Urban transport news from the Americas

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    Consortium appointed to design Bogotá metro Line 2

    2021-09-13T05:00:00+01:00

    COLOMBIA: The UT Movilidad Urbana Sostenible consortium has been awarded a contract to undertake the detailed design of Bogotá metro Line 2.

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    Santo Domingo metro fleet to be expanded

    2021-09-06T05:00:00+01:00

    DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Alstom has been awarded a contract to supply eight three-car Metropolis trainsets to increase capacity on Santo Domingo Metro Line 1.

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    Ultra-wideband train control technology gains SIL-4 certification

    2021-08-31T13:31:00+01:00

    USA: Independent safety assessor TÜV Süd has granted CENELEC SIL-4 safety certification for Piper Networks’ ultra-wideband location detection and train control technology.

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    Charlotte’s modernised and extended Gold Line reopens

    2021-08-31T12:00:00+01:00

    USA: Charlotte’s CityLYNX Gold Line streetcar reopened on August 30, following a project to modernise the line and extend it at each end to connect the historic West End to the Elizabeth neighbourhood via Uptown.

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    Subscription version of Transit app launched

    2021-08-24T05:00:00+01:00

    USA: Transit has launched a paid-for version of its transport app. Core features such as next departures, journey planning and mobile ticketing remain free, while after a grace period only subscribers to the new Royale service will be able to access full timetables and maps for routes that are further ...

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    São Paulo Line 9 extended

    2021-08-17T12:07:00+01:00

    BRAZIL: A one-station extension of São Paulo suburban Line 9 Esmeralda from Grajaú to Mendes-Vila Natal has been inaugurated by state Governor João Doria. Operator CPTM will initially provide a limited service until the full timetable is introduced in December.

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