POLAND: Warszawa’s M2 metro line was extended by 3·4 km west from Rondo Daszyńskiego to Księcia Janusza on April 4. The opening was low-key owing to coronavirus travel restrictions, with regular operations starting at 04.45.
AUSTRALIA: The 3·2 km five-stop light rail branch from Moore Park via Anzac Parade south to Juniors Kingsford was opened for revenue service on April 3, completing Sydney’s CBD & South East LRT network.
CZECH REPUBLIC: Praha transport operator DPP has awarded Pragoimex a contract to supply its VarCB3LF partly low-floor tram bodies to replace the life-expired and corroded bodies of the city’s Tatra Type T3R.P and T3R.PV trams.
UK: Passenger data systems supplier Zipabout says train operators should revise their emergency timetables based on passenger behaviour and real-time demand data, to ensure their reduced services can meet the needs of key workers during the coronavirus pandemic.
JAPAN: A three-section low-floor tram supplied by Alna Sharyo has entered service on the Hankai Tramway in Osaka, where it is operating alongside the oldest trams in the country which are still in commercial service rather than run as heritage vehicles.
GERMANY: The first of 77 Avenio trams ordered by Bremen operator BSAG arrived in the city from Siemens Mobility’s Wien plant on March 31. Another is currently undergoing trials at the Wildenrath test centre.
EUROPE: The Data4PT project has been formally launched to support the development of multimodal transport data exchange standards and models to fulfil the needs of travel information service providers.
EBRD intends to appoint a consultancy to undertake a feasibility study to determine the scope and viability of plans to modernise the Almaty trolleybus network. The city envisages the acquisition of 200 hybrid trolleybuses to replacing the existing deteriorating fleet, provide vehicles for new routes should it decide to expand ...
DENMARK: ‘It was different to what we had imagined,’ said Henrik Plougmann Olsen, CEO of København metro operator Metroselskabet after planned celebrations to mark the opening of Line M4 on March 28 were cancelled because of the coronavirus. ‘The trains just started running over the new section, and that was ...
GERMANY: Check-in/check-out ticketing using the Fairtiq app is now available across trains, trams and buses in the Verkehrsverbund Mittelthüringen region covering Erfurt, Weimar, Jena, Gera and Gotha. This is the first time that Fairtiq has been rolled across an entire German fares area, and the deployment adds weekly fare capping ...