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    EBRD approves Izmir metro loan

    2021-07-29T10:41:00Z

    TURKEY: The European Bank for Reconstruction Development is to provide Izmir municipality with a €125m loan to support construction of the first phase of the Üçyol – Buca driverless metro line. The 13·5 km line will be entirely underground, with an end to ...

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    CRRC unveils Los Angeles metro cars

    2021-07-28T11:00:00Z

    USA: The first of the HR4000 metro cars which CRRC Changchun is building for Los Angeles have been unveiled at the manufacturer’s Springfield plant in Massachusetts. Los Angeles County MTA and CRRC Changchun signed a framework agreement in April 2017 for ...

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    Praha awards first Line D construction contract

    2021-07-26T05:00:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: Construction of Praha metro Line D is expected to get underway next year, following the award of the civil works contract for the most challenging section of the 10·6 km route. Once completed, Line D will run from Náměstí Míru to Depo Písnice, ...

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    12 confirmed dead in Zhengzhou metro flood

    2021-07-21T12:08:00Z

    CHINA: Officials in Zhengzhou have confirmed that 12 passengers died and another five were seriously injured after parts of the city’s metro network were flooded on July 20. In what has been described as a ‘once in 1 000 years event’, the Henan ...

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    Sydney Metro West tunnelling contract awarded

    2021-07-16T10:16:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The first of three major tunnelling contracts for the 24 km Sydney Metro West has been awarded to a joint venture of Acciona Construction Australia Pty Ltd and Ferrovial Construction (Australia) Pty Ltd, Transport for New South Wales announced on July 16.

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    Shaoxing opens first line of planned 208 km metro network

    2021-07-13T13:16:00Z

    CHINA: The first metro line in Shaoxing has opened, running 20·3 km from Guniangqiao and China Textile City. The project was originally known as known as the Hangzhou – Shaoxing Ineter-city railway, and is now branded as metro Line 1. ...

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    Fukuoka Subway orders sky and mountain liveried trainsets

    2021-07-13T06:00:00Z

    JAPAN: Fukuoka City Transport Bureau has ordered four four-car Series 3000A trainsets to support an expansion of services when the Fukuoka Subway’s 12 km Nanakuma Line is extended by 1·6 km from Tenjin Minami to Hakata in 2022. Two of the 1 435 mm gauge, ...

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    Wi-fi used to estimate station usage

    2021-07-13T05:00:00Z

    UK: Transport for London is using aggregated and depersonalised data from its wi-fi network to provide real-time information on how busy London Underground stations are at any particular time of the day. TfL has previously used ticketing data to understand travel patterns, with its estimates ...

  • Alstom would supply 30 SkyTrain automated light metro trainsets, using options within the fleet renewal and expansion contract which TransLink and Bombardier Transportation announced in December 2020.
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    Vancouver SkyTrain expansion funding announced

    2021-07-12T15:21:00Z

    CANADA: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has confirmed that the federal government would provide up to C$1·3bn to meet 40% of the cost of the proposed Surrey Langley Extension of Vancouver’s SkyTrain automated light metro network, subject to due diligence and the approvals process. The Province ...

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    Athens metro Line 4 main works to begin

    2021-07-12T05:00:00Z

    GREECE: Major construction works for Athens metro Line 4 are to start this summer, after the contract for final design work, construction and commissioning was signed by Attiko Metro and a consortium of Alstom, local construction company Avax and Italian tunnelling company Ghella. The contract, ...

  • Paris metro Alstom MP14 train for Line 11 cab (Photo: Alstom/Samuel Dhote)
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    Paris orders more MP14 trainsets for Line 11

    2021-07-09T09:23:00Z

    FRANCE: Île-de-France Mobilités has exercised an option to order a further 19 MP14 rubber-tyred trainsets from Alstom for the Paris Metro. The €132m order announced on July 8 covers 19 five-car units with driving cabs, which are intended to be used by metro operator RATP ...

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    Xuzhou opens north-south metro line

    2021-07-09T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: Xuzhou metro’s 18·1 km north-south Line 3 opened on June 28, linking Xiadian and Gaoxinqunan with 16 underground stations. Services run every 7 to 8½ min, with an end-to-end journey time of 34 min. The infrastructure has been built for six-car trains, although ...

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    Automated metro opens in Suzhou

    2021-07-08T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: The fully automated Line 5 of the Suzhou Rail Transit network opened on June 29, running 44·1 km from Taihu Xiangshan to Yangchenghu Nan and serving 34 stations. Under construction since June 2016, the line is almost entirely underground, except for a 600 m ...

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    Baku metro trains delivered

    2021-07-07T11:00:00Z

    AZERBAIJAN: Transmasholding’s Metrowagonmash plant at Mytishi in Russia has delivered a further four of the 12 five-car trainsets which Baku Metropoliten ordered in October 2019 for delivery by 2023. The Type 81-765.B and 81-766.B vehicles feature a high level of sound ...

  • London Underground Piccadilly Line new Siemens Mobility train impression
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    London Underground detrainment equipment contract awarded

    2021-07-07T08:00:00Z

    UK: Siemens Mobility has selected Huntingdon-based composites specialist TRB Lightweight Structures to supply emergency evacuation equipment for the 94 Inspiro trainsets which it is to build to replace London Underground’s Piccadilly Line fleet from 2025. The evacuation doors, bridges and stairs are required to meet ...

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    Changzhou’s second metro line inaugurated

    2021-07-06T13:31:00Z

    CHINA: The second metro line in Changzhou was opened for revenue service on June 28, running for 19·8 km from Qingfeng Park to Wuyilu via an interchange station Line 1 at Cultural Palace station. Construction of Line 2 began in February 2017, and the trainsets ...

  • Hangzhou Metro Line 8 officials
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    Hangzhou Line 8 includes 2·8 km under-river tunnel

    2021-07-06T11:06:00Z

    CHINA: Hangzhou metro Line 8 was opened for revenue service on June 28, serving the Qiantang New Area to the northeast of the city. The 17·2 km east-west route serves eight stations. It starts from an interchange with the airport branch of Line 1 at ...

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    Line 2 East metro extension opens in Manila

    2021-07-05T10:26:00Z

    PHILIPPINES: President Rodrigo Duterte visited the newly completed Masinag station on July 1 to inaugurate a 4·2 km extension of LRT Line 2 from Santolan. Revenue services will begin on July 5, from when there will be two weeks of free travel.

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    First Kawasaki R211 Subway cars arrive in New York

    2021-07-02T12:22:00Z

    USA: MTA New York City Transit took delivery of its first five R211 metro cars at the South Brooklyn Transfer Yard on July 1, following delivery from manufacturer Kawasaki Rail Car.

  • Tyne & Wear Metro Stadler train interior impression (2)
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    Tyne & Wear Metro train interior design revealed

    2021-06-30T16:14:00Z

    UK: The interiors of the new Tyne Wear Metro fleet will provide an ‘open-plan and linear’ seating layout, with design changes made following feedback from passengers, staff and user groups. Stadler is to start production of the new fleet in August, with the ...