 8th Avenue subway corridor. The contract announced on January 13 covers the local ...

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    Line 10 work resumes in Valencia

    2020-01-20T15:39:00Z

    SPAIN: Municipal operator FGV has resumed work to complete light rail Line 10 in Valencia. Originally known as tram line T2, work started in 2006 and was halted in 2011 on financial grounds, with around €200m having already been spent. Line 10 will eventually run from ...

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    Tai Wai – Kai Tak extension to open on February 14

    2020-01-17T14:29:00Z

    CHINA: The first section of Hong Kong MTR’s long-awaited Shatin – Central Link project will open for revenue service on February 14, the operator announced on January 17. The extension from Tai Wai to Kai Tak forms part of the east-west link which will eventually connect ...

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    EBRD finances Izmir metro civil works

    2020-01-16T13:00:00Z

    TURKEY: The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development is to provide Izmir Metropolitan Municipality with a loan to finance the €754·5m construction of civil works for the planned Üçyol – Buca driverless metro line serving the southeast of the city.

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    Bogotá Regiotram de Occidente contract awarded

    2020-01-13T14:38:00Z

    COLOMBIA: A contract to design, build and operate the 39·6 km Regiotram de Occidente inter-urban commuter line linking Bogotá with its western suburbs was signed by China Civil Engineering Construction Corp on Janaury 7. The subsidiary of China Railway Construction Corp was sole bidder for ...

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    Elizabeth Line through central London now expected to open in summer 2021

    2020-01-10T17:13:00Z

    UK: The London Paddington to Abbey Wood central section of the Elizabeth Line is now expected to open in ‘summer 2021’. The full service from Reading and Heathrow Airport in the west to Abbey Wood and Shenfield in the east is now expected to commence by mid-2022, ...

  • BART board approves CBTC, connectivity and security programmes
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    BART board approves CBTC, connectivity and security programmes

    2020-01-10T14:04:00Z

    USA: The award of a $798m contract for Hitachi Rail STS USA to roll out communications-based train control on the San Francisco Bay Area’s BART metro network was approved by the operator’s board on January 9, along with projects to improve passenger connectivity and deploy security staff. ...

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    Plzeň expands tram network

    2020-01-08T07:00:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: Plzeň transport authority PMDP has opened the first tramway extension in the city for almost 30 years, with the inauguration on December 16 of a 1·4 km extension of Line 4 to the Borská Pole industrial zone. Line 4 is the city’s busiest, linking ...

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    Hamburg automated metro financing agreed

    2020-01-07T07:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Confirmation of a grant to finance construction of the first driverless metro line in Hamburg has been formally handed over to operator Hamburger Hochbahn by the city’s government. Subject to the completion of planning procedures, construction of line U5 is expected ...