Metro news – Page 10

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    Work to start on Pasing U-Bahn extension


    GERMANY: Construction of the western extension of München metro line U5 to Pasing is expected to begin in January, following approval of the formal planning application by the city government on December 15.

  • Glasgow Subway new train testing (Photo: SPT)
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    Glasgow Subway train testing gets underway


    UK: Preliminary testing of the new Stadler trains for the Glasgow Subway has begun, in what Strathclyde Partnership for Transport said marks a ‘major milestone’ for the modernisation of the 10·5 km circular underground line. In March 2016 SPT awarded a consortium of Stadler and Ansaldo ...

  • BEML Signing  Mou with RITES in the presence of Shri Amit Banerjee, CMD BEML and Shri Rahul Mithal, CMD, RITES

    Indian companies to co-operate to target global opportunities


    INDIA: Rolling stock manufacturer BEML and consultancy RITES have signed a memorandum of understanding to to explore and jointly bid for opportunities in the metro sector and rolling stock export market. RITES will provide design, engineering, marketing and any other support that may be required for ...

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    Madrid metro extension contract awarded


    SPAIN: Madrid municipality has awarded Azvi-Cotodisa Obras and Servicio-Obras Subterráneas a 22-month, €92m contract to extend metro Line 3 by 2∙5 km from Villaverde Alto to El Casar in Getafe.

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    Oslo T-Bane CBTC contract awarded


    NORWAY: Oslo transport operator Sporveien has awarded Siemens Mobility a €270m contract to install communications-based train control to replace legacy signalling systems on the capital’s 94 km five-line T-Bane metro network and provide 25 years of maintenance. The Trainguard MT CBTC will support attended automated operation ...

  • Frankfurt U-Bahn (Photo: Siemens Mobility)
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    Siemens Mobility wins Digital Train Control Frankfurt CBTC contract


    GERMANY: Frankfurt transport operator VGF has selected Siemens Mobility for the Digital Train Control Frankfurt contract to replace the conventional train control systems on its U-Bahn and tram networks with communications-based train control. Wireless digital communications between the control system and the vehicles will enable services ...

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    Transport for London bans e-scooters following fires


    UK: Privately-owned e-scooters and e-unicycles will not be permitted on Transport for London services or premises from December 13, as a result of safety concerns following fires at Stanmore and Parsons Green on the London Underground network. A review by TfL found that defective lithium-ion batteries ...

  • Nizhny Novgorod metro Gorkovskaya station (Photo: Vladimir Waldin)
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    Nizhny Novgorod metro extension contract


    RUSSIA: Sole bidder Mosproekt-3 has been awarded a contract to extend the Nizhny Novgorod metro’s Avtozavodskaya Line 3 km underground from Gorkovskaya station to Sennaya. This will be the first urban rail extension funded via a government infrastructure loan, with an initial 8·3bn roubles allocated. The ...

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    Moscow Metro opens its longest extension


    RUSSIA: The 21 km Mnevniki – Kakhovskaya southwestern section of Moscow Metro’s Bolshaya Koltsevaya ‘Big Circle’ Line 11 was opened on December 7, with President Putin joining via video link. Mostransproekt director Vladimir Titov said this was the longest section of the Moscow metro network to ...

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    Tel Aviv Metro network management contract awarded


    ISRAEL: Tel Aviv metro project promoter NTA Metropolitan Mass Transit Systems has awarded its network management contract to the METAV consortium of Egis and local partner Gadish Group. METAV will act as chief consultant to NTA during the development of the proposed €40bn three-line network totalling ...

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


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

  • Delhi Metro refubished train
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    Delhi metro train refurbished


    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 ...

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    Grade separated junction opens in Chicago


    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


    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


    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


    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 ...

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    Istanbul Line M5 CBTC contract awarded


    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


    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


    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


    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 ...