Metro news – Page 9

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    Metro Report International

    Bangkok elevated metro extension opens

    2020-06-05T15:22:00Z

    THAILAND: A 4·3 km four-station extension of Bangkok BTS SkyTrain’s Sukhumvit (Green) Line north from Kasetsart University to Royal Forest Department and Wat Phra Sri Mahathat opened on June 5. Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-o-Cha presided over the opening ceremony and rode ...

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    Metro Report International

    Robots trained for Hong Kong station duties

    2020-06-05T09:28:00Z

    CHINA: Hong Kong’s MTR Corp has unveiled five types of robot which are to be deployed at Kai Tak station later this year, and its train maintenance staff have begun using a train underframe inspection robot. MTR Corp is currently ‘training’ the ...

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    Metro Report International

    Baku metro train arrives

    2020-06-04T05:00:00Z

    AZERBAIJAN: Baku Metropoliten has taken delivery of the first of a further 12 five-car Type 81-765.4B/766.4B metro trainsets which were ordered from Metrowagonmash last October for delivery in 2020-23. The trainsets from the manufacturer’s Moskva family have full-width gangways, wide doors ...

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    Jeantet ousted from Keolis over ‘strategic differences’

    2020-06-02T15:34:00Z

    FRANCE: Former SNCF Réseau chief executive Patrick Jeantet has been dismissed as Chairman of Groupe Keolis with immediate effect, the company’s Supervisory Board announced on June 2. A new Executive Committee has been formed to oversee the business pending the appointment of a successor.

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    Metro Report International

    Ningbo metro Line 2 extension opens

    2020-06-02T08:06:00Z

    CHINA: A 5·7 km extension of Ningbo metro Line 2 northeast from Qingshuipu to Congyuanlu, opened on May 30. Half of the three-station extension is elevated and half underground. The extension has been built by Beijing Urban Construction Design ...

  • Sumitomo Corp has indirectly acquired a 19∙2% stake in Manila Light Rail Transit System Line 1 operating concessionaire Light Rail Manila Corp,
    Metro Report International

    Sumitomo invests in Manila LRT-1 concessionaire

    2020-06-02T06:00:00Z

    PHILIPPINES: Sumitomo Corp has indirectly acquired a 19∙2% stake in Manila Light Rail Transit System Line 1 operating concessionaire Light Rail Manila Corp, marking the Japanese company’s first investment in a southeast Asian passenger railway. The other LRMC shareholders are Metro Pacific Investments, AC Infrastructure Holdings ...

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    Metro Report International

    Santiago tenders Line 7 construction

    2020-05-28T15:36:00Z

    CHILE: Metro de Santiago has called tenders for construction of the first section of its new east - west Line 7. Bids are due to be submitted by August 26, with the winning bidder expected to be announced in February 2021.

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    Metro Report International

    Kazan metro train delivered

    2020-05-25T06:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Kazan metro operator Metroelektrotrans has taken delivery of an additional four-car metro trainset which it ordered from Transmashholding subsidiary Metrowagonmash in October 2019 to augment its fleet. The Type 81-765.4K/766.4K trainset is formed of two motored driving cars and unpowered intermediate ...

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    Metro Report International

    Driverless metro train delivered to Taiyuan

    2020-05-22T13:20:00Z

    CHINA: CRRC Dalian has delivered the of 24 six-car Type A trainsets equipped for GoA4 unattended automatic operation on the future Taiyuan metro Line 2, which is nearing completion for opening this year. The 23·6 km Line 2 will cross the city from north to south ...

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    Metro Report International

    Moscow Metro fights the coronavirus

    2020-05-22T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Moscow Metro has shared some of the steps it has taken to fight against the spread of the coronavirus. The operator said it had continued its record of running every say since the first section opened in May 1935, with the ...

