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  • Plans for a two-line metro network in Konya have been finalised.
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    Sino-Turkish consortium to build Konya metro

    2019-11-14T14:36:00Z

    TURKEY: A consortium of China National Machinery, Taşyapı and AYGM has been awarded a €1·2bn contract to build the first metro line in Konya. Due to be completed by the end of 2023, the 21·1 km route would serve 22 stations between Necmettin Erbakan University in ...

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    Pune metro TBMs delivered

    2019-11-14T10:14:00Z

    INDIA: The first two tunnel boring machines for the Pune metro have been delivered to the city. Terratec is supplying three 6·61 m diameter earth pressure balance TBMs from its Chinese factory via the port of Mumbai. The TBMs, named Mutha ...

  • Transport for London has selected CAF to supply 43 five-car driverless light metro trains for the Docklands Light Railway.
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    Thales wins Docklands Light Railway signalling contracts

    2019-10-31T11:12:00Z

    UK: Thales has been awarded two contracts for signalling and train control equipment on the Docklands Light Railway light metro in east London, the supplier announced on October 31. Transport for London has awarded Thales a contract to supply upgrades to the signalling software subsystems on ...

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    Bangalore Metro electrification design contract

    2019-10-16T05:00:00Z

    INDIA: Bangalore Metro Rail Corp has awarded Ardanuy Ingeniería a contract to design 750 V DC third rail power supply and SCADA systems for two lines to be developed under its network expansion programme. The 17 km Outer Ring Road Line being developed under Phase ...

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    Siemens Mobility to supply Singapore metro signalling digital twin

    2019-10-15T05:00:00Z

    SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority has awarded Siemens Mobility a contract to design and supply a ‘digital twin’ replicating the signalling system which the company has supplied for the 42 km Downtown Line. Located in the operations control centre at Gali Batu depot, the facility is intended ...

  • Map of the proposed London Underground Bakerloo Line extension.
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    Transport for London consults on latest Bakerloo Line extension plans

    2019-10-14T10:31:00Z

    UK: Transport for London has begun public consultation on ‘the most detailed proposals yet’ for a southeastern extension of London Underground’s Bakerloo Line from Elephant Castle to Lewisham via Old Kent Road and New Cross Gate. Previous consultations focused on route options and station ...

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    Automated tram depot project launched in Potsdam

    2019-10-08T14:28:00Z

    GERMANY: Research into the development of a fully-automated tram depot is to be undertaken in Potsdam by a consortium led by Siemens Mobility. The three-year AStriD (Autonomous Tram in Depot) project is being funded by the federal Ministry for Transport Digital Infrastructure’s mFUND research ...

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    Battery vehicle recharging project launched

    2019-09-27T15:26:00Z

    SWEDEN: The Solaris Sverige subsidiary of Solaris Bus Coach is supplying a trolleybus for the EVolution Road R D project that aims to test dynamic electric vehicle charging. Evolution Road is led by Elonroad and the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Lund. ...

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    Systra awarded Grand Paris Express contract

    2019-09-27T10:00:00Z

    Grand Paris Express FRANCE: Grand Paris Express metro project promoter Société du Grand Paris has awarded Systra a contract to provide technical project management assistance services for construction of the East and West sections of the future automated Line 15. What Systra described as ‘an ...

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    Ground-level electric bus recharging system presented

    2019-09-27T05:00:00Z

    SPAIN: Alstom has unveiled a pilot installation of its SRS ground-based recharging system for electric buses in front of the University of Malaga’s School of Industrial Engineering. Based on the supplier’s established recharging technology for trams, this is designed to provide a safe ...

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    Messina tramway’s future secured

    2019-09-26T05:00:00Z

    ITALY: The Ministry of Infrastructure Transport has provided an initial €11·1m for track (€4·4m) and rolling stock (€6·7m) maintenance on the Messina tramway. Works are due to start within weeks and will require partial closures. The funding marks a turnaround from September 2018 when ...

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    Air rights deal included in Sydney Metro station contract

    2019-09-25T05:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The New South Wales government has awarded a consortium of Oxford Properties, CPB Contractors and Grocon a A$463m contract to design and build the landmark Pitt Street station on the City Southwest extension of the Sydney Metro. The 250 m long underground station ...

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    Ceremonies mark start of Dallas Silver Line construction

    2019-09-24T10:17:00Z

    Dallas Silver Line USA: Dallas Area Rapid Transit held a series of ground-breaking ceremonies along the route of the future Silver Line on September 19 to officially launch construction of the $1·1bn commuter railway in the northern suburbs of Dallas. Previously known as the ...

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    Changzhou opens first metro line

    2019-09-23T13:36:00Z

    Changzhou metro CHINA: Changzhou became the fourth city in Jiangsu province to gain a metro when Line 1 opened on September 21. The line runs for 34·2 km north – south between Senlin Gongyuan and Nanxiashu, serving three administrative districts, residential and business areas ...

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    Minneapolis Southwest LRT systems contract awarded

    2019-09-20T08:49:00Z

    USA: Railway systems for the Southwest LRT extension of the Green Line light rail route in Minneapolis are to be supplied by a joint venture of Aldridge and Parsons under a $194·4m contract awarded by the Metropolitan Council on September 18. The deal covers the supply ...

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    New York MTA proposes ‘largest ever’ capital plan

    2019-09-17T13:22:00Z

    Photo: Gregory Grice USA: New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced its 2020-24 Capital Plan on September 16. The proposed $51·5bn investment is 70% more than the current five-year plan, making it the largest capital plan in MTA history, according to the authority. The investment is ...

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    Jurong Region Line station contracts awarded

    2019-09-11T10:42:00Z

    SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority has awarded two design-build contracts for civil works on five stations on the future Jurong Region Line, it announced on September 10. Work is due to begin next year and be completed in time for the opening of the first phase of ...

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    Wuppertal Schwebebahn adopts ETCS Level 3 train control

    2019-09-06T09:17:00Z

    GERMANY: ETCS Level 3 train control has been successfully commissioned on the Schwebebahn suspension monorail in Wuppertal, which reopened in August following a nine-month closure for infrastructure renewals. Under Level 3, track occupancy is determined solely by the vehicles communicating their positions to the central computer ...

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    ​RER Line A control centralised

    2019-09-05T15:35:00Z

    FRANCE: Operational control of Paris RER Line A has been concentrated at a single location with effect from September 2, although ownership of the route remains split between SNCF and RATP. Under a project launched earlier this year, the SNCF Réseau and SNCF Mobilités staff responsible ...

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    First Circle Line junctions converted to CBTC operation

    2019-09-03T14:00:00Z

    UK: A second section of London Underground’s Circle Line was converted to automatic train operation over the weekend of August 31-September 1, with the commissioning of CBTC signalling under the Four Lines Modernisation programme. Covering the so-called Signal Migration Areas 1 and 2, the ...