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    Lisboa finalises metro upgrade package

    2021-05-10T15:25:00Z

    PORTUGAL: Lisboa Metro has finalised a €114·5m contract with Siemens Mobility and Stadler for resignalling of its three oldest metro lines and the supply of 14 three-car trainsets, having selected the consortium as preferred bidder in January 2020.

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    Alstom to supply I-CBTC for more Paris metro lines

    2021-05-07T09:33:00Z

    FRANCE: Paris transport operator RATP has awarded Alstom a contract to supply its I-CBTC onboard equipment for 44 steel-wheeled MF19 trainsets it is building for use on metro lines 10, 7bis, and 3bis. There are options for a further 47 trains for Line 3, 15 years ...

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    Siemens Mobility CBTC for Salvador metro extension

    2021-05-07T05:00:00Z

    BRAZIL: Bahia state transport authority CTB has awarded Siemens Mobility a contract to supply communications-based train control to support GoA2 attended semi-automatic train operation on a 5 km extension of Salvador metro Line 1 from Pirajá to Águas Claras/Cajazeiras, including two stations. Siemens Mobility will ...

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    Second metro line opens in Guiyang

    2021-04-30T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: The second metro line in Guiyang was opened for revenue service on April 28. The 40·6 km Line 2 runs from North Baiyun Road to the north of the city to Longdongbao International Airport to Zhongxing Road in the southeast, interchanging with the west-south ...

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    Torino metro extended to Bengasi

    2021-04-29T05:00:00Z

    ITALY: The southern extension of Torino’s VAL automated rubber-tyred metro from Lingotto to Bengasi was formally opened by Mayor Chiara Appendino on April 24.

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    Jakarta metro construction contract awarded

    2021-04-28T09:00:00Z

    INDONESIA: Operator MRT Jakarta has awarded a joint venture of Hutama Karya and Japan’s Sumitomo Mitsui Construction a 4.6tr rupiah contract to build section CP203 of MRT Phase 2, which comprises a 1·4 km tunnel from Mangga Besar to Kota Tua with two stations at Kota ...

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    Taichung MRT Green Line opens

    2021-04-27T12:47:00Z

    TAIWAN: Taichung Mass Rapid Transit Corp’s first metro line opened for revenue services on April 25, having been delayed from last year. The NT$59·3bn Green Line runs 16·7 km from the high speed rail station in Wurih southwest of the city to Beitun station on ...

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    Sofia inaugurates Line 3 extension

    2021-04-27T08:57:00Z

    BULGARIA: A 3·8 km western extension of Sofia metro Line 3 from Krasno Selo and Gorna Banya opened on April 24.

  • Stadler is to supply metro rolling stock to Atlanta from its factory in Salt Lake City.
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    Atlanta metro car braking systems ordered

    2021-04-27T05:00:00Z

    USA: Knorr-Bremse’s local subsidiary has been awarded a contract ‘in the lower double-digit million euro range’ to supply braking systems for the metro cars which Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority has ordered from Stadler. The $600m rolling stock contract awarded to Stadler in early 2019 ...

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    Bengaluru metro phases 2A and 2B approved

    2021-04-23T05:00:00Z

    INDIA: The cabinet has approved the next two phases of Bengaluru’s Namma Metro project, which will run along the Outer Ring Road and National Highway 44. Phase 2A will run 19·8 km from Central Silk Board Junction to KR Puram with 13 stations, and Phase ...

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    Chicago’s first Series 7000 metro cars enter passenger service

    2021-04-22T11:23:00Z

    USA: Chicago Transit Authority has begun testing its 10 prototype Series 7000 metro cars in revenue service on the Blue Line between Forest Park and O’Hare International Airport. Out-of-service testing began last year to evaluate the vehicles’ performance in a wide range of weather and ...

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    Metro driving and operations simulator provides comprehensive training facility

    2021-04-20T10:00:00Z

    SPAIN: A multi-functional metro operational control, driving and breakdown repair simulator suite has been installed in the Barcelona metro’s training centre at Hospital Clínic station. Developed by operator TMB and railway technology research centre CITEF, it supports a wide range of training exercises involving interaction ...

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    Increased investment, rolling stock renewals and elimination of diesel buses in Paris operating contract

    2021-04-20T05:00:00Z

    FRANCE: A 25% increasing in investment is included a €1·6bn/year operating contract for 2021-24 which has been agreed by Paris operator RATP and regional transport authority Île-de-France Mobilités The agreement covers 14 metro lines, 341 bus routes and eight tram lines, as well as the ...

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    TÜV SÜD awarded Klang Valley LRT3 contract

    2021-04-19T06:00:00Z

    MALAYSIA: Main contractor MRCB George Kent JV has awarded TÜV SÜD the overall independent safety assessment contract for the Light Rail Transit Line 3 metro project in the Klang Valley, which is under construction for opening in 2024. The 37 km line from Bandar Utama ...

  • A C$500m financing package for the construction of a Réseau Express Métropolitain automated metro station at Montréal-Trudeau International Airport was announced on April 16.
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    Montréal REM airport station financing package confirmed

    2021-04-16T13:40:00Z

    CANADA: A C$500m financing package for the construction of a Réseau Express Métropolitain automated metro station at Montréal-Trudeau International Airport was announced on April 16. The C$600m station development is being led by Aéroports de Montréal, which will provide up to C$100m and repay loans ...

  • Construction of the long-planned Red Line in Lagos was launched on April 15 with a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the future Ikeja station attended by the Governor of Lagos state Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Transport Minister Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi.
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    Lagos Governor launches Red Line works

    2021-04-16T09:44:00Z

    NIGERIA: Construction of the long-planned Red Line in Lagos was launched on April 15 with a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the future Ikeja station attended by the Governor of Lagos state Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Transport Minister Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi. The north-south mass transit ...

  • Luoyang has become the second city in Henan province with a metro, following the opening of the east–west Line 1.
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    First metro line opens in Luoyang

    2021-04-13T11:35:00Z

    CHINA: Luoyang has become the second city in Henan province with a metro, following the opening of the east–west Line 1. The line was formally opened on March 28, with passenger services starting the following day. The line runs 25·3 km from Yangwan to ...

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    US supports Brazilian urban networks

    2021-04-12T15:33:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Brazil’s National Association of Passenger Rail Operators, ANPTrilhos has signed a technical co-operation agreement with the American Public Transportation Association, paving the way for the two organisations to exchange information and experience. Using a videoconference link, Executive Director of ANPTrilhos Roberta ...

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    Toshkent metro orders more trains

    2021-04-12T05:00:00Z

    UZBEKISTAN: Toshkent has ordered a further 10 Transmashholding metro trainsets, financed with a 12-year €30·4m loan agreement which was signed with VEB.RF Corp at the Innoprom trade fair on April 5. Spare parts and accessories will be financed under a separate loan agreement with Roseximbank. ...

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    Shijiazhuang metro Line 3 extension opens

    2021-04-09T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: A 14·9 km eastern extension of Shijiazhuang metro Line 3 opened on April 6, taking the line to 27 km with 22 stations and an end-to-end journey time of 47 min. Line 3 has been built by China Railway Construction Investment Development ...