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  • New York subway passengers using mobiles at Broadway (Photo: Robert Pastryk/Pixabay
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    PPP agreement to fund universal wireless connectivity on New York Subway

    2022-08-11T08:34:00Z

    USA: Wi-fi and mobile phone connectivity is to be rolled out across the entire New York Subway network over the next 10 years, following the signing of a public-private partnership agreement offering benefits valued at more than $1bn. Metropolitan Transportation Authority has selected BAI Communications subsidiary ...

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    Moscow rolling stock loans

    2022-08-10T11:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: The government has approved a second loan for the purchase of rolling stock for urban and suburban rail services around Moscow. The two 15-year, 3% loans approved in October and July have a total value of 106·7bn roubles. The city government intends to use 49·7bn ...

  • Alstom metro train for Agra
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    Agra metro train design revealed

    2022-08-09T14:57:00Z

    INDIA: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has unveiled the design of the trainsets which Alstom is to supply for Agra metro Line 1. In July 2020 state operator Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corp awarded Bombardier Transportation — now Alstom — a €245m combined contract to ...

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    President Marcos commits to rail investment

    2022-08-08T07:49:00Z

    PHILIPPINES: President Ferdinand Marcos Jr underlined his commitment to continuing and expanding the previous administration’s investment in rail during his first state of the nation address. ‘The infrastructure programme of the Duterte administration must not only continue but, wherever possible, be expanded’, he said. ‘We must ...

  • São Paulo Line 6 construction works aerial view (Photo: Concessionária Linha Universidade)
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    São Paulo metro Line 6 financing secured

    2022-08-05T09:26:00Z

    BRAZIL: São Paulo metro Line 6 PPP consortium Concessionária Linha Universidade has closed a R$6·9bn financing deal with development bank BNDES. The consortium of Acciona (47%), Societe Generale (39·7%), Stoa (12·3%) and Transdev (1%) said the R$18bn public-private infrastructure project to build the 15·3 km line ...

  • Singapore refurbished escalator (Photo: SMRT)
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    Metro escalator refurbishment matches speed to the time of day

    2022-08-05T05:00:00Z

    SINGAPORE: Otis has completed a six-year project to refurbish 231 escalators at 42 stations on the North-South and East-West metro lines, installing additional safety features, improving efficiency and enabling operation at different speeds depending on the time of day. The escalators are programmed to move at ...

  • London Underground roundel and Palace of Westminster clock tower (Photo: xxolaxx/Pixabay)
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    Transport for London funding agreement expires

    2022-08-03T14:25:00Z

    UK: The most recent extension of Transport for London’s extraordinary funding agreement expired at 12.00 on August 3. TfL had sought a short extension to continue discussions about the government’s draft proposal for a long-term funding settlement, but was offered 5½ days instead of the two ...

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    Transport for London needs time to consider funding proposal

    2022-07-29T07:44:00Z

    UK: Transport for London announced on July 28 that its extraordinary funding agreement, which was due to expire the same day, had been extended until midday on August 3, to give it time to discuss the government’s draft proposal for a long-term funding settlement. Mayor of ...

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    Macau – Hengqin metro tunnelling begins

    2022-07-29T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: Tunnelling has begun for a light metro line connecting the Macau Special Administrative Region with Zhuhai’s Hengqin Port across the Shizimen canal. Being built at an overall cost of US$437m, Macao Light Rail Transit’s Hengqin Line will run for 2·2 km from an interchange with ...

  • MARTA Stadler metro train impression
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    MARTA metro train HVAC contract

    2022-07-27T12:00:00Z

    USA: Wabtec is to supply heating, ventilation and air conditioning units for use on 56 four-car CQ400 metro trainsets which Stadler’s Salt Lake City factory is to build for Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority. The order covers 112 cab HVAC units and 224 units for the ...

  • Makkah metro control room
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    Makkah metro communications upgraded for Hajj operations

    2022-07-25T05:00:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: Hytera has replaced the communication systems on the Al Mashaaer Al Mugaddassah metro line in Makkah which only operates during the annual Hajj pilgrimage. Hytera said the existing communication system, which had been running since the 18 km line opened in November 2010, had ...

  • Athens metro Line 1 trains (Photo: STASY)
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    Athens metro train refurbishment contract awarded

    2022-07-22T11:10:00Z

    GREECE: Operator STASY has awarded CAF a contract to refurbish 14 trainsets dating from 1983-85 which are in service on Athens metro Line 1. The 34-month project to extend the life of the five-car MAN/Siemens trainsets for a further 25 years has a €70m budget and ...

  • Bogota metro Line 1 train mockup (1)
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    Bogotá metro train mock-up unveiled

    2022-07-22T05:00:00Z

    COLOMBIA: CRRC Changchun has unveiled a mock-up of the 30 driverless trainsets it is to supply for Bogotá metro Line 1. The six-car trainsets will be 145 m long and 2 900 mm wide and will be able to carry up to 1 800 passengers. ...

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    Côte d’Ivoire: Abidjan metro makes slow progress

    2022-07-21T08:02:00Z

    Longstanding plans for construction of a north-south metro line in the capital of Côte d’Ivoire have progressed slowly, with only 4∙4 km of the route so far cleared for the main work to start.

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    Mexico City Line 1 train unveiled

    2022-07-19T13:43:00Z

    MEXICO: The first of 29 trainsets which CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive is supplying as part of the modernisation of Mexico City metro Line 1 was rolled out on July 18. The event was marked by a hybrid ceremony in both Mexico and China, attended by the city’s ...

  • Tyne & Wear Metro Corys simulator
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    Tyne & Wear Metro simulator delivered

    2022-07-15T05:00:00Z

    UK: Tyne & Wear Metro has taken delivery of a Corys full-size cab simulator to train staff on its incoming fleet of trains to be supplied by Stadler. The simulator replicates the network and all 60 stations, as well as weather conditions such as snow or ...

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    Warszawa metro extension opens

    2022-07-14T05:00:00Z

    POLAND: A western extension of Warszawa metro Line M2 was opened by Mayor Rafał Trzaskowski and European Commissioner for Cohesion & Reforms Elisa Ferreira on June 30. The extension runs 2·7 km from Ksiecia Janusza to Bemowo, with an intermediate station at Ulrychów. ...

  • Oslo metro Fornebu line impression
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    Fornebu metro tunnelling contract awarded as funding envelope revised

    2022-07-13T13:37:00Z

    NORWAY: The second major tunnelling contract for Oslo’s Fornebu metro line has been signed, following an agreement by local authorities in the Oslo metropolitan region and the county of Viken of a revised funding package to cover increased costs.

  • Passengers on London Underground's Piccadilly Line wearing coronavirus face coverings
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    ‘Unsatisfactory progress’ means no long-term Transport for London funding agreement

    2022-07-13T13:09:00Z

    UK: Another short-term extension of Transport for London’s extraordinary funding agreement with the government was announced on July 13, the day the previous extension was due to expire. The latest extension of the fourth of the funding packages introduced after ridership collapsed during the coronavirus pandemic ...

  • Dublin MetroLink Tara Street station impression
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    Cabinet backs Dublin automated metro business case

    2022-07-12T08:25:00Z

    IRELAND: The cabinet has approved the preliminary business case for the proposed MetroLink automated metro in Dublin. This will enable Transport Infrastructure Ireland to submit a planning application in September and begin procurement next year ready for construction to start from 2025. Opening is envisaged in ...