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    More trains ordered as tunnelling begins on Singapore Circle Line extension

    2019-07-25T08:47:02Z

    SINGAPORE: Tunnelling started on the Circle Line Stage 6 extension on July 25 with the launch of the tunnel boring machine at Keppel station. The TBM will bore a tunnel to HarbourFront, and will be followed by two more, expected to be launched in September and October. The ...

  • Attending the signing ceremony were Auckland Deputy Mayor Bill Cashmore, Transport Minister Phil Twyford, CRL Ltd Chair Sir Brian Roche and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff.
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    Auckland City Rail Link contract signed

    2019-07-19T16:35:00Z

    NEW ZEALAND: The main contract for construction of the tunnels and stations on the Auckland City Rail Link was formally signed on July 19, at an event attended by Transport Minister Phil Twyford and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff. Project promoter City Rail Link had selected the Link Alliance ...

  • Plzeň transport operator PMDP and the European Investment Bank have signed a €50m loan agreement.
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    Trams, trolleybuses and a greener depot for Plzeň

    2019-07-05T08:17:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: Plzeň transport operator PMDP and the European Investment Bank have signed a €50m loan agreement which will be used to finance the purchase of 34 trams and approximately 34 trolleybuses to replace existing vehicles, as well as the modernisation of the Slovany tram depot and power supply infrastructure. ...

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    FTA grant for Dallas light rail capacity improvement

    2019-07-02T11:00:00Z

    USA: Dallas Area Rapid Transit has signed a $61m grant agreement with the Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration for the lengthening of platforms at 28 stops on the Red and Blue lines. The grant announced on June 27 is part of FTA’s Capital Investment Grants ...

  • The funding agreement was signed on the platform of the disused Siemensstadt station.
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    Siemensstadt S-Bahn funding agreement

    2019-07-01T06:00:00Z

    GERMANY: The long-disused S-Bahn branch to the Berlin suburb of Siemensstadt and Gartenfeld is set to be reactivated following the signing of an agreement between Deutsche Bahn s Board Member for Infrastructure Ronald Pofalla and the city s Mayor Michael Müller on July 28 to fund the necessary planning studies ...

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    Systra selected for Santiago Line 7

    2019-06-27T14:39:19Z

    CHILE: Metro de Santiago has selected Systra to provide consultancy services for construction of driverless metro Line 7, including the design of railway systems, workshops and rolling stock, the company announced on June 25. Line 7 is one of three new routes and four extensions announced by President Sebastián Piñera ...

  • The Finch West light rail line is due to open in 2023.
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    CBTC supplier selected for Finch West light rail line

    2019-06-26T10:06:51Z

    CANADA: Mosaic Transit Group has selected Thales to supply signalling for the Finch West light rail line being developed in Toronto. Thales is to supply its SelTrac CBTC technology. Last year Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area transport authority Metrolinx selected Mosaic Transit Group to build the 11 km light ...

  • Transport for Wales has awarded Balfour Beatty, Alun Griffiths and Siemens Mobility early contractor involvement contracts ahead of procurement for the first stages of the South Wales Metro project.
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    South Wales Metro ECI contracts awarded

    2019-06-25T06:00:00Z

    UK: Transport for Wales has awarded Balfour Beatty, Alun Griffiths and Siemens Mobility early contractor involvement contracts ahead of procurement for the first stages of the South Wales Metro project. The project which is scheduled to be completed in 2023 covers modernisation, capacity enhancement and electrification works on branch lines ...

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    Five-year Boston transport investment plan approved

    2019-06-21T15:07:00Z

    USA: The Massachusetts Department of Transportation and Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority voted on June 18 to approve the 2020-24 capital investment plan. This includes a contribution of $753·7m towards the Red and Orange metro line fleet replacement. CRRC is supplying 252 cars for the Red Line ...

  • The second phase of the Sydney metro is included in the budget.
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    Sydney and Parramatta projects in New South Wales budget

    2019-06-20T06:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Rail projects in Sydney and Parramatta are included in the 2019-20 New South Wales budget, which was presented on June 18. The City Southwest metro extension from Chatswood to Bankstown via central Sydney, which is expected to open in 2024, is to receive ...

