Metro news – Page 7

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    Metro Report International

    Sydney airport metro surface works contract awarded


    AUSTRALIA: Sydney Metro has awarded the second main construction contract for the 23 km Western Sydney Airport automated metro line.

    Metro Report International

    Delhi Central Vista metro loop agreement


    INDIA: Delhi Metro Rail Corp has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Central Public Works Department to provide technical assistance for development of a metro loop serving the Central Vista redevelopment project, which includes the new parliament building and government offices. Connecting with the Yellow ...

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    Metro Report International

    Mobile payment comes to Santiago


    CHILE: Passengers using the Santiago metro and EFE suburban trains are now able to pay for their travel using mobile devices, following an upgrade to the fare collection system. Spanish IT specialist Indra has renewed 1 120 ticket gates at stations on the seven metro lines ...

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    Metro Report International

    Sydney Metro awards Western tunnelling contract


    AUSTRALIA: Sydney Metro has selected a joint venture of Gamuda Australia and Laing O’Rourke for the second of the three main construction contracts for the 24 km Sydney Metro West line linking the city centre with Paramatta and Westmead. The A$2·16bn Western Tunnelling Package was tendered ...

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    Metro Report International

    New York to trial platform screen doors


    USA: Platform screen doors are to be installed at three Subway stations in New York as part of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s efforts to improve the safety of the metro network.

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    Metro Report International

    Bogotá metro extension study


    COLOMBIA: Infrastructure planning body FDN has awarded Systra and Ingetec a contract to undertake technical feasibility studies for a proposed 3 km elevated extension of Bogotá metro Line 1, which is currently under construction. Systra and Ingetec will look at options for the viaduct design and ...

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    Metro Report International

    Transport for London agrees fourth funding package


    UK: The Department for Transport and Transport for London have agreed a Fourth Funding Package to replace revenue lost because of the drop in ridership during the coronavirus pandemic. The latest package was announced on February 25, the day a short-term extension to the third package ...

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    Metro Report International

    Hangzhou metro tops 400 km as three lines open


    CHINA: Hangzhou metro opened two new lines and an extension on February 21, adding more than 59 route-km to the network on a single day. Both lines 3 and 10 were authorised in 2016, as part of the city’s third phase of urban rail development covering ...

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    Metro Report International

    Millimetre-wave radio data transfer trialled on the Madrid Metro


    SPAIN: Metro de Madrid and Universidad Politécnica de Madrid have tested a millimetre-wave radio system supplied by Israeli company Radwin to support data transfer between trains and between train and the lineside. Radwin said the tests showed that its TerraBridge mmWave radio technology can provide a ...

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    In depth

    My Life in Rail: Jay Sheth


    Developing metros and millennials: Jay Sheth describes his urban rail career encompassing roles at London Underground and Mumbai Metro One, and sets out how rail organisations can attract and retain younger staff.

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    Metro Report International

    Harlem Subway station storm-proofed


    USA: Urbahn Architects and Zafra Minhas Construction have completed a $1·8m flood mitigation and storm resilience programme at New York City Transit’s 155th Street/8th Avenue Subway station in Harlem, served by B and D Local trains. After the extensive flooding and damage caused by storm Sandy ...

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    Metro Report International

    Preliminary approval given to Tel Aviv Metro bill


    ISRAEL: Draft legislation paving the way for construction of the three proposed metro lines in Tel Aviv was approved by the Knesset’s National Infrastructure Projects Committee on February 15, clearing the way for the bill to go forward for its second and third readings in parliament. ...

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    Shanghai awards Line 12 fleet maintenance contract


    CHINA: Shanghai Metro has awarded Alstom’s local subsidiary Shentong Bombardier (Shanghai) Rail Transit Vehicle Maintenance Co a contract to perform full life-cycle based maintenance on the trains for phases 2 and 3 of the Line 12 extension project. The contract covers 204 Movia metro cars supplied ...

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    In depth

    Israel: Light rail is not the only fruit


    Due to open later this year, Tel Aviv’s light rail Red Line is the first route in a planned six-line network to serve the rapidly expanding conurbation.

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    Metro Report International

    Sliding steps to improve Tyne & Wear Metro accessibility


    UK: Tyne & Wear Metro has unveiled the first of the automatic sliding steps that will close the gap between its new Stadler trainsets and platform edges to improve accessibility.

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    Metro Report International

    Transport for London considers government funding proposal


    UK:·Transport for London has asked for time to consider a funding deal proposed by the government, Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps said on February 21. ‘We have provided TfL with a deal that both supports London’s transport network and is fair to taxpayers across ...

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    Metro Report International

    Mitsubishi Electric awarded New York CBTC contract


    USA: New York MTA has awarded Mitsubishi Electric Corp $62·65m contract to supply lineside communications-based train control equipment for the east end of the Subway’s Queens Boulevard Line between Kew Gardens/Union Turnpike and Jamaica/179th Street stations. Announcing the contact on February 20, Mitsubishi Electric said this ...

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    In depth

    Turkey: Currency crunch dents metro expansion


    An array of urban and suburban rail projects is underway across Turkey, but political squabbles between central government and city administrations and major currency fluctuations could yet hinder delivery of the investment, as David O’Byrne explains.

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    Metro Report International

    Three shortlisted for Sydney Metro West eastern tunnels


    AUSTRALIA: Sydney Metro has shortlisted three consortia for the third of three main construction contracts for the 24 km Sydney Metro West line linking the city centre with Paramatta and Westmead. The Eastern Tunnelling package covers 3·5 km of twin-bore tunnels from the intermediate station site ...

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    In depth

    Research: Extending the role of backup batteries


    Projects in Chengdu and Moscow have confirmed that nickel battery technology, originally developed to provide onboard backup services on metro trains, can also provide a cost-effective source of power for emergency traction, eliminating the need to install separate battery packs.