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    UGL and John Holland to operate Adelaide trams

    2020-03-12T10:33:00+00:00

    AUSTRALIA: The Torrens Connect joint venture of local bus operator Torrens Transit, UGL Rail Services and John Holland has been selected to operate light rail services in Adelaide, under a contract announced by the South Australian Public Transport Authority on March 10.

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    Fast-charge battery development funded

    2020-02-18T06:00:00+00:00

    AUSTRALIA: The development of fast-charge lithium-ion batteries to power catenary-free trams is among the projects which have been awarded A$11m of government funding under a programme to develop the national minerals sector.

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    Work starts on Perth suburban rail extension

    2019-11-28T13:49:00+00:00

    AUSTRALIA: The NEWest Alliance of CPB Contractors and Downer has been named preferred bidder to undertake the Yanchep Rail Extension and the Thornlie–Cockburn Link projects in Perth.

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    Brisbane Metro BRT vehicle supplier selected

    2019-11-27T11:15:00+00:00

    AUSTRALIA: Brisbane City Council has selected Hess, Volgren and ABB to supply 60 electric buses and charging infrastructure for the Brisbane Metro bus rapid transit project.

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    Sydney metro second phase E&M contract awarded

    2019-11-22T11:37:00+00:00

    AUSTRALIA: Sydney Metro has exercised an option on the Northwest Rapid Transit consortium’s Operations, Trains & Systems concession to cover the line’s second phase.

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    ‘Geographically largest’ contactless payment project completed

    2019-09-26T08:00:00+01:00

    AUSTRALIA: The roll-out of contactless payment in greater Sydney has been completed, with passengers able to use contactless cards and mobile devices or smart cards on all bus services within the Opal ticketing network from September 23. This follows the introduction of contactless payment across the region’s rail, metro, light ...

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