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  • fr Paris Tram 9 jacks
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    Paris tram depot to feature lightweight jacks and bespoke turntable


    FRANCE: The depot for the Paris Tram 9 project is being equipped with a set of 18 lightweight lifting jacks and a bogie turntable supplied by CIM and its UK subsidiary Mechan. The 10 km route T9 with 19 stops will connect Paris-Porte de Choisy to ...

  • Wien U2 Pilgramgasse station
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    Wien metro tunnelling to begin in February


    AUSTRIA: A 50:50 consortium of Porr and Strabag has been selected to build 7 km of tunnels and four stations for the southern extension of Wien metro line U2.

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    Ningbo opens metro Line 4


    CHINA: A fourth metro line serving the coastal city of Ningbo was opened for revenue service on December 23, following an inauguration ceremony attended by mayor Qiu Dongyao.

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    North Korean tram loop completed


    NORTH KOREA: Construction of a tram line in the city of Wŏnsan was completed in late November, according to local media reports. The single track line forming a clockwise loop of around 8·5 km is situated in the resort area of the city, between Wonsan Kalma ...

  • in money bank card (Rupixen Pixabay)
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    EMV Level 1 certification now offered in India


    INDIA: Fime has launched what it says is India’s first EMV Level 1 contactless payment technology testing laboratory and certification service, in support of the national Make in India programme. ‘Indian terminal manufacturers no longer need to travel overseas to obtain their EMVCo Level 1 contactless ...

  • ru Moscow Metro Google Pay
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    Moscow Metro expands payment options


    RUSSIA: Moscow Metro has worked with VTB bank, Google and Mastercard to enable passengers to use Google Pay on Android devices. Other payment systems are to be added. A smartphone with the screen turned on needs to be tapped on to the turnstile. ‘We see ...

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    Vinnytsia to get Swiss Tram 2000 cars


    UKRAINE: The city of Vinnytsia is to receive a batch of second-hand Tram 2000 vehicles from Zürich, under a co-operation agreement signed on December 23.

  • Salzburger Lokalbahn runs a 37 route-km network primarily linking Salzburg with Lamprechtshausen.
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    Salzburger Lokalbahn extension approved


    AUSTRIA: Salzburg city council has approved the long-planned extension of the Salzburger Lokalbahn from its underground terminus alongside the main railway station to Mirabellplatz in the city centre. Planning is expected to start in 2021, with a view to starting construction in 2023. Design work is ...

  • Thales+SEC+Transport
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    CBTC gains Chinese certification


    CHINA: The TSTCBTC 2.0 signalling system developed by the Thales SEC Transport joint venture has received China Urban Rail Certification from the National Development Reform Commission and the National Certification Accreditation Administration. ‘Thales is proud that our innovative TSTCBTC 2.0 signaling system ...

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    Urban transport industry news round-up


    This week’s round-up of news from the urban transport sector

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    Chengdu metro tops 500 km as first driverless line inaugurated


    CHINA: Chengdu now has the country’s fourth largest urban rail network , following the inauguration of five routes totalling more than 160 km. The start of revenue service on four new metro lines and one express metro extension on December 18 has taken the total length ...

  • Toulouse Aerospace Express metro impressions (Alstom) (5)
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    Toulouse Aerospace Express metro contract award


    FRANCE: Toulouse Metropole has awarded Alstom a contract to design, build and maintain the Toulouse Aerospace Express driverless metro line. The city’s third automated metro line will be 27 km long with 21 stations, and is intended to serve major centres of employment in the aerospace ...

  • gb Tyne & Wear ticketing app
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    Tyne & Wear Metro introduces smartphone ticketing


    UK: Tyne Wear Metro passengers can now use an Android smartphone to pay for travel and open ticket gates, in a partnership between transport authority Nexus, Google Pay, mobile ticketing provider Yotra Ltd, ticketing and gating supplier Scheidt Bachmann and Newcastle-based software company ...

  • The Robel Cleaning System combines automated surface vacuuming with manual cleaning using 20 m long operator-controlled suction hoses which can reach difficult-to-access places.
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    Wiener Linien orders Robel tunnel cleaning vehicle


    AUSTRIA: Robel has won a tender to supply a metro tunnel and trackbed cleaning unit to the capital’s transport operator Wiener Linien. Delivery is scheduled for mid-2022. The Robel Cleaning System combines automated surface vacuuming with manual cleaning using 20 m long operator-controlled suction hoses which ...

  • The first stage of the light rail line in Canberra has opened.
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    Green financing for Canberra light rail PPP


    AUSTRALIA: Light rail PPP concessionaire Canberra Metro has refinanced a A$280m debt facility using a green loan with climate bond initiative certification under low carbon transport criteria. The consortium of John Holland, Pacific Partnerships, Aberdeen Standard Investments and Mitsubishi Corp said this was the first ...

  • London Thamesmead Docklands Light Railway extension and bus rapid transit proposal map
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    Docklands Light Railway extension study underway


    UK: Transport for London has begun further technical studies for a proposed extension of the Docklands Light Railway automated light metro from Gallions Reach to Beckton Riverside and across the River Thames to Thamesmead. The move follows confirmation of the new Thamesmead Abbey ...

  • Vancouver SkyTrain new Bombardier Transportation trainset impression
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    Next generation of Vancouver SkyTrain cars ordered


    CANADA: Vancouver transport agency TransLink has awarded Bombardier Transportation a C$722·6m contract to supply 205 automated light metro cars for the SkyTrain network. The order announced on December 17 includes 125 cars to replace first-generation vehicles which entered service in 1985 and to support the Broadway ...

  • Tours Line A trams change from overhead to third rail power supply outside the SNCF station.
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    Tours deploys interoperable smartphone ticketing platform


    FRANCE: Conduent’s Seamless Transportation System contactless payment technology has been rolled out across 21 trams and 200 buses in Tours’ Fil Bleu transport network. Users download the Seamless Transportation System smartphone app and register to activate an account. They then present their smartphone at any onboard ...

  • th Bangkok Green Line extension opens 20201216
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    Bangkok metro extension opens


    THAILAND: Prime Minister Prayuth Cha-o-cha inaugurated an 9·8 km extension of the BTS SkyTrain Sukhumvit (Green) Line from Wat Phra Sri Mahathat to Khu Khot on December 16. The extension serves stations at Phahon Yothin 59, Sai Yud, Sapahan Mai, Bhumibol Adulyadej Hospital, Royal Thai Air ...

  • fr Valenciennes tram
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    Condition-based tramway maintenance contracts signed


    FRANCE: Vossloh has signed multi-year framework agreements with initial three-year terms for the maintenance of tramway infrastructure in Le Havre and Valenciennes. Vossloh will provide the operators with a fixed-price condition guarantee for plain line track and turnouts, though a package including track analysis, continuous monitoring ...