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    High Capacity Metro Trains enter service in Melbourne

    2021-01-04T15:00:00+00:00

    AUSTRALIA: The first of 65 High Capacity Metro Trains being built for the Melbourne suburban network entered service on the Pakenham line on December 26.

  • The first stage of the light rail line in Canberra has opened.

    Green financing for Canberra light rail PPP

    2020-12-22T05:00:00+00:00

    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.

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    Gold Coast smart ticketing ready for visitors

    2020-12-17T05:00:00+00:00

    AUSTRALIA: Cubic Transportation Systems contactless smart ticketing has now been rolled out across the entire Gold Coast Light Rail network in Queensland, enabling passengers to pay using credit or debit cards, smart phones and smart watches.

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    Value share contribution mechanism to finance Sydney Metro station

    2020-12-14T12:06:00+00:00

    AUSTRALIA: The NSW government is to finance the construction of Pyrmont station on the Sydney Metro West project using a value share contribution mechanism on the Pyrmont Peninsula.

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    Sydney tenders western airport metro works

    2020-11-27T05:00:00+00:00

    AUSTRALIA: Prequalification has started for a second package of civil engineering works on the planned metro line to serve the future Western Sydney International Airport and the proposed Western Parkland City.

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    Contactless payment introduced in Adelaide

    2020-11-19T05:00:00+00:00

    AUSTRALIA: Conduent Transportation has deployed a contactless open payment system for the Adelaide tram network, enabling passengers to use Visa, MasterCard and NFC-enabled smart devices to pay their fares.

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