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  • Tyne & Wear Metro new Stadler train bodyshell (2)
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    First Tyne & Wear Metro train bodyshell completed

    2021-12-02T15:40:00Z

    UK: The first aluminium bodyshell for the Tyne & Wear Metro’s new fleet of custom-designed trainsets been completed at Stadler’s factory in Switzerland, and is now ready for fitting out. ‘Completing the first bodyshell is a highly symbolic landmark in the manufacturing process, and an outward ...

  • Delhi Metro refubished train
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    Delhi metro train refurbished

    2021-12-02T05:00:00Z

    INDIA: Mid-life refurbishment has been completed on the the first of the 70 trainsets supplied for Delhi Metro Phase I in 2002-07. Work on an initial 10 trainsets is being undertaken by Escorts Ltd Railway Equipment Division and Naledi Rail Engineering with ...

  • Chicago bypass line from the air
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    Grade separated junction opens in Chicago

    2021-12-01T08:35:00Z

    USA: Chicago Transit Authority has opened a grade-separated junction north of Belmont station, the first major improvement to be completed as part of its $2·1bn Red and Purple Modernisation Phase One project. Designed and built by a joint venture of Fluor Corp and Walsh Construction Co, ...

  • Comsa is rehabilitating the La Mata – Colonia Jordán section of the Ferrocarril Transístmico line
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    Mexico City metro track renewals contract

    2021-11-30T12:32:00Z

    MEXICO: Comsa has been awarded an €80m contract to undertake track and electrical system renewals on Mexico City metro Line 1. Work is scheduled to start in Q2 2022, with the contract including materials supply and construction works covering a total of 39 track-km including loops ...

  • NGE will build on the experience accumulated by TSO on the EOLE project in Paris
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    TSO-Eiffage consortium wins Paris track and electrification contract

    2021-11-30T05:00:00Z

    FRANCE: Project promoter Société du Grand Paris has awarded the main rail infrastructure contract for Grand Paris Express automated metro Line 16 to a consortium of TSO, TSO Caténaires and Eiffage Rail. Running entirely underground, the 27·5 km Line 16 is due to be completed by ...

  • Extensions have opened at each of Harbin’s orbital metro Line 3.
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    Harbin’s circular metro line extended

    2021-11-29T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: Extensions have opened at each end of Harbin’s orbital metro Line 3. The eastern extension runs from Second Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University to Taipingqiao, with 15 stations, while the western extension runs from Harbin Xi railway station to Sports ...

  • Istanbul metro M5 station
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    Istanbul Line M5 CBTC contract awarded

    2021-11-26T12:22:00Z

    TURKEY: Alstom is to supply, test and commission communications-based train control systems for the 11 km Çekmeköy-Sancaktepe – Sultanbeyli eastern extension of the driverless metro Line M5 on the Asian side of Istanbul.

  • Automated operation of Delhi Metro’s 59 km Pink Line between Majlis Park and Shiv Vihar was launched on November 25.
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    Delhi Metro’s Pink Line goes automatic

    2021-11-26T12:07:00Z

    INDIA: Automated operation of Delhi Metro’s 59 km Pink Line between Majlis Park and Shiv Vihar was launched on November 25. A train operator will initially be retained onboard ‘to instil a sense of confidence and assistance’, Delhi Metro Rail Corp said. Delhi’s first driverless line ...

  • Catania metro train delivery
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    Titagarh Firema metro cars arrive in Catania

    2021-11-25T05:00:00Z

    Photos: Mobilità Catania ITALY: The first two-car metro trainset to be manufactured by Titagarh Firema for the Catania metro has been delivered to the Sicilian city, ready for the start of test running in the coming weeks. A framework agreement between operator Ferrovie Circumetnea and Titagarh ...

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    Dhaka metro Line 1 ODA loan signed

    2021-11-24T12:17:00Z

    BANGLADESH: The government and Japan International Co-operation Agency have signed a ¥115·237bn official development assistance loan to finance work on Dhaka Mass Rapid Transit Line 1. JICA has provided number of ODA loans in recent years to support the Revised Dhaka Strategic ...