  • Gülermak has awarded Edilon Sedra a contract to supply 20 track-km of its Corkelast Embedded Block System ballastless track for the eastern and western extensions of Warszawa metro Line 2.
    Metro Report International

    Warszawa metro ballastless track contract

    2020-05-21T05:00:00Z

    POLAND: Contractor Gülermak has awarded Edilon Sedra a contract to supply 20 track-km of its Corkelast Embedded Block System ballastless track for the eastern and western extensions of Warszawa metro Line M2. Warszawa Metro has set strict requirements for durability and vibration control, as the tunnels ...

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    Metro Report International

    Frankfurt metro and tramway works train ordered

    2020-05-20T09:30:00Z

    GERMANY: Frankfurt municipal transport company VGF has awarded Windhoff Bahn- und Anlagentechnik a contract to supply a three-vehicle works train for use across the city’s U-Bahn and tram networks. This forms part of a programme to modernise the current VGF works fleet, some of which ...

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    Metro Report International

    Paris Line 14 extension trackwork contract awarded

    2020-05-20T09:00:00Z

    FRANCE: A consortium of ETF and Colas Rail has been awarded a contract for the design and installation of trackwork on the southern extension of Paris metro Line 14. Being built in conjunction with the Grand Paris Express project, the 14 km extension from the current ...

  • The metro Line 6 rolling stock was signed by  Dhaka Mass Transit Co, Kawasaki Heavy Industries and Mitsubishi.
    Metro Report International

    Dhaka metro construction continues

    2020-05-19T08:08:00Z

    BANGLADESH: Dhaka Mass Transit Co has given the go-ahead for production of three more trainsets for the capital’s first metro line, although the planned delivery of the first set in June has been delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. The 24 six-car trainsets for 1·5 kV DC ...

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    Metro Report International

    Société Générale joins Izmir metro financing

    2020-05-19T05:00:00Z

    TURKEY: Société Générale is to provide part of the financing for the construction of a 7·2 km western extension of Izmir’s 19 km Evka 3 – Fahrettin Altay metro line. The French lender is providing €25m as a B-loan under the European Bank for Reconstruction ...

  • : ‘Coronavirus poses monumental challenges to our city’s complex public transport network’, said Mayor of London Sadiq Khan
    Metro Report International

    Social distancing measures in place as Transport for London increases services

    2020-05-18T16:18:00Z

    UK: ‘Coronavirus poses monumental challenges to our city’s complex public transport network’, said Mayor of London Sadiq Khan on May 18, when Transport for London began increasing its services to accommodate growing ridership as coronavirus lock-down measures are eased. The increase in ...

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    Metro Report International

    Transport for London to receive emergency funding

    2020-05-15T15:58:00Z

    UK: The government has agreed to provide a grant of £1·095bn and a loan of £505m from the Public Works Loan Board to support continuity of operations at Transport for London. In return for the package of support running to October 17 which was agreed on ...

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    Stockholm metro tunnelling contract awarded

    2020-05-12T07:02:00Z

    SWEDEN: The Subterra subsidiary of Czech company Metrostav Group has been awarded a KC5bn contract to undertake drill and blast tunneling for a 4·1 km western extension of the Stockholm metro Blue Line from the northern terminus at Akalla to the Järfälla housing development near Barkaby, adding ...

  • SMRT Trains and Alstom have signed a long-term services support agreement covering the Urbalis CBTC which provides driverless operation on the Circle Line.
    Metro Report International

    Singapore CBTC services contract signed

    2020-05-06T14:09:00Z

    Source: A Fevrier/Alstom SINGAPORE: Operator SMRT Trains and supplier Alstom have signed a long-term services support agreement covering the Urbalis CBTC which provides driverless operation on the Circle Line. Alstom will provide spare parts, repairs, obsolescence management and technical support until 2035 under the deal, ...

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    Metro Report International

    Urban transport news round-up

    2020-05-06T06:00:00Z

    EBRD is to provide Georgia with a €75m sovereign loan to finance Tbilisi metro tunnel and depot modernisation works, the procurement of 40 metro cars to encourage model shift from cars, and on-the-job training opportunities to promote the employment of women. This is the first project ...