  • Trackwork on London Underground's Northern Line extension has been completed.
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    Northern Line extension due to open in September 2021 as trackwork completed

    2019-06-14T08:38:03Z

    UK: Trackwork on London Underground’s Northern Line extension has been completed, and an engineering train has travelled the full length of the new route for the first time. The train carried 750 m of power cable, which was installed by 15 people. The 3·2 km extension is now ...

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    Nagpur Metro tests east-west line

    2019-05-30T15:11:38Z

    INDIA: Nagpur Metro began test running on the westernmost section of its east-west line on May 30, with a trial run attended by Maharashtra Metro Rail Corp Managing Director Brijesh Dixit. The 5·5 km section from Subhash Nagar to the terminus at Lokmanya Nagar, where the depot is located, will ...

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    Krasnodar plans to double size of tram network

    2019-05-30T14:57:36Z

    RUSSIA: The southwestern city of Krasnodar has opted to develop its legacy tramway to support rapid economic development and combat worsening road congestion. On May 17, the municipality outlined the findings of a regional transport infrastructure plan worth 51·7bn roubles that has been developed by Moscow Higher School of ...

  • Bombardier Transportation is preferred bidder for a contract to design a build two monorail lines in Cairo. The rolling stock would be built at its Derby plant.
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    Bombardier Transportation selected for Cairo monorail contract

    2019-05-28T11:43:23Z

    EGYPT: Bombardier Transportation has been named preferred bidder for a contract to design a build two monorail lines in Cairo. A 54 km line would connect east Cairo with the New Administrative City, and a 42 km line would link October 6 City with Giza. The contract announced on ...

  • The first phase of a planned circular suburban railway serving Baku and the Abşeron Peninsula was inaugurated by President Ilham Aliyev on May 21.
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    President inaugurates Baku suburban railway first phase

    2019-05-24T08:56:43Z

    AZERBAIJAN: The first phase of a planned circular suburban railway serving Baku and the Abşeron Peninsula was inaugurated by President Ilham Aliyev on May 21. The first phase uses 13·5 km of modernised route eastwards from Baku’s main station to a new hub at Sabunçu, with three intermediate stations. Sabunçu ...

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    Two São Paulo suburban lines to be tendered

    2019-05-22T10:11:26Z

    BRAZIL: Tenders are to be called in September for contracts to operate lines 8 and 9 of São Paulo’s CPTM suburban network under a PPP structure. The two operating contracts are to be awarded by the end of the year, according to state minister for transport Alexandre Baldy. The ...

  • The 40·7 km circular Zhengzhou metro Line 5 opened on May 20.
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    Zhengzhou metro’s circular Line 5 opens

    2019-05-21T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: The 40·7 km circular Zhengzhou metro Line 5 opened on May 20. Construction of the entirely underground line had been launched in December 2014. Testing began in September last year, with trials running on the complete route from December. The line has 32 stations, with one more expected ...

  • President Mauricio Macri inaugurated a new viaduct on the Retiro – Tigre branch of the Mitre suburban railway serving Buenos Aires on May 10.
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    Elevated section of Buenos Aires commuter line inaugurated

    2019-05-14T13:52:41Z

    ARGENTINA: President Mauricio Macri inaugurated a new viaduct on the Retiro – Tigre branch of the Mitre suburban railway serving Buenos Aires on May 10. The 3·9 km structure between Avenida Dorrego and Avenida Monroe eliminates eight level crossings. Two stations on the section have been rebuilt. Belgrano station ...

  • FS owns a stake in Milano metro Line 5 concessionaire Metro 5 SpA.
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    Urban mobility a feature of FS Group’s investment plan

    2019-05-14T12:57:24Z

    ITALY: State railway holding FS Group Chief Executive Gianfranco Battisti unveiled an ‘unprecedented’ spending programme on May 10, with €58bn to be invested across various modes in 2019-23. A total of €28bn is to be spent on rail infrastructure and €14bn on the strategic road network through FS Group’s ...

  • Plans to launch of Elizabeth Line services through central London during a ‘six-month delivery window with a midpoint at the end of 2020’ have been announced by Crossrail Ltd.
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    Elizabeth Line launch planned for 2020-21

    2019-04-26T09:14:36Z

    UK: A ‘robust and realistic’ plan for the launch of Elizabeth Line services through central London during a ‘six-month delivery window with a midpoint at the end of 2020’ was announced by project promoter Crossrail Ltd on April 25. The opening was originally planned for December 2018, but in August ...