Metro news – Page 8

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    Agra and Kanpur combined metro train and CBTC contract awarded


    The two-line Agra metro will serve one of the largest cities in Uttar Pradesh, including tourist highlights such as the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. INDIA: State project promoter Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corp has awarded Bombardier Transport India a €245m contract to supply 67 three-car ...

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    EU funds allocated to Lisboa orbital metro scheme


    PORTUGAL: The European Commission has approved an €83m allocation from the EU Cohesion Fund to support expansion of the Lisboa metro network. Creation of a circular route around the city is envisaged under the plans, which would see a short connection built between the Yellow Line ...

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    München orders U-Bahn trains


    GERMANY: München municipal utility company SWM has placed a firm order for Siemens Mobility to supply a further 22 six-car Type C2 metro trains, which are scheduled to enter service on lines U2 and U6 from 2022. Operation on other lines is also planned. The latest ...

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    AI helps metro operator manage social distancing on trains and stations


    PANAMA: Alstom has updated its Mastria multimodal operations management platform to help transport operators make real-time changes to their services, enabling passengers to comply with the social distancing requirements which have been implemented in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Mastria aggregates information ...

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    Changsha opens two more lines


    CHINA: Two new metro lines totalling 58·9 km were opened for revenue service in Changsha on June 28, being inaugurated simultaneously at 11.28.

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    Stockholm C30 metro trains handed over


    SWEDEN: Bombardier Transportation has handed over the first Movia C30 articulated trainsets for use on Stockholm’s Red Line, the supplier confirmed on June 26.

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    Brescia metro rolls out account-based ticketing


    ITALY: An account-based ticketing system has been rolled out on the Brescia light metro, which is used by 50 000 people each day. The first deployment of Conduent Transportation’s technology in Italy enables passengers to use contactless credit and debit cards or NFC-enabled devices with digital ...

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    Napoli metro train order signed


    ITALY: Napoli regional transport operator EAV has signed a framework agreement with CAF covering the supply of up to 10 six-car trainsets for the 10 km Arcobaleno suburban metro line between Piscinola and Aversa Centro. The deal signed on June 22 includes a firm order for ...

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    Cairo metro Line 3 trains delivered


    EGYPT: Hyundai Rotem has begun delivery of 256 metro cars ordered for Cairo Line 3 which is being extended to run 45·5 km east–west across the city and serve the international airport. The 433bn won order was placed by the National Authority for Tunnel in February ...

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    Oslo to run metro CBTC over public mobile network


    NORWAY: Oslo transport operator Sporveien has decided to use a public mobile telecoms network to support its new metro signalling and train control system, entering into an agreement for Telia to provide the wireless communications backbone.

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    BART Silicon Valley Phase I extension opens


    USA: The long-awaited extension of San Francisco’s BART metro network to Santa Clara County was opened for passenger service on June 13, after a ribbon-cutting ceremony the previous day. Running from Warm Springs/South Fremont station to Berryessa/North San Jose with an intermediate station at Milpitas, the ...

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    Dashboard to help passengers ‘travel smarter’ in Chicago


    USA: Chicago Transit Authority has launched an ridership information dashboard to help passengers avoid travelling at the busiest times during the coronavirus pandemic. CTA and the Chicago Department of Public Health have set capacity limits of 15 passengers on a standard bus and 22 on an ...

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    Atkins Arup wins Tung Chung extension consultancy contract


    CHINA: MTR Corp announced on June 16 that it had awarded an Atkins Arup joint venture a design consultancy contract to support development of the Tung Chung Line Extension. The scope of the consultancy includes development of the scheme into an engineering design, preparation of the ...

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    Tyne & Wear Metro depot rebuilding contract awarded


    UK: Stadler has appointed VolkerFitzpatrick to rebuild the Tyne Wear Metro’s Gosforth depot, where the Swiss company will maintain for 35 years the 46 five-car 1·5 kV DC light metro trainsets which it is to supply for entry into service from 2023. Rebuilding the ...

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    Metro de Barcelona tests UV light disinfectant


    SPAIN:· In addition to the regular daily cleaning of surfaces using conventional methods, Metro de Barcelona is working with cleaning companies and robot manufacturers to test the use of ultraviolet light for disinfecting trains, stairways, handrails and passenger circulating areas. The test sessions have taken place ...

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    Hong Kong’s Tuen Mun South Extension approved


    CHINA: The government of Hong Kong has granted MTR Corp authorisation to proceed with detailed planning and design of the Tuen Mun South Extension, a 2·4 km continuation of the West Rail Line (which will in the future become part of the Tuen Ma Line) from the ...

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    New York MTA implements 13-point reopening plan


    Source: Joseph M Calisi USA: A 13-point plan to return subway and commuter rail services to pre-coronavirus levels was launched by New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority on June 8. The action plan includes: an increase in services; additional cleaning and disinfecting; ...

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    ‘Aesthetic, sensitive and poetic’ metro station contract awarded


    FRANCE: Société du Grand Paris has awarded BESIX France a €100m contract to build its new interchange station at Saint-Denis Pleyel. Designed by architect Kengo Kuma, this will be one of the largest stations on the automated metro network, covering 34 000 m² on nine levels ...

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    Ontario Line PPP procurement starts


    CANADA: Greater Toronto transport agency Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario have started the procurement process for the 15·5 km Ontario Line, issuing a request for qualification for a 30-year PPP concession to equip, operate and maintain the metro line, and a second covering one of the two main civil works contracts.

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    CRRC wins Kharkiv metro train contract


    UKRAINE: Chinese manufacturer CRRC Tangshan has been selected as the winner of a contract to supply eight five-car trainsets for the Kharkiv metro. Scheduled for delivery in 2022, the trains will be 96·7 m long and 2 700 mm wide with a maximum speed of 80 ...