  • Beograd metro start of work November 2021
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    Beograd metro preliminary works begin as rail plan approved

    2021-11-23T16:43:00Z

    SERBIA: The Beograd city assembly has approved a general plan for development of the proposed metro as well as expansion of the suburban rail and tram networks, and preliminary site clearance works for the future metro depot have begun. The plan adopted ...

  • Singapore Downtown Line (3)
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    Downtown Line to switch to risk-sharing contract

    2021-11-18T05:00:00Z

    SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority and operator SBS Transit have reached agreement for the Downtown Line to transition to the second version of LTA’s New Rail Financing Framework from January 1 2022. In 2011 DTL became the first line to use the original NRFF, whereby the operator ...

  • New York subway tracks (Photo: F Muhammad/Pixabay)
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    Subway cars to be converted into emergency pump trains

    2021-11-16T15:09:00Z

    USA: Redundant New York Subway cars are to be converted into mobile pump trains which can be used to remove water from tunnels following hurricanes and unusually heavy rainfall. The project forms part of NYC Transit’s storm preparedness efforts following Superstorm Sandy in 2012, and is ...

  • Kaohsiung Red Line Hyudai Rotem train impression
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    Kaohsiung Red Line extension E&M contract awarded

    2021-11-16T12:34:00Z

    TAIWAN: Kaohsiung Mass Rapid Transit Bureau has awarded a consortium of South Korea’s Hyundai Rotem and Singapore’s ST Engineering a 207·8bn won seven-year contract to provide metro trains and electrical systems for a 9·3 km northern extension of the Red Line with six elevated stations. The ...

  • Dhaka metro staff training in Delhi
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    Dhaka metro staff trained in Delhi

    2021-11-15T04:00:00Z

    BANGLADESH: Operations and maintenance staff for the future Dhaka Metro are being trained at the Delhi Metro Rail Academy in the Indian capital, which is providing interactive classroom sessions, demonstrations, simulators, practical and on-job training. The training is being provided under an agreement between DMRC and ...

  • Impression of Mitsubishi and Kinki Sharyo train for Phase 1 of Cairo metro Line 4
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    Pyramid metro trains ordered

    2021-11-11T12:01:00Z

    EGYPT: The National Authority for Tunnels has awarded Mitsubishi Corp and Kinki Sharyo a ¥40bn contract to supply 184 metro cars incorporating ‘advanced railway technologies developed in Japan’ for use on Phase 1 of Cairo Line 4. Announcing the contract on November 9, Mitsubishi Corp said ...

  • Istanbul M11 testing running begins (2)
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    Testing begins on Istanbul airport metro line

    2021-11-10T09:00:00Z

    TURKEY: Testing running has begun on the first phase of Istanbul’s express metro line M11. This is being built to serve the city’s new main airport, which opened in 2019. Announcing the start of dynamic testing at the Gayrettepe terminus on November 8, Minister of Transport ...

  • Transport for London staff assist blind passenger
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    London Underground consults on accessibility priorities

    2021-11-10T07:00:00Z

    UK: Transport for London has begun a public consultation to help it prioritise works to make London Underground stations more accessible. It is seeking feedback on whether to focus on upgrading a single, complex central London station, or divide the available resources between small and medium-sized ...

  • Cairo metro Line 1 Alstom Metropolis train impression
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    Cairo Metro fleet modernisation agreements

    2021-11-08T15:00:00Z

    EGYPT: The National Authority for Tunnels has reached an agreement for Alstom to supply and maintain 55 Metropolis trainsets for Cairo Metro Line 1, and has awarded CAF and Mitsubishi a contract to refurbish 23 existing trains. The agreements announced on November 8 form part of ...

  • Hanoi metro Line 2A
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    First metro line opened in Hanoi

    2021-11-08T11:29:00Z

    VIETNAM: Hanoi’s first metro line was opened by Deputy Prime Minister for Industry & Economy Lê Văn Thành and Minister of Transport Nguyễn Văn Thể with a ceremony at Cát Linh on November 6. The elevated Line 2A runs 13·1 km from Cát Linh southwest to